Places of interest in the town
Some of the town’s most iconic sites are: The Fillo del Cuchillo cheese shop, which is run by a traditional dairy farmer family; and the town’s Culture Centre.
Other places of interest
The El Cuchillo crater is full of different crop fields and used to be famous for growing tobacco. Today it is more used to growing vegetables thanks to how fertile its soil is.
According to the book ‘Avance de la Carta Arqueológica de la isla de Lanzarote’ by José de León Hernández and María Antonia Perera Betancort, El Cuchillo has the island’s largest recorded number of indigenous people, Los Majos. In fact, walking around the village you can find signs and relics of former human settlements such as ceramics and old household tools.
If you explore further, you’ll find lots of smokestacks and lava canals, reminders of past volcanic eruptions in the area. This makes the area around El Cuchillo ideal for trekking.
You can also visit La Santa, a coastal village with a good surfing community thanks to its famous surf spots “El Quemao” and “La Santa”. If you are coming to Lanzarote in search of waves, La Santa is great option for advanced surfers. It is known for its rocky seabed and big strong waves, so we only recommend you give it ago if you are an experienced surfer. If you would like somewhere a little calmer to learn the ropes, Playa de Famara is an ideal place to enjoy some waves.
Another interesting option if you are staying at El Cuchillo is to visit Tinajo, where you can enjoy a large variety of gastronomic and cultural attractions. You can go by foot or car, as it is very close.