CountrySpain (Canary Islands)
Description & main attractions
There are few islands in the world that have such a distinctive character as Lanzarote. Instantly recognizable wherever you go, the colours of black, white and green give a special unity to the island; black volcanic rock, dazzling whitewashed houses with bright green painted doors and windows.
The distinct unity of the island is undoubtedly due to the influence of one man, the artist Cesar Manrique. Under his influence billboards and advertising hoardings were forbidden and no buildings could be over four stories high, (except in the capital Arrecife).
The island’s most visited site is the National Park of Timanfaya formed following the 1730 eruption of the Timanfaya volcano. The result is a vast lunar landscape with strange twisted shapes of solidified lava and at the Restaurant del Diablo you can eat a meal barbequed over a hole in the ground – grilled by a volcano.
Host marina / Port information
Hosting the Odysseys will be the island’s newest marina, Marina Lanzarote .
Located in the harbour of the island’s capital Arrecife, it is close to all amenities and only 15 minutes from the airport.
With an extensive boatyard and range of maintenance services, incorporating facilities for superyachts and multihulls, together with plenty to satisfy visiting cruisers, Marina Lanzarote is destined to become another significant destination for sailors in the Canaries.
Marina Lanzarote is situated within the Puerto de Naos, the island’s most traditional maritime area. Along the Avenida de Naos, fisherman’s bars line the sand-fronted road and the street behind houses a number of Lanzarote’s main ship chandlers. Slightly further along the dock, just next to the colourful fishing fleet is the Cofradía de Pescadores, offering a great range of good value essentials.
The new boatyard next to the marina boasts a 90 ton hoist (travelift) as well as a 820 ton travelift that is the largest in Spain. Marine specialists in a range of repair services are located on site, with a whole range of other facilities available either in Arrecife or at other locations in Lanzarote.
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