One of the most extraordinary landscapes on the planet.
Lanzarote is one of Spain’s seven Canary Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean 125 kms west of Africa and about 1,000 kms from mainland Spain. The island has been destroyed and reborn out of a series of volcanic eruptions which have created one of the most extraordinary landscapes on the planet.
It’s an island of bizarre beauty; few places on earth can offer so many extraordinary sights within such a small area. With an average yearly temperature of 22C and all-year round sunshine, Lanzarote is the perfect place to escape cold and wet winters. But this is an island which offers so much more than sunshine. Here you’ll see sights which are not to be found on the popular Costas of the Spanish mainland – fertile agricultural fields amid eerie formations of petrified lava, beaches of black volcanic sand and vineyards growing in the very bowels of volcanic craters.
This is an island where restaurants grill meat on volcano-powered barbecues! Lanzarote, which includes the small islands of La Graciosa, Alegranza, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este y del Oeste, is just 60 kms long and 20 kms at its widest point. The island is very dry and is considered to be waterless; of all the Canarian Islands, Lanzarote is the one with the least rainfall.
Approximately 130,000 people live in Lanzarote, from them, approximately half live in the capital Arrecife. Each tenth inhabitant is of German nationality! Additionally, there is a yearly average of approximately 50,000 tourists but in the main holiday season the number of tourists exceeds the number of the inhabitants.