Places Of Interest In Lanzarote

Apart from its mild, year round climate, Lanzarote is blessed with diverse, volcanic landscapes, breathtaking views, and unspoiled beaches. The legacy of the late artist, Cesar Manrique, remains much in evidence with the resorts developed in his unique 'pueblo' (village) style buildings. Lanzarote also offers an array of hideaway coves, rugged natural beaches and of course the popular tourist zones of Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca. The island is suitable for hiring a car in order to explore some, if not all of the places mentioned below.

Fuerteventura If you haven't yet visited the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura, now is your chance. Just a 25 minute ferry crossing from Playa Blanca, the bustling resort of Corralejo has an array of dining options, shops and bars. It is also home to gorgeous beaches and the incredible shifting sand dunes.

El Golfo On the way to Playa Blanca, this tiny village is best known for the emerald green lagoon hidden between a black volcanic beach and the mountains. After sight seeing, check out the pueblo, which is one of the best places to eat fresh seafood. Restaurants are right on the rocks with spectacular views across the rugged coastline.

Tias Just up the road from Puerto del Carmen, Tias is a bustling local community with bars, cafes, shops and restaurants. Try El Correos with a rustic feel, house wines and a typical tapas menu. You'll also find bakeries, charming cafes and specialist local produce from all over the island.

Wine Museum, La Geria With one of the most famous ancient wine bodegas in the Canaries, the unique area of La Geria is not to be missed. You can visit the bodega and sample the delicious wines of the island, gown in volcanic soil. The excellent wine also makes for a great souvenir or gift.

Cesar Manrique Foundation Visit the former home of the late Cesar Manrique, who is behind many of the fascinating attractions on the island. The incredible house is formed from a series of bubble like buildings filled with a private artwork collection. This includes drawings from the likes of Picasso and Joan Miro.

Jameos del Agua These magnificent connecting caves are found in the north of the island. Formed from ancient lava tubes, It was artistically developed by local artist Cesar Manrique for public viewing. It has a restaurant and astonishing auditorium that hosts musical events. It is also the only place in the world where you will see the blind albino crab.

Mirador Del Rio Mirador del Rio translates as 'view of the river' and this amazing view is 600 metres above sea level and located in the northern part of the island. Take in stunning views of the Atlantic ocean all the way to neighbouring island La Graciosa. Don't forget your camera!

Jardin de Cactus In the last work of the artist Cesar Manrique, you'll find thousands of species of cactus from all around the world. After exploring, you can enjoy a drink in the bar that overlooks the attractive grounds.

Cueva de Los Verdes The Green Caves are in Haria near the Monte de la Corona crater in the north. Created by volcanic eruptions, the spectacular system of underground grottoes, caves and galleries have been open to the public since 1964, and now has illuminations, ambient music and pathways. You can explore on foot or even catch the occasional underground concert.

Old Town and Harbour The picturesque harbour, which is surrounded by the old village of Puerto del Carmen, is lined with bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. As you would expect, the restaurants in this area serve fantastic fresh seafood.

Rubicon Marina Rubicon is an area of Playa Blanca that consists of the exclusive Rubicon Marina, which has an assortment of bars and restaurants with terraces overlooking the yachts. Amusements and a shopping centre can be found in the commercial centre that also plays host to a weekly market.

Sign up
Your email has been entered into our data base, and you will now receive newsletters from Villa Plus.