MAP - Best Ports & Anchorages in Lanzarote, Spain
Lanzarote, the easternmost of Spain's autonomous Canary Islands, offers lunar-like landscapes born from volcanic eruptions. A stark contrast to the traditional beach resorts found elsewhere in the archipelago and a unique topography, earning it a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve designation. This commitment to conservation, largely influenced by the visionary artist César Manrique, extends to an architecture and infrastructure that enhance and respect the natural environment.
The annual Fiesta de la Vendimia celebrates the island's unique winemaking process, where vines are planted in volcanic ash pits and protected from the wind by stone walls. This centuries-old technique produces distinctive wines that are gaining international recognition.
The island is also home to one of the world's first fully renewable energy-powered desalination plants, providing a sustainable solution to the island's water scarcity issues. Located in the town of Puerto del Rosario, the plant uses wind and solar power to convert seawater into fresh water.