Lanzarote is considered to be one of the most historical of the Canary Islands. However, due to continuing volcanic eruptions, much of this archaeological evidence has been buried by lava and it is therefore difficult to pinpoint the exact origins of the island. Indeed, volcanic eruptions have played a large part in the landscape of Lanzarote and, in 1993, it was recognised as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
The volcanic activity is still evident across the island today and a journey to the Timanfaya National Park offers a unique glimpse this aspect of Lanzarote. Here, you will not only be able to enjoy the volcanic landscape and rock formations, but you will also be able to witness this activity for yourself. Pouring water down one of the many geysers will result in a violent plume of steam a few seconds later. Furthermore, at the summit, you will find a restaurant designed by Cesar Manrique, where meat and fish are grilled using the rising heat from the volcano.
Closer to the coast, you will find a range of beautiful golden beaches that offer the perfect place to soak up the sun. With temperatures rarely dropping below 21 degrees Celsius throughout the year, you will be hard-pressed to find a more relaxing and appealing island paradise. For the more adventurous, you can try your hand at a range of water-based activities including snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing and much more.
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