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Driving down to Playa Blanca from the north, there always seems to be a collection of cars around the Uga roundabout where tourists have parked to take a photo of the sculptures in the middle. They have been there about two years now and the sculpture consists of 3 very large Camels.

The one humped camels arrived in the Canary Islands in the 15th century. Later the Canaries became a base for exporting these animals to some south American countries. They were traditionally used for farming and have become one of the most important livestock species in this area. You wont see many cows or sheep when travelling around the island as there is obviously not a lot for them to graze on.

Now days a majority are used for tourist rides around the Timanfaya region with the park having around 500 shared between 30 different owners. The sculptures are there to represent the presence of these animals in this particular region of Lanzarote.

Probably a once in a lifetime experience a bumpy ride on a camel in the Timanfaya National Park and something to cross of you list of things you have done