Exploring The Island Of Lanzarote

March 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Lanzarote Attractions, Travel Guide

The Canary Islands offer a great number of sightseeing opportunities. The easternmost island – Lanzarote – is particularly interesting. There are many things that see on this small island. Here is a quick guide for you.

One of your first stops could be The Green Caves, which were formed by volcanic eruptions. You can enjoy a tour through the caves that were once used by natives to hide from pirates and raiders. Just be sure to wear tough shoes when you are exploring the island of Lanzarote, as much of the terrain was ravaged and changed by violent volcanic eruptions in the 18th century.

In fact, much of the south side of the island is extremely interesting to visit because of the result of the volcanic activity. You can visit tall rock formations and take guided tours through rough terrain that resembles what you might see on the surface of the moon.

The natives of the islands have worked hard to retain the natural beauty of Lanzarote and still encourage tourism. As a result, laws and guidelines as to how tall building can be were established. This was a measure to help maintain the scenic views of the island. These guidelines have also regulated that much of the island stay basically untouched. There are many areas of Lanzarote that you can explore on exciting hikes and guided bike tours. In fact, this is one of the best ways to explore the island of Lanzarote. There are many companies that offer tours through the undeveloped parts of the island – you can ride a bike or even a four wheeler.

The natural beauty of the island has really been preserved despite the growing tourism industry. This makes Lanzarote a great place to go if you are interested in exploring nature but you still want to return to a luxurious resort after your explorations.

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