Montana Roja, Playa Blanca

Created by a long-ago coastal eruption, Montana Roja looms 171 m (561 ft) over the far southern coast of Lanzarote, providing spectacular views of the glimmering Atlantic. The 166-hectare (410-acre) reserve surrounding the red volcano includes Leocadio Machado and La Tejita beaches--each of which runs for 3 km (1.8 mi)--salt water pools, and wetlands frequented by various bird species. The Spanish government has declared the area a special nature reserve, so do your part to help preserve its pristine character. Using our online itinerary creator, Playa Blanca attractions like Montana Roja can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • My wife decided she wanted to do this for her birthday whilst we were in Lanzarote. I have to say that i am very pleased we did. Both of us being slightly unsure of heights, we were a little anxious a...  more »
  • What a fantastic walk , you need to visit/walk if your in the area. we stayed at the labranda alyssa hotel which is at the bottom.  more »
  • Being billeted at the hotel Rubicon, was almost required a trip to the crater of this volcano, located behind the hotel. Doing a few hundred meters by car, you can park at the base of the volcano, and then you start the ascent which takes about half an hour, with closed shoes. The next lap around the entire crater instead lasts about forty minutes, but worth it to complete the tour and have a place to take photos. Pleasant experience, despite the very windy on the side exposed to the sea. You can still see clearly the lava erupted.
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