Lanzarote has something different that goes beyond what can be found inany sun and beach destination. Anisland where nature and art go hand in hand, where its people feel and live the commitment and pride of belonging to it, and the food tastes of the sea and the countryside, an island whose essence leaves its mark.
The conservation of cultural heritage is rooted in the history of Lanzarote and its people, and makes it a place that seems destined for dreams. In Lanzarote, their lifestyle has adapted to the volcanic conditions of the land, and they have been able to take advantage of the possibilities that the ash fields have for agriculture.
Jardín de Cactus
It was the last great intervention of César Manrique in Lanzarote.
The eyes of the Lanzarote artist saw beyond the degraded space that was an old rofera, in Lanzarote the quarries from which arid are extracted are called thus, to create a very particular home for cactus flowers from all over the planet.
Jameos del Agua is the first Center for Art, Culture and Tourism created by César Manrique too, and is, for many, the paradigm of his aesthetic ideology: the harmony between nature and artistic creation.
The blind crabs (Munidopsis Polimorpha), an endemic species of the island, continually rocked by the high and low tides, the turquoise water pool, and the tunnel of Atlantis, which goes endless into the blue of the Atlantic.
There are few places that concentrate so many points of interest for the cultural and natural heritage of Lanzarote as the Cueva de los Verdes, a cave with a mythological aura, steeped in legend and full of scenic features of extraordinary beauty and uniqueness.
Formed as a result of the eruptive activity of the Corona Volcano, it is one of the most surprising wonders that hides the bowels of Lanzarote. Used as a hideout for the population against the attacks and invasions of pirates from North Africa during the 16th and 17th centuries, in the 19th century it became a must for European travelers, scholars and scientists fascinated by this unique volcanic formation that, Paradoxically, it owes its name to the surname of a family that kept their livestock in the surroundings, as they say.
Timanfaya National Park is the only eminently geological national park of the Spanish Network of National Parks and represents a sample of recent and historical volcanism in the Macaronesian Region. The volcanic eruptions that occurred between 1730 and 1736, and in 1824, gave rise to numerous geomorphological structures of high volcanological interest. The absence of a blanket of vegetation, the extreme roughness of the forms and the variety of colors present, red, brown, ocher, black and orange, together with the silhouette of the volcanoes and the steep coastline give the park an extraordinary beauty.