Staying at the James Villa Paradiso in Costa Teguise and with a rental car at our disposal we decided to explore the island and with the help of the about Lanzarote page on the James villas website we decided to visit the Fire Mountain. On our previous visit to Lanzarote for our honeymoon nearly 5 years ago we had already seen the Cueva de los Verdes and Jameos del Agua (underground lake and caves) and knew that the kids would not be that interested in those.
We drove through the national park to make our way to the top of Timanfaya where we stopped at the restaurant to have a look at the cooking pit. Unfortunately we were not hungry as I would have loved to have tried the steak that was sizzling on the grill being cooked by the heat of the volcano. Entrance to the national park included a bus ticket to go further up the volcano but the girls were not interested in that so we didn’t bother. However we did love seeing the experiments that the tour guides demonstrate to show how hot the ground is.
On the way into the national park we found a camel ride. For just six euros each we all got to go on a ride on a camel.
The girls loved meeting the camels and were able to stroke them. The seats on the camels were either side which made it really comfortable and there was safety ropes to hold us on which is particularly useful when the camel stands up or sits down as you are convinced you are going to fall off.
I was so glad we got to ride the camels as it was something completely different and an amazing experience. If you want to see more of our holiday in Lanzarote check out this video on Youtube http://youtu.be/g4NngPPG4oA