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Montana Roja, Playa Blanca

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Mountain · Nature / Park
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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  • Cracking views of Playa Blanca, it is worth the effort to get up. Make sure you have good footwear, ie no flipflops.  more »
  • If you are staying in Playa Blanca I would highly recommend a trek up the Montana Roja volcano. Although it looks quite high and steep from a distance, the footpath is (for the most part) actually...  more »
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