Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Striking Island of Lanzarote

Lanzarote, a Spanish island which is made up of volcanic eruptions, is the easternmost of the Canary Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean, roughly covering an area of 125 km off the coast of Africa and 1,000 km from the Iberian Peninsula. It covers a large area and is the fourth largest of the islands. The island's name in the native language was Titerroygatra, which means "the red mountains".

This island is a very beautiful place and thousands of tourists come here every year from all around the world. This island has an exclusive mixture of fantastic volcanic caves and craters, breathtaking beaches and all year-round sunshine. Here you can see very unusual sights and scenes like the fertile agricultural fields among creepy formations of terrified lava, beaches of black volcanic sand and vineyards growing in the very center of volcanic craters.

Lanzarote also known as 'Conejera' by the natives is also called the island of 100 volcanoes. Its volcanic origin has created a landscape with more than 300 volcanoes. But this exotic island is the best for having summer fun filled activities. The palm trees, almost the only kind of native tree life found here grow in the banks of the barrancos and the bottoms of the valleys.

There are many places that you can visit in this island. Some of the places are La Cueva de los Verdes, Mirador del Río, Jameos del Agua, The Jardín de Cactus, International Museum of Contemporary Art, The National Park of Timanfaya and El Monumento a La Fecundidad. All these places are very exciting and can be visited by the tourists while they are in Lanzarote.

There are also many beaches which the visitors must see in order to enjoy their visit to the fullest. Some of the famous beaches of this place are Las Cucharas beach, Costa Teguise beaches, and Los Charcos and Bastian beaches, Beaches at Orzola, Beaches at Arrieta, El Reducto, El Cable, Guacimeta beach, Playa Honda beach, Playa Blanca, Playa de Los Pocillos, Playa de Matagorda, Caleta de Caballo, La Santa beach and Papagayo beaches.

The centre place of this island is a beautiful, azure lake populated by a rare species of blind, albino crab. There are bars and a restaurant around the lake, swimming pools and a concert hall with the seating for 500 people.

This island also has many exotic resorts, like the Playas de las Americas and Los Cristianos. So, if you really want to enjoy a fun filled summer under the sun, visit this place.

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