Los Hervideros

Los Hervideros signI love a visit to Los Hervideros situated along the coast from El Golfo.

This stretch of Lanzarote coastline is stunning and anyone exploring Lanzarote by car or bike shouldn’t miss this section of road (LZ-703) from the Salinas de Janubio to El Golfo. The tarmac cuts a smooth path through the inhospitable lava flow, it’s no wonder car commercials have been filmed here, the road curves around the coastline framed by the deep blue sky, crashing waves and lava landscape.

Coastal road Playa Blanca in the distance

Los Hervideros is situated mid way along the road, ignore the regular lay by's unless you want to stop and admire the view, there is a good sized car park for this natural attraction.

Los Hervideros powerful sea Los Hervideros wave

The name Los Hervideros translates to the “boiling pots” and a visit here is worth timing with a high tide or full moon to experience the full power of the waves crashing into the rocky cliffs. Look at the size of the people in these photos, you are left feeling dwarfed by the immense power of nature.

Los Hervideros pathways Los Hervideros sea

There are winding footpaths throughout the cliff top here with lots of peep holes down to the sea below.

Los Hervideros lava steps balcony view

Balconies have been built into the rock face which make great viewing platforms and the opportunity for a memento photograph.

Los Hervideros Balcony View over to entrance

Los Hervideros is an amazing place, families with small children should take caution and keep them close by. Combine a trip to Los Hervideros with a visit to El Golfo, visit the green lagoon, Charco de Los Clicos and have a typical Canarian lunch at one of the village restaurants. See our suggestion to include this area on our Free Day Out in Lanzarote article.