Lanzarote is a beautiful volcanic island located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Africa, part of Las Palmas province, belonging to Canary Islands, Spain, it has a subtropical climate with very low rainfall, warm and sunny weather all year round. Check out the Live HD Webcams to see what the weather is like in Lanzarote.
This popular destination is famous for its fresh seafood and potatoes; it offers a unique landscape, many fascinating attractions, spectacular natural sites, verdant valleys, incredible museums, fabulous hotels and beautiful white sand beaches.
Besides having stunning beaches, this whole island was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, including all its towns and villages.
Home to the longest natural underwater volcanic lava tube in the world, a 7 km long tunnel, Tunel of Atlantis - Túnel de la Atlántida formed by La Corona Volcano 20,000 years ago, located north of Lanzarote Jameos del Agua and Cueva de los Verdes.
Timanfaya National Park is a protected area surrounded by active volcanos and guided walking tours are available for a closer look.
For water sports lovers, Caleta de Famara and Caleto Caballo are popular surfing spots. If you head to Los Cucharas beach in Costa Teguise you will find a great windsurfing location. Puerto del Carmen or Playa Blanca you can experience Game fishing.
For best shopping opportunities head to Lanzarote's capital, Arrecife located in the centre-east of the island.
Population: 149.183 inhabitants
Other major cities: Haria, San Bartolomé, Teguise, Tías, Tinajo, Yazia
Main attractions: Timanfaya National Park, Mirador del Rio, El Golfo, Jameos del Agua, Cueva de los Verdes, Volcanic vineyards in La Geria, Castillo de San Gabriel, Cactus Garden (Jardin de Cactus), San José Castle International Museum of Contemporary Art , César Manrique House Museum, Fundación César Manrique, Lagomar (house of Omar Sharif), Famara, La Geria
Beaches: Puerto del Carmen, Teguise and Playa Blanca, Punta del Papagayo, Playa Quemada
Nearest Airports: César Manrique-Lanzarote Airport (ACE) - Aeropuerto de César Manrique-Lanzarote