Here are the best things to see and do during your 3 days stay in Lanzarote. It’s up to you to choose the specific locations or the different ways to enjoy them.
Things to see in Lanzarote in 3 days
Day 1: Volcanic Nature
Lanzarote has a unique wild side. Its coexistence with volcanoes, the eruptions that have occurred and the eternal contact with the Atlantic Ocean make it absolutely fascinating to visit.
The best way to discover this wild nature is by visiting Los Hervideros and enjoying its spectacular views. These impressive rock formations serve as a wall against the gigantic waves of the Atlantic Ocean, which collide with all their fury creating white foam waterfalls.
On this first day you will have time to go deep into the inland of Lanzarote, by visiting any of its caves. One of the best known is the Cueva de los Verdes, although the Túnel de la Atlántica is also spectacular. The Volcanic Tube of the Jameos, the Cave of the Seven Lakes or the Cave of the Naturalists, are just some examples of what you can see in Lanzarote.
Day 2: Teguise and its charming streets
Lanzarote also has a very interesting historical and cultural offer. Teguise is one of the many charming villages you can discover, with its cozy cobblestone streets and countless white houses.
A visit to Caleta de Famara is another recommended option for beach lovers. Discover in this small town the flavor of Lanzarote’s gastronomy in any of the dishes you will find in its restaurants.
Day 3: César Manrique’s Legacy
A good option to tour Lanzarote for a whole day is to follow the works of César Manrique. Visiting and admiring the Jameos del Agua is an unforgettable experience to learn more about the artist’s dedication.
We also recommend visiting the Mirador del Río, the Juguetes del Viento or the Jardín de Cactus (Cactus Garden).
What to do in Lanzarote for 3 days
Enjoy spectacular beaches
Lanzarote is an island. It is unique in its essence, but at the end of the day it is surrounded by sea. That is why we recommend you to enjoy a day at the beach in any of its sandy locations or in its wild coves.
The Atlantic Ocean offers refreshing baths and many options for sports such as surfing. In addition, the island has a wide variety of beaches to suit everyone’s tastes.
These are some of the beaches that you can enjoy while in Lanzarote:
- Caletón de San Marcial
- Caletón del Cobre
- Famara Beach
- Beach of Mujeres
- Pozo Beach
- Papagayo Beach
A route between volcanoes
No matter how many days you are going to be in Lanzarote, it is important that you dedicate one of them to visit the Timanfaya National Park.
It is the most incredible tourist destination of the whole island. The most visited National Park in Spain. A volcanic area unlike anything you will find anywhere else on the planet.
A landscape of brown, red, black and ochre shades, that reaches as far as the eye can see and that can surprise you at every corner.
For those who want to enjoy the spectacular show, the géiser eruptions and camel rides are two activities that cannot be overlooked.
Hiking lovers have plenty of options, of which we recommend the route of the Caldereta and Caldera Blanca. They are on the border of the Timanfaya National Park and offer spectacular views of a crater of 1,200 meters in diameter.
Enjoy the best traditional dishes of Lanzarote
If you are staying at any hotel in Lanzarote, you will probably have the opportunity to enjoy the gastronomy of the island. We recommend that, at least one day of your stay, you dedicate it to savor the different culinary options that exist.
Papas arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes) with mojo picón is Lanzarote’s most famous dish. Ideal as a starter that can be combined with many other dishes.
Escaldón, which is made with gofio and fish broth, is also one of the most popular dishes of the island.
Less known but equally tasty are the limpets, which are usually served with green mojo.
Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy the lentils of Lanzarote, especially if it can be through a homemade recipe in any of the restaurants on the island.
Of course, fish is part of many dishes in Lanzarote. The most popular are sea bass or wreckfish, but you will also find hake, sardines, barracudas or pompano depending on the season.