There are more than 100 volcanoes on the island of Lanzarote, but the most famous are Montana del Fuego, Montana Timanfaya and Caldera del Corazoncillo. The surreal volcanic landscape in Timanfaya National Park makes you feel more like you're on the moon than on Earth.
Windmill Gofio Mill
In harmony with nature
The nature is a bit sparse, there are hardly any trees and yet Lanzarte exerts a certain fascination on its visitors. Lush vegetation with 180 different plant species, vineyards, cactus plantations and unique geological formations characterize this landscape. Lanzarote was declared a biosphere reserve in 1993 to preserve its natural heritage.
A visit to the Cueva de los Verdes in the northeast of the island is worthwhile in any case. The lava tube formed by La Corona volcano is one of the largest and most interesting in the world. The environments are exceptional, unique and fascinating. The spectacular atmosphere of the cave is used for concerts and other events.
Coast of Lanzarote
Beaches that could not be more different
On Lanzarote you can find light Sahara sand, rustic black volcanic sand and stony beaches that are less inviting for sunbathing. The best bathing beaches are in the south and east of the island. The Papagayo beaches at the southwestern end are easily accessible by car. There are about seven sea bays of different size and nature. But all of them are suitable for sunbathing and swimming. The naturist village Charco del Palo is located in the northeast and has been very popular among nudists and naturists for more than 30 years.
The most beautiful beaches are Caleton Blanco in the north, here the water is calm and shallow, Famara in the northwest with lifeguard, Costa de Papagayo on the east coast and La Graciosa in the southwest. In the tourist areas of Costa Tequise, Playa del Carmen and Playa Blanca you will find additional services such as restaurants, toilets, parking, showers and much more. 29 other beaches on the island can be visited.
Lanzarote is considered a safe vacation destination, the crime rate is low. As with any stay abroad, especially in tourist centers, the risk of being robbed is always present. Be therefore vigilant against so-called "tricksters" who try with all kinds of diversionary tactics and playful stagings to get their money. For this purpose, follow some important tips: Leave your valuables at the hotel and, for a small fee, also take advantage of the safe at the hotel. A rental car should always be locked and items should not be left in the car.
One should always pay attention to the warnings on signs. Flags indicate possible dangers (green: all is well; yellow: cautious; red: danger)!; Black: Bathing forbidden!).
With temperatures averaging 23°, Lanzarote is worth a trip at any time of year. In summer, the thermometer rarely rises above 30 °. The probability of rain ranges from low to none at all. On Lanzarote there is a steady wind (trade winds) from north to northeast all year round. The water temperatures are between 17° C and 22° C.
The climate is stable warm and most of the time dry. If it rains, it rains a little between December and February. Due to the subtropical climate, a higher humidity is to be expected in summer.