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Lanzarote, tourist info

The island of Lanzarote is located in the Atlantic Ocean set against the African coast. It is part of the Canary Isles (Spain) and belongs to the province of Las Palmas. The capital of the island is Arrecife. It is 1000 km off Spain mainland and 140 off the African coast. It has a surface of 845,93 km and a population of 123.039 inhabitants. Next to Lanzarote there are smaller islands as Alegranza, La Graciosa, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este y Roque del Oeste. It has the longest underwater volcanic tunnel in the world, the Tunnel of the Atlantis. The island has the Airport of Lanzarote-Guacimeta, in the municipality of San Bartolomé.

The island is populated for at least two millenniums. Its inhabitants are known as “conejeros”, being these Berber people. The original name of the island is “Tyterogakat” or "Tytheroygatra", meaning the burned one. It was visited by the Phoenicians. In 1312 The Genovese sailor Lanceloto Malocello visited the island of Lanzarote gave it its present name. The of normandy Jean of Bethencourt and Gadifer de la Salle, at service of Enrique III of Castile, carried out the final conquest of the island. Lanzarote passes to the hands of the descendants of Bethencourt and noble Andalusians. In 1730 and 1824 two volcanic eruptions were produced that transformed completely the island. During the 20th century the economy of the island depended on the agriculture and the salting of fish and later on depended almost exclusively on tourism.

The International Airport of Lanzarote-Guacimeta is 5 km away from the capital of the island, Arrecife, and inside the municipal term of San Bartolomé. Counts with 2 terminals of passengers and 2 parking lots for 1120 vehicles.

Lanzarote airport offers several services, among them you can find economic vehicle and car rental that LocoCAr has at your disposal. If you need to hire a car or vehicle in Lanzarote to drive around the island, you can use this site that cooperates with most of the Rent a Car companies in Lanzarote, selecting all the ones that have the high standards in quality and service, and specially with the best level of quality/price. We have only selected the best car rental companies in Lanzarote and disregarded those rent a car firms that according to our criteria do not have all the requirements to be a good Rent a Car taking into account prices and services.

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