Lanzarote is pure geology, underwater and moon-like landscapes, pristine water, thirsty land, palm-tree oasis, harmony between men and nature. The islands’ landscapes can be enjoyed all rear round, in sunny weather, fabulous beaches, volcanic valleys that are threatening and beautiful at the same time.
Lanzarote and the Chinijo Islands form a geopark of oceanic volcanic islands with not only an internationally relevant geological heritage, but also of great worth and conservation values, where it is possible to observe the interaction, through more than 15 Ma, between the volcanic, erosive and sedimentary processes, on land and water. All of it backed by the fact that it is an international tourist destination with excellent infrastructures that have been made the most of in order to promote and disseminate their geology.
City / Region
Number of Geosites
Enjoy the most beautiful landscapes and the most emblematic geosites in these unique and special territories.
The Geosites are locals of geological interest that represent the existing geodiversity and have a high educational, tourist and/or scientific level.
The geodiversity is present in the landscapes, that are the cradle for all the existing biodiversity in these territories.
Uses and Customs
Geoparks are territories with a strong cultural and ethnological identity, which are represented by their customs and traditions. These customs and traditions have gained relevance throughout the centuries and became inseparable from the present and history of this regions and its people.
Cochineal (Dactylopius cocu) was the most important crop in the years from 1860-1980 in Lanzarote Cochineal is mainly used for dye making, specially for the
This festivity held for the Virgen of Volcanoes, the people considered had saved Tinajo from the eruptions that took place from
Wine is grown in Lanzarote by digging holes until the buried soil is found This create a unique landscape in La
Due to the shallow and therefore well illuminated depths, influenced by cold waters which are rich in nutrients produced in the nearby African coast, this area
The experiences that geoparks provide, trigger authentic experiences and unforgettable emotions.
Walking Trails Caldera Blanca
Self-guided trail, equipped with panels that take you to the heart of Timanfaya
Enogastronomic musical experience: listen to live music, taste a glass of wine accompanied by
During your visit, geoparks have restaurants and accommodation available to complement and enrich your experience.
Museums / Interpretative Centre
Museums gather collections that allow us to better understand our existence and everything related to it. They are privileged spaces that tell us about the history of the Earth and life.
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo
Ancient fortress transformed into an art gallery, and the International Contemporary Art Museum
Casa de los Volcanes
A Vulcanology Centre of great scientific, cultural, educational and tourist interest whose main
Fforest Fawr UNESCO Global Geopark
The Fforest Fawr UNESCO Global Geopark covers the western half of the Brecon Beacons National Park Designated a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2015,
Azores UNESCO Global Geopark
The Azores UNESCO Global Geopark has a rich geodiversity and an important geological heritage, based on a network of 121 geosites dispersed by the
Copper Coast UNESCO Global Geopark
The Copper Coast Geopark is a designated area located along the southern coast of Ireland in County Waterford, extending for some 17 km from