Lanzarote – Some Places in the World are Special
Different beyond what an everyday sun and beach destination can offer, Lanzarote is an island where nature and art go hand in hand. Lanzarote is where people live and feel the commitment of belonging, where food tastes of the sea and land and where leisure events are as unique as the island itself. In short, it is a place whose essence leaves its mark.
The unique model of development that the island has experienced, with sustained economic growth and with clear protection and conservation of nature and the environment, has helped it to obtain several awards for sustainability. Thus, in October 1993, it was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, while in April 2015, the same body awarded the island the title of “Lanzarote and Chinijo Archipelago Geopark “, granted unanimously by the Coordinating Committee of the European Geoparks Network at the meeting held in France.
This was the definitive confirmation of the islanders’ long hard work to maintain one of their most definitive and identifying features: their continued commitment to respect for and conservation of their environment.
SURROUNDED BY NATURE
The Art, Culture and Tourism Centres of Lanzarote (CACT), are integrated into the volcanic nature of the island and constitute its main tourist benchmark. These centres are a must-visit to get to know the true essence of Lanzarote. César Manrique, a local artist with an international reputation, made them unique by perfectly combining Art and Nature under a philosophy and a model of intervention based on sustainability.
The Jardín de Cactus is home to around 4,500 cactus plants of 450 different species, grouped into 13 families of cactus from five continents. This was the artist César Manrique’s final intervention and represents a magnificent example of architecture integrated into the landscape.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Your battery indicator has been flashing a worrying red for a few months now. You’ve lost too much weight. Or put on too much weight. You’re irritable. You’ve been having a hard time getting to sleep and unsuspected parts of your body have contracted with tension.
It’s gone far enough. Time to act.
You need to recharge your batteries, so your next holiday will be all about pleasure and health. Priority: feeling good.