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With its landscapes filled with beaches and more than 300 volcanoes, plus perfect weather all year round, you'll quickly see why Lanzarote is an award-winning tourist destination. The island's dedication to the environment and tourism has even resulted in recognition from the World Tourism Organization as a universal model of sustainable development. In addition, the island has gone to considerable lengths to preserve its own history, culture and heritage.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
Visit the César Manrique Foundation to admire works by the world-famous artist as well as his private collection of other artists. The foundation resides in what was once Manrique's house, which has architectural features just as fascinating as the art inside it. Some of the more interesting features are the five lava bubbles that were turned into underground rooms when the house was built.
|Check out El Golfo, a volcanic crater filled by underground seawater. It's a spectacular sight, with stunning deep-green water on a black-sand beach.|
|Explore the national park of Timanfaya. This volcanic field has approximately 180 different plant species and is used as an authentic laboratory for biological research.|
|Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art, located in the Castle of San José, a historic monument preserved by César Manrique.|
As an ecological paradise, Lanzarote is perfect for exploring. Its crystal-clear waters, scuba diving and snorkeling are phenomenal, as are the deep-sea fishing and surfing. Another advantage Lanzarote has is the wind itself. With steady trade winds all year round, it's one of the best windsurfing spots in the world. Or, if you'd rather stay on land, you can ride the beach by horseback, venture out on a bike trip or hit the golf course.
In addition to traditional Spanish cuisine, such as tapas, paella, and spicy mojo sauces, you'll probably see the local favorite Gofio on the menu as well. Made from toasted or ground maiz or wheat, it is often served with a drink or a meal.
As part of the European Union, the Canary Island's official currency is the Euro (EUR). Credit cards and traveler's checks are also widely accepted.
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