Altitude:670 m. /
Coastal Perimetre:213 km
Lanzarote is a nice little island, part of the Canarian archipelago, it is together with La Graciosa the most eastern islands of the canaries, at 110 kilometres from Africa.
It has found a quick development during the last 30 years based on the arrival of tourism and nowadays it counts with an impressive infrastructure, however it has kept its forms, particularities and charm.
Three points of the island were bound to tourism.
The oldest of the three is "Puerto del Carmen" situated at the East coast, more or less in the middle.
Secondly comes "Costa Teguise" also situated at the Eastern coast but further North.
The last one is "Playa Blanca" southern village of Lanzarote with view over the white sand dunes of the neighbour island of Fuerteventura.
Lanzarote is one of the five Biosphere Reserves of the Canary Islands Archipelago, and was declared as such in 1993 by the UNESCO. Due to the biodiversity and the multiple types of landscape Lanzarote counts nowadays with 10 protected natural parks, in which the leading objective is preservation of species of flora and fauna, and also protection of the spectacular geomorphologic beauty that it offers.
The natural Parks of Lanzarote are listed down below: