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19th April 2012 by villa

Lanzarote Aquarium The Islands Largest Aquarium

The Lanzarote Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the Canary Islands, with over a million litres of water, distributed in 33 aquariums in which hundreds of marine species can be observed and enjoyed.

What's even better, the aquarium is situated with walking distance from our luxury villas in Costa Teguise.

The Aquarium has a large biological collection where you can find native fish from the Canary Islands, such as the triggerfish, "golden fishes" and "fulas", and beautiful tropical fishes of different colours and forms, such as clown fishes, poisonous fire dragons, globe fishes, funny lobsters and cleaning crabs. Visitors can observe an ample variety of warm water sharks, swimming gently inside the main water tank of 400,000 litres from a submarine tunnel.

Lanzarote Aquarium has three touching-pools where both children and adults can touch and enjoy animals such as sea cucumbers, starfish, sea urchins, coastal-zone fish and small crabs while learning about their anatomy and way of life.

The aim of the Aquarium is to show the marine world and all its wonders to everybody who wants to enjoy an escape from reality by divingĀ into the depths of the sea. However, the great importance of environment education has not been forgotten. With this in mind, they have created a "rubbish aquarium", a small re-creation of the current state of some areas of Lanzarote's coast, aiming to raise environmental awareness that will make it possible for sea life to continue without the dangers of marine contamination.

Lanzarote Aquarium also offers the opportunity to dive inside the tank with the Sharks, Rays and Groupers..

You will find further information in our villas or ask one of our staff when you are there and they will be more than happy to help.