Timanfaya National Park

Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote: Hours, Address, Timanfaya National Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Timanfaya National Park
4.5
National Parks • Geologic Formations
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09:30 - 16:00
Monday
09:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 16:00
Thursday
09:30 - 16:00
Friday
09:30 - 16:00
Saturday
09:30 - 16:00
Sunday
09:30 - 16:00
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An awe-inspiring stretch of volcanic wasteland: a desolate and bleak monument to the power of Mother Nature.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Ian_Suffolk_UK
Ipswich, UK55 contributions
Jun 2022
We visited here as part of a tour organised by the site we were staying at and we would strongly recommend that you book on a coach tour. The highlight of the visit is a drive around the National Park taking in the scenery however this route is only open to authorised coaches. You are not allowed to get out of the coach on the tour as people would erode the fascinating, other worldly, landscapes which are being preserved. We arrived early (~9:30) and there was a short queue of cars waiting to enter the park. The car park by the visitor centre was fairly hectic with coaches and cars. By the time we left (~11:15) the car park was full and there were queues of cars held at different locations to the approach. Such queues would certainly detract from the experience and although the visitor centre has some minor attractions, visiting by car would mean you miss out on the main event.
Written 26 June 2022
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nats-allsorts
London, UK18 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We booked a south tour with a booking company, we visited the national park.
OMG it was amazing!!!! Could go back time and time again. The views were amazing. They had a little souvenir shop which served the best coffee ever!
Written 25 June 2022
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LYNDSEY T
7 contributions
Jun 2022
What an experience. Long time on a coach so if you have young children they ay get bored but adults some excellent views and things to learn about. The displays they do are fab and if you stay for food I would recommend this. Its cooked over the volcano.
Written 22 June 2022
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Sinead D
Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Excellent well run tour by LCT Europe . Good facilities too. Best to go via tour operator rather than driving there as you could be in traffic queue until space becomes free in car park, up to two hours. Bus tours get priority. Highly recommend Camel ride great fun, beautiful animals.
Written 15 June 2022
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Desiree B
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Excellent tour! Best to do in small groups or private tour groups. The cafe is nice to sit and have a coffee in while taking in the view.
Written 15 June 2022
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pab053
Dorset, UK35 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
We went to the volcano today. Once you have paid €12 each person and parked you car you get in a coach and it takes you around the volcano, the coach trip is about 30 minutes long and then. You arrive back at where you started. It was ok. The one in Tenerife is much better.
Written 13 June 2022
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MrsH2014
Polegate, UK46 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
This trip is not really suitable for young children. While there is no reason for them not to go, there is just not enough to keep them occupied.

We took an excursion here via TUI and basically spent most of the day on a bus. They don’t tell
You that you are not allowed out of the bus to actually walk the park. While the coaches are very good and stop and let you admire the view, trying to explain to a 4 year old that he cannot get out doesn’t bode well for the day.

The brief stop we had at the main entrance part of the trip, we got to experience the hot rocks, the fire pit and the steam which was fun. Unfortunately this only lasted 15 mins and we were back in the bus again.

If I did the trip again I would go in the evening and experience the food and the views of an evening.

Nice gift shop. Clean toilets.

Bring drinks and snacks if going on the day trip. You will need them.
Written 9 June 2022
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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain532 contributions
May 2022
This is a visit that must be made if you are on Lanzarote! The landscape is incredible and you see numerous features of the volcanic nature of Lanzarote. You drive out to the park and go through the entry point. You then have a drive up to the Islote de Hilario where the car park and visitor centre can be found. You park and are loaded onto a tour bus which takes you on the route round the lava fields with commentary in Spanish, English and German. On your return there is a "geothermic demonstration" - you are handed surprisingly hot stones from the ground, brushwood bursts into flame when inserted in a vent and water poured into holes to produce a geyser. There is a restaurant with food cooked by volcanic heat, rest rooms and a shop. Our visit took a little over an hour. One point we were advised to arrive early and did not have to queue, but the car park is quite small and when we left cars were being held along the drive in queues - and we visited in May which is not high season! My advice - get there early!
Written 2 June 2022
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Lynsey W
13 contributions
May 2022
quite boring, the guide was very knowledgeable but the tour stated 2-4 hours we we on the tour for about 6hours, if it was only the volcano it would be good , el golfo was ok but just looking down on it from the hill, stopped at the salt mines then wine tasting, not enough time at each stop off to have food, we never took any expecting to be out only 4 hrs max
Written 21 May 2022
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AJS1066
South Coast England222 contributions
May 2022
I was really looking forward to seeing this park as am a sci-fi fan and knew it's been used for various movie locations. It's probably worth seeing the once but what was disappointing is that there seems to be no trails you can walk so after doing the bus tour and seen the two demos at the centre there's nothing much else to stick around for. We got there just before 10am and the queue of cars were just in the road out of the park, seems best to pay by cash as a guy comes along and collects it while you're queuing. Much better are the Los Volcanoes outside of the park where you can park and walk several trails and is much less busy. Timanfaya could really do with a park and ride scheme and some boardwalk trails (to keep visitors safe and protect the natural environment).
Written 19 May 2022
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