The 'speck of dust' experiment

Knowing what it feels like to be a tiny speck of dust might not be the most gratifying experience ever, but that is how you will feel as you contemplate the towering cliffs of La Culata and Los Gigantes, standing 600 m (1970 ft) tall. The cliffs of La Culata are now actually in-land after a series of eruptions pushed back the sea, such as those of the Taco volcano, which is partly responsible for the Island's formation.

The area is also home to the Palmar volcano, with its open-cast volcanic lapilli mine. This popcorn-sized volcanic ash is used in construction by the Islanders. Awaken the child within you by stamping noisily across the path around the volcano and feel the stones crunch under your feet as you sink up to your ankles in ash. A simple delight for the little and not-so-little ones.