• Lanzarote Ajaches, a volcanic Natural Monument

    Macizo de Los Ajaches

    Ajaches is one of the most impressive attractions of the geography of Lanzarote, declared Natural Monument in the mid-90s of the twentieth century. This gigantic volcanic massif, with more than 3,000 hectares becomes a paradise for lovers of natural areas and a bonanza for the scientific community.

    20 million years observed us from the mountains of Los Ajaches, with all the geological data that the fact entails and all the information we need to understand the formation of the continents. In addition, this area of ​​Lanzarote has a unique biodiversity, with native flora and fauna species and a Birds Special Protection Area.

    We are facing one of the oldest volcanological zones of Canary Islands and believe us that are big words, because we are precisely in the Island of Volcanoes’. It is believed that The Ajaches were higher than the Teide, although at present time it only reaches 500 meters of height.

    This can help us to make us an idea about the harsh erosive processes that the area has been submitted. From Punta del Papagayo to Quemada Beach, this peculiarity has managed to give us landscapes almost impossible, where the protagonists are the cliffs, opposed to the beautiful valleys that alternated in this side of Lanzarote.

    It would be unforgivable if you are enjoying your holidays on the island, to not visit little towns so typical a unique as Yaiza, with those white cubic houses amidst green fields and in brownish contrast with the hardness of lava sites of Lanzarote badlands.

    Mar Santiago
    Mar Santiago
    She is a journalist and traveler, specialized in other cultures and countries in conflict. Mar has worked for major media networks as RNE, Diario16 Malaga and EFE.

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