TIMANFAYA NATIONAL PARK
In 1993, UNESCO designated a Biosphere reserve covering the whole of Lanzarote. The national park is one of the core areas of the biosphere reserve.
Access to the park by the public is strictly regulated to protect the delicate flora and fauna. There are one or two footpaths, and a popular short route where one can visit by camel. There is a public car park from which one can tour the volcanic landscape by coach using a road that is otherwise closed to the public.
Contact phone: 928.84.00.56 / 928.84.00.57.
Every day from 9:00 to 19:00. Summer (from July 15 to September 15): from 9:00 to 17:45
Recommended Schedule: From 9:00 to 10:30 h / 15:00 to 17:00 h.
Prices: Adults 8 €. Children between 7 and 12 years 4 €.
MIRADOR DEL RIO
Mirador del Río is a viewpoint situated on an approximately 475 meters high escarpment called Batería del Río in the very north of Lanzarote.
The location was created in 1974 by the local artist César Manrique in his typical style, consisting of a balustraded cafe, a souvenir shop and a platform on its top which are integrated in the lava rock.
Mirador der Río provides a view over the strait of "Río" (naming the viewpoint) towards the archaic island of La Graciosa.
From here guards watched for secretly landing ships in former times. Its interiors and balcony areas were used as a location for the BBC television programme Doctor Who's serial, Planet of Fire, representing an alien planet and culture.
CUEVA DE LOS VERDES
Cueva de los Verdes (Spanish for "Verdes' cave", from the "Verdes" family) is a lava tube and tourist attraction of the Haria municipality on the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands (Spain). The cave lies within the Monumento Natural del Malpaís de La Corona, a protected area of the Canary Islands.[
The cave was created around 3,000 years ago by lava flows erupted from the nearby volcano Monte Corona, flowing across the Malpaís de la Corona toward the sea. The lava streams cooled on top, developing a solid crust, before the lava drained away leaving the top part as the roof of a cave. In about 20 spots, the roof of the cave collapsed, forming a cavern known locally as a jameo. The caves extend for 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) above sea level and for another 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) below the sea (the Tunnel de la Atlantida).
One jameo forms the entrance to the Cueva de los Verdes. Two kilometres of the cave system were developed for tourists in the 1960s, with the cave walls illuminated by colorful lights.
The cave is also famous for its concert hall which is located near the entrance and exit of the cave. The concert hall has about 15 to 20 rows with 26 seats in each row, allowing up to 500 people in the concert hall at once.
In earlier centuries, inhabitants throughout Lanzarote hid in this cave to protect themselves from European pirates and Muslim slave raiders.
Every day from 10:00 to 18:00 hours.
Recommended Time: from 15:00 to 17:00 hours.