What to do in Lanzarote?

Have you chosen Lanzarote as your holiday destination? It’s time to start preparing everything to enjoy an unforgettable getaway to the island. At Lanzarote.com we provide you with a small guide that will help you plan your next holiday in Lanzarote, taking into consideration the most important aspects. We will answer all your questions!

Lanzarote’s volcanic identity makes it a unique place to travel. In fact, its scenic diversity has led to some of these places being declared biosphere reserves by UNESCO.

Lanzarote is one of the most famous of all the Canary Islands, it is known around the world for its year round warm climate, its stunning beaches, and its characteristic volcanic landscape. In fact, its volcanic roots mean it is home to unique spots such as the Timanfaya National Park, created over 300 years ago by several volcanic eruptions… The Cueva de los Verdes is another example of the island’s volcanic past, which has created unique natural landscapes which can only be found in Lanzarote. 

Lanzarote also has a wide variety of tourist destinations where you can enjoy plenty of food, drink, and leisure activities. Puerto del Carmen is one of the most famous tourist resorts on the east coast. It is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing holiday on the beach, or snorkelling.

  • Due to its unbeatable climate, Lanzarote is a perfect island to enjoy the good weather on its paradisiacal beaches. Famara, Papagayo, Flamingo, El Jabillo, or Playa Chica are some of the most amazing, although there are more secluded beaches like Charco de los Clicos, the Caleta del Mero, or the Risco beaches, the Francesa, or the Conchas, which are equally beautiful. 
  • A swim in their crystal-clear waters is well worth a visit, but there are also many other water activities, such as surfing in Famara or snorkelling in El Jabillo, a ferry ride to La Graciosa, or nudism in Caleta del Congrio.
  • However, Lanzarote is much more than the sun and beach. Its volcanic origin allows us to discover unique landscapes, such as the Timanfaya National Park, the Geria, the Montañas de Fuego (Mountains of Fire), the Caldera Blanca and La Corona volcanoes, Montaña Bermeja, or the Caldera Colorada. 
  • Excursions to its secret corners are one of the greatest pleasures of visiting Lanzarote. There are extremely beautiful places, such as Jameos del Agua, the Cueva de los Verdes, the Jardín del Cactus, the Mirador del Risco, the Salinas de Janubio, the Mirador del Río, Las Grietas, or Los Hervideros.
  • Hiking or cycling while visiting these magical places can be an ideal plan in Lanzarote for the most adventurous. 
  • However, you can also hire a car in Lanzarote and leisurely drive through some of its most iconic towns, such as Teguise, Haría, Yaiza, Tías, or Tinajo, among others.
  • Of course, there is time for culture at the César Manrique House museum or the Lagomar museum. 
  • Any time is a good moment to enjoy Lanzarote cuisine and wines.- the cherry on top for an unforgettable holiday!   

Some of the things you have to do are:

  • Discover the architectural and scenic beauty of the Jameos del Agua.
  • Visit the Cactus Garden.
  • Stroll around the fishing port of Punta Mujeres.
  • Visit the impressive Cueva de los Verdes cave.
  • Enjoy a day at the beach at Playa Papagayo.
  • Snorkelling in one of the rocky areas of the island.
  • Enjoy the views from the Mirador del Río viewpoint.
  • Visit and learn about the history of Timanfaya National Park.
  • Visit the Janubio Salt Flats.
  • Admire the peculiarity of the Charco de los Clicos.
  • Walk through the streets of the fishing village of El Golfo.
  • Visit the Sunday market in the village of Teguise.
  • Have a glass of wine in La Geria.
  • Enjoy the capital, Arrecife.