Lanzarote has a huge amount of exciting attractions to offer. Here are our recommendations of the best places to visit on the island.
Timanfaya National Park
The National Park of Timanfaya is no doubt Lanzarote's most popular tourist attraction. In the comfort of an air-conditioned bus, you will be guided through the vast lunar landscape shaped by the last major volcanic eruptions in the 18th century.
Jameos del Agua
Visit this unique auditorium famous for its acoustic features, and look into a pristine water pool full of blind, white crabs, an endemic local species, along with many other amazing features this magical place has to offer.
Los Cuevas Verdes (The Green Caves)
Once a refuge for locals hiding from pirates in the 16th and 17th centuries, these caves that were created during a major volcanic eruption, house one of the most amazing optical illusions you will ever see!
Mirador del Rio
Located 400 meters high, this attraction in the north of Lanzarote will give you an absolutely breathtaking and unforgettable view of the neighbouring island of La Graciosa.
The famous black beach and green lagoon are one of Lanzarote's most unique attractions. Many films and TV series, such as "One Million Years B.C." and a recent episode of Doctor Who were filmed here. El Golfo is also home to the "olivina" (green peridot), tiny semi-precious stones that can be found in the black sand.
The Jardín de Cactus has around 4,500 specimen of 450 different species of 13 different families of cactus from five continents and a beautiful windmill. The green colour of the plants stands out against the blue sky and the dark volcano, creating a harmonious explosion of colour.
César Manrique Foundation
The house where this talented artist and architect lived, who created gardens, houses, reconditioned degenerated areas and made shoreline reforms, all imbued with the artistic principles he held most dear: a respectful dialogue between art and nature.