- Canary Islands
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Lanzarote is a small island compared to Tenerife or even Fuerteventura, which is located in the close vicinity and is the second largest island in the Canaries. Given its relatively small size and flat surface, Lanzarote is the ideal place to drive for visitors who rent a car abroad for the first time.
What better way to explore the beauty of Lanzarote's coast, than by walking along the ocean, soaking up the sun and enjoying the amazing landscape? If you're staying in Puerto del Carmen, one of the island's most popular resorts, we highly recommend the walk to Puerto Calero, which can be completed in under one hour one way.
Playa Blanca is the southernmost resort in Lanzarote and it has grown quite a bit in the last few years, from the sleepy fishing village it once was. If you're planning to spend your holiday in Playa Blanca, you may be wondering what there is to do in the resort and what can you expect in terms of hotels, beaches, restaurants and entertainment.
Costa Teguise is a purposely built tourist resort in Lanzarote, developed under the guidance of Cesar Manrique, the famous artist and architect who had a major influence on Lanzarote's development as a tourist destination.
Puerto del Carmen is the most popular resort in Lanzarote and it has an ideal location, in the center of the island, very close to the airport. The town is divided in two: the old town and harbor and the new town. This makes Puerto del Carmen a place with lots of opportunities for activities during the day, lots of restaurants and also plenty of bars and club open all night long.
If you're planning a trip to Lanzarote and you want to go out and explore (which you definitely should do), then read our list of the best things to do on the island.
Teguise is considered the oldest town in the Canary Islands, dating back to the XVIIIth century. La Villa de Teguise as it is locally known, used to be the capital of Lanzarote for over 450 years, up until 1852 when Arrecife became the new capital city.
Arrecife is the capital of Lