The Volcanic Island Of Lanzarote

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Among the seven large islands of the Canary archipelago, in addition to La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Fuerteventura, is the island of Lanzarote, which is located in the northeast of the archipelago.

Among the seven large islands of the Canary archipelago, in addition to La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Fuerteventura, is the island of Lanzarote, which is located in the northeast of the archipelago. The islands of eternal spring, as they are called because of the pleasant temperatures they enjoy all year round, are located about 300 kilometres from the coast of Morocco and 1 ,300 kilometres from the Spanish mainland. Each of these islands has something very special about it – as does Lanzarote, which stands out with a sparse volcanic landscape that presents a rich spectrum of colours. In the north the Farmara mountains spread out. It is followed further south by the sandy desert of El Jable, which in turn is followed by the fire mountains of the Timafaya National Park.

These Montanas del Fuego form a moon-like landscape, which fascinates its visitors with bizarre and at the same time fascinating volcanic cones . Along the rocky and rugged coastal landscape you will find, especially in the south of Lanzarote, wonderful black and light sandy beaches, which attract many of the visitors of the idiosyncratic island. These reach Lanzerote via the international Aeropuerto de Arecife, which is located south of the island’s capital of the same name and near which Lanzarote’s three major resorts were also established: Costa Teguise, Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca as the southernmost resort of Lanzarote. All three offer hotels and holiday resorts of all categories. On the waterfront promenades, countless shops, cafés, bars and restaurants are lined up.

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Nevertheless, Puerto del Carmen is more suitable for all the young and young at heart who do not want to miss out on a certain Ballermann feeling. Playa Blanca on the other hand is rather quiet. Here, the only lighthouse of Lanzarote is located on a headland, but Costa Teguise, which is completely dedicated to tourism, offers the only golf course of the island. Playa Blanca is the closest to the popular Papagayo beaches. There are also ferry connections to the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura, whose paradise beaches are a must-see.

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The Active Volcano in the Canary Islands; Lanzarote