Timanfaya National Park
Timanfaya National Park
4.5
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9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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An awe-inspiring stretch of volcanic wasteland: a desolate and bleak monument to the power of Mother Nature.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Shenagh M
    West Kilbride, United Kingdom45 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go to the coast instead, same but no queue
    We intended to visit and hired a car but arriving at 10 am there was a queue in the road before the turning and we could see bumper to bumper tail lights snaking away in the distance. Instead we drove to the green lake and had a fabulous lunch the drove about a mile to a really wild coast where the lava hit the sea. We then drove back past the queue to the park about 3pm it was still a queue! So we carried on to the visitor centre which was good but sadly no cafe. Still very enjoyable, I dont feel we missed much.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 April 2023
  • Richard D
    Fleet, United Kingdom566 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Place, must visit if youa re n Lanzarote
    You cannot visit Lanzarote without visiting Timanfaya. This place is out of this world and like being on another planet. We did a coach trip which I would recommend. The only down side was seeing camel rides for tourists which was not great..so avoid these
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 April 2023
  • SCHarris
    Midland, Michigan5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful views!
    Get there early! Otherwise you spend your whole day in car queues to park and visit the site. Bus ride can cause you to be a bit queasy as it is a bit like a roller coaster ride. Kudos to those bus drivers! Mad driving skills! As you arrive you are directed to a leisure bus that drives you through the volcano area - very cool takes about 35 minutes. Enjoyed the sites! Phenomenal views.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 May 2023
  • Alan B
    Worcester, United Kingdom8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Getting up close to volcanic landscapes.
    Very interesting visit as we had never seen volcanic lava fields and the associated landscapes. Demonstration of the steam eruption was great as was the hot rock chicken oven, overall well worth a visit and if you go by coach they take you on a fantastic trip along a mountain road through the moonscape!!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 May 2023
  • dmihovilovic
    Menlo Park, California69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see in Lanzarote
    Timanfaya Park is a must visit if you go to Lanzarote. There was a long wait of one hour to get into the park (because of many visitors) but it was well coordinated by the park personnel. The best part of the visit is the guided tour bus that cover espectacular views of the area. The visitor center was not very interesting. And finally we enjoyed a good piece of steak cooked on the volcano heat, something we do not do every day!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 June 2023
  • mahmad
    The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom31 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good day out
    The coach trip once you get to the visitor centre is "out of this world" as you are driven around/inside the volcanic remains. The restaurant/ cafe is also a decent stop, as is the shop. Go early, as there can be car loads of queues in the morning, or go in afternoon when it is less busy.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 June 2023
  • Rakester1965
    Aveley, United Kingdom90 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must
    This is absolutely a must see attraction, if you are coming to Lanzarote. At the visitor centre, you will feel hot stones in your hands, see fire come up from the ground, and see a hot water geyser spurting. You are not allowed to get out in parts, due to the authorities attempting to preserve the park. Always, in my opinion go on a coach tour, as they will get priority over cars (you can wait for around 2 hours to get into the park apparently) The tour we went on, we were picked up at 8:40am and dropped off at around 2:10pm This was the “short tour” and was around 31 euros per adult.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 July 2023
  • chick68
    34 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good half day out seeing the landscapes
    It was a really enjoyable half day out! We ignored the poor reviews and so glad we did! People going on this trip should want to see the amazing scenery rather than worry about a gift shop! We went by hire car and expected to queues so we were prepared. Aftrt 1 hr 40 mins of queueing we were there and straight onto a coach with an excellent driver. The coach was comfortable, and the views were amazing. We then took in the views, used the facilities, and left. My only slight complaint was lack of choice in cafe especially with no choice for GF diets. But we left and got something at our villa. We paid 48 euros for 4 of us which seems really reasonable. An interesting morning! Dont go if you are expecting anything other than a visitor centre and amazing views of the landscape and volcanoes.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Stephen
    11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting and worth visiting but make sure you get a skip the line tour bus.
    We visited this as part of a premium tour (which was great). The drive up to the volcano is very scenic with almost martian like landscapes. The volcano itself was good, there were demonstrations where you get to hold hot rocks and a fun water spout trick. There is also the option of volcano cooked chicken which we did not get to try but it looked very nice. We did not stay long with our tour, maybe around 30 minutes but I felt this was more than enough time as once you see the demonstration there was not much more to do apart from having some lunch. There was a massive line of cars waiting to get in and it looked like it would take a very long time to reach the entrance. I do not think I would wait in line to see the volcano. I would highly advise you to do this as part of a guided tour as you get straight through the lines. The premium tour we went on was perfect and quite inexpensive especially considering how many other sights we saw. It is 100% worth it for time efficiency and value.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 August 2023
  • zara1981
    Plymouth, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Going early is a must
    Amazing if you go early....we arrived at 8:45 and there were still a few cars in front of us. The photo is the queue when we left at 10:15. Lovely little tour, hot put and steam demo.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 August 2023
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
First holiday away with my partner we went to Lanzarote. And of course we had to see the sights. Timanfaya is beautiful and I would recommend it to everyone. It is cheaper to rent your own car and go to see the sights in the island yourself rather then getting an excursion deal.

