Papagayo Beach

Lanzarote (Island)

Lanzarote, land of volcanoes

Canary Islands

Lanzarote is one of the most fascinating of the Canary Islands. As soon as you step foot on the island, you notice the unique colours of its volcanic landscapes, contrasting with the blue of the Atlantic.

There are hardly any trees, but the plant life is surprisingly lush and beautiful. The villages are full of little white houses, and the horizon is endless. Here nature lives side by side with art.

Time seems to stand still, and travellers understand they are in one of the most special places on Earth. So relax, take your time visiting the island’s museums, caves and empty beaches, taste its exceptional wines, and you’ll see why this place is so unique.  

Moulded by César Manrique

One of the fundamental figures in the story of the island is César Manrique. A painter, sculptor and architect, he found his true calling as an artist in his efforts to preserve the island’s wonderful natural environment with architectural creations which merge with their surroundings. Thanks to him, today we can visit the Casa del Volcán (the house where he lived), the impressive viewing point at Mirador del Río with views of La Graciosa island, lava tubes in Jameos del Agua, the cave of Los Verdes where you can attend a concert, and a garden with over 7000 cacti. The whole island seems to exist in this fusion of art and nature. It’s a pleasure to discover the local lifestyle, its art galleries and charming towns like Teguise, full of artisan workshops.

Surprising nature and gastronomy

More than 100 volcanoes shape the island’s almost moon-like landscapes. One of the most impressive is the Timanfaya National Park, where you can observe 25 craters, or eat in one of the most original restaurants in the world, El Diablo, where the food is cooked using the natural heat of the earth. Equally impressive are the islands’ natural parks Chinijo and Los Volcanes. The latter surprises visitors with its Charco Verde, an amazing verdant green lagoon connected to the ocean by underground cracks. The beauty of the unique beaches such as Famara and Papagayo are no less awe-inspiring. Beaches with white, golden or black volcanic sand, they all seem to invite tranquillity. The originality of the island is also present in its gastronomy. For example, the area of La Geria takes full advantage of the volcanic, ash-covered soil to create vineyards in holes in the ground protected by semi-circular walls built from volcanic rock to produce wines such as the famous Malvasía. And to accompany these wines, there’s nothing better than some of the area’s characteristic products such as the “papas arrugadas” (wrinkled potatoes), the green and red mojo sauces, fish such as “la vieja”, and desserts including “bienmesabe” (consisting of ground almonds, honey, egg yolks, cinnamon, sugar syrup, and lemon zest)… In all, experiencing Lanzarote involves enjoying direct contact with nature, feeling free and feeling good.

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