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Natural Park of the Chinijo Archipelago

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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Flora interest
Catering
Trekking routes
Recreation areas
Wildlife interest
Localidad
Teguise

TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
Sustainability
Sostenibilidad
- Never leave waste of any type lying around, including cigarette butts. Leftover food leads to a proliferation of rats and wild cats, which pose a serious threat to the fauna.
- Respect the animals. Do not bother them or feed them. If you see an injured specimen, you can call the emergency number: 112. Do not pick flowers or plants.
- Do not pick up or take away stones or any other item from the natural environment. And do not move them to pile them up into sadly famous 'towers'.
- Do not walk in areas where it is not allowed and respect the signposting along trails. Leaving the set paths causes damage to the environment and could also be dangerous for you and anyone with you.
- Do not light fires outside the permitted areas and be especially careful during the summer months.
- Try not to alter the peace of the environment with excessive noise (loud music, yelling, etc.).
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