Los Hervideros - Lanzarote

Los Hervideros area is situated on the west coast of Lanzarote, close to El Golfo and Salinas de Janubio.

The name Los Hervideros literally translates to Boiling Waters and the place is a true spectacle of nature.

The landscape consists of several caves that are carved in lava, similar to an intricate labyrinth where the ocean waves come crushing into the walls of the caves, flooding them and creating a magnificent, yet scary landscape.

You can walk around and admire the place from different points of view. The best in my opinion is the small balcony made of lava rocks, where you can see the waves up close.

How to get to Los Hervideros

GPS coordinates: 28°57'13.5"N 13°49'53.8"W

In order to get to Los Hervideros you have to follow the LZ-703 road.

The attraction is easy to find and there is a big car park available.

There are lots of tours that will take you here, usually combined with a visit to El Golfo (which is situated in the immediate vicinity). But if you have the possibility to rent a car and make the trip on your own, we definitely recommend you do that, as you'll have the liberty and time to explore as much as you like this part of Lanzarote's coastline. 

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Los Hervideros - the wild side of Lanzarote

 

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Get to the small balcony made of volcanic rocks, to see first hand the power of the ocean at Los Hervideros

When to visit Los Hervideros

The best time to enjoy the place is during high tides or during the days when there are big waves.

Since the charm of this place depends on the power of the ocean, try to come at a time of day when tide is high. You can search for the tide levels online and schedule your visit accordingly.

Los Hervideros provides one of the most impressive landscapes in Lanzarote, unique in its capacity to fascinate and amaze the viewer every time, not only during a first visit. We've visited the place on several occasions and it still continues to impress us each time we go there.

If you're looking for something extreme, then come and see this place during a windy storm. The water is angrier than ever and it is splashing several meters into the air.

You will find several stairs and pathways camouflaged into the landscape, so you can admire the place from different angles.

Personally, I truly enjoy coming to Los Hervideros. For me, it represents the pure power of nature and it's a unique place in Lanzarote.

Finally, a warning to anyone visiting Los Hervideros

Be careful while walking on the rocks or leaning on the balconies and don't get too close to the cliff's edge, as the ocean here will not forgive any mistakes. Be extra careful with children, as there are no railings or anything to stop people from getting right on the edge of the gap. Los Hervideros is a place to be admired and feared at the same time, which shouldn't discourage you from visiting, as long as you pay attention where you step.

 

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