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Spain is diverse, with each region having its own traditions and cuisine. A land of wines and joy, of flamenco, dance and tradition. Spain always surprises those who visit it.
On top of its amazing and varied culture, and along with the warmth of its people, you will discover a country of contrasts, of alluring cities and incredible natural scenery. Travel to the centre of this bountiful peninsula to discover Castilian Spain. Unearth Northern Spain's magical locations that include amazing grasslands and green forests, nourished by the Atlantic sea.
Or its fresh and green Mediterranean coast and islands, where the sea breeze will enchant you. Without forgetting to mention the richness of Andalusia, famous inspiration for artists and writers such as Hemingway.
This is Spain, a country that enchants everyone who visits.
Description of the area
With its 7 islands, the Canary archipelago is one of Spain's natural paradises. Each island is different from the others, but they are all united by a single spirit and their beautiful beaches.
This volcanic archipelago was inhabited by the Guanches, from whom the first settlers of the Canaries descended.
Lanzarote's volcanic geography has influenced not only its incredible landscape, but also its agriculture and traditions. People from Lanzarote learned how to grow crops from the black layers of volcanic sand.
This island is both a Biosphere Reserve and a Marine Reserve - a true natural paradise where you can find up to 12 protected natural areas. The World Tourism Organisation has declared it a universal model for sustainable development.
Exquisite fish dishes are accompanied by Mojo, a sauce made with traditional Canary spices.
Papas arrugadas (wrinkly potatoes boiled in their own skin) with mojo picón (red chilli sauce)
Sancocho. Traditional Canary fish stew
Majorero cheese. Different flavours of goat cheese
Gofio escaldado. Gofio escaldado is made by mixing one of the island's most traditional products, gofio (roasted corn flour) with milk or stock
Timanfaya National Park. Incredible backdrop of recent eruptions that took place between 1740 and 1820. Here you can see a great variety of active geological phenomena related to the volcanic nature of the island
Jameos del Agua. To the north of Lanzarote, at the foot of the Monte de la Corona volcano, which last erupted 3,000 years ago, there are some of the most interesting caves in the world
La Cueva de Los Verdes. Located in the north of Lanzarote, to the southeast of the Monte de la Corona volcano, there is a 6 km-long system of underground volcanic caves which connect to the Jameos del Agua
The Cactus Garden. Plantation with an extensive variety of cactus over an ancient quarry
Teguise. This was the capital of Lanzarote until 1852, and has become one of the main cultural and tourist centres of the island
Santa Barbara Castle Museum. Costal surveillance tower located on the Montaña de Guanapay, to the east of Teguise.
César Manrique Foundation. The great cultural centre of the island which gathers the works of this brilliant artist.
Museum of Modern Art. Situated in San Jose Castle, a fortress built from 1776 to 1779 under the reign of King Carlos III.
Activities in the area
"Rancho Texas" theme park with shows with sea lions, birds of prey, parrots and cowboy lasso shows, visit our Texan gardens and fauna, the Corral del Agua (swimming pools and splash pool) and restaurants serving authentic Texan specialities.
Recommended excursions Northern area
A day trip by ferry to La Graciosa island, Mirador del Rio (with panoramic views of the neighbouring island of La Graciosa), a market with bohemian arts in the picturesque town of Haría (Saturday mornings), Jameos de Agua, Cueva de los Verdes, Cactus Garden, visit to the historical Villa de Teguise, with its great street market on Sunday mornings, Risco de Famará beach (recommended for surfing enthusiasts).
Recommended excursions Central area
The Campesino Monument, the Cesar Manrique Foundation (house designed by the famous architect of the same name whose work and vision continues to mark the landscape of Lanzarote), the Wine Route in La Geria (volcanic landscape that contrasts starkly with the grape vines, the picturesque typical white villages of Lanzarote and the dramatic red and black volcanic rock). Submarine excursion from Puerto Calero.
Recommended excursions Southern area
Timanfaya National Park, with guided bus tours of the craters, the Visitors and Interpretation Centre of Mancha Blanca, with an exhibition illustrating the volcanic phenomena, the impressive volcanic coast at Los Hervideros and the Gulf with the green lagoon (if you look carefully enough on the beach you may even find an olivina, a bright green semi-precious stone), Las Salinas. A day trip to the neighbouring islands of Fuerteventura and Lobos (by ferry from Playa Blanca, boat excursions also leave from Puerto Calero).
The market organised in Teguise, the old capital of Lanzarote, is one the main tourist attractions. Here you can find many stands with handicrafts and local products. La Geria has a long tradition of growing grapes, producing "El Grifo" wine which is typical of the region.
Lanzarote has several shopping centres which open their doors from Monday to Saturday, 10.00 to 22.00.