Lanzarote island

Lanzarote Island is the part of Canary Islands group, located in the eastern part of archipelago. It is a little bit more than 100 kilometers from the western Africa. The area of the Lanzarote island is 846 square kilometers, highest peak reaches 671 meters above sea level. Lanzarote has 213 km long coastline. It is volcanic island, the greatest recorded eruptions occurred almost three hundred years ago. During them, some parts of the island where covered by lava. Now that part looks like the surface of the moon, here the Timanfaya national park is established. All the island has been declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. Lanzarote Island is an awesome place for your holidays, adventure and relaxation.

Lanzarote island

Due it‘s warm climate, Lanzarote is well known as a all year round holiday place. The average temperature in winter is about 20 degrees and in midsummer it reaches 30 degrees Celsius. Annual rainfall is low. Long and various coastline offers beaches from windy and wavy for water sport lovers to very calm and shallow for families with children. Everyone here can find a place that he likes – here you can find everything from calm sandy beaches for those who wants just to lie down and relax, to volcanic caves for those who loves adventure.

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The capital of Lanzarote Island is Arrecife, there is also an international airport. Unless the population of the Island is only about 140 000 people, more than 5 million travels through Arrecife airport every year. Most of the island‘s economy is based on tourism, only small part belongs to agriculture. Tourism here is very popular because of warm and spectacular views.

Unless the Lanzarote Island is well known for its lunar panoramas, it also contains high value biodiversity, including endemic species. Endemic means that these species are grown only in this region and nowhere else in the World. There are only rather few vertebrate species in the island. Some of them, such as bats, came here with the human, others, however, are endemic ant protected. From five hundreds of plant species, seventeen are endemic to the island.

Lanzarote island

Lanzarote Island is told to be the first island of the Canary Archipelago to be settled. First settlers may be Phoenicians, which discovered island three thousand years ago. It took many centuries of changing owners of the island, unless in 1927 Lanzarote, along with Fuerteventura, became part of the province of Las Palmas. The government of nowadays island is located in its capital, Arrecife. Now it is part of Spain and most of the residents are Spanish.

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Lanzarote Island is very popular especially between European tourists. Every year island becomes more tourism friendly, as the number of hotels, sightseeing spots, activities and other tourism infrastructure facilities increases. The most popular resort of the Island – The Playa Blanca contains lifeguarded beaches, luxury hotels, bars, restaurants, SPA centers, both water and land attractions and excursions and other facilities for every kind of tourist. As being tourist friendly and having more and more facilities, Lanzarote island is becoming more and more popular destination for holidays, both in winter and in summer. Most popular places are usually natural, such as lunar landscape in Timanfaya national park, Papagaya and many other beaches, the green caves, el golfo volcanic crater and others. Furthermore, there many places for culture lovers: small villages, museums, art galleries, fortresses. Do not forget sandy golden beaches, to spend your leisure time. Also, it is worth visiting black sand beaches, just for new experience. Also, there are a lot of entertainment and activities, as concerts, nightclubs, diving, snorkeling and various water and ground activities. No one gets bored on the Island of Lanzarote.

Lanzarote weather

Weather in Arrieta is really mild. Weather is suitable for all year round travelling. Coldest months are January – February, when temperature can drop to 14 degrees Celsius or even more. The most warm period in Lanzarote is summer, July to September. Average high temperature reaches 30 degrees, sometimes can reach even 40 degrees Celsius.

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