Islote de Hilario

Address: Timanfaya National Park, 7km north of Yaiza, Spain
Telephone: 928 173 789

- Expensive


Lanzarote's volcanic 'Fire Mountains' are its most popular attraction.

Lanzarote's main 'Fire Mountain' is part of the island's dramatic, volcanic landscape, a sleeping giant that last erupted in 1730, but is still active. At the summit is El Diablo (The Devil) restaurant, where steaks are cooked up on the heat of the volcano, and outside national park workers throw brushwood or buckets of water into a deep well in order to prompt it to emit flames or steam. Don't miss the bus tour (included in the entry fee) which takes visitors on a snaking journey up close to rock formations tortured by the heat, accompanied by classical music that reaches a thundering climax at the end. 











Value for money

Price advice


8 euros (4 euros for children aged between 7 and 12). 


Expert tips

In the peak months (July–Sept), try to visit in the afternoon to avoid the crowds.

Look out for colourful lichens that manage to live in the inhospitable terrain.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • History
  • Nature / wildlife