El Monumento Natural del Volcán de la Corona

The volcanic cone measuring six hundred metres presides over the village of Ye and the North of Lanzarote. An area that as a whole constitutes a geomorphologic unity of great scientific interest. The lava spewed out by the volcano three thousand years ago was converted into an extense valley of volcanic rock which swamps the Northern Lanzarote in the direction of the North East coast.

 

The place has a particular charm due to the small amount of pretty houses in the village of Ye and the surrounding land and the cultivation of grapes, figs and prickly pears. However the silhouette of the mountain is what really stands out more than anything with its cracked open peak and the amazing melting pot of colours in the surrounding area. 

The volcanic cone which is six hundred metres high, presides over the village of Ye in the North of Lanzarote. An area that as a whole constitutes a geomorphologic unity of great scientific interest. The lava spewed out by the volcano three thousand years ago was converted into an extense valley of volcanic rock which swamps Northern Lanzarote in the direction of the North East coast.

El Volcán de la Corona reina y gobierna el monumento natural del norte de Lanzarote

The eruption widened the limits of this strip of the coastline by twenty kilometres. The image of the lava is enriched by the presence of lichen which settles on it: a little flower that lays down roots in volcanic sublayers of the earth.

The Atlantic Tunnel

Within the protected area of this setting you can find Los Jameos del Agua and the Cueva de los Verdes.  They are closely related to the Corona Volcano. They share a subterranean connection, the Atlantic tunnel, of which the Jameos and the  Cueva de los Verdes forms a part and originates from the last section of the Corona Volcano volcanic tube.

La caldera resquebrajada y multicolor del Volcán de la Corona

Seeing this area by car, and making strategic stops in the village of Yé and on the road that connects this village to the small fishing village of Orzola, means that you will see some incredible scenes of lava and indigenous vegetation. One of the more curious things you will notice is the contrast of the volcanic valley with the white sand of the beaches known as ‘Los Caletones’

 The Corona Volcano

 

The route through the North of Lanzarote must include a walk around the volcano and the extensive lava fields. Less than two kilometres from Yé is the Mirador del Río.: an architectural work of César Manrique, from here you can contemplate the Famara cliffs,  ‘el Río’ (the stretch of water separating Lanzarote from La Graciosa), and the Chinijo Archipelago. 

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