Seamen, fishermen, ship masters, caulkers, ropers, ship model makers, sailmakers… Quartering, rabbet, beam, sheer, caulking, bollard, master frame…
Do any of these terms mean anything to you? Do you want to see Lanzarote’s nautical side? If the answer is yes, this is your place! Come spend an unforgettable day living experiences connected to our sea’s coasts.
The island, whose image is reflected in the blue waters of the Atlantic and has the sea as its best ally, offers a vast number of treasures both on the surface and underneath it.
Start by signing up for a visit to a traditional boat builder’s workshop and learn the basic laws of ship building, which was the hallmark of our people in the last century. You could also join a “jolatero” workshop in the capital of the island, Arrecife; jolateros are small brass boats for one person in which you have to use your own hands as oars.
After spending time with the artists of the sea, you can board small boats or kayaks to sail the coasts of Lanzarote and spot some of the seabirds among the waters of the Marine Reserve of La Graciosa and the Northern Isles of Lanzarote. You can also hike and spot migrant birds on our coasts in natural protected areas or Special Protection Areas (SPA), like the coast salt mines or the cliffs.
And why not spend some of your holidays going for a dive with the authorised companies in this Club? You will get to know the extraordinary sea biodiversity and submarine geological diversity, treasures of Lanzarote’s Biosphere Reserve. To start with, check our Guide to diving of the Biosphere Reserve.
As a final touch, come dine to a restaurant on the coast to taste fresh fish and local food seasoned with salt from our traditional salt mines, accompanied with white wine with a Designation of Origin of Lanzarote’s Wines.
To live any of these experiences, contact with the Club’s authorised companies.
Bon appétit and enjoy your stay in our Biosphere Reserve!
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We recommend you read the post Tomohisa’s dream is called Sea (M.J. Tabar. Diario de Lanzarote).