World Biosphere Reserve
Lanzarote is the third most populated island in the Canarian archipelago, after Tenerife and Gran Canaria. It has a population of about 145,000 inhabitants and an area of 845.94 km², which makes it the fourth largest island in the Canaries. The island is located in the northeast of the archipelago and it has been declared a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco in 1993.
It is an authentic territory that is worth exploring, and you can do it by ferry, with Líneas Romero, which connects the points of Puerto del Carmen, Puerto Calero, Punta Papagayo and Playa Blanca. In the north of the island you will find the Chinijo archipelago, smaller islands of La Graciosa (which you can also visit by ferry with Líneas Romero), Alegranza, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste.
The name of Lanzarote comes from the Genoese navigator Lanceloto Malocello, a merchant, navigator and explorer of the Republic of Genoa who first stepped on the island in the fourteenth century.
The climate of Lanzarote is exceptional. On this island it is always spring, with sun and temperatures ranging between 17 and 24 degrees Celsius. Fascinating! These temperatures define its climate as subtropical and dry, or sub-desert. And no wonder – Lanzarote is located in the Atlantic Ocean, about 100 kilometers from the African continent, at the height of the Sahara desert.
Volcanic eruptions of the island have caused a great impact to the relief and the landscape of the island. The highest point is at 670 meters of altitude and is called the Peñas del Chache.
The Timanfaya National Park is its most impressive natural area. It is an area of more than 50 km² where you can observe more than 25 volcanoes, apart from lava fields and other volcanic formations in perfect condition.
Lanzarote boasts its endemic flora and fauna. In addition, the island has been at the forefront of the Canary Islands in terms of environmental awareness, as demonstrated by its pioneering legal framework to achieve a perfect balance between tourism development and preservation of the natural environment. Lanzarote, like the rest of the Canary Islands, is governed by the Cabildo Insular, an exclusive institution of the archipelago in relation to governmental matters.
Líneas Romero offers a wide range of sea routes by ferry between some of its most famous beaches, and among other islands. In addition, Líneas Romero offers excursions that depart from Lanzarote to the islands of La Graciosa and Fuerteventura. There is no better way to get to know the Canary Islands!
Escape by sailing the Atlantic and discover these wild islands that will captivate you.