The Fire Mountains of Lanzarote
If it were not for the intense blue of the sky, many photos taken in Lanzarote could be mistaken for landscapes from Mars. The volcanoes and the fields of virgin lava in this national park of over 5,000 hectares situated near the west coast of the island of Lanzarote constitutes one of the most visual and picturesque spectacles of the Canary Islands, one unaltered by the human hand. Neither the vegetation nor the climate has had time to change the pure beauty of this red and black land which has been included in The Unesco Network of Biosphere Reserves.
How to visit Timanfaya National Park
The environmental quality of Timanfaya is such that in order to better preserve it, only certain areas can be visited, some of them on payment of an entrance fee. However the variety of activities on offer is amazing. Children can feel the heat coming from the rock of the dormant volcano. The braver amongst you can get up on a camel and visit the multicoloured volcanic landscapes and for science lovers wishing to quench their thirst for knowledge, a visit to the interpretive centre in Mancha Blanca is a must.