Lanzarote is one of the islands forming the archipelago of the Canary Islands, the northernmost and the easternmost of the seven islands, belonging to the province of Las Palmas; its capital is Arrecife. Lanzarote is known as the "island of the volcanoes" because of the volcanic mantle that extends along much of its surface of 846 km2, with a population of just over 142,000 inhabitants.
The island of Lanzarote has a wonderful nature in both flora and fauna, which is one of the major tourist attractions of the place. Next to Gran Canaria the island is a leader in environmental awareness and was recognized in 1993 as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
The island has a subtropical climate with little rainfall, dry or sub desert, with little temperature variation both between the different seasons and between day and night, which range between 17º C during January and 24º C during August.
Five geographical landmarks compose the morphology of Lanzarote, with a unique personality, each of these places are home to varied landscapes with wonderful natural and geological value. Two mountain ranges located in the far north (Famara-Gualifay) and in the south (Los Ajaches), a tongue of marine sand known as El Jable, which crosses the centre of the island and two areas that form the Timanfaya volcano, in central south, and the volcano and badlands of La Corona located in the North.
Timanfaya National Park, declared as such in 1974, is an area of 50 km2 in which you can find more than 25 volcanoes, apart from lava fields and other volcanic features; inside you can find the natural Monument of the Fire Mountains which still registers small activities. The park is surrounded by a second protected area, the Natural Park of the Volcanoes, plus you can find a place called La Geria, which shows a perfect union between man and nature.
La Corona Volcano has a natural underwater tunnel called Tunnel of Atlantis; two sections of this gallery are open to tourism, which are the Cueva de los Verdes and Los Jameos del Agua.
The Puerto del Carmen in the municipality of Tias was opened in 1967 and has been the reference and main tourist area of Lanzarote; its extension covers 7 kilometers of coastline and the hotels Fariones and San Antonio are landmarks that have seen the evolution of tourism in Lanzarote.
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