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Exploring the history of Lanzarote’s Sea Salt

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Sea salt is a local product here on Lanzarote, made and packaged on the island, where sea water, sunshine and wind power are plentiful. Here's the history of Lanzarote's sea salt, from ancient salinas to gourmet flor de sal.

The fascinating history of Famara’s landscape

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Famara is perhaps the most inspiring landscape on Lanzarote, an eternal source of inspiration for artists and dreamers.

Uncovering the mystery behind Costa Teguise’s strange sculpture

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Playa de las Cucharas is Costa Teguise’s largest beach, a 650-metre stretch of toasted, golden sand sheltered by a large bay and is guarded by a strange, unmissable sculpture that can be seen by everyone in the area.

The Hoopoe: One of Lanzarote’s most distinctive birds

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The hoopoe is one of the most distinctive and unforgettable birds on Lanzarote – once seen, never forgotten.

The history behind the names of the Canaries and Lanzarote

What is the history behind the names of the Canaries and Lanzarote? The answers, including a possible Welsh origin for the name of this island, may surprise you.

Who were the Mahos?

Recent excavations in the areas of Zonzamas and San Marcial del Rubicon near Papagayo beach have renewed interest in Lanzarote's original natives, the Mahos.

Haeckel’s Lanzarote expedition

Did Lanzarote help to inspire some of the most beautiful art in 20th century Europe, as well as its most infamous ideology? The answer lies in a visit four men made to the island almost 150 years ago.

Tiny Islanders – The Canarian Shrew

There are few wild mammals on the Canary Islands, and only one land-based species that is found nowhere else on earth. Here’s the history of the Canarian Shrew (Crocidura canariensis).

A vision made real

In 1960, José Ramírez Cerdá, known to all as “Pepín” was elected as President of the Cabildo of Lanzarote. He would leave that post in 1974, having transformed the island in a way that seems scarcely believable.

The history of La Torrecilla

As you drive up from Arrieta to Órzola, through the unique malpais of rugged lava, you'll see one of Lanzarote's most distinctive buildings perched on the flank of Monte Corona. This is La Torrecilla (The Little Tower) – one of Lanzarote's most evocative buildings.