Broadly speaking, the relief in the north of the island is steeper and more precipitous than the south.

We can situate two major geographical features that define the landscape: El Risco de Famara, which runs lengthways over 22 kilometres in the northernmost reaches of Lanzarote. This is the steepest part of the island and is of great environmental interest.

On the other side, La Corona volcano, the eruptive activity of which (dating back, according to geologists, 3,000 ? 5,000 years) gave rise to an extensive volcanic field ? a place of great interest and landscape beauty, known as “malpaís”, which extends from the foot of the volcano to the coast.

Additionally, in the north of the island, there is a group of islets known as the Chinijo Archipelago: La Graciosa, Alegranza, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste, also known as Roque del Infierno. These, together with El Risco de Famara, constitute an area of exceptional value in terms of nature and landscape in the Canary Islands.

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