Lanzarote I

As with the other Canary Islands, Lanzarote is Volcanic in origin. It was born through fiery eruptions and has solidified lava streams as well as extravagant rock formations. The island emerged about 15 million years ago as product of the Canary hotspot. Due to the recent eruptions during the 18th and 19th Centuries, many parts of Lanzarote appear to be from another world. The dry climate means that the Volcanic Landscape appears much as it did just after the eruptions. Amongst the many stunning Volcanic features of Lanzarote is the longest Volcanic Tunnel in the world, the Atlantida Tunnel, which is over 7 km long and includes the La Cueva de los Verdes and Jameos del Agua. Despite the Volcanic nature of the island, Lanzarote has several beautiful white beaches such as those at Playa Blanca, Papagayo and Caleton Blanco.Pictures in the first part of the blog are from Janubio, Jameos del Aqua, Green Grotto, Feruez, El Golfo and Costa Teguise.

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