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Lanzarote Canary Islands Spain


Lanzarote

Spend your holidays to Lanzarote if you want to experience a relaxing vacation with the people you love the most. This place is truly an ideal destination for anyone seeking a getaway that is far from the hustle and bustle of the city. Families and couples who want to experience a fantastic vacation will surely enjoy visiting here. Continue reading the succeeding paragraphs below to learn more about this beautiful island.

Lanzarote has a unique nature formed by volcanic lava in various colours. On Lanzarote you will find some of Spain's very best beaches.

Volcanic upheavals on Lanzarote have shaped a landscape of unusual beauty. Lanzarote is covered by multi-colored lava which is especially spectacular at Timanfaya National Park. Man and this unique landscape have learned to live in harmony in an unusual association on Lanzarote, where traditional architecture and agriculture blend with the volcanoes and the beaches.

Where to best appreciate the unique and fabulous volcanic views on Lanzarote is in Timanfaya National Park. The best beach in Lanzarote is Playa de Janubio. Tourism on Lanzarote is mostly concentrated in Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca. The best and most expensive hotels on Lanzarote are found in Costa teguise further north on the island.

Although Lanzarote might not be as popular among Spanish and international tourism as the other Canary Islands, Lanzarote is hugely popular among Scandinavians, especially during winter months.


One of the reasons to visit Lanzarote is, of course, the mild temperatures that makes the coldest months on the island (December and January) to be more like summer than winter. The temperatures on Lanzarote rarely falls below 15 degrees Celsius during winter nights, and in daytime +20 ºC are common. Summer months are warmer on Lanzarote with a daily minimum temperatures around 18º C and a maximum of around 29º C. The climate on Lanzarote attracts tourists all year round.

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The sea water temperature along the shores of Lanzarote is rarely below 18 degrees, which is another plus for those seeking sun and swimming, or diving, which is one of the most popular holiday activities on the island. Crystal-clear warm waters surrounding Lanzarote attracts divers to discover the quite exotic marine life.

Lanzarote's main city is Arrecife, but most of the tourists arrives after a short bus transfer directly to Puerto del Carmen or Playa Blanca in the southern part of Lanzarote, and stays there throughout their holiday. That is a pity: There is much more to see and experience on Lanzarote.

Many small villages in Lanzarote are well worth a visit. Good examples are the small towns Arrieta and Orzola. Two small and very picturesque villages where many restaurants serves delicious fresh fish and seafood.

Lanzarote's famous lagoons can not be compared to anything else in Europe and many surfers claim that Lanzarote's beaches are among the best in the world.

So, you will find some of Spain's best beaches on the south of Lanzarote. The beaches are often windy in winter days, but it is not a problem for those who sunbath: Lanzarote's beaches are full of small stone walls that have been built as shelters where you can enjoy the winter sun without being bothered by the fresh winds. Surfers loves the wind on Lanzarote! Lanzarote is an authentic Winter paradise.

Those who do not want to spend the entire holiday on the beach and in the hotel should hire a car and visit the magnificent lagoon, the smaller villages and more remote beaches.


About Lanzarote

Lanzarote is the most easterly of the Canary Islands, and it lies alongside the Chinijo Archipelago, which consists of the islets of La Graciosa, Alegranza, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste. It is a World Biosphere Reservation, and its unique volcanic landscape, which local farmers use to capture the humidity of the Trade Winds, has made it an essential place to visit for everyone who visits the Canaries. The island offers quiet beaches along with powerful waves, which are ideal for surfing, windsurfing, underwater diving and fishing. César Manrique, the island’s most universal artist, left his mark here, and this has become another of its great attractions.

• Surface: 845.94 square kilometers.

• Highest point: Peñas del Chache, at 671 m.

• Protected nature reserves: 13.

• Complete Nature Reserves: The islets.

• Natural Monuments: La Corona, Los Ajaches, La Cueva de los Naturalistas, Islote de Halcones.

- Protected Landscapes: Tenegüime and La Geria.
- Places of Scientific Interest: Jameos and Janubio.
- Nature Parks: the Chinijo Archipelago, The Volcanoes.
- National Park: Timanfaya.

• Biosphere Reserve: The whole island.

• Marine Reserve: La Graciosa, Alegranza, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste.

• Typical flora: daisy with yellow flowers, endemic species: ragweed (Parthenium hysterophorus) and Aenium lancerottense praeger.

• Typical fauna: gecko, endemic species of birds: (Chlamydotis undulate fuertaventurae), fishing eagle (Pandion haliaetus), Coty’s shearwater (Calonectris diomedea); blind crab, Atlantic lizard.

• Population: 132,366 inhabitants*.

• Capital: Arrecife.
The rocky reefs situated in front of the town gave their name to the capital of the island and protected it from the ocean currents. The town was originally built around a salt water lake, known as the Lake of San Ginés. The capital municipality is the smallest in Lanzarote, despite being the most populated.

• Municipalities: 7/ Arrecife, Haría, San Bartolomé, Teguise, Tías, Tinajo and Yaiza.

• Airports: 1/ Lanzarote Airport – Guacimeta.

• Passenger ports: 4/ Port of Arrecife, Port of Playa Blanca, Port of Órzola and Port of Caleta de Sebo.

• Yachting marinas: 6/ Puerto del Carmen, Puerto de Caleta de Sebo, Puerto de Playa Blanca, Puerto de Arrecife, Marina Rubicón and Puerto Calero.

• Public hospitals: 1/ Dr. José Molina Orosa Hospital.

• University centres: 2/ Associated Centre of the UNED (Spanish National Distance Learning University) and University Campus of Lanzarote: University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


• Conference Halls: 2/ Auditorium of Los Jameos del Agua, and Cueva de los Verdes.

• Golf courses: 2/ Golf Costa Teguise and Golf Tías.

• Museums: 13/ Museum of the Canarian Emigrant; Museum Palace of Spinola; Museum of International Modern Art, Castle of San José; Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, Castle of San Gabriel; Agricultural Museum El Patio; César Manrique Foundation; Museum of Cetaceans; the Tanit Ethnographic Museum; the Lanzarote Aeronautical Museum; the Museum House and Monument to the Peasant; the Museum of Science and Technology; the Arts Centre Santo Domingo (Convent of Santo Domingo), and El Almacén.

• Gastronomy: smoked salmon, sancocho (local dried fish dish), Canarian boiled potatoes and mojo (spicy sauce), local cheese and fresh fish.

• Denominations of origin: 1/ Regulatory Authority Denomination of Origin: Lanzarote.

• Public holidays: Carnival, San Ginés, Virgin of the Carmen, San Marcial, Corpus Christi, San Juan, Festival of the Virgin of the Volcanoes and Ranchos de Pascua at Christmas.

• Places of interest: Papagayo Beach, Jameos del Agua, Cueva de los Verdes, Los Hervideros, Yaiza, La Geria (typical wine producing area), Mirador de El Río (viewing point), La Graciosa, Famara, Timanfaya National Park, César Manrique Foundation, and the Cactus Garden.

 


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