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The 7 Best Things to Do in Lanzarote

Diverse with flora and fauna on an unparalleled, volcanic landscape, Lanzarote offers a
plethora of sightseeing to visitors who are looking for the perfect getaway. Hike Fire Mountains, relax on sun-drenched beaches and simply enjoy tranquil island life.

  • Playa Blanca

    1. Playa Blanca

    Located on the southern coast, the former fishing village of Playa Blanca bustles with life
    around its port. It's also near the pristine sands and waters of Papagayo Beaches.

  • Cueva de los Verdes

    2. Cueva de los Verdes

    A volcanic eruption formed a lava tube five miles long here 5,000 years ago. A 45-minute
    tour leads visitors down two chasms, the Cueva de los Verdes, nearly one mile in length.

  • Timanfaya National Park

    3. Timanfaya National Park

    Upon reaching the Islote de Hilario lookout point amid the ""Fire Mountains,"" a magma
    chamber 2.5 miles below the surface heats up pebbles a few inches underfoot to 212°F.

  • Chinijo Archipelago

    4. Chinijo Archipelago

    The five-island chain off the coast comprises a natural park, with the island of La Graciosa
    boasting Europe's largest marine reserve. It's also the only one that's inhabited.

  • Montaña Clara

    5. Montaña Clara

    The 849-foot peak is all that's left of this once volcanic island of the archipelago.
    Uninhabited and a sanctuary for marine birds, the private island sold for 9€ million in 2007.

  • Guinate Tropical Park and Penguin Paradise

    6. Guinate Tropical Park and Penguin Paradise

    150 different species live in the park, which also helps to save endangered animals. The
    parrot show takes place at 12:00PM, followed by the penguin and otter feeding times.

  • Casa Museo y Monumento al Campesino

    7. Casa Museo y Monumento al Campesino

    A 50-foot sculpture of old water tanks is the work of local artist César Manrique. The site
    provides a glimpse into the island's past, with the farm house showcasing daily life.

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Planning Your Visit

  • How many days to spend in Lanzarote?

    To relax and enjoy a nice vacation, consider a minimum of seven nights. If you have or want
    extra time to explore many points around the island, then allow yourself 10 - 14 days in total.

  • Getting around

    The best way to see the island is to have a rental car. As for public transportation, there are
    buses operating within the towns themselves and those that link the main cities (i.e. Arrecife
    to Playa Blanca is 55 minutes away).
    If you plan to take a day-trip from Playa Blanca to the town of Corralejo on Fuerteventura,
    expect to pay no more than 20€ round-trip. You can book directly with companies at the port,
    and the journey takes 35 minutes.

  • Where to stay in Lanzarote

    You'll find accommodations concentrated in the main coastal cities of Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise and in the capital city of Arrecife. However, there are also places scattered in small towns around the interior of the island.

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  • Best time to visit
    Temperatures on the island are great year-round, so Lanzarote experiences peaks in the winter and summer, making spring and fall the best times to go if you want to warm weather and fewer crowds. In the fall, the winds die down and the water is warmer from being heated all summer.

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What people are saying about Lanzarote

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 7,628 reviews

Very warm welcome in the bodega. Before the wine tasting, a short but very interesting visit to the museum. The tour of the bodega with very interesting information, followed by a wine tasting with an equally friendly guide. Excellent wine, we ordered 3 boxes home :-). Free shipping from € 175. Many thanks to Jacky for the friendly advice :-) and order processing. Absolute recommendation! Great team on site. The tour organization via get your guide is great!

This was a perfect experience from pick-up to drop-off. The jet-ski ride was exciting, exhilarating, amazing! I loved it, and so did my 14-year-old son.

A great 1/2-day park. Some good, if over-heated animals, a great dolphin show, and a welcome and wonderful pool area

Full day, fun and informative from start to finish. We loved it. Great driver & toyr guide

the guide was really good and the tour was really interesting