Welcome to Central Lanzarote
Lanzarote's central reaches sprawl from the purpose-built beach resort of Costa Teguise in the east to the eerily beautiful volcanic vineyards of the island's wine-growing region, split between La Geria and the Masdache–Tinajo swathe. This is a land of bare, glinting black-soil hills, dotted with low-stone-walled vineyards, and low-key towns and villages where wine-making and outdoor tourism take centre stage. At the northeast end of central Lanzarote lies the island's historical original capital, Teguise, while its south-westernmost corner is taken over by the barren moonscape of the utterly spectacular Parque Nacional de Timanfaya. Just north of Arrecife, you'll find some of César Manrique's greatest work in Tahíche.