Gran Canaria is considered the third largest island in the archipelago of the Canary Islands, and it includes the equivalent of half the entire population of the archipelago, and there is a great variation of terrain on the surface of this island; the northern part of it is full of green trees, while the interior contains mountains, and the desert covers the southern regions of it, This island offers many activities that a visitor can engage in, as he can walk long distances, or even ride bikes in the mountains, and he can practice a variety of different water sports.
The island in the eastern Atlantic Ocean is estimated to be more than two million years old. Since 1730 AD, for more than six years, almost a quarter of this island was covered with volcanic ash, as the reason for this is due to the presence of more than 300 active volcanoes on it, and the big explosion that occurred In the region in the year 1824 AD, more lava flows started to cover the surface of this island.
This island currently has deserted terrain, but the volcanic activity on its surface gave it a beautiful appearance due to the presence of minerals and rocks on it. This island also contains excellent fertile soil for growing vegetables, and it is worth noting that visitors are currently coming to see the volcanoes in the Timanfaya Park, And enjoy sitting on the beach. You can also visit volcanic caves in the northern part of them in Jimos del Agua, explore them from the inside, and see some blind cancers that inhabited these caves long ago.
Timanfaya National Park
This park is located in the southwestern end of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, and in 1993 AD UNESCO declared this park as a global reserve for the biosphere, due to the fact that it is considered an official home for many rare plants.