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When we think of Fuerteventura comes to mind its spectacular and long beaches, in this post we discover a different visit to the island through its volcanoes.

The Canary Islands are part of an archipelago of volcanic origin, that is, a group of islands formed by the constructive action of volcanic activity in the ocean when magma from the interior of the Earth rises through cracks or fractures in the oceanic crust and accumulates on the ocean floor until it emerges above the sea surface.

This volcanic activity, maintained for millions of years, continues today as evidenced by the latest eruption on the island of La Palma and other manifestations such as seismic activity, sulfurous gas and water vapor emissions.

The birth stage of Fuerteventura occurred during 50 million years, and there was a moment, 17 million years ago, when this submarine volcanic edifice emerged to the surface and what would become the island of Fuerteventura appeared.

It was the first of the Canary Islands to be formed. That is why it is an ancient island, eroded and with a smooth relief.

We propose a different plan during your visit to the island, Fuerteventura has several volcano routes near Corralejo where you can discover the volcanic heritage of the island.

Calderón Hondo

Calderón Hondo is located in the municipality of La Oliva, north of Lajares.

This volcano has a calderiform crater and reddish substrate, considered recent, about 50,000 years old.

The highest point at the crater rim reaches a height of 278 m .

It has a depth of 70 meters, which can be seen when we ascend to the top, where we find a viewpoint from which you can see the volcanoes of Las Calderas and Bayuyo, and the north of Fuerteventura.

Bayuyo Volcano

The Bayuyo volcano has a drop of 160 meters and is part of a volcanic complex known as the Bayuyo alignment, formed by the volcanoes of Las Calderas, Caldera encantada, Calderón Hondo and Montaña Colorada.

This is very visible and can be appreciated perfectly from any point of the town of Corralejo.

Caldera Mountain

Located on the island of Lobos and with 127 meters of elevation above sea level we find the volcano of La Caldera. It is 130,000 years old and is the origin of the formation of this island.

It is the highest point of Isla de Lobos and a must-see treasure. From its top we can have a privileged view of the islands of Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Lobos Island itself.

On the sides of the volcanic cone, the waves of the Atlantic Ocean break, offering spectacular views to the most daring.

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Fuerteventura, a volcanic island with much to discover

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