Lanzarote is a beautiful island and forms part of the collective Canary Islands. Known as the Fire Island, Lanzarote has a striking terrain mostly due to the volcanic eruptions in the 1700s, the worst being the eruption of 1730 which lasted for a whole six years! The result was the permanently changed landscape that we see today. Molten lava covered over 200 km of the island and destroyed around 26 villages forcing resident to leave the island for neighbouring Cuba and Africa. The red mountainous landscape is never far from view and offers some amazing backdrops to the beautiful North Atlantic ocean. Lanzarote is known as a volcanic island and still has active volcanos that you can visit. The main one is called simply "Lanzarote Volcano" and is located in the beautiful Timanfaya Park.
The eruptions in the 1700s created the iconic skyline you see today. The eruptions created 30 volcanic rock cones which line the island and have given the backdrop to many a hollywood movie. No visit to the island is complete without a journey to the top of one of these giants to see the sheer power of mother natures wrath... even if it's only to cook some food on the biggest BBQ you've ever seen!
Aside from volcanos and BBQs Lanzarote is also famous for it's glorious white beeches. Playa Blanca (meaning white beach) has arguably the best spot for walks and sunbathing, while Puerto Del Camren, Yaiza and Costa Teguise head up the pack. You're really spoilt for choice on the island when it comes to beeches but Lanzarote also has a nearby unpopulated island that you can visit called La Graciosa. The island know as Chinijo Archipelago separates the arm of the sea and even has a restaurant that you can eat.
Time zone: Same as UK
Phone code: 0034
Emergency services: 112
Flight time: Lanzarote is just over four hours from UK airports.
Explore our beautiful island before you arrive. Have a look around on here or view on Google Maps.