Lanzarote UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

LANZAROTE UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Mystical and volcanic landscapes, national natural parks, beautiful beaches, award winning museums, magnificent sunsets and much more… Lanzarote is not to be missed!

A GEM IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

Lanzarote is the most northern of the Spanish Canary Islands.
Located in the Atlantic Ocean 100 km off the Moroccan coast, the island is a dream for any photographer or sports lover.
Expect to find secluded beaches, untouched wilderness, breathtaking landscapes, world class surf spots, good food & wine and a rich cultural heritage.

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TIMANFAYA NATIONAL PARK

Visiting Timanfaya National Park is an absolute must.
The amazing scenery is the result of the last volcanic eruption in the 1700s.
Don’t miss the coach tour through the stunning lava fields. Or you can do it on camel back for a different kind of adventure!
Don’t miss the visitors centre with interactive displays and a simulator where you can feel what it´s like to experience an earthquake.

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EL GOLFO LAGOON

El Golfo is a semicircular crater formed from the volcanic eruptions in 1730. Also known as the green lagoon, its striking green colour originates from the algae that inhabit the sea water trapped in the lagoon.
The sea connects underground and passes through the crater forming a beautiful black beach, which contrasts with the green of the lagoon.
El Golfo itself is a charming fishing village with many restaurants, mainly specialising in fish.

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CESAR MANRIQUE

You can’t say you’ve visited Lanzarote if you haven’t seen at least one of César Manrique’s works.
Cesar Manrique was a sculpture, painter, architect and one of the pioneers of modern art in Spain.
The artist had a major influence on the planning regulations in Lanzarote and on the protection of nature and culture of the island.
Jameos del Agua, Mirador del Rio, Cueva de Los Verdes, Jardín de Cactus, the Museum of Contemporary Art and his wind sculptures are just some of his works located all over the island. César Manrique and Lanzarote offer a perfect symbiosis and expression of art amongst the volcanic peaks that teaches us to respect the natural world.

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LA GERIA WINE REGION

La Geria is Lanzarote’s wine growing region and yet another unique landscape!
Drive through thousands of semi-circular walls surrounding vines planted in hollows. Most of the wine that is produced in Lanzarote is Malvasia, which is one of the oldest known varieties of grape.
Farmers begin by digging small hollows into a 1,5 meters thick layer of porous volcanic granules that trap moist. Then, they plant the vines in the volcanic ash that lies beneath. The semi-circular walls around each of these hollows protect the vines from the wind.
Step into one of the many whine cellars and have a taste of the local wine!

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TEGUISE

Each Sunday morning, Teguise (Lanzarote’s old capital) turns itself into a picturesque and lively market – Mercadillo – where you can find pottery, goat cheese, home made bread, clothes, aloe derived products and other handcrafted products. The main square usually has a band playing and sometimes there are displays of Canarian folklore.
It’s a great place to hunt for souvenirs and shoppers come from all over the island!
You will also come across some of the best restaurants in Lanzarote. You can get anything from and English breakfast to tapas!
For these reasons, Teguise has become one of the main cultural and tourist centres in Lanzarote.

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FAMARA BEACH

Famara is unlike anywhere else in Lanzarote.
Caleta de Famara, a small fishing village inside a natural park, boasts the longest sandy beach on the island (5km) shadowed by a stunning 600m high cliff – El Risco.
With warm waters and great conditions surfers, wind surfers and kitesurfers come here to ride world-class waves; many others come to relax and enjoy its laid-back atmosphere barely touched by tourism.

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WATER SPORTS

Lanzarote is the perfect destination for water sports lovers!
There are countless spots for sailing, deep diving, scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing, Surf, KiteSurf, windsurf, bodyboarding or just splashing around!

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ALL YEAR ROUND SPORTS DESTINATION

Due to its favourable weather conditions all year long, Lanzarote welcomes both amateur and professional athletes throughout the year.
Hiking, cycling, parasailing, running and all types of water sports are just some examples of what you can do in the island. You can also come along just to watch the pros as they compete in one of the many international competitions taking place in the island, such as the Iron Man.