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Lanzarote and the Caldera Blanca Volcano (back to the origins)

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Canary Islands. Lanzarote and the Caldera Blanca Volcano. He Caldera Blanca Volcano It is located on the Island of Lanzarote, within the Canary Islands Archipelago. It has a height of 458m, but the most important of this volcano is its 1200m diameter crater, the largest on the island.

We decided to upload it a month of March, whose weather did not accompany at any time. We had the calima from the African desert, and so much sand in suspension prevented the taking of good enough photos. However at the end of this post you will find a link where there are high quality images.


Caldera Blanca Volcano

Lanzarote and the Caldera Blanca Volcano

Curiously, the nearest town is called White stain, within the limits of Volcanoes Natural Park, already outside the area of Timanfaya National Park, where Trekking activities are extremely restricted. Caldera Blanca is located just at the end of the Natural Park, bordering the National Park and reminds us in part of the volcanoes in the volcanoes of the Island of La Palma.

Getting to the edge of the crater can be done in less than 45 minutes, making it a very light route.


Map Caldera Blanca

Starting from the village, we cross a path completely surrounded by lava fields. Getting out is practically impossible, due to the aridity of the environment and how dangerous and impenetrable this can be. In the background we will see two volcanoes, the Caldera Blanca and just in front of the Caldereta Volcano, of smaller dimension.


Caldereta Volcano

To get to Caldereta Volcano, it surprises the green of its crater, in addition to its easy access. Part of the crater is demolished after an eruption many years ago.

We begin to reach the skirt of White boiler, where we find small craters around it. These did not have an antiquity as high as the previous volcano and if they had vestiges of more recent eruptions.


Caldera Blanca Volcano

And we reach the eastern part of the crater, which is not the highest part of the volcano. There was a mad wind of more than 75km per hour, which caused more than one to touch the earth with their hands.

The crater was immense, as little evidence of a recent activity, but what surprised me most was that at the bottom of the crater there was won grazing


Caldera Blanca Volcano

Logically, that cattle had huge pastures and it would be very difficult for the farmer to escape from the crater.

We skirt the crater completely after making some photo accounts, next to this funny raven. Travel companion for convenience when detecting food in our backpacks.


Caldera Blanca Volcano

The return is done along the same path, although we always have the option of skirting the entire crater and making a loop-shaped route. But yes, the lava path you will have to pass it again.


Caldera Blanca Volcano

I recommend you visit estaweb, where you will find photographs with better weather conditions.

When to go?

Moving to the Canary Islands we can do it at any time of the year. Generally the rainy season can range from October to Marchbut generally Lanzarote It is an island with little rainfall. Being the easternmost island of the Canary Islands, it is in turn the most affected by the calimas, dust in suspension from the desert.

How to get?

Lanzarote is usually traveled by rental car, so the easiest way to get to Mancha Blanca is by car. The company par excellence in the Canary Islands is Cicar, one of the cheapest.

What to wear

Mainly Water, since there is not all the way. Sun cream, sunglasses and a panties in case of blowing the wind.

Where to sleep?

There are numerous forms of accommodation on the island, and believe me, there are so many places that it is difficult to tell you one.


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