If you come to Lanzarote for a week, do not miss the itinerary that we propose below! The perfect combination to live, enjoy and feel the island essence that is so characteristic in Lanzarote.
What to do in Lanzarote in a week?
Although it may seem like a short time, in a week you can discover almost the entire island of Lanzarote if you make good use of every minute of your trip. However, make sure you keep in mind all the points you want to visit before starting your trip.
Below, we suggest some of the fundamental places that you can not miss in your visit to this Canary Island:
Jameos del Agua
It is one of the essentials of the island, one of its most touristic points for national and international visitors. In the Jameos del Agua you will enjoy a unique experience visiting volcanic caverns converted into a multipurpose space where you will even find a restaurant and an auditorium.
Cave of the Greens
In this volcanic passage that is located in the municipality of Haría, in the north of the island, you can enter a peculiar volcanic tube originated by the eruption years ago of the volcano of La Corona.
It is one of the best beach areas on the island thanks to its fine sand, clear water and the few people who visit it daily. All this makes bathing in Playa Papagayo a comfortable and totally recommended experience. On the Papagayo coast you will find several wild beaches that can only be accessed by car after a good dirt road.
We recommend you visit Teguise on Sunday as it is the day when there is a market that fills the town with life, movement, and energy. It is much more than morning shopping, at the Teguise market you can enjoy live music, food trucks, and a very good atmosphere in every corner. In addition, in Teguise you can also visit the Castle of Santa Bárbara, also known as the Museum of Piracy (approximately one kilometer from the old town of Teguise).
One of the most spectacular beaches on the island and, without a doubt, the favorite for surf lovers. However, it is also known for its strong winds so it may not be the most comfortable beach when it comes to enjoying a day at the beach.
The village of Famara can be the perfect place to enjoy a coffee or a refreshing drink overlooking the sea after a swim on its beach. Get lost in the narrow streets of this small coastal town and discover the essence of one of the most personal areas of the island.
Timanfaya National Park
It is another most touristic places on the island of Lanzarote. Originating from the eighteenth century when the earth opened up and spit out fire and lava for six years, Timanfaya National Park is a unique experience from start to finish. On its way you will be able to appreciate how the solidified lava has generated different and new forms in the landscape of the area. You will have to leave the car in the parking lot and choose between a bus with a self-guided tour or some of the guided routes offered on foot. At the end of the visit, you will be able to see and feel live the heat that still emanates from the interior of the earth.
At the entrance of El Golfo you will discover the famous and known as Charco Verde, a lake with a greenish color that you can see from the top of the hill. The strange color of its water and the black sand that surrounds it makes it one of the most original natural areas of the island.
It is one of the many works that César Manrique made on the island of Lanzarote. In this original plantation you can discover a wide variety of cactus species while walking through the striking structure of the place.
It is one of the most amazing areas of the island. Comparable to a lunar landscape, La Geria offers a wide variety of interesting wineries to visit and learn about the cultivation process that takes place in this volcanic terrain. We recommend you stop at one of them and enjoy this original cultivation process. You can’t leave the area without tasting several of their wines and even savoring some of the best tapas in La Geria!
If you want to do some trekking, we suggest that you visit the Cuervo Volcano going on a circular route characterized by an arid stony landscape and spectacular views from its top.
The capital of the island is another of the obligatory stops during your week in Lanzarote. Walk through its narrow streets, get to know its castles, and savor the taste of its traditional restaurants and bars.
House of José Saramago
In Tías you will find the Casa de José Saramago, where you can enjoy a visit in which you will go step by step through the history of the house and its owners, José and Pilar. A perfect way to learn more about their life, work, and death.
César Manrique Foundation
Enjoy the exhibition of the artist at the César Manrique Foundation, a place to discover part of Manrique’s works and private collection. The building itself was also home to the Spanish artist.
Mirador del Río
Contemplate the spectacular views of the island from the Mirador de “La Graciosa”. Enjoying that panoramic view at sunset is an experience that is difficult to describe by words.
If you have a few days of vacation, do not hesitate to head to Lanzarote and squeeze the most out of each day to get to know the essence, culture, gastronomy, and history of this picturesque Canary Island that is attracting the attention of more tourists, both nationally and internationally. Are you coming to discover it?