Los Hervideros, Lanzarote

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Discover underwater caves on the island of Lanzarote at Los Hervideros. Produced by solidified lava and erosion, this series of caves forces the incoming water to bubble and boil, creating dramatic sound and visual effects. Walk along the rock formations listening to the roaring noises and seeing the heavy swells enter the caves. Continue down the walking path, stopping at the viewing platforms for impressive vistas of the coastline and volcanic terrain. El Golfo village is only a short walk and boasts a number of nice cafes and restaurants. Plan to see Los Hervideros and other attractions that appeal to you using our El Golfo trip itinerary builder .
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  • Perhaps one of the most beautiful places I've visited in Lanzarote. The seething of ocean water is gorgeous, breathtaking view so much that I don't know how many photos I snapped with cellphone trying to shoot more images and emotions. The Ocean has carved into volcanic rock of craters and caves where the power of water goes in and out with shocking effect
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  • Place of extraordinary environment, where the sea of lava empties into into the sea, forming cavities that breaking the waves give their name of "hive". The area itself is very adapted to the tourist trails, viewpoints, etc... what takes away part of its wild and unspoiled charm. It is almost better as a landscape with the volcanoes in background, the sea of lava, and the cliff.
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  • The lava field formations are already great to look at, the different shades can be seen. If but then breaks down the water in the cave and squirts up to top an impressive such force has that's just fascinating to watch is. It was not crowded and you could indulge fully the natural spectacle. I find an absolute must if you are ever on this island. Wind is very helpful at this point, because the actors are the waves, however grandiose scenery as one must admit
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  • Amazing forces of nature are visibly at work here... even with only a little wind the waves are impressive! Definitely worth a visit, especially with all the other nearby sights. Plus it's free, and the site is surprisingly accessible. Be careful with young kids though... it's as rough as the surrounding area, and there are virtually no barriers.
  • Excellent viewpoint. Good place to make a pit stop to enjoy the sight of waves smashing against rocks. One can spend a while staring at this sight and listening to the waves. You can walk around to see various angles of this.
  • Well worth the visit for the scenery. Free to access and to park. There are tracks and stairs to get closer to the water and taking pictures. Best to bring trainers (not flip flops).
  • Rocky coastline with some spectacular views of the waves slamming into them. It's unfortunate that it's overwhelmed with tourists every day. If you like this sort of thing I recommend driving to Tenessar on the other side of the national park. It's a bit of a precarious drive, but the views there are easily just as spectacular, you can get closer to the waves if you're willing to brave the sandy road or walk for a bit and there's next to no-one there to stand directly in the path of your camera. The last 2 pictures added to this review were taken in Tenessar (for some reason I can't add it there)
  • We stopped at the site with a tour. 15 minutes was about the perfect amount of time to see it and take pictures. Our visit was at low tide so we didn't get to see the waves splashing up that high. Its worth stopping if you visit the Canary Islands, my advice would be to rent a car for the day, you can see the entire island and include this site for a short time.
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