7th Apr 2023 @ 9:20 am

Long traffic queues have returned to the island’s tourist centres as Lanzarote fills up for the Easter holidays.

Hundreds of cars had to wait up to two hours to enter the Timanfaya fire Mountains yesterday, while Jameos del Agua and the Cueva de los Verdes also saw carparks full and cars parked on the edge of approach roads.

Queues have been a continuing problem recently, although the numbers of tourists on the island is no greater than in previous years. One reason is thought to be the increased popularity of hiring cars during and after the pandemic. The rain showers of yesterday may also have been a factor, prompting people to visit the centres instead of heading to the beach.

The CACTs have advised visitors to the centres to plan their trips to avoid busy times – early in the morning and later in the afternoon. Opening hours are as follows:

Timanfaya Fire Mountains : 9.30 am to 3.45 pm

Cueva de los Verdes: 10 am to 4 pm

Jameos del Agua: 10 am to 5.15 pm

For regular updates, pictures and videos of Lanzarote be sure to like and follow our Facebook page “Gazette Life Lanzarote”.