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Lanzarote - Canaries - Spain

The Canaries lie in the Atlantic Ocean, south west of Spain and north west of Africa, directly in front of the coast of Morocco. Due to this geographical location, the islands always have been an important station for the navigation between Europe, Asia and America.These islands boast a fair, spring like climate year-round. Visitors flock to the islands' casinos, golf courses, tennis courts and natural wonders, including good beaches of white, gold and black sand. The Canaries today consist of seven islands divided, Four Main Islands Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Tenerife and Lanzarote and three smaller Islands which are not as popular La Palma, Gomera, Hierro.

The province of Las Palmas brings together the major island of Gran Canaria and the lesser ones of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. The province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife encompasses Tenerife, La Gomera, La Palma and Hierro. Exploring the Canaries you move from sub-tropical vegetation to volcanic semi-deserts, from verdant cliffs and gorges to sand dunes by the sea shore. Already Greeks and Romans reported on this archipelago of volcanic origins, and called it the Happy Islands, In 1496 the islands became part of the Spanish kingdom, and the ships of Christopher Columbus stopped here on their travel to discover the New World.

Lanzarote is the most easterly of the seven major Canary Islands and lies in the Atlantic Ocean only some 100 kilometres (60 miles) from the coast of Africa and 1,000 kilometres from the Iberian Peninsula. The island enjoys an average temperature of 22ÂșC all year-round due to its location in the Tropic of Cancer.

Lanzarote known to many as landing on the moon is different, not only compared to the other islands, but to everything else on this planet. This extraordinary landscape seems to be of another world. Lanzarote is of volcanic origin, as the other islands of the archipelago as well, but here volcano's have been active still in 18th and 19th century. Great parts of its surface are covered with ashes and lava, making you feel like you are on the moon. Today you find large plantations of fruits and vegetables. Most surprising is perhaps the region of Geria, with vineyards between volcanic craters. Fishing and agriculture once formed the basis of the island's economy but have since been overtaken by the excellent quality of its tourism industry

Lanzarote airport is located 5 kilometres from Arrecife, the capital of the Island, in the municipal of San Bartholomew. Lanzarote Airport code is ACE