Lanzarote — Introduction
Sitting less than 129 kilometres off the coast of Africa, Lanzarote is a perfect year-round destination with many beautiful golden and white sandy beaches.
Due to its volcanic past and dry climate Lanzarote’s extraordinary landscape is often described as lunar and it’s home to the longest volcanic tunnel in the world, the Atlantida Tunnel – over seven kilometres long.
This volcanic landscape has blessed the island with fantastically fertile soil and this is at its most impressive in the unusual semi-circular vineyards where they produce fine wines. Meanwhile the area around the town of Haría is renowned as the Valley of a Thousand Palms for its abundance of tropical palm trees.
The former capital Teguise is almost 600-years-old – among the oldest in the Canaries. Its lovely square, San Miguel Plaza, is overlooked by the Castillo de Santa Barbara, a beautiful 16th century castle.