Protected Areas

Parque Natural del Archipiélago Chinijo.

Present day Lanzarote can rightly claim to be an island shaped by its enormous, diverse natural heritage, accommodating a sustained tourist activity which respects and conserves the environment.

Besides the enormous scientific value of the volcanic activity on Lanzarote, equally important are its natural resources such as the variety of marine flora and fauna and the unique territorial plant life and wildlife. The cliffs of Famara in the north of the island are home to a huge number of endemic plants which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. There are more botanical endemisms per square kilometre here than in the whole of Europe

The diversity of Lanzarote’s ecology is extremely valuable as it is home to various ecosystems and enclaves which, in accordance with the island’s status as a Biosphere Reserve, all enjoy high levels of protection.

 
Mapa de Espacios Protegidos - Lanzarote
 

Sports

Sports

Learn and practice different sports on the island.

Sports

Beaches

Beaches

Large and magnificent beaches, small coves, wonderful corners.

Beaches

 
 

Biosphere Reserve

Biosphere Reserve

Lanzarote was declared a Biosphere Reserve in October 1993 by UNESCO.

Biosphere Reserve

 

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Curious facts

Over 40% of the surface of Lanzarote is under some category of protection in Europe, state or autonomous. This data tells us about the vast wealth of natural treasures of the island, and how its population has managed to preserve and enhance these values.

Other curiosities

 
 
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