Canary island Lanzarote is the most northern archipelago. Its distance to the Spanish mainland coast is about 1 000 kilometers and is one of its main attractions is the tourism Lanzarote.
It is also the bridge between Europe and Africa to America. Its distance from the African coast is 100 kilometers. It has a population of about 126 000 inhabitants.
Lanzarote is one of the seven main Canary Islands, along with El Hierro, La Palma, La Gomera, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura.
Its capital is Arrecife, and the island itself occupies an area of 800 square kilometers, with a mountainous relief. It is a volcanic island, in fact, to the south of it, is located Timanfaya National Park, composed of volcanic rock and an amazing lunar landscape. Its maximum altitude is 607 m (Peñas del chache).
Lanzarote has a special charm and great scenic beauty, it is a paradise, so in 1993 it was declared a Biosphere Reserve, thus being an example of sustainable development. The number of tourist beds on the island is limited, and its urban growth. In this regard, it is noteworthy that 90% of the land of Lanzarote is protected in some way.
In the soil there are more than 10 protected sites, among which said Timanfaya National Park, The Archipelago Chinijo, Las Calas de Papagayo, without forgetting other attractions as: La Graciosa Island, El Mirador del Rio, Jameos Water, La Cueva de los Verdes, The Cactus Garden, The Cesar Manrique, the Agricultural Museum, El Monumento al Campesino, Las Bodegas del Grifo, Bodegas Stratus, The Visitor Center, El Golfo, Los Swarms, Las Salinas Foundation janubio.
Among the municipalities of Lanzarote, highlight its capital, Arrecife, and the remaining, Haria, San Bartolomé, Teguise, Tias and Yaiza Tinajo. These, in turn, have districts.
Tourism in Lanzarote is very rich and varied, from rural to city, beaches, lunar landscapes, a very own cuisine, museums and monuments and of course, an average year-round temperature above 20 degrees.
To Lanzarote, tourism is very important because it generates 80% of revenues of the island, a fact that reflects the importance of maintaining its heritage, its natural charms, unencumbered by urban fever.
All care that the population of this island has with its environment is reflected in its Network of Centres of Art, Culture and Tourism Network whose purpose is to spread the natural heritage of Lanzarote both those who reside on the island as those who visit us.
Importantly, the legacy of César Manrique in Lanzarote particular architecture for its deep commitment to environmental protection.
Lanzarote is a Biosphere Reserve by chance, Lanzarote is a Biosphere Reserve because canaries have managed care for their environment and their treasures from the volcanic rock your desert landscapes, all with a touch of quality to tourists, so that when leave the island, takes with him fond memories of your stay in Lanzarote.