Tinajo is a municipality in the central western part of the island of Lanzarote. Belonging to Las Palmas province in the Canary Islands. The population is 5,578 (ISTAC, 2015), its density is 37.45/km² and the area is 135.28 km². It is located off the main highway linking Yaiza and Teguise as well as the east to Arrecife via LZ20. The main industries are agriculture and tourism, especially in the National Park area and la Santa. The Atlantic Ocean is to the west and north, the mountains are to the south, central and the eastern part. Farmlands along with barren lands dominate the rest of the municipality. It is probably the area with most striking landscapes and nearby beaches. Nowdays scenary of the international filming industry.
The west of the municipality is largely mountainous, with much of the western coastline rising steeply a little way inland. Numerous miradors (viewpoints) on this high ground offer some of the island's most spectacular views, the most well known being the Mirador del Rio which is a popular tourist attraction.
To the southeast the land is low-lying and largely used for agriculture, with many small beach resorts along the coast. The northeast of the municipality is largely uninhabited, having been buried approximately 3000 years ago by the eruption of the Montaña Corona which formed the inhospitable Malpais de la Corona. This eruption also produced extensive hollow lava tunnels called jameos, some of which have been developed into two of the island's most-visited geological attractions: the Cueva de los Verdes and the Jameos del Agua.
Jameos del Agua. (More info here).
Cueva de los Verdes (More info here).
The town was founded in 1414. Teguise served as the capital of the Kingdom of the Canary Islands from 1425-1448 and as capital of the island until the capital moved to Arrecife in 1852.Teguise Church.