Walking on the moon, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

lanzarote volcano landscape

For the May-day bank holiday weekend, we went surfing in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, my favourite off-season sun fix from London (I’ve demonstrated why there). We have been driving through the moon-like landscape many times before and from the road, the dormant volcanoes looked dark, barren, and quite uniform. Once we stepped into the picture, we realised how actually varied and even somehow colourful it all was.

Our local guide, Marcello from Canary Trekking, took us for a 3 hours light trek of roughly 7km, and were rewarded by these breath-taking views…

I have published several articles about Lanzarote before (here and there) so I will leave it to a photo diary this time. It all feels quite eerie and magical… but as they say, a picture speaks better than a thousand words.

lanzarote canarias volcano

lanzarote canarias lanscape moon trek

lanzarote canarias lanscape moon trek

lanzarote canarias lava

lanzarote trekking timanfaya

We ended the day tired and hungry, as we should, and shared a volcanic Malvasia, because after all that, it was the least we could do.

Before I close this post, I can’t resist sharing the address of this fab B&B in Famara, isolated away from everything: Casa Dominique.

The owners are a franco-german couple established in Lanzarote for many years now, they speak English, Spanish, French and German fluently, and Dominique makes a lovely orange and fig marmalade for breakfast.

Her daughter is also a tour guide and organises day trips on the volcanoes or to the neighbouring island, La Graciosa. I thought I’d take her number for the frenchies out there: Gilles & Julie, Canarie Active nature.

casa dominique lanzarote breakfast

Morning like these…

casa dominique sereine lanzarote canarias

lanzarote canariesand for next time?

Next I want to discover Tenerife a little bit. I expect the island to be a lot more touristy, but I’m also hearing good things about it. But above all I’ve realised it’s the anchor point to discover the Easternmost island of the Canaries: El Hierro. It looks remote and wild, just as we like it.

4 thoughts on “Walking on the moon, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

  1. Obelie Post author

    thanks lovely!! yes, new address, new blog layout, it’s much work but I’m glad you like it! catch up soon. xoxo

    • Obelie Post author

      je sais que les Canaries ont tres mauvaise reputation avec les francais mais si tu evites Puerto del Carmen, c’est un super endroit, desert, magique, pas cher et au soleil toute l’année


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