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Lanzarote is the island furthermost west within the Spanish Archipelago of the Canary Islands. It can be found in the Atlantic Ocean, opposite the southern coast of Morocco, at a distance of 140km from Africa and a 1000 from the closest point on the European mainland.
With a land mass of 845,93 km² Lanzarote offers a completely different landscape to the one found on the other islands in the Archipelago. The sinuous curves of it's mountains and simple architecture, have converted the island in a setting for numerous documentaries, with artists from all over the world falling in love with the island, which has gained international recognition when it was given the title of Biosphere Reserve.
It's name is a tribute to the Genovese sailor Lanceloto Molocello, although it was previously know by the indigenous population as Titerokae. This name of Berber origin may have it's roots in the word tetergaget, a Tuareg term which means: “that which is burnt”. And so, with good reason, Lanzarote is popularly called: “the island of a thousand volcanoes”. It's strange that it's this exact quality which renders the soil a territory so fertile and full of properties.
Lanzarote has a sub-tropical climate, because it's temperatures experience very little variation from one season to an other, offering what we can call fresh winters and hot summers.
These excellent climatic conditions combined with the richness of the minerals in the soil contribute to the many species of plant growing here like nowhere else in the world. A good example of this is the Aloe Vera, of which plantations can be found in Órzola, the North of the Island.
All these elements make Lanzaloe an ideal destination to escape from the stress of daily life. Go for it and come visit one of the most exotic corners of the world.