Volcanoes of Teneguía Natural Monument

The most recent land eruption in the Canary Islands
In 1971 the Teneguía volcano appeared on the front pages of newspapers all around the world when it opened up and spewed out thousands of cubic metres of glowing magma. The most recent land-based volcanic eruption in the Canary Islands covered a large part of the south of La Palma with lava and volcanic ash, and created a new tourist attraction. To preserve the unspoilt lava flows of the Teneguía volcano and also those of the eruption of the San Antonio volcano back in the 18th Century, they were declared a National Monument.
Excursion to the Teneguía volcano in La Palma
The visitors centre for the San Antonio volcano, just ten minutes by car from the town of Los Canarios, tells the fascinating volcanic history of the area. From here you can take a variety of routes, either on camel or on foot. One of the routes, which takes you up to the San Antonio volcano, shows the extensive vineyards of Fuencaliente, the dizzying drop which surrounds the summit of Teneguía and also allows you feel the heat coming from the volcano. On the other side, the GR-131 section of the walk takes you to the salt fields of Fuencaliente and a famous spot for fresh local fish.
Height
516 m
Flora interest
Catering
Parking
Perfoming center
Trekking routes
Public transport
Wildlife interest
Localidad
Fuencaliente

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'.
- Do not walk in areas where it is not allowed and 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.
- Do not light fires outside the permitted areas and be especially careful during the summer months.
- Try not to alter the peace of the environment with excessive noise (loud music, yelling, etc.).
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