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Written by Daniel Portendorfer

May 18th, 2019
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A fascinating Spanish island located in the Atlantic Ocean, Lanzarote is truly a delight for those who wish to unwind on some enchanting beaches under warm rays of the sun. It is the fourth largest of all the islands in the archipelago of Canary Islands. The island has more than 16 kilometres of the beach area, which means you'll get to enjoy the best of sun and sand while holidaying on this Canary Island. It also comprises regions that are covered by sand, rocky areas, and an enchanting coastline. The Famara mountain ranges and the El Jable desert located down south give adventure-seekers plenty of opportunities to indulge in some thrilling activities.

Pleasant Weather

Pleasant Weather

Lanzarote possesses a sub-tropical desert climate with small amounts of rainfall happening during the winter months. The climate remains pleasant throughout the year, which makes your lanzarote holidays memorable. No wonder that this part of the world is known as the 'Island of Eternal Spring'. On average, this Spanish island gets roughly about 16 days of rainfall between the months of December and February. A hot wind called 'sirocco' prevails at times, creating a dry and dusty atmosphere across the island. However, the overall weather of Lanzarote is extremely delightful and perfect for getting out into the sun.

Interesting History

Interesting History

It is believed that the Phoenicians were the ones who first settled on the island. The Roman records mention the islands of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote as the purple islands. Mostly ignored until the end of the 10th century after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the Canary Islands caught the attention of the Arabs who began arriving in the region around this period. The first European settlement in these islands appeared in the year 1402. Attempts were made by several large empires to conquer the islands, and they were finally brought under the Spanish rule.

Volcanic Landscapes

Volcanic Landscapes

This particular island was formed about 15 million years ago by volcanic eruptions. You can find some solidified lava streams and a massive rock formation while exploring the islands. The greatest volcanic eruptions were recorded during the period between 1730 and 1736 in the region that is now called Timanfaya National Park. Some of the plant species found on the island can survive even with scarce water. The Canary Island pine and the Canary Island date palm are two greatest examples. You can witness beautiful sights of flowers in full bloom during the months of February and March.

Popular Attractions

Popular Attractions

Don't forget to explore the vineyards of La Geria while in Lanzarote. A unique agricultural technique is used in them to harvest rainfall and dew. In this technique, the single vines are planted in pits that are 2 to 3 metres deep and 4 to 5 metres wide. These pits are separated with small walls of stone built around each of them. If you're interested in exploring the wildlife of this region, you'll get to see falcons and Gallotia lizards. The island also shelters the rare Canarian Egyptian vulture. Among the notable festivals of this island is the 'Virgin of the Volcanoes', which is held on the 15th of September every year in the village of Mancha Blanca.

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