Fire Mountains (Montañas del Fuego)
Located in Timanfaya National Park (Parque Nacional de Timanfaya), the Fire Mountains (Montañas del Fuego) are one of the most vivid, untamed areas of the Canary Islands. Formed in part during a series of violent 18th-century eruptions, the park’s Mars-like topography has captivated generations of visitors.
Included in Lanzarote’s UNESCO Biosphere, the Fire Mountains are popular with hikers, nature photographers, and outdoorsy types. Shaped over more than 30 volcanic eruptions between 1730 and 1736—and currently classed as dormant—the mountains feature vibrant rock formations and dramatic peaks. In addition, they’re almost entirely devoid of life.
Check out the Ruta de los Volcanes, the geyser area, and the El Diablo statue by local artist César Manrique.
Half- and full-day tours of the Fire Mountains and Timanfaya National Park cater to travelers with various sightseeing schedules, while shore excursions are aimed at cruise passengers. Combination packages, which may include bus or camel tours, are also available.