Lanzarote Biosphere Reserve

Lanzarote Biosphere Reserve, a unique island with the heart of a volcano.

Black and reddish ground where sunlight transforms the landscape and the people enrich the peace surrounding everything. On its beaches, volcanoes, cliffs, ravines and deserts of sand the island hides a great biological richness. It has more than 2,500 terrestrial species and subspecies, including more than 100 species exclusive to the island.
This fact, together with the uniqueness of its ecosystems and the beauty of its landscapes, is why almost 42% of the island surface is protected by any of the categories of the Canarian Network of Natural Protected Areas (Red Canaria de Espacios Protegidos) and the non-agricultural land protected by the Island’s Land Plan (Plan Insular de Ordenación) reaches 65%.
Within its boundaries we find a national park (Timanfaya), a nature reserve, two nature parks, five nature monuments, two protected landscapes, two sites of special scientific interest, eleven special protection areas (SPA) and seven special protection areas for birds (SPAB) of the Natura 2000 Network; as well as one of the most extensive marine reserves in Europe (the island of La Graciosa and Northern Islets of Lanzarote).
All over the island we can see the sustainable actions of its inhabitants, agriculture (La Geria, El Jable, gavias, nateros (water harvesting systems), cochinilla cultivation, etc.), culture (Museums, Art, Culture and Tourism Centres) and heritage (mills, salt flats, lime kilns…).

Type of protected area

Biosphere Reserve

Commitment to sustainable tourism

  • Tourism Product Club Lanzarote Biosphere Reserve
  • Sustainable Tourism Destination. Biosphere Responsible Tourism Certification
  • Lanzarote and Chinijo Islands Geopark


Spain. Canary Islands. Lanzarote.

Further information

Headquarters of the Lanzarote Biosphere Reserve
Cabildo de Lanzarote
Tel.: (+34) 928 810 100 ext. 2355; 2440; 2342
Web: /Tourism Product Club Lanzarote Biosphere Reserve:


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