As Lanzarote has very low rainfall (thus a lack of erosion) the area appears much as it did at the time and in 1968 when the area was declared a national park “Parque Nacional de Timanfaya”.
This a must see for any visitor to the island, because of its unique 'martian' landscape and rare plant species. On entry to the national park the first thing to catch our eye are the camels. One can stop and take a ride on these lovely beasts should you wish!
Make sure you up go to the 'El Diablo' restaurant, another creation of the famous artist (Cesar Manrique), whose influence is everywhere on the island.
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They serve traditional Canarian food cooked using geothermal heat (A cast-iron grill placed over a large hole in the ground). Where else in the world can you get your food cooked on a volcano !
Part of the entrance fee is a coach trip of the National Park. If your feeling a little queasy or don’t like heights don’t sit by the window as it can be quite scary (but very safe and the children absolutely will love it).
The coach stops at several strategic points so that one can get some amazing pictures and film (so don’t forget to take the camera/video with you). During the trip a recorded narration will play which one can listen to.
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