Summer Euro 2013: Lanzarote sights, day I

by | Oct 5, 2013 | International Travel

The landscape of Lanzarote is stark and dramatic, with volcanic rocks of all colors surrounding small pockets green vegetation. We were based in Playa Blanca so we mostly explored the southern and central sections of the island. On our first full day we drove up to La Geria, the famous wine making region.


La Geria vineyard
green = grape vines

The combination of bright sun and massive landscapes was both a challenge and a great opportunity for some dramatic photos. Some of the hills were especially colorful.


barren landscape
lone palm

After exploring the wine region we meandered up to Tinajo and La Santa.

farm plots!   picturesque town of La Santa

Tinajo town square


pink flowering bush  rusted out La Santa sign
these two photos are from the same location, just opposite sides of the road!

After La Santa we decided to turn around and start back south, taking a route through the volcano park including the Centro de Visitantes e Interpretación de Mancha Blanca.

Parque Natural Los Volcanes

and camels!

camel rides

we didn’t go for a ride

on the road in Lanzarote

cruise control

On our way back our hotel we drove through the mountains at Femes. On one side there was a pretty little white church, on the other a sweeping view of the southern end of the island.


church in Femes

being silly  Eric in Femes

coastline view from Femes overlook

To end the day we were rewarded with a nice sunset.

our view!

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