Walk - Montaña Roja
Baja in Playa Blanca. On street parking.
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This is a very easy and short walk climbing Montaña
Roja or Red Mountain - aptly named. It is a volcanic crater which towers
over Playa Blanca in the south of Lanzarote. You can lengthen the walk by
starting at any point in Playa Blanca or along its lengthy promenade but I
describe the shortest route. Easy and short the route maybe but it offers
the opportunity for a complete circuit of a crater, superb views from its
top of Playa Blanca, across to Fuerteventura and interesting volcanic rocks
to see en route.
There is no shade or refreshment
opportunities during the walk but you are not far from a beer afterwards!.
The walk starts from an urbanization to the
west of Playa Blanca. To get there, turn west off the LZ2 on the northern
outskirts of Playa Blanca at the roundabout with the filling station,
following Faro de Pechiguera. At the third mini roundabout, turn right at
the Jardines Del Sol (there is a small sign for Montaña
Roja but it is not very prominent). Take the second on the left (there
is a small sign for Montaña Baja). Continue along here and eventually you
will see a small sign on the left “Al Volcan” and
“To The Volcano” (in English). Park here somewhere. You can see
the obvious path ascending to the right of the volcano.
That is all you need. Just climb it! Walk
round the crater and back to the car.
If you need to buy any
hiking equipment/clothing before your trip see the Hiking
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