Spain’s Lanzarote will take your island expectations and turn them into a volcanic surprise of white-sand beaches, lava lakes, and a rainbow of geologic colors that defy reality.
Occupying the northeastern-most spot of The Canary Islands, just off the coast of Morocco, Lanzarote has long been a land of diversity. Since ancient times, many cultures have arrived at its shores, from the Phoenicians and Romans, to the Berbers, and now Spaniards. And for centuries, the islands were a critical stopping point between the Old World and New. As a result, the archipelago has become a mish-mash of cultures, ethnicities and flavors.
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