Lanzarote

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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.

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+00:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • 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 6,937 reviews

Spectacular!!! The unbeatable attention from the guide on the bus to the crew of the Catamaran including those who stayed on land who said goodbye to us when we went to the sea. Beautiful sunset, too bad we didn't see dolphins but you can't leave the island without doing this excursion. Congratulations on the management of the trip, everything very controlled.

The experience was great! Everything was well organized and went smoothly. It was very worthwhile it as we got to see a lot of wildlife. Our instructors, Connor and Josi, were both super friendly and great teachers! I highly recommend this adventure.

Thorough enjoyed it, the zoo and the splash Park amazing. Disappointed the show at night wasn't on due to covid. Had trouble understanding if the rancho texas bus was collecting us or not. We ended up taking a taxi to the park.

Fantastic flight! Safe and funny, the austrian guide teach me a little bit history of Spain and Austro-Hungarian Empire :)! Also they sent me many fantastic pictures from my flight . Very profi ! 5 Stars+ Thank you guys!

Excellent trip. Very good guide with 3 languages. Excellent driver. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip , great sights and Jameos del Agua is superb. Well worth seeing. All explained very well by the tour guide.