amazing display of nature - Parque Nacional de Timanfaya

Parque Nacional de Timanfaya Lanzarote Travel Blog

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The Montañas del Fuego were created when more than 100 volcanoes, covering more than 50 km², rose up and devastated this part of the island. The last eruptions were in 1824. 
And because we were staying in Playa Blanca what is not very far away and this place is is a must see for any visitor we went there a day after we arrived on Lanzarote.
The temperatures just a few metres below the surface reach between 400°C and 600°C. Smoke is coming out several holes, it is really an amzing place. Because you cannot discover the area freely by foot (too dangerous) they take you on a bus trip and drop you off in some places of interests. They were showing us in several displays who hot it is just a few meters under the soil; they put a dry branch down into a hole and in the ground it catched fire immediately or in another spot they poured water into a bore hole and only seconds later it erupted in the form of steam - like a mini-geyser.

They also offered Camel rides across the Volcanic landscape what was not included in the park ticket, there was huge waiting queue and for me it was far too touristy.

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okay in some places very touristy
okay in some places very touristy
Parque Nacional de Timanfaya Lanzarote
photo by: koala