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Guatiza is located in Canary Islands
Location in Canary Islands
Coordinates: 29°4′30″N 13°28′45″W / 29.07500°N 13.47917°W / 29.07500; -13.47917Coordinates: 29°4′30″N 13°28′45″W / 29.07500°N 13.47917°W / 29.07500; -13.47917
Country Spain
Autonomous community Canary Islands
Province Las Palmas
Municipality Teguise
Elevation 95 m (312 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 812
Postal code 35544

Guatiza is a village in the municipality of Teguise in the northeastern part of the island of Lanzarote in the Las Palmas province in the Canary Islands. The population is 812 (2013).[1]

Guatiza is located 2 km from the east coast of Lanzarote, 8 km east of the town Teguise and 14 km northeast of the island capital Arrecife. Guatiza is known for its cactus garden, created by César Manrique. It covers 5,000 m² and has over 1,400 types of cactus and over 1,000 different species from America, Madagascar and the Canary Islands.

Guatiza was originally located on a slope of the mountain in which the cemetery stands today. In history, the Moors sacked Guatiza's homes several times in the past this was the reason that the homes are now located in a secure area from the pirates.[citation needed]

Jardín de Cactus


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