"The island of volcanoes" is the second island that emerged from the ocean, after Fuerteventura, and the closest to Africa (140 km).
Emerged from the sea 11 million years ago and has continued his training until today. Eruptions and erosion have shaped the current look spectacular on the island.
Are north of the islets and islands under Alegranza, La Graciosa, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste, which form the archipelago Chinijo. Has been declared a Unesco Biosphere Reserve.
40% of its territory is protected natural areas, among which the National Park of Timanfaya.