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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

A must do if you want to really explore the island

It's a great opportunity to see everything in a day, and also have some really cool experiences such as riding a camel on a traditional farmer seat or tasting traditional wine. However, the tour itself is a little bit hasty. At the volcano restaurant (The Devil), we were not allowed to stick around enough to enjoy a meal, as opposed to the short trip. We did stop at an all-you-can-eat restaurant on our way to Jameos del Agua, which had pretty good food. The guide had a lot of interesting facts to share all the time on the bus, but the sound quality was not great. The guide was also very careful not to leave anyone behind (we stayed behind a couple of times to take more pictures, as we couldn't get enough due to time pressure. The bus ride through the volcanoes was extremely impressive! And so were the heat and gazer experiments we were shown on the top of the volcano. Jameos del Agua was the highlight of this trip in my opinion, and I would do it again just to revisit it! Cool overall!

Volcanoes and Caves: Full-Day Tour of Lanzarote Reviewed by Carina, 08/01/2019

Fascinating to see the volcano and learn more about the island

It was a good trip - could have been better. Some information was given on the coach journey, but I would have liked to hear a lot more. We made a 20 min stop at a restaurant on the way there which I thought was unnecessarily long. In contrast, at the destination itself, which I found really fascinating, everything was terribly hurried, we were rushed from one thing to another to the extent I seriously struggled to have sufficient time to take photgraphs! I would have preferred the time wasted waiting at the restaurant to be spent at the actual volcano! We then visited a wine tasting place. We were given brief info on the coach about wine growing on the island but at the wine tasting place, no info at all, we were given the taster and again hurried along which made me feelit was a bit of a gimmick. The on the way back we had a 20 min stop at the restaurant again! In short, I still rated the trip as good, because it was...but less restaurant, more volcano please!

Fire Mountains in Southern Lanzarote: Half-Day Tour Reviewed by Elizabeth, 07/11/2019

A little rushed but Timanfaya was amazing!

It was very much a whistle stop tour, where we could possibly have enjoyed more time at El Golfo as well as stopping to see the sign at the entrance to Timanfaya. However, the price was good, the coach driver was fantastic and the trip through Timanfaya National Park was truly incredible and worth every penny.

Excellent experiance would recommend to anyone

Brilliant first experiance staff are so competent and professional especially Aaron marcin and natalia the dives were great we saw as much as possible with great visibility staff are very reassuring when people arent confident straight away would recommend to any first time divers ✌

Lanzarote: Scuba Diving from Puerto Del Carmen Reviewed by Jordan, 10/16/2019

Absolutely brilliant so much seen in one day

We did the full cave tour and it was fantastic it was beautiful fun our tour guide Andre was informative and interesting and friendly we did the camel rides to wish was so surreal so so glad we did this trip it was a long day but totally worth it