Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Lanzarote is a Spanish Island that comprises the easternmost section of the Canary Islands, off the Coast of Africa. The islands sit in the Atlantic Ocean, and are not only beautiful in both scenery and climate, but they also provide great places to visit, full of culture and history. The island is volcanic in its origin, and the climate is perfect for visiting all year round. Because of the dry climate and subsequent lack of erosion on the island, the eruptions from the volcanoes during the 18th and 19th centuries, in many ways appears to be the same as it did shortly after it erupted. It is a natural monument to Lanzarote’s history.

Los Hervideros, Lanzarote, Canary IslandsLanzarote is considered in theory to be the first Canary Island that was settled. Phoenicians settled there in 1100 B.C. The first known record of the island is from Pliny the Elder’s writing, in which he names five of the Canary Islands. In 1336 a ship arrived from Lisbon and a fort was erected. In 1402 slavery was brought to the island. For 2,053 days, the island was rocked by a series of violent volcanic eruptions. Since then the volcanoes have been mercifully silent, but their hard volcanic plains are considered a natural wonder for both tourist and geologists alike.

The volcanic origin of the island does not conquer the entire theme, however. There are great beautiful, sandy white beaches like Playa Blanca and Papagayo. Something that sets Lanzarote aside as a unique community is the fact that no high rises can be built and no billboards or unsightly advertisements can be erected that obstructs the natural beauty of the island.

Because of the crisp, clean waters that surround the island 79 miles off the coast of Africa, Scuba Diving enthusiasts find it a perfect place to explore. Manta Diving Lanzarote is an English-owned scuba diving centre that’s both fun and safe. Timanfaya National Park is the place where you can visit to see the incredible volcanic wasteland, a reminder of the power of nature. Fundacion Cesar Manrique is a historic site that was the home of a famous Spanish artist. The Rancho Texas Park is an amusement park that is sure to amuse all ages. The Mirador del Rio is an observation and lookout point, built over several levels into an awe-inspiring volcanic rock cliff. It also overlooks a neighboring Canary Island. The Jardin de Cactus is a giant cactus garden, the perfect natural display for a climate as dry as Lanzarote’s. You’ll find every sort of cacti here, just remember not to touch!

Lodging in Lanzarote is no problem. From the Albatros Club to the Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort, the accommodations are fitting for beautiful island. Las Costas in Puerta Del Carmen is beautiful and located in a quiet, relaxing spot, and the La Bresas resort at the Playa Banca Beach is the perfect getaway.

Lanzarote is a unique place to visit. It gives you both a taste of island living and cultural history.


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