Los Hervideros - Lanzarote - Islas Canarias
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member luzzi-reloaded
N 28° 57.244 W 013° 49.999
28R E 613689 N 3203457
Quick Description: Los Hervideros - Lanzarote - Islas Canarias
Location: Islas Canarias, Spain
Date Posted: 2/10/2012 7:55:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMDPCW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 13

Long Description:
Los Hervideros means "The Boiling Place" in Spanish. It refers to the impression you get that the water is boiling against the rocks as it smashes into them. It is well worth following the paths into the rocks and looking down into the passages amongst them. The water is forced into these passages and "bubbles" and "steams" quite dramatically.


Los Hervideros


Los Hervideros were created between the years 1730-6 when the Timanfaya volcanoes exploded and large quantities of lava were expelled into the surrounding areas. Indeed such was the volume of lava emitted between 1730-6 that the island of Lanzarote increased in size by 174 square kilometres.

At Los Hervideros you can clearly see where the molten rock hit the sea and where it has solidified into beautiful shapes and colours. Most of Lanzarote is made up of comparatively recent Volcanic rock and hence most of the island is a very black colour (an exception is up around La Santa where it is much older and actually a sandy yellow. This gives a clue that Lanzarote is surprisingly one of (if not the) oldest of all the Canary Islands being approx 16-20 million years old.

Another good way to tell whether the lava is comparatively recent is to look whether any plants have managed to start growing in/on it. In large parts of Lanzarote this has not happened, showing that a lot of the island is very recent.

The Canary Islands are actually the visible ends of volcanoes that have been pushed up from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, so Lanzarote can be thought of a bit like an iceberg in that the visible part of the island is much smaller than the submerged part.

You can find Los Hervideros on the Old Road between Playa Blanca (White Beach) and El Golfo (where there is another Earth Cache and a spectacular view).
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Parking Coordinates: N 28° 57.250 W 013° 50.000

Access fee (In local currency): .00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: yes

Website reference: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
No specific requirements, just have fun visiting the waymark.
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