Words are inadequated to explain the magic of Lanzarote and the multitude of sensations that you will experience due to the beauty of this land.
In the past the island was called Tite-Roy Tatra until 1339 when the Italian sailor Lancillotto Malocello changed it into Lanzarote.
This was the first Canary Island conquered in 1402 by Juan de Betancourt who used it as an operational base for the conquest of other islands.
The ancient capital was Teguise, nowadays it is Arrecife which became the administrative center in 1852 thanks to its port and trades.
Lanzarote's history has always been connected to its volcanic origins. On the 1st of September 1730 began a cataclysm that lasted for six long years and was characterized by violent and long volcanic eruptions that changed forever the west side of the island.
More than 300 volcanoes in full activity covered with lava 11 villages in an area of 30 square kilometers and a mountain rose from the earth, the present Fuego Mountain. In 1824 the tragedy was repeated due to an eruption of the volcano Tinguaton.
The present volcanoes of Lanzarote are all inactive except for those located in the National Park of Timanfaya.
The volcanoes of Lanzarote are considered such as Hawaiian ones because of their production of highly fluid lava unaccompanied by explosions.
Lanzarote has experienced its most important artistic period in the twentieth century through the work of Cesar Manrique, versatile artist, painter, sculptor, architect, ecologist, urban and landscape designer. He persuaded his countrymen to invest in tourism, but without falling into the errors committed in other parts of the country or of the planet, preventing blight the landscape with buildings not in tune with the volcanic island.