History

From a dirt track to the most important tourist resort

How a dirt track, a few rocks and a long-ignored beach became the first and most important tourist resort on Lanzarote?

Lanzarote’s youngest resort

Puerto Calero is Lanzarote's youngest resort, a Blue Flag luxury sporting marina with a sleek, luxurious image and a unique character.

Costa Teguise’s first hotel

The Hotel Meliá Salinas was the first large hotel to be built in Costa Teguise, and the first five-star establishment on the island.

The history of El Almacén

On the 22nd February 1974, four Canarian artists - Luis Ibáñez, Pepe Dámaso, Gerardo Fontes and César Manrique – opened the doors of a “polydimensional arts centre” in the heart of Arrecife.

The tragic story of Casa Juanita

Chalet de Arrieta (or Casa Juanita) is a tourist attraction in Arrieta, as you can probably see why from the photo. However, this strange looking house has a devastating story behind it.

Lady on a camel

Before tourism arrived on Lanzarote, British and Irish visitors were few and far between. However, many left a lasting mark on the island.

The Lanzarote hotel protests of 1988

Tourism on Lanzarote really took off in the 1980s, and while it brought previously unseen wealth to the island, many locals were also horrified by the speed of development.

The Teguise church fire of 1909

Teguise's main church has survived six centuries of misfortune, but it remains and it abides, the centrepiece of Lanzarote's historical capital.

The biggest underwater mountain in the Canaries

75 kilometres north of Lanzarote lies the biggest underwater mountain in the Canary Islands - a refuge for wildlife and a source of immense biodiversity.

The story behind César Manrique’s fish

Among César Manrique’s most popular works are the series of fish he created in the mid-80s, a project that reflected a lifelong fascination with the marine world.