Natural Park of the Chinijo Archipelago

Natural Park of the Chinijo Archipelago in Lanzarote
Natural Park of the Chinijo Archipelago in Lanzarote
Natural Park of the Chinijo Archipelago in Lanzarote

The largest marine reserve in Europe

In the north of Lanzarote, we find the wonderful Chinijo Archipelago, comprising La Graciosa, Alegranza, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste. This protected natural space covering 700 km2 is the largest marine reserve in Europe. From El Río Viewing Point, on Risco de Famara, at a height of 400 metres, you can see the spectacular scenery of the archipelago, and the narrow strip of sea that separates Lanzarote from La Graciosa, a little island that is perfect for disconnecting, enjoying paradisiacal beaches in an atmosphere of total peace or doing water sports.

Discover protected, endemic species

The Natural Park of the Chinijo (local word meaning "small") Archipelago is inhabited by different protected species that are endemic to Canary Islands, and its important biological value is what prompted it being declared a Special Protection Area for Birds. Its inhabitants include large colonies of white-faced petrels, Scopoli’s shearwater, western ospreys and Eleonora's falcon. There are also numerous marine species here, such as groupers, spiny lobsters and limpets. Its white-sand beaches with crystal-clear water and the incredible biodiversity of the seabed make it the perfect place for diving and discovering species that are unique to Canary Islands.

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