For a small island, Lanzarote made a staggering impression on me, and it’s so far my favourite Canary Island, over Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Sure, Tenerife has the magnificent Mount Teide, and Gran Canaria allows you to explore rolling sand dunes, but none of it compares to Lanzarote’s charm. There are plenty of coastal attractions worth checking out, but particular attention deserves to be paid to the island’s crowning glory – the Timanfaya National Park.
The volcanic landscape is like something from a sci-fi movie, and you’d be forgiven for thinking you were on the moon. In fact, it’s so rough and well-preserved, that you can only access it by coach. The landscape is a result of a build up of lava flow from the many volcanoes within the park, and the way the rock hardens is simply fascinating. It’s a very eye-opening trip, with stunning views – and you get a cafe and demonstration break in the middle – the perfect opportunity to grab some refreshments and stretch your legs.
It truly is a unique sight, and one to behold. This trip should definitely be on your list if you’re planning a visit to this volcanic gem of an island.