Lanzarote Travel Guide: Top 10 things to do

A COMPLETE LANZAROTE TRAVEL GUIDE

This Lanzarote Travel Guide described a volcanic canary island. It is a prime holiday destination because of good weather all year round. The nature is impressive and surprising. I’ve lived there for 2 months in the summer of 2018 and am therefore able to share some of my favorite places around the island. This is a complete travel guide of Lanzarote – you won’t be disappointed. 

1. El Golfo & Los hervideros

Recordings for the James Bond movie ‘Thunderball’ are done here. El Golfo is famous for the green lake, combined with black beaches and a lot of rocks. Next to El Golfo, you’ll find Los Hervideros where tough lava streams created a rock formation as a cliff, next to the see. When discovering the west of the island, this is a location you can’t miss.
El Golfo, Lanzarote
El Golfo, Lanzarote
Los Hervideros, Lanzarote
Los Hervideros, Lanzarote

2. GO Surfing at Famara beach

You can even surf at Lanzarote. When this is something you like – definitely head to Famara Beach, famous for surfing. We went surfing at Surf School Lanzarote and I can recommend the experience – even though surfing turned out to not be my thing. 

3. Discover mirador del rio

Mirador Del Rio awards you with an amazing view over the nearby island La Graciosa, located 2 kilometers from Lanzarote and is also one of the Canary Islands. When you have more time during your trip, you can also take a ferry and discover the island for the day. The fresh fish is supposed to be amazing! 

Mirador Del Rio, Lanzarote
Mirador Del Rio, Lanzarote

4. Green Caves / Cuevos de los verdes

Cuevos de los Verdes, Green Caves, Lanzarote

The green caves are one of the major tourist attractions, so make sure to arrive early. Whereas I’m normally not a big fan of tours, I actually visited this one with a tour, which allows you to go in before it officially opens to the rest of the public, so it is worth considering. Walking through the cave goes together with some stairs and going through some small bits, nothing crazy, but be prepared for that. 

The green cave also includes the ‘Secret of Lanzarote’!

5. Jameos del agua

Jameos del Agua is famous for the cave lake with a thousand of little white albino crabs. Those crabs make it seem that there are loads of little cristals sparkling in the water. The second part of Jameos del Agua is the King’s Pool. A bright, bright blue swimming pool, that is unfortunately only there for decoration, even though you may really feel to plunge in. 

Jameos Del Agua, Lanzarote
Jameos Del Agua, Lanzarote
Jameos Del Agua, Lanzarote
Jameos Del Agua, Lanzarote

6. Teguise sunday market

Teguise is the former capital of Lanzarote. A small village that gets completely packed on Sundays because of the Sunday market. It was not my personal favorite, but many people to like it. There are many cheap (and fake) articles to find, but next to that there are also food stalls and it is a great place to find some souvenirs. We had lunch at Bodega Santa Barbara, a tapas restaurant worth visiting! 

Sunday Market Teguise, Lanzarote

7. Timanfaya national park

The volcanos on the island make Lanzarote a very unique place. That is why you can’t miss out on Timanfaya National Park when visiting Lanzarote. The landscape is very impressive and it makes you doubt whether you are walking on Mars or on the Moon. There is a 360 degree restaurant located in the national park, where you can have your dinner cooked on the heat of the volcano while enjoying sunset in the park. You can visit the park by car, or with a tour, which allows you to enter the park after it is closed for the wider public. 

Timanfaya, Lanzarote
Timanfaya, Lanzarote
Timanfaya, Lanzarote
Timanfaya, Lanzarote

8. Puerto del carmen

Puerto del Carmen is the main beach and tourist hub of the island. There is a strip with many bars and restaurants, but the old part of the town is definitely worth visiting. My two favorite restaurants in Lanzarote where Asian Kitchen (located at the strip) and an amazing tapas bar called El Nino (in the old town). 

Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote

9. Papagayo beach

Papagayo beach is said to be the nicest beach in Lanzarote. The view is definitely great! It takes a dusty and bumpy road to get there, but that only adds to the experience. Papagayo beach is located at the western top of the island, close to Playa Blanca. 

Playa Papagayo, Lanzarote

10. hike puerto del carmen to puerto calero

The last recommendation in this Lanzarote Travel guide is a walk of only 45 minutes to an hour. The entire entire route you walk along the cliffs and the shore,  where you see the volcanos getting closer. Discover the more fancy harbor of Puerto Calero afterwards. A full ‘hike’ report you can find here.

Puerto del Carmen - Puerto Calero, Lanzarote
Puerto del Carmen - Puerto Calero, Lanzarote

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Lanzarote Travel Guide, Top 10 things to do