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Lanzarote, Canary Islands

With its landscapes filled with beaches and more than 300 volcanoes, plus perfect weather all year round, you'll quickly see why Lanzarote is an award-winning tourist destination. The island's dedication to the environment and tourism has even resulted in recognition from the World Tourism Organisation as a universal model of sustainable development. In addition, the island has gone to considerable lengths to preserve its own history, culture and heritage.

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Lanzarote, Canary Islands

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

Visit the César Manrique Foundation to admire works by the world-famous artist as well as his private collection of other artists. The Foundation resides in what was once Manrique's house, which has architectural features just as fascinating as the art inside it. Some of the more interesting features are the five lava bubbles that were turned into underground rooms when the house was built.

Other Fun Things to Do

Visit El Golfo, a volcanic crater filled with underground seawater. It's a spectacular sight, with stunning deep-green water on a black-sand beach.
Explore the national park of Timanfaya. This volcanic field has approximately 180 different plant species and is used as an authentic laboratory for biological research.
Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art, located in the Castle of San José, a historic monument preserved by César Manrique.

Sporting Adventures

As an ecological paradise, Lanzarote is perfect for exploring. Its crystal-clear waters, scuba diving and snorkelling are phenomenal, as are the deep-sea fishing and surfing. Another advantage Lanzarote has is the wind itself. With steady trade winds all year round, it's one of the best windsurfing spots in the world. Or, if you'd rather stay on land, you can go horse riding on the beach, venture out on a bike trip or hit the golf course.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

In addition to traditional Spanish cuisine, such as tapas, paella and spicy mojo sauces, you'll probably see the local favourite, Gofio, on the menu as well. Made from toasted or ground maize or wheat, it is often served with a drink or a meal.

Local Currency

The Canary Island's official currency is the euro (EUR). Credit cards and traveller's cheques are also widely accepted.

Weather in Lanzarote, Canary Islands

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Mean Temperature 62° 16.67°
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Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 1 in 2.54 cm

    Before You Visit

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