As the fourth largest of the Canary Islands, and the closest to Africa, Lanzarote's landscape is by far the most dramatic. Expect miles and miles of lava, interspersed with the odd windmill, small hamlet or world-famous horseshoe-shape windbreaks protecting the vines. Just 37m (60km) long and 12.5m (20km) wide, it's perfectly possible to get to know the whole of this remarkable destination in a week's vacation. The north is more lush and varied both in geology and vegetation, but head south and marvel at the destruction caused by the longest volcanic eruptions ever. … Back to Article
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