Chefs stand around the circular stove, expertly turning meat and fish. This could be any gourmet grill, only here, the kitchen is built in into a live volcano, and the food is cooked from the heat it produces. Outside, you will see geysers spurting violently from the red earth, and the blackened, rocky plains of fossilised lava.
In 1700 Lanzarote was affected by 30 years of violent volcanic eruptions that forced the island’s inhabitants to flee.
Lanzarote is an island which bubbles and broils beneath the surface. Once you have seen the volcanoes from the outside, venture deep within – a boat will take you through the old lava tubes of La Cueva de los Verdes to see surreal lava formations. After all that activity, you will have earned a rest on one of Lanzarote’s myriad beaches – whether you choose the party atmosphere of Puerto del Carmen or disappearing off to a secluded cove, there is sand aplenty for everyone.