Lanzarote Island

The island of Lanzarote is one of the most unusual Canary Islands; its surface is covered with numerous volcanoes. The most famous are united by the Timanfaya National Park; in total there are more than 300 volcanoes in the park. Almost 1.5 million tourists visit the park annually.

Lanzarote Island


Lanzarote appeared 22 million years ago. It received its name from the merchant Lancelotto Malocello, who arrived in 1312. The original name was Titerogakaet, which means “she who burns.” This is what the aborigines called the island in ancient times.

The island is popular for surfing enthusiasts; professionals consider it one of the 3 best in Europe. Surf spots on local beaches are suitable for a variety of surfing options - from reef surfing to beach breaks. All summer and autumn, numerous tourists “catch the wave”. For beginners, surf schools are open right on the beaches.

Lanzarote Island

The best beach is considered to be Famara - Atlantic Hawaii - as it is called. This is the easiest and safest place to learn the basics of surfing and improve your skills. The beach stretches for 6 km, on its territory there are many surf schools and several surf camps are based, the stay of which includes breakfast and accommodation in apart-hostels. Young people like the camp regime - warm-up in the morning, breakfast and boarding until the evening. After training, a wild night of fun begins, often lasting until the morning.


The climate of the Island of Lanzarote seems to be specially adjusted to athletes and amateurs - the water temperature stays around 20 degrees all year round, constant waves reaching 4 m in winter. When the wind picks up, it’s time for kitesurfing.

On one side of the beach there is the village of Caleta de Famara, on the other side there is the Risco de Famara rock, on top of which there is an excellent observation deck of El Rio. An unforgettable, vivid impression will be left by watching sunset or sunrise on the site, when the sun stands out in contrast against the blue ocean, gray-brown rocks and white sand in the purple sky.

The coast of Lanzarote is indented with numerous coves and bays, surrounded by beaches with white, golden and red sand. In addition to Famara Beach, the beaches in the areas of Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise are especially popular.

Playa Blanca is a magnificent resort with a huge number of hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars. From here you can take a ferry to Fuerteventura. In the southern part of Lanzarote lie the magnificent beaches of Papagayo Bay. Unique beauty of nature also opens in the neighboring bays of Pozo, Congrio and others. Nudists like to relax on the beaches in these bays.

Puerto del Carmen is always crowded with tourists, its beaches are very crowded. They are covered with yellow-golden sand. The area is close to the airport. Not only tourists, but also local residents love to relax on the beaches of Costa Teguise. The coast is covered with soft light sand.

Information for travelers

What you must try in Lanzarote is the local Malvasia wine, goat cheese and, of course, fish and seafood. Wine grapes grow in volcanic tuff. A real futuristic spectacle - small white houses stand on solidified lava against the backdrop of green vineyards.

Malvasia is a sweet white wine. Its technology and name come from Greece. In Lanzarote, Malvasia acquired unique flavors from grapes grown on lava. The taste of this extraordinary wine is clearly enhanced by local goat cheese. It can be soft Tierno, hard Semicurado aged for 3 months, hard and with a spicy taste Curado aged six months. In Timanfaya Park, the Diablo restaurant serves amazing food cooked right on the volcano.

The island of Lanzarote can be compared to the huge experimental workshop of the architect and artist Cesar Manrique, the founder of the “ecologicalism” style. Most of the buildings on the island were built according to his designs. The architect died in 1992. His last project was the Cactus Garden, built in 1991. Now it contains more than 10 thousand species of various representatives of the flora. The island is beautifully called the island of lunar landscapes, and it is rightfully considered the best beach holiday destination.

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Lanzarote Island - geographical coordinates
Latitude: 29.048889
Longitude: -13.62


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