Lanzarote, a Spanish island, is the easternmost of the autonomous Canary Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 125 km off the coast of Africa and 1,000 km from the Iberian Peninsula. Covering 845.9 km, it stands as the fourth largest of the islands. The first recorded name for the island, given by Angelino Dulcert, was Insula de Lanzarotus Marocelus, after the Genoese navigator Lancelotto Malocello, from which the modern name is derived.
Yaiza, Lanzarote is the gateway to the south of the island of Lanzarote and onward to Playa Blanca. It is a pleasant sleepy village where most of the local council business is done. With recently tree lined roads, it houses the local townhall and has a floodlit public football stadium. Yaiza is mainly famous for Charco Verde which features a green pond and colorful rims that look like chocolate. The pavement-like ground is near the rim and is fenced.
Arrecife is a city in the Canary Islands situated in the centre-east of the island of Lanzarote of which it has been the capital since 1852. The city owes its name to the rock reef ("Arrecife"=reef in spanish) which covers the beach located in the city. The city also gives its name to the island's nearby airport. The population is 50,785, its density is 2,235.25/km² and the area is 22.72 km². It is south of Haría, east of Tinajo and northeast of Yaiza.
San Bartolomé is a village and ayuntamiento (county) in the Canary Islands, belonging to the Province of Las Palmas. It is situated in the center of the island of Lanzarote. The county of San Bartolomé stretches to the southern coast of the island. Its area is 40.89 km², its density is 403.06/km² and its population 16,481 inhabitants. Its altitude is 240 meters above sea level.
Haría is a municipality in the northern portion of the island of Lanzarote in the Las Palmas province of the Canary Islands and is the northernmost and easternmost Canarian municipality. Surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean, the municipality is bordered to the south by the municipality of Teguise.
Teguise is a Canarian municipality in the north-central and the eastern portion of the island of Lanzarote in the Las Palmas province in the Canary Islands The population is 14,214, its density is 53.84/km² and the area is 263.98 km². The town population is around 3,000. The population doubling time is about 20 years and the growth between 2001 and 2003 was at 10.14% It is located north of Arrecife on a main highway of LZ1 and south of Haría. The main industries are agriculture and tourism.
Guatiza is a Canarian community that is located in the northeastern part of the municipality of Teguise in the northeastern portion of the island of Lanzarote in the Las Palmas province in the Canary Islands and is the northernmost in the Canary Islands as well as the easternmost. The population is 820 which included 390 males and 430 females.
Tías is a town and borough in the southwest of the island of Lanzarote, province of Las Palmas, autonomous community of the Canary Islands, Spain. The town has a population of 15,636, a density of 242 inhabitants per square kilometre and an area of 61.41 km². It is located southeast of the main highway linking Arrecife (the island capital) and Yaiza. The main industry, by far, is tourism.
Tinajo is a Canarian municipality in the western portion of the island of Lanzarote in the Las Palmas province in the Canary Islands. The population is 5,066, its density is 37.45/km² and the area is 135.28 km². It is located on a main highway linking Taiza and Teguise as well as east to Arrecife via LZ20 and is the westernmost terminus and LZ67 to Yaiza. The main industry are agriculture and tourism especially in the park area.
Timanfaya National Park or Parque Nacional de Timanfaya is a Spanish national park covering the municipalities of southern portion of Tinajo and the northern portion of Yaiza in the southwestern part of the island of Lanzarote. The area is 51.07 square kilometres (19.72 sq mi). The parkland is entirely made up of volcanic soil. The statue "El Diablo" by César Manrique is its symbol.
Cueva de los Verdes (Spanish for "Greens' cave", because in the past its owners were the "Verdes" family) is a lava tube located in the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. The cave is a protected area of the Canary Islands. The cave was created around 3,000 years ago from a volcanic eruption in La Corona. An enormous lava stream flowed over the Malpaís de la Corona. For a long time, the lava stream flowed which left the top part to become a cave.
Mirador del Río is a viewpoint situated on an approximately 475 meters high escarpment called Batería del Río in the very north of the Canarian island of Lanzarote. The location was created in 1974 by the local artist César Manrique in his typical style, consisting of a balustraded cafe, a souvenir shop and a platform on its top which are integrated in the lava rock.
Hacha Grande is a mountain on the Canary Island of Lanzarote, with an elevation of 562 m (1844 ft) above sea level. Its name is Spanish meaning Large Axe. It is located in the municipality of Yaiza in the south-east of the island, near the beach resort of Playa Blanca and the Punta de Papagayo.
The church of San Ginés is located in Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands. Originally the location of a hermitage built in 1574 that contained images of Saint Peter and Saint Ginés, it was flooded and completely rebuilt in 1667. It was expanded in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Saint Ginés is Arrecife’s patron saint.
Guinate is a village in the municipality of Haría in northern Lanzarote in the Las Palmas province of Spain. The village has a large (45000 m) tropical park which has numerous bird species, including penguins, and many plants and animals. On the cost there is El Mirador de Guinate which has fine views of the coast and of several small islands.