Lanzarote -The Volcano Island
Lanzarote is the northern and easternmost of the Canary Islands. It is popularly known as "The Island of the Volcanoes" because of the strong volcanic activity in the early eighteenth century. Lanzarote is located 140 km off the coast of Africa, and a thousand kilometers from the Spanish coast. Its climate, subtropical, like the other Canary Islands, there is low rainfalls and a warm climate. Las Peñas del Chache, with 670 m of altitude, is the highest peak of the island.
Lanzarote is just a spectacular natural paradise, with the most diverse landscapes and great natural value. Lanzarote is a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
"To me Lanzarote was the most beautiful place on earth, .. I decided to show the beauty of Lanzarote to the world .."
Cesar Manrique, Designer, Architect
In the north of the island of Lanzarote there is a group of islets known as the "Chinijo Archipelago"
La Graciosa: This small island, of about 29 sq km belongs administratively to Lanzarote, it is the largest of the islands and islets of Lanzarote that make up the archipelago Chinijo. South of the island of La Graciosa is dominated by broad white sand beaches, such as La Cocina and Los Franceses.
Also located on the coast of La Graciosa we´ll find the only two "towns" of the island: Caleta de Sebo and Pedro Barba. The first is the original village, while the second is a small tourist center. Like the rest of the Canary Islands, it is of volcanic origin. Its highest peak is the Aguja(needle), with 266 m. The island is accessible only by sea from the town of Orzola, in Hária, but also has a heliport located close to Caleta del Sebo. There is a councilor for la Graciosa in the municipality of Teguise.
Alegranza: This little island is about 10 km ² and is located 10 km north of Lanzarote, belongs administratively to the municipality of Teguise, without being inhabited, was declared of Cultural Interest in 2002. The volcanic scenery is characterized by the presence of a large volcano which forms the Caldera de Alegranza, with a crater of 1.1 km in diameter and a height of 289 meters.
Montaña Clara: Another small island of Lanzarote, we'll find it between La Graciosa and Alegranza, covers an area of 1.33 square kilometers, and its highest elevation is recorded in the Mariana, with 256 meters height. Montaña Clara has never been permanently inhabited. Despite its small size is an important refuge for important species of endangered animals like the Canarian shrew or the "piano pechialbo", protected species of the Canarian Government.
Roque del Este(Rock of the East): With 0.06km ², its maximum altitude north of the island is 84mts and south does not reach more than 63mts. It is the most easterly of the Canary Islands and as it´s neighbors is of volcanic origin.
Roque del Oeste(Rock of the West): It is the smallest inhabited island of the archipelago Chinijo of 0.02km ² (200m) and 41mts in height and belongs to the municipality of Teguise.
Teguise: Teguise is situated in the center of the island of Lanzarote. The municipality extends over a belt stretching from the east coast to the west and includes several towns, islands and islets in the archipelago Chinijo. The town of Teguise, popularly known as "La Villa", was the capital of Lanzarote in 1847 until it moved to the headquarters city of Arrecife. The municipality of Teguise, with 263 km2, is the largest of the island of Lanzarote.
Tías: Situated on the East side of the Island of Lanzarote, it consists of the
towns of Tias, Puerto del Carmen, La Asomada, Masdache, Conil y Tegoyo.
The coastal strip, which covers all of southern municipality of Tias, has a more western cliff section, while from Punta Tiñosa to Guasimeta, is a succession of sandy beaches, which are just, overall: The Beaches(Las Playas):. Much of the end of Tias is occupied by recent volcanic materials belonging to the Second Volcanic Cycle and even earlier.
Tinajo: Tinajo municipality is located in West part of the Island of Lanzarote, Canary Islands, agricultural town par excellence. The wines of the area are renowned reputation in Tinajo and Spain. At Mancha Blanca, is the chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows or Volcanoes, Patroness of Lanzarote.
Yayza: Here you can enjoy the best beaches on the island, Playa Papagayo, Playa Quemada, Flamingo, and a few more. and the Natural Park of Timanfaya, the natural space Janubio and Los Ajaches
It extends in the center of the island, boundaries between very different landscapes delimited by the "Monument to the Peasant". In the southernmost municipality of Yaiza in the area known as "The Rubicon", was installed the first European settlement in the Canary Islands in 1402, where began the conquest of the Archipelago.
Arrecife: Arrecife is the capital of the island since the nineteenth century, is the administrative and commercial center that hosts more than half the population of the island.
Haria: The town of Haria is situated north of the island of Lanzarote, with lots of native vegetation and cultivated fields It would become a complex and unique palm oasis.