Lanzarote is also called, “the different island” thanks to its many contrasts that makes it so different from the other Canary Islands. When you arrive on the island you will notice in it’s wonderful aspects more than 300 volcanoes, the fields of black and red “picon” that create unique colors which contrasts against the turquoise blue of the ocean and its white beaches. You will literally feel like you just arrived on another planet.
Walking through its endless number of trekking-paths submerged in the wild nature you will think you are some actor/actress of a new science-fiction film. Thanks to these characteristics the island of Lanzarote is recognized by UNESCO of Reserve of Biosphere. Cesar Manrique was a local painter/architect that dedicated almost his whole life to protect the nature and wildlife of the island, introducing many of his arts in the surroundings of the island.
Lanzarote is only 806 square km big, but filled up with amazing places you cannot miss to visit; Natural Parks, volcanoes, caves, beaches, and lots of artistic places of interest like Jameos del Agua, Mirador del Rio. We are based in the most perfect place to do excursions in the mountains, between the volcanoes, surrounded by infinite lava-fields and almost primitive nature where you can feel the earth’s energy. You can also enjoy the tranquility of the multi-colored beaches and get deeper into the local fisher towns to try Lanzarote’s finest foods and drinks.
The island is also known in the sports-world, where we you can spectate the wide-known triathlon “IRONMAN”. On the island there are plenty of nice routes for the bicycle-lovers, for either mountain bike or speed bikes. Together with other famous sports on the island like; wave-surfing, kite-surfing, wind-surfing, scubadiving, or just swimming, there are many opportunities to not get bored of any nature.
Lanzarote is perfect for any kind of holidays!
Places of interest
National Park of Timanfaya: situated in the south-west of the island, you can find a volcanic area with more than 300 volcanoes and infinite lava fields, it covers 51 square km of the island.
La Geria: Winegrowing area of Lanzarote where you can find spectacular vine-fields, grown in the lava-black picon. And where of course you can try the local wines in one of the many bodegas.
Playa Papagayo: in the south of the island, virgin-beaches with crystal-blue waters, not to miss.
El Golfo: A small fisher town at the south east of the island, known for its black beach and green lake at sea-level, formed by the collapse of a volcano.
Teguise: In the center of the island, the old capital of Lanzarote. With its little narrow streets and unique architecture from the time of the pirates. On Sunday the market of handcrafted art’s is taking place here and it is the biggest in the Canary Islands.
Jardín de Cactus: In the north, in a little town called Guatiza, you can find a botanic cactus garden with more than 7000 different cacti from all over the world. The garden is one of Cesar Manriques art, build in a crater of a volcano.
Jameos del Agua: in the north, where nature and art melts together. A volcanic collapsed tunnel turned into a beautiful oasis.
Cueva de los Verdes: A volcanic tube in the north of the island, it is said that the tunnel is related to the tunnel of Atlantis. It is packed with small caves, labyrinths and halls that you can visit in a tour that goes for 7 km and to depths of 50 meters.
Haría: A nice village in the north, in the Valley of the 1000 Palms, it is the greenest area on the island and even has its own micro-climate.
Caleton Blanco: With its perfect name, due to the color of the beaches here, that contrasts against the black volcanic rocks and the turquoise blue waters of its beaches filled with natural swimming pools.
Mirador del Rio: At 400 meters of height, you can visit another creation of Cesar Manrique. He transformed an old military-fort into a beautiful touristic viewpoint. The views of the Archipelago of chinijo are impressive.
La Graciosa: A small island in the north of Lanzarote, with golden beaches and yellow mountains, it is also known to be one of the few places in Europe where there are no asphalted streets yet.
Charco de San Gines: A piece of ocean that enter in the city of Arrecife, it makes an extraordinary natural lagoon surrounded by the many local white houses and many little Boats. The “Charco” is a perfect place where you can begin your tour for the centre of the city. Don’t forget to visit the two castles and the wonderful “Playa del Reducto”.
Famara Beach: Without any doubt, the most espectacular beach of the island. Situated in the north west, with its 5 km it’s also known as the magic beach, because of the atmosphere that you can breath. Famara is the ideal beach for doing waters sports, like Surf, Windsurf, Kitesurf and Bodyboard, thanks to the swell of the waves and constant wind. It can be seen in all glory at low tide, when the water format a thin film on the sand which reflects the sky and the cliffs like a gigantic mirror.