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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

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

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

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

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

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
Photo: Katie Belle @Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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

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.

Our insider tips

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.

What people are saying about Lanzarote

The tour was changed due to covid 19 restrictions and we had to have lunch in the north of the island instead which meant while we saw some extra scenery we spent a lot longer driving in a non air conditioned van that seriously needs its suspension seeing to. plus while you expect a bumpy ride on the off road section you don't expect a kamikaze driver who gets right up behind other cars so he has to keep braking suddenly and give you whiplash or illegally overtake on dangerous bends. That said the stop offs are interesting and worth visiting for anyone interested in the history or geography of the island and of course accessing the best beach on the island. Make sure to bring snorkel gear with you as papagayo beach has amazing fish life. The lunch is excellent too. Be aware that you have to wear a face mask at all times unless eating or drinking so bare this in mind as you will be enclosed in a hot hot van for a lot of the excursion.

Was apprenhensive as at 74, I was ticking off a bucket list item but was very nervous. However right from the outset the instructors Connor and Jessica were very clear with their instructions and very reassuring throughout. It was an amazing experience made all the better for having a lot of one on one attention. Can't praise them highly enough. Plus covid 19 precautions all in place. The diving area of Playa Chica is a haven for sealife, like being inside an aquarium!

Lanzarote: Scuba Diving from Puerto Del Carmen Reviewed by Annette, 09/11/2020

Great day trip if you’re not sure what to see or do out of all the options on the island. Probably perfect for any first time visitors. Saw such a variety, lovely guide with great language skills and personality!

such a great experience, the host adapted to our needs, catered amazingly for both the meat eaters and our vegetarian guest. Very fun and supporting throughout the whole trip would highly recommend

The food was amazing. Views incredible and everything went smoothly. Only wish we had a tiny bit more time for each part of the journey. But overall - great value for a great day trip!