Lanzarote is one of the islands with the greatest geographical variety in the Canary archipelago. It is an island of volcanic origin, so that along its surface we find peculiar landscapes composed of volcanic caves, craters and lava lakes.

Born 20 million years ago, Lanzarote is an island of volcanic origin that makes up the archipelago of the Canary Islands together with its neighbors, the islands of Tenerife, Gran Canaria, El Hierro, La Gomera, Fuerteventura and La Palma.

Lanzarote is the closest island to the African continent and is separated by only 140 kilometers from the coast of Morocco.

Like the rest of the islands of the archipelago, Lanzarote is characterized by the variety and richness of its landscapes, which range from dreamlike spaces on its kilometers of golden sand beaches, to the abruptness of the volcanoes located in the Timanfaya National Park. .

The coasts of Lanzarote are 140 kilometers long and offer a particularly rugged panorama formed by rocks to the north and west, while the landscape that softens to become dream beaches in the southern part of the island.

Volcanic paradise

Lanzarote's volcanic activity is undoubtedly the element that caused not only the birth of the island, but also the creation of some of its main attractions, such as the spectacular petrified lava lakes, caves and volcanoes.

One of the main geological wonders of Lanzarote is the Timanfaya National Park, a space with an area that exceeds 50 square kilometers. This park not only allows you to discover the volcanic activity of the island, but it is also home to some endemic animal species of Lanzarote such as the Harí lizard, the perenguén majorero or the Moorish partridges.

Contemplating the island in its immensity, one of the most characteristic and captivating details of the geography of Lanzarote is precisely the lack of vegetation caused by its extremely dry climate.