On the way in please expect some traffic. We were sat for about 30-45 minutes in a queue to the car park.
The car park can be difficult to park in but there is a guide to show you were to park. Just note you will be parking at the top of the cliff so please be careful when parking.
After you’ve gotten your tickets you will go on a coach ride around the volcanos and surrounding environment. This is beautiful and I would suggest sitting at the front to get the best views!!
Once you return you will be able to see their gift shop as well as their cafe. There is an area where you can see them cooking chicken over a hot vent which is bringing hot air from deep below the earths surface. They also show you a trick using water and vents in the floor.
Written 13 April 2024
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Iainthomas39
Brighton, UK182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
I've been here three times now - as a couple, with family and with friends. It's an interesting tour, the scenery is fantastic and the restaurant, its design and history are great though the food is not fantastic.
Well worth seeing - the buster included in the entry price has a good commentary in multiple languages.
Written 12 April 2024
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Hanh D
St. Albans, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We went at approximately 2pm and waited a maximum of 20 mins, which sounds much more manageable than the morning times, especially with children in the car. The stewards were clear and we got straight on a bus. The recommendation to sit on the right hand side of the bus was great as it does get the lion's share of views and photo opportunities. The demonstrations at the end were fun as well. Overall, a fabulous day out.
Written 9 April 2024
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kathrynqpr
London, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Brilliant experience - we went in the afternoon at 3pm and drove straight in to an empty car park and straight in to the tour bus that is included in your ticket price. There’s then a guided tour that lasts about half an hour and a few live experiments. We have ended with a few drinks in the cafe with amazing views. Amazing
Written 8 April 2024
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MaggieF
Cheadle, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We went at 1pm, drove straight in and were directed to a parking space - no waiting at all. As others have said the tour bus is interesting and informative, followed by a couple of "experiments" showing the force of the volcanic heat. The restaurant wasn't busy and had great panoramic views of the park.
Written 8 April 2024
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Sean O’Mahony
Cork, Ireland7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Expensive entrance fee for our car (€40). Then took 40 minutes to reach the car park because of weight of traffic entering the park (parking is limited so it has to be managed)
But once inside and on to the tour bus, everything was wonderful. The bus takes you on an hours journey throughout the amazing lava landscape, stopping at the highlights, and with a running commentary in three languages. A stunning journey through a strange land.
Written 7 April 2024
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Crystal163
Lancashire, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We went on a guided coach trip and I honestly think this is the best way to see this amazing place. The queues to get in by car were ridiculous! Coaches apparently take priority and we set off
At 8.45am and saw everything we needed to and were really blown away with the scenery.
Written 3 April 2024
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Wendy
32 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Queued for over an hour in the car which you don’t realise until it’s too late (had paid and can’t turn round.) Finally arrived with very little to see and nobody explaining anything. Would have liked some sort of information. Realised there was a coach tour of about 30 mins but very little commentary in English. Very disapointed and wish we hadn’t bothered.
Written 2 April 2024
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Ian
Staffordshire, UK75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Timanfaya is definitely worth seeing while you’re in Lanzorote!
We went on a coach trip through our hotel with Lanzarote Excursions for €50 each which was OK but a little too rushed with a lot of pick ups taking a long time. When we got to the park around 10.30am the bus drives straight in and there were maybe 20 cars waiting to get to the visitor Center. It was fun watching the rangers make a geyser, set old branches on fire and feel the hot pebbles just under the surface of the path. The bus tour around the lava fields is cool and the bus stops to show you points of interest along the way.
We would have liked to have spent more time here as the facilities are good but as far as I know you can’t just go for a walk.
After this we visited the camel riding centre but didn’t go for a ride @€11, there’s two sets of camels so they only do a couple of hours each!
We didn’t have the optional lunch just a beer and looked at the little church.
The ‘wine tasting’ is a thimble full of dry or sweet wine with a bottle costing around €15 but it’s fascinating how they even grow vines in this landscape!
The final stop for us was the massive crater at La Golfo which has one side eroded by the Atlantic!
Our guide was good it’s just a shame it’s on and off the bus, quick,quick.
In hindsight I think it would be best to hire a car and make a full day of it and do some of the official walks and see what you want in your time.
Written 1 April 2024
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Christine P
15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Be prepared to queue to get in to the National Park then the next problem is a parking space. You have to wait for someone to leave a space. The coach trip is multilingual so everyone can understand the commentary.
When you arrive back at the parking, the burning bush and geyser are wow moments, then If you don't go in the shop or cafe, it's find the car to get back down the mountain.
The separate Visitor Centre is worth visiting, (If the weather is poor,) some of it is quite old and there didn't seem to be a video presentation. It's free and has clean toilets so worth stopping If you are passing.
Written 1 April 2024
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