amazing display of nature - Parque Nacional de Timanfaya
Parque Nacional de Timanfaya Lanzarote Travel Blog› entry 6 of 15 › view all entries
July 29th, 2001 – by: koala
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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