is an island that surprises the visitor
since beginning. On one side it’s totally different than the rest of the other
islands and it counts on sites of a surprising beauty, like the protected area
of La Geria, that today we describe in Canarian Transfer.
A landscape with different recognitions
singular and unique features of La Geria received its first recognition in the
year 1987, when it has been declared “Natural Park” . This thanks to the law 12/1987
of June the 19th, the Declaration of Natural Spaces of Canary Islands. Then it
has been named “Natural Park of La Geria". This has been the first step to
protect the zone.
the law 12/1994 of December 19th of Natural Spaces of Canary Islands, changed
the classification of the zone, to a “Protected landscape".
the other side, La Geria has important protections. According to the normative
79/409/CEE about the conservation of
wild birds, it has been declared as space ZEPA (zone
of special protection for birds).
Natural Monument of the Cueva de los Naturalistas is located within the area of
Geria. This Monument is declared as "area of ??ecological
How has been the protected landscape of La Geria formed and
is a volcanic island, and its actual features are related to different
eruptions that marked its history.
the Timanfaya eruptions, most of the island was covered by a mantle of volcanic
ash or lapilli (picón for people of Canary Islands). Among the affected areas,
is La Geria.
people of the area observed that the plants that had been covered by the
sandy laye, grew better than those not covered. Therefore, they thought about how
to take advantage of that floor.
They excavated about two and a half meters
below the surface until they found the ground beneath. Then were born the typical
conical forms of the protected landscape of La Geria, protected from the wind
by a stone wall.
This wall is built with stones of the same
ground. Its main function is to avoid Aliseus winds to throw sand on the crops.
features of the picon, that absorbe and keep humidity, allowed the
farmers to develop rainfed crops in the area. The picón avoid also the erosion
of the lands and its works as insulating, keeping a constant temperature of the
What is grown in La Geria
if exist other types of crops, the
Protected Landscape of La Geria is famous for its wines. Visitors
find many grapevines of different kinds of grapes.
these vines is possible to obtain the best wines of Lanzarote. Among them,
highlights the Malvasía wine with high graduation. It’s interesting to visit
one of the wineries in the area to taste it. You can do it booking one of our excursions in
There, in addition to the grapes, it’s
possible to seen also fig trees and other fruit trees.
A unique landscape
Pictures of La Geria are the most popular
of Lanzarote. The contrast of the black ground
and green leaves of the vines peeking through those almost Martian
holes, is an unforgettable image.
As Canarian Transfer we recommend to discover
the protected landscape of La Geria. We
offer excursions that allow you to visit it. Among them, the Lanzarote Gran Tour is the
best one to visit the most important points of the island.
And if you want to make your trip even more
comfortable, you can book with us, your transfer from the airport. It’s the best way
to start your visit in Lanzarote!