Where is Lanzarote?
Lanzarote is the most eastern island in the Canary archipelago. It is located north of Fuerteventura, and 125 kilometers away from the Sahara in Africa.
So many things to enjoy in Lanzarote!
The Timanfaya volcano is the main sight in Lanzarote and its most visited attractions. Riding a camel in vulcanic soil is a great thing to do! Wine lovers will also have the chance to experience one of the most amazing terroirs in the planet. The south of Lanzarote has fantastic beaches, some of which could even rival the ones in Fuerteventura. Also, must-do things in Lanzarote include a visit to at least one of Cesar Manrique’s master pieces, diving near Puerto del Carmen, or enjoy the best surf in the Canary Islands near Caleta de Famara, or a day excursion to La Graciosa, an islet reachable by boat where you will be able to enjoy deserted beaches.
Quick facts about Lanzarote
With just 150,000 inhabitants,Lanzarote is the least mountainous of the islands in the Canary archipelago. Its highest point is at less than 700 meters (Peñas de Chache in the north). The lack of mountains has an impact on climate: the alisios winds can access the island easier and the weather is in general terms drier and hotter than in the western islands.
There are more than 300 vulcanos in Lanzarote with the last eruptions taking place in 1824.
Adventure and sea sports
Lanzarote offers excellent snorkel and scuba diving opportunities, the most famous area is located around Charco del Palo, where visibility is high due to the white sands. A good number of caves and wrecks (in the area of Puerto del Carmen) are good attractions. This is also the case of the Atlantic Museum, a very special place that can be visited diving!
Lanzarote is also a fantastic destination for surfers with good schools to get initiated.
Typical villages and delightful historical districts
Some of Lanzarote´s small towns and villages are proof that the island is more than beaches and volcanic landscapes. Teguise is a beautiful town with restored buildings and cobbled stones. It was the capital of Lanzarote till Arrecife took over in 1852. Its fantastic Sunday market or monuments like the Castillo de Santa Barbara are worth visiting. Haria and its valley of palm trees provide with good green contrast to the black landscapes in Lanzarote, whilst Yaiza (named after a Guanche princess) offers white houses, squares, and clean streets with flowers and is worth a visit.