This guided walk explores the volcano La Corona, at the northern most tip of Lanzarote.
Volcan La Corona
La Corona or 'the crown' is the highest crater in this part of the island, reaching some 609 metres. It is considerably older than the volcanoes found in the Timanfaya National Park and is estimated to be between 4,000 and 5,000 years old. It is this crater which was responsible for creating the Atlantida Tunnel, which has been transformed into the Jameos del Agua and the Cueva de los Verdes at its lower end. As the area surrounding La Corona is protected, walkers must follow the authorised routes.
The walk begins in the pretty village of Yé, just below the crater of La Corona. The pathway takes visitors up the side of the volcano, through fields growing with cacti, vines and fig trees. The ascent becomes a little steeper as you reach the lower edge of the crater, from where there are impressive views northwards of the coast of Lanzarote. From here it is also possible to observe the interior of the crater, which has a steep drop into the centre.
The direction of the pathway now turns towards the Famara massif, leading to one of the most impressive look out points on the island, with views to La Graciosa, Montaña Clara, Alegranza and Roque del Oeste. The native flora and fauna that can be seen in this part of the island include Cory´s Shearwater and the Eleanor falcon, with rarer species such as the Egyptian vulture also sometimes spotted.
The Volcan La Corona walk is approximately 12 kilometres and is reasonably easy to complete, but walkers should wear proper covered footwear, suitable for walking on rocks and ash.
Duration: Half a day
Includes: Transport and picnic lunch