LAND OF THE VOLCANOES
Is the closest island to Africa. Located on the northwest coast of mainland Africa,
just off 100 km between Morocco and Western Sahara.
Lanzarote is the second island that emerged from the ocean, 11 million years ago, right after the island of Fuerteventura. Ever since and until our modern time, the island is still pursuing its formation process with eruptions and erosions that keep shaping the island, providing it with a spectacular appearance.
Lanzarote possesses this unlikeness that encompasses what can be found anywhere.
Featuring black and reddish volcanic soils, the island is sealed with a unique essence where nature and art makes a perfect alliance.
Although it does not exceed 800 square kilometers in area, the diversity of its landscapes is striking. The volcanic eruption bestowed the island with a spectacular display of singular forms and beauty. Alongside unusual landscapes formed by volcanic caves, lava lakes and craters, lay beaches of golden sand and transparent waters.
In the North
Lanzarote is not alone, as it is accompanied by small islands and islets such as Alegranza, La Graciosa, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este, Roque del Oeste, that gravitate as satellites at north of Lanzarote, to form the Chinijo archipelago.
It has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
40% of the territory of Lanzarote are protected natural areas, among which proudly shines the emblematic National Park of Timanfaya.
In the South
We can find one of the most visited natural parks of Spain: The National Park of Timanfaya.
A breathtaking scenery of natural volcanic landscape crafted by multiple volcanic eruptions between 1730-1736.
For more than two centuries, ever since the eruption of Timanfaya, the rugged coastline has shaped its rocky volcanic geography creating a peculiar coastal landscape.
With all respect to Timanfaya, there are more landscapes of undoubted value: Salinas de Janubio, Los Hervideros and Charco de los Clicos.