Why to come
Lanzarote is pure geology, underwater and moonlike sites, crystal clear waters, thirsty lands, palms' oasis, it is harmonic life of man and nature. Undoubtedly a land of contrasts.
It is the easternmost island of the Canary Islands, it is identified by the great amount of volcanoes that cover it due to the great volcanic activity of the early XVIII century.
Where to find us
Lanzarote is located at a distance of 1,000 km of the Iberian Peninsula and 140 of the African coast.
It has an area of 845.93 km. and a population of 135,000 inhabitants.
In the north of the island are the smaller islets and islands of La Graciosa, Alegranza, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste.
A WONDERFUL ISLAND
Lanzarote has the Timanfaya National Park and is under the protection of Reserve of the Biosphere by Unesco. It is also an island full of culture. Six other tourist centres dedicated to visitors and more than 15 museums and art galleries supports the quality of its land and coasts.
An eternal spring, the average annual temperature is 21 º C, adorns each day the blue sky of Lanzarote and in the evening, the sky is dyed in the clear light of the moonshine.
Lanzarote Biosphere Reserve
Declared in 1993 as a Biosphere Reserve bythe United Nations Education Culture and Science Organization (UNESCO).
The Centres for Arts, Culture and Tourism of Lanzarote are a must and certainly a pleasure for the senses.
It is impossible to imagine Lanzarote as it is today without Cesar Manrique. Painter, sculptor, ecologist, curator of monuments, construction counselor, planner of urban complexes, landscapes and gardens designer. A whole example to follow.
Peoples & Customs
To know Lanzarote it is necessary to know the customs and history of its people.
The mix of people of different origins, and therefore, of different cultures reflects the current life of an island full of tradition.
Did you know that ...?
Origin of the name "Canary": Many believe that the Canary Islands took their name from the birds canaries. Yet it is precisely the opposite because it was the "canora avecilla" which took its name from the islands.
The Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder in the first century of our era wrote that the king of Mauritania sent a dispatch to the fabulous Fortunate Islands which were in the Dark Ocean, beyond the Pillars of Hercules (the Strait of Gibraltar). In one of them they found a fierce breed of dog (can, canis in Latin) and therefore called "Insula Canaria" or the island of dogs. The legendary dogs from the Canary Islands are the emblematic figures that hold the shield of the Canary Islands.