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Montana Roja, Playa Blanca

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Created by a long-ago coastal eruption, Montana Roja looms 171 m (561 ft) over the far southern coast of Lanzarote, providing spectacular views of the glimmering Atlantic. The 166-hectare (410-acre) reserve surrounding the red volcano includes Leocadio Machado and La Tejita beaches--each of which runs for 3 km (1.8 mi)--salt water pools, and wetlands frequented by various bird species. The Spanish government has declared the area a special nature reserve, so do your part to help preserve its pristine character. Using our online itinerary creator, Playa Blanca attractions like Montana Roja can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Really nice walk a little slippery underfoot on the way up and back but well worth the effort amazing views of the area 
    Really nice walk a little slippery underfoot on the way up and back but well worth the effort amazing views of the area  more »
  • Finding the footpath up was tricky but once we got going it was a good steady climb. Definitely not for the faint hearted or flip flop wearers - trainers were fine. The views from the top were... 
    Finding the footpath up was tricky but once we got going it was a good steady climb. Definitely not for the faint hearted or flip flop wearers - trainers were fine. The views from the top were...  more »
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  • Didn't find a path. Parked on the side of the road and walked towards the mountain. Then ending up hiking it. At some point it gets steep and you can slip so pay attention. The view on top is breathtaking. You get a good sight of the dunes.
  • Good views of the north of the island. There are no signs indicating the path to the top, and neither a parking that helps finding it. That's why I ended up trying to get to the top improvising a route which I do not recommend: eastern face is rocky and stable but quite steep at the end; west and south faces are less steep but very slippery. The right path to get to the top goes along the north edge; using this route it takes about one hour to go up and down.

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