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At a distance of just 125Km, Lanzarote is the nearest of the Canary Islands to the west coast of Africa, and although not having the high volcanic mountains of some of the other islands, nonetheless has a unique and dramatic landscape.
The Montañas del Fuego (Fire Mountains) in the west of the island an area also known as the Timanfaya National Park is like something out of this world. In fact it is generally referred to as a lunar lice landscape. Here, apart from being unusual and barren in appearance, only few metres below the surface, the volcanic rock can be at temperatures as high as 400 deg C. This fact can be demonstrated to tourists by a bucket of water being poured down a hole in the ground. It only takes around 5 seconds for the water to reappear as a cloud of steam. It is also possible to have a meal cooked over a simple hole in the ground.
Lanzarote is one of the driest of the canary islands, due to not having high mountains (as Tenerife and Gran Canaria have) to assist the formation of rain clouds. The is land is also the most likely to occasionally be affected by the Sirocco Wind, a hot wind coming from the Sahara Desert.
The main tourists resorts are Costa Teguise on the east of the island, Puerto del Carmen on the south east, and Playa Blanca on the south. These resorts have sandy beaches and some natural protection from the cooler north westerly winds.