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5 unusual places to visit in Lanzarote

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Vineyards like nowhere else

If ever a sophisticated life on some far off planet was found, there's a chance their vineyards might look something like the ones on Lanzarote. It might seem strange to try to grow vines in arid, volcanic earth that hardly drinks any rain, but those people of Lanzarote have managed it in style. Dry circular wells in black soil creates the most unusual and spectacular vineyards you're likely to find anywhere, producing award winning wines. Stunning, the best location to see them are around La Geria.

You can find our free guide by clicking the link


Inside a Volcanic crater

A great thing to do is to head to Timanfaya to watch spouting geysers, bushes spontaneously combust and chicken being roasted by volcanic heat. However, if you'd prefer a more personal volcanic encounter visit El Cuervo north of the town of Tias instead. The volcanic crater might not be able to put on the same flashy show as in Timanfaya, but a fissure in the wall leads right into its atmospheric centre where there is a rather unsettling and even humbling aura.

A Doctor Who episode was filmed in a crater, more info can be found by clicking the link


The Green lake

El Golfo on the west coast is one of the most amazing visions to be found on any of the Canary Islands as it's an almost luminous green lake. The fact that it's surrounded by black sand, rugged slopes and ebony coloured volcanic cliffs adds to the overall wonder of the place.

Las Salinas de Janubio

This unusual sight is man made but it doesn't make it any less eye-catching. Las Salinas de Janubio are salt pans; a patchwork of rectangular pits, some filled with water, some dry and some covered by a frosty salty coating.

Cueva de los Verdes

The Cueva de los Verdes in Haría are exquisitely lit volcanic tube created by the Corona Volcano. It's one of the longest of its kind in the world, snaking underground for over six kilometres, including a section known as the 'Tunél de Atlántida' that extends below the sea. Once used as a hiding place by islanders when pirates launched raids, the Cueva de los Verdes is now a wondeful and unique venue for classical concerts.

The Hidden lagoon

Another attraction with a difference to seek out is a hidden lagoon on the uninhabited island of Alegranza. Swimming through a cave to find yourself in an enclosed lagoon, concealed within a mustard volcanic mound with layered walls, is one of those special travel moments. You will need a local guide to find this one.

Hope you enjoy visiting these places next time you are in Lanzarote

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