Lanzarote, the most easterly of the Canary Islands, is a very popular tourist destination.


A volcanic island, Lanzarote is known for its stunning landscapes and gorgeous beaches.


Tourists who wish to explore the island's natural beauty may visit Timanfaya National Park, Los Ajaches Nature Reserve, and Corona National Monument.


Timfanaya National Park is a protected volcanic region. It contains Las Montañas del Fuego (the Fire Moutains), a range of more than one hundreds of mountains that erupted between 1730 and 1736 and again in 1824. These eruptions destroyed entire villages.


The landscape here has been compared to the surface of the Moon.


Timfanaya National Park is still volcanically active and temperatures can reach 1000 degrees Fahrenheit (600 degrees Celsius) 30 feet (10 meters) below the surface. Visitors to Islote de Hilario can pour water down a magma chamber and watch steam rise up.


Tourists can explore the national park on camel back.


Chinijo National Park


Los Ajaches Nature Reserve can be found at the southern tip of the island.


The heart of the reserve is Los Ajaches National Monument, the Canary Island's oldest volcanic formation. The shapes made by the lava that has flown from it are considered natural works of art.


Archeologists have found Pliocene Era fossils here.


The popular Pagayo Beach is part of the nature reserve.


Corona National Monument is the home of the volcano Mount Corona.It contains a 4 mile (6 kilometer) long tube made of hardened lava, Jameos del Agua, which is open to tourists and contains a cafe, a restaurant and a swimming pool. This lava tube was formed when Mount Corona erupted.