Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain

Lanzarote is a Spanish island in the Atlantic Ocean, 1.000 km of mainland Spain and 140 km from the Moroccan coast; part of the province of Las Palmas in the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands. Its capital is Arrecife. The island is of volcanic origin and its volcanoes have been much activity in the early eighteenth century. There is the Atlantis tunnel not far from its shores and is considered the longest lava tunnel underwater world. The island is about 25 km wide by 60 km long and has 26 km of beach and it preserves its quite natural environment. Its climate is semi-desert with very little rain. The Timanfaya National Park is one of the main attractions of the island which has been recognized as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. In addition to the National Park; there are many other interesting places to visit like Blanca and Papagayo beaches, the Port of Carmen, the viewpoint of the river (Mirador del Rio), the cactus garden, the Janubio salt lake, the Green cave (Cueva de los Verdes), among others.

If you want to get a good view of the Timanfaya National Park, climb the volcano Caldera Blanca, it is a nice place for photo enthusiasts.
If you like the serenity, go to the natural pools that are between Punta Ginés and Janubio salt lake.
If you prefer something unique, visit the National Park and its restaurant where you could taste the meat, cooked with the heat of the volcano, on the barbecue. You must pay the entrance to the park but it is worth it. You should leave the car in the restaurant parking because you will be driven in a van through the park; you will have the chance to observe the lava fields, craters, stunning scenery. If you want to deepen your knowledge, visit the visitor’s center.

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