Lanzarote is one of the most charming islands. Its volcanic landscape, its wonderful views from the heights and its unique landscapes makes it the perfect destination for everyone. Even though the beach is what is most successful among tourists, the villages of the island give off magic and authenticity in each of its corners.
And if what interests you is to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities but without leaving the sea, on the coast you will also find countless small white villages that will become your favorite get away places, enjoy the purest identity of Lanzarote and live that special charm they have.
What are the most charming villages in Lanzarote?
It is difficult to choose just a few villages in Lanzarote when it comes to charm. The island is full of small towns, counties and villages where it is worth getting lost. Each and every one of them has something that makes them truly special.
Tinajo is a small town that stands out for its amazing natural environment in which lava continues to have a leading role. Due to the volcanic eruptions that occurred between 1730 and 1824, Tinajo has become a unique place to visit.
Let yourself be carried away by any of its streets and discover the Hermitage of the Virgen de los Dolores and the Church of San Roque, one of the most touristic points of the town of Tinajo.
La Caleta de Famara
Today the Caleta de Famara is not a town known only for surfers in search of good waves. This small coastal fishing village has become the fashionable site of the island for its good atmosphere, scenic beauty and, of course, for its great charm.
The dunes at the end of the village, its sandy roads, its surfing atmosphere, and the white houses facing the sea make Caleta de Famara a mandatory stop on all tours of the island. Don’t forget to take a dip in its kilometre long beach and visit its small hermitage facing the sea!
The most beautiful inland villages
If what you are looking for is to enter the interior of the island to know what its non-coastal towns offer, we recommend you stop at:
Teguise is the inland town with the highest number of visits every year. Having been the capital of the islandand ancient royal city, the town of Teguise continues to keep part of that identity that for so long kept active. It is still a colorful, charming, elegant town full of customs and traditions.
Strolling down the well-kept streets of Teguise is a real treat for tourists visiting the town for the first time: white houses, Canarian architecture, cobbled streets, craft shops and small restaurants that hide in any corner of the town. In addition, every Sunday you can enjoy its open-air market, one of the most loved plans by tourists and locals for the weekend.
Located in the center of the island, it is another of those towns that you should not miss. From there you can enjoy a unique image of vineyards and typical hamlets of La Geria.
The House of the Greater War and the Ajei House are worth a visit. You can end the day at Playa Honda, very close to the center of San Bartolomé.
If you are looking for the contrast between the beach and the mountains, in the picturesque village of Femés you can see with your own eyes the landscape contrasts that the island of Lanzarote offers. Being at the top of the mountain of the Ajaches, you can enjoy some unbeaten views from Femés. Inside you can visit the Balcony of Femés and the hermitage of San Marcial del Rubicón.