places to visit

What makes Lanzarote different from the other Canary Islands?

The Canary Islands are a popular holiday destination choice but what makes Lanzarote different from the other Canary Islands? The visionary Cesar Manrique Cesar Manrique lobbied successfully to ensure that Lanzarote was not subject to numerous high rise buildings and that the exterior of the buildings are painted with traditional colours, white walls and green…

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Lanzarote Attractions

Lanzarote Attractions

Lanzarote has a wide variety of attractions to visit, so much more than just the official Centres of Art Culture & Tourism. We’ve listed places of interest across the island including privately owned museums, castles, theme park, aquarium and a cave. Seven Official Attractions Mirador del Río The Mirador del Río visitor centre has been…

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Excursions

Cactus Garden

César Manrique found the site of the old disused quarry (el antiguo rofero) and mill (el molino) in Guatiza in the seventies and although work began in 1976, the Jardín de Cactus, the Cactus Gardens,  wasn’t inaugurated until much later in 1990, this would be César’s last project in Lanzarote before his untimely death in…

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Romeria Los Dolores

Romeria De Los Dolores

2018 – This event will take place on Saturday 15th September, so if you find yourself on the island, look out for it! The Fiesta Nuestra Señora de los Volcanes or the romería Virgen de los Dolores is the biggest traditional fiesta on the island of Lanzarote. Residents make the romería (pilgrimage) from all over…

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Mirador del Rio View

Mirador del Río

We don’t live far from the spectacular view point Mirador del Río and have visited this Lanzarote attraction on a number of occasions with friends or family. The visitor centre has been built into the top of the magnificent Risco de Famara cliffs close to the village of Yé on the Northern tip of Lanzarote.…

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Walk Timanfaya

Timanfaya National Park & The Fire Mountains

It’s not until you visit the most popular of the Lanzarote attractions, the Parque Nacional Timanfaya (Timanfaya National Park), that you realise the true beauty of Lanzarote. We approached the entrance to the Montañas del Fuego (Fire Mountains) from the direction of Tinajo, the roads were empty except for a group of cyclists, after stopping…

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Walking The Stunning Famara Coast & Cliffs

I have often looked down from the heights of Risco de Famara, the towering cliffs above the renowned surfing beach, and seen paths along the base of the cliffs. A group of us decided to explore these trails. We set off from the top of Urbanización de Famara on the track that vehicles use to…

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Monte Corona Rim

Where To Take Great Photos In Lanzarote

You don’t have to be a professional photographer to create great images of Lanzarote. But taking photos is part of many people’s holidays. The unique landscape of the island just begs to be captured, from the almost velvet textured appearance of the mountains at Femés to the dramatic, rugged cliffs of Famara and the wildly…

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New Underwater Museum in Lanzarote

New Underwater Museo Atlantico in Lanzarote

The first figures have been submerged at Jason deCaires Taylor’s underwater contemporary art project named Museo Atlantico. This unique museum opened to visitors on the 25th February 2016 and is accessible accessible by divers as it’s constructed 14m beneath the surface of the sea in Playa Blanca. Sculptures which are now in place include: The…

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