We all enjoy fun facts. So here are 6 facts about Lanzarote.

Lava Fields

Lava Fields

It is like the moon!

We have all heard of Lanzarote being compared to Mars, but did you know that the European Space Agency trains it’s astronauts on the island?

Cooking at Timanfaya

Cooking at Timanfaya

You can cook using the heat of a volcano!

Set against the volcanic backdrop of Timanfaya National Park the El Diablo restaurant relies on the dormant volcano producing bursts of heat or hot vapour, which rise through a hole in the ground to cook the food.

La Geria wine region

La Geria

A balanced diet is a glass of wine in each hand!

La Geria is a wine producing region which lies at the foot of numerous volcanoes. The area covers 3,000 hectares and incredibly churns out somewhere between five and six million grapes each year and 300,000 bottles of wine.

Big fun on a small island!

It takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes to travel the length of the island, which is 70 KM long by 25 KM wide and has a population of 143,209

Black sands

Black sands

We have some black sand beaches!

Lanzarote has over 100 beaches, some have golden sand, some have white sand and a few of them have black sand, which is composed of volcanic minerals and lava fragments.

Famara Beach

Famara Beach

Surf’s up!

Lanzarote is known as the Hawaii of Europe, which should tell you something about the waves that you can expect on a surf trip here.

These are 6 facts about Lanzarote, but you can read many more in this section of the website: Top Tips