What to do in the north of Lanzarote?
It is not easy to make a selection of the places to visit in the north of Lanzarote, but we have included in this plan those places you cannot miss if you visit the island. Which beaches, villages, and tourist attractions to see in the north of Lanzarote?
In the northern part of Lanzarote, you will find some of the most iconic beaches, and travellers don’t leave the island without first swimming in those waters:
- Famara. This is without a doubt the most well-known beach in the northern part of Lanzarote and one of the most amazing on the island. It has 6 kilometres of sandy beach between the Peñas del Chache. It is a perfect bay for surfers, but little recommended for swimmers. However, it is well worth a walk to enjoy the views.
- Caletón Blanco. This is a beach of white sand and crystal clear waters, considered one of the cleanest beaches on the island. It is very quiet, and some incredible natural lakes are formed when the tide is low. It is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.
- La Garita. This urban beach is located in Arrieta. It is wide, quiet, and well-equipped for families. It has almost a kilometre of golden sand and is protected from currents and wind, so it is perfect for a swim without large crowds.
Another of the attractions of the north of Lanzarote is its villages. Some of them are really charming, so we recommend you not to miss the following villages:
- Villa de Teguise. This is the old capital of the island, hence its colonial style. Its low white houses and balconies decorated with flowers are very characteristic, as are the paving streets. You can visit the Castle of Santa Bárbara, the Iglesia Matriz de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, or the Palacio de Spínola.
- Órzola. This is a small fishing village from whose pier you can access the island of La Graciosa, so you can imagine the views of the Chinijo Archipelago. And, at the same time, you can enjoy some of the most amazing unspoiled beaches on the island.
- Haría. This is a quiet village for strolling through its narrow streets and visiting its old town. What’s more, its microclimate allows you to admire the greenest landscapes. And, as if that were not enough, it is very close to some of the main tourist attractions in the northern part of Lanzarote.
If you have to choose what to see in the northern part of Lanzarote among its tourist attractions, then you are spoilt for choice. However, you can try these options:
- Jameos del Agua. This is one of César Manrique’s main works of art. It is a combination of a house, museum, and natural landscape inside a volcanic tunnel. It is difficult to explain, but spectacular to enjoy.
- Cuevas de los Verdes. This is a volcanic cave turned into a tourist attraction and an auditorium. The atmosphere inside is breathtaking.
- Mirador del Río. It offers the best views of La Graciosa from more than 400 metres above sea level. It is integrated with the nature of the Riscos de Famara, a viewpoint created by César Manrique.
We know that it is difficult to choose. That’s why we recommend you follow this plan and don’t miss anything to see in the north of Lanzarote.