Your holiday destination with culture and tradition in the Canary Islands
Lanzarote is a volcanic island surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, where fire and lava is held within its core. Red and black colours add individuality and its special features make the island of Lanzarote unique. You will be able to enjoy good weather all year round.
Its hidden natural treasures, along with its climate, its white villages, coast, gastronomy, culture and people, entice millions of tourists every year.
We have created this guide so you can get the most out of your days on our island, whatever your tastes and preferences.
Also known as “the Mountains of Fire”. This park originated as a result of the fierce volcanic eruptions experienced in the south of Lanzarote between 1730 and 1736. The result today is a spectacular landscape of ochres, greys and reds; a genuine natural wonder that captivates everyone who visits. Undoubtedly, this is a place in Lanzarote that you simply must experience first-hand, since visiting the Timanfaya National Park is the best way of visiting the moon without leaving earth.
Here you will be able to enjoy various activities, including riding a dromedary, or take a guided bus tour.
It's one of the most popular beaches on the island! It is located in the south of Lanzarote within the Ajaches Natural Park. Papagayo beach is a beautiful moon-shaped cove, protected from the wind by the surrounding cliffs. It has golden sand and crystal clear waters with gentle waves. It is the ideal beach for snorkelling or diving, so dive in and discover its beautiful reefs and underwater life.
To reach the beach, you will have to walk along an dry sandy path from the car park.
Famara is one of Lanzarote’s beaches that extends for over 6 kilometres, surrounded by imposing volcanic mountains. The waves, wind and sea currents make it the perfect beach for those who love surfing, kitesurfing or windsurfing. The home of surfing in Lanzarote awaits you so that you can test out your skills and balance on the board!
This is one of the most impressive works in Lanzarote by artist César Manrique. Caring for and making the most of the environment created by nature, the artist decided to create a trip to the middle of the Earth.
Jameos del Agua is a trip through a volcanic tunnel, caused by the eruption of the Corona volcano, approximately 21,000 years ago. This volcanic tunnel extends over 6 kilometres. Inside it you will find a large natural pool containing albino crabs, a restaurant with different shows (advance booking is required) and a museum about the geography of Lanzarote.
The Jardín del Cactus (Cactus Garden) is an art centre which is integrated into the landscape, and is another work by César Manrique. It is located in Guatiza, in the north east of the island. It is a botanical theme park with over 1000 species of different cacti.
The Jardín del Cactus offers visitors lovely walks along stone paths, surrounded by colourful cacti and ponds. The colour of the landscape contrasts with the black colour of the volcanic rocks on the ground.
Mirador del Río is one of the prime examples of scenic wonders of the island of Lanzarote. It is located at the top of the Risco de Famara cliffs. It is a vantage point at 474 metres altitude from which you can enjoy some of the islands best panoramic views. From here, you can see the Chinijo Archipelago Natural Park and, of course, the peak of the Risco de Famara cliffs.
From the port of Órzola (in the north of Lanzarote), you can take a ferry to the island of La Graciosa, where you can enjoy the wonderful beaches and restaurants, as well as walks or diving activities. Many companies organise trips, picking you up and dropping you off at your accommodation. Prices will vary depending on the package you choose.
If the Canary Islands are known for anything, and Lanzarote in particular, it is their great love of water sports. The coast of the Canary Islands is known for being ideal for water sports par excellence. Don’t leave without trying them out! There is no better place for snorkelling, diving, surfing, kayaking...
This is located in the quirky house that César Manrique had in Tahíche, which he made into yet another work of art. It combines nature and architecture in one piece which springs from the sea of lava. The artist created this unique experience, which is essential today in order to understand his work and his message.
One of Lanzarote's attractions is visiting Lago Verde (literally the Green Lake), also known as ‘la Laguna de los Ciclos’ (Lake of the cycles). This lake is notable for its green water, which contrasts with the black colour of the sand. The peculiar colour of the water is due to the large quantity of sulphur it contains, which comes from within the earth.
Lago Verde is located in the crater of a volcano. As a result of the erosion of the sea and strong winds, this volcano has gradually collapsed, leaving the wonderful shape we see today. This is a must-visit place during your holiday in Lanzarote.