Christmas in Lanzarote 2017 - Part 3
My family left Lanzarote a day before Raymond's did so on their last day there they rented a car and we drove around exploring the island a bit. First up was Playa Papagayo!
It was pretty far away from everything and you had to drive down a long dirt road
To get to the top of the cliffs!
We were there early so there weren't that many other people there and it was still too cold for swimming!
At least for me
Raymond did swim a little bit cause he is crazy!
Raymond playing with the camera underwater
It was really nice, but it was definitely starting to get more crowded when we left. I'm sure in the afternoon there are a lot more people.
After Papagayo we went into town and got some lunch at an Indian restaurant with this view!
In the afternoon we headed to Parque Nacional de Timanfaya - Montanas del Fuego to check out the old lava flows and volcano fun!
You can't drive through the park yourself, you have to park in the parking lot and take a tour bus through that has an audio guide. It stopped a couple of places to make sure you saw different features and I really enjoyed it.
Back where we parked there was the visitors center and after the bus tour we had a few demonstrations of how hot it was!
Burning some hay just from the heat from the earth
They also poured water in a vent and it came shooting out all steamy a second later, but apparently I didn't take any photos of that
Another vent where you could feel the super hot heat coming out
After out volcano fun we headed to Charco de los Clicos and the Green Lagoon
Green lagoon! The rocks were so cool there!!
It was super windy so the waves were fun
And the hood trying to keep all my hairs from being everywhere! And keep me warm as it was a tad cold with the wind
The sun was going down, but we had just enough time to stop at Los Hervideros to watch the sunset from the cliffs
You could wander through the old lava flow
And spy on the water through holes
Got to see the salt mine on the drive back to the hotel
Overall it was a super fun day. I loved all the volcanic stuff we got to see and wander through, plus the water was beautiful! Oh, now I wish I were back somewhere warm and sunny on the water!