Calderón Hondo

The "young" volcano
The Calderón Hondo is one of the best-preserved craters in Fuerteventura. The volcanic formation lies to the east of the road that leaves Lajares, (municipality of La Oliva) in the direction of Majanicho. Fuerteventura is 30 million years old, so the eruption on the Calderón Hondo – which occurred between 50,000 years and 130,000 years ago – happened relatively recently in the island’s past. Calderón Hondo – together with Bayuyo, Las Calderas, and La Caldera de Lobos – is arranged in a direction northeast to southwest in Fuerteventura. Evidence of volcanic eruptions are found in the island badlands, terrain which can’t be cultivated to this day. The volcanos also created geographical features such as the Lobos islet, the town of El Cotillo, and the sandy extension south of Lajares.
Rewarding view
A gentle circular walking route around Calderón Hondo is suitable for all abilities and lasts approximately an hour and a half. The path – known as SL-FV-2 – forms a part of the GR-131 trail network. The circuit’s ascent takes place along an easily accessible cobbled path. At a height of 278 metres, at the top of the climb, there is a viewpoint next to the edge of the volcano with majestic vistas of the crater, the surrounding badlands, and Lanzarote. Visitors should bring water, sun protection, and bags to collect rubbish. Please note that no food should be given to wild animals such as squirrels.
Localidad
la Oliva

TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
Sustainability
Sostenibilidad
- Never leave waste of any type lying around, including cigarette butts. Leftover food leads to a proliferation of rats and wild cats, which pose a serious threat to the fauna.
- Respect the animals. Do not bother them or feed them. If you see an injured specimen, you can call the emergency number: 112. Do not pick flowers or plants.
- Do not pick up or take away stones or any other item from the natural environment. And do not move them to pile them up into sadly famous 'towers'.
- Respect the signposting along trails. Leaving the set paths causes damage to the environment and could also be dangerous for you and anyone with you.
- It is safer to keep your pet on a lead.
- Try not to alter the peace of the environment with excessive noise (loud music, yelling, etc.).
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