The Partners of Spain’s Sustainability Day
Lanzarote offers something different going beyond what everyday sun and beach destination offer. Timanfya National Park has a rugged landscapes of jagged black volcanoes and malpais, created by volcanic eruptions nearly three centuries ago, which contrast with the wide sandy beaches and the green valleys of the northern part of the island. Lanzarote has been a Biosphere Reserve since 1993 and a Geopark since 2015. The island has been given the 'Biosphere Responsible Tourism' certificate, and has led the Ecotur_Azul Macaronesian Project, a common model for the sustainable use of the territory and responsible use of its maritime and terrestrial resources.
The island has a year-round temperature of 22 degrees and more than 3000 hours of sun per year, which make it an ideal destination to visit all-year-round and is a haven to practice outdoor sport.
Menorca should be on your holiday list for 2023. In case its coves, gastronomy, or historical heritage were not enough reason to visit the most sustainable of the Balearic Islands, Menorca is preparing to celebrate thirty years as a Biosphere Reserve. Menorca is wild by nature, a true paradise that, in just 600 square kilometers, encompasses cliffs, ravines and Mediterranean forests. The high degree of conservation of its environment, traditions, and culture earned it the recognition as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1993.
For over 30 years the island has combined its role as a sun and beach tourist destination with the development of new attractions related to sustainability. It is the only Mediterranean island with a double certification as a Reserve and Starlight Destination; its sustainable gastronomy, based on local products and traditional recipes, was recognized in 2022 by IGCAT with the mandate of European Region of Gastronomy.
Wanderlust is Europe’s leading independent travel magazine, taking the road less travelled since 1993. In 2023, Wanderlust celebrates its 30th anniversary, making it not only the oldest travel magazine still in circulation in the UK, but across Europe. Through original, award-winning travel writing, and brilliant photography, Wanderlust brings to life awe-inspiring destinations and meaningful, authentic travel experiences. Throughout their 30-year history, sustainability has been key pillar, long before many of our travel and publishing counterparts were even considering its importance. Having proudly stood at the forefront of sustainable travel for over three decades, they are now proud to partner with Spain, whose values towards responsible tourism align with their own.
Food and Drink Partners
Wine Tours Lanzarote was launched in 2017 and offers a range of highly personal experiences in the Island´s finest Volcanic Vineyards and Craft Breweries. Their daily wine tours include a walk through local vineyards in a maximum group size of 8, led by a WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) qualified guide. Built by a team of surfers and long- distance swimmers, environmental awareness and sustainability are at the forefront of Wine Tours Lanzarote mission. This is actively promoted to guests during wine tours and also via monthly charitable donations.
The group also offers Wine Shop Lanzarote, bringing a range of Lanzarote’s unique volcanic wines to the shores of the UK and Ireland. The pandemic and cease of tourism gave this young and energetic team time to diversify, and bring the best of Lanzarote to you instead! Not only does the shop stock the team´s favourite wines, but also those ratified by their tour guests on Lanzarote.