Located in the center of Lanzarote, El Islote has a very attractive offer for the visitor, its aesthetics maintains the traditional look of the islands, with low white houses that contrast with the volcanic soil.
It offers routes to different areas, such as visits to the famous wineries of the town, perfect for lovers of good wine. Nature lovers can also enjoy walks visiting the volcanoes that surround the town center.
Where is El Islote?
El Islote is a small village belonging to the municipality of San Bartolomé, located in the centre of the island. Its strategic location makes this village a key point for the visit of important wineries in Lanzarote, as its landscape is immersed in vine cultivation. In addition to tasting the exquisite Lanzarote wine, you can eat typical Canarian dishes in its famous Teleclub and get to know even more about the essence of Lanzarote.
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What to see in El Islote?
Without a doubt, the best way to visit El Islote is to take a tour to the best wineries in the village:
- Bodega La Florida: The construction of the winery dates back to the first half of the 19th century, being a living example of traditional Lanzarote architecture. This complex has a gourmet shop with local products, warehouses and vineyards that you can see in situ. In this bodega you can taste any of the range of white wines, as well as their new brand “Jameo”, made from volcanic malvasia, red and muscatel.
- Bodega Los Bermejos: For many years it has had strong roots in the Conejero village, as this winery belonged to one of the most established and important families on the island. However, it was in 2001 when it was given a new twist to become the bodega we know today. Its wines are of the highest possible quality thanks to the good treatment of its grapes. You can buy any of the traditional range or some innovative ones such as the organic wines.
- Bodega La Geria: This is one of the most important wineries on the island, being recognised nationally for the quality of its wines. In this winery you can go on a guided tour and see first-hand how the farmers deal with the grapes, as well as learn about all the winemaking processes. If you prefer a quieter visit, we recommend you have a glass of your favourite wine in the bodega’s tavern with wonderful views of the landscape of La Geria. Undoubtedly one of the best sunsets in Lanzarote.
The best food in El Islote
After your tour of some of the best wineries on the island, what better place to eat than at the Teleclub de El Islote. A very family restaurant, with exquisite typical Canarian dishes and excellent service.
Shops in El Islote
If you want to take home a souvenir of your visit to El Islote, don’t forget to visit any of the shops of the wineries mentioned above. There you can select your favourite wine to share with your family and friends. You can also take it with you on the plane without any problem because it will be packed for you so that you can take it back to its place of origin.
Weather in El Islote
The average annual temperature in the village of El Islote is between 15-26 ºC. In the summer months the temperatures rise considerably, as the proximity to the Timanfaya National Park increases the temperature contrast between day and night.
Festivals on El Islote
Given the wine-producing roots of the village of El Islote, its festivities are accompanied by a multitude of activities related to wine-making. There are workshops for making “aguapata”, children’s games and popular street parties. They take place at the end of September.
What to see in Lanzarote in a week?
Lanzarote is one of those places where you will feel that you lack time to discover everything that the beautiful island hides: volcanic stone, dream beaches, picturesque villages, natural spaces... everything will seem to be a place to remember.
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