Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

The Canary Islands (Islas Canarias) are a Spanish archipelago located 100 km off the southern coast of Morocco. The main islands are (from largest to smallest) Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro.

The archipelago’s beaches, climate and important natural attractions, make it a major tourist destination with over 12 million visitors per year, especially Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote. The islands have a subtropical climate, with long warm summers and moderately warm winters. Tourism is most important of the Islands economy.

Lanzarote is the easternmost island of the Canary Islands and has a volcanic origin. Arrecife is the capital of the island Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. The city is situated in the centre-east of the island, of which it has been the capital since 1852. The city owes its name to the rock reef (‘Arrecife’ is Spanish for ‘reef’) which covers the beach located in the city.

The tallest building in Lanzarote is the Gran Hotel Arrecife, which is located on the front alongside the harbour. The photos have been made around the harbour and beach of the city.