Lanzarote is an island of volcanic origin, like other islands of the archipelago formed by the Canary Islands. The fact that these volcanos were active here still in the 18th and 19th centuries, helped shaping a landscape that seems to be of another world. Great parts of its surface are covered with ashes and lava, making you feel as if you were on the moon.
The Timanfaya National Park and its ravishing, awe-inspiring landscape - the scene of years of non-stop eruptions back in the 1730s - is certainly well worth a visit. But dare to explore a bit further, and you'll discover beautiful beaches and an impressive surf scene, as well as plenty of opportunities for diving, kayaking, whale-watching, cycling, or just relaxing on the beach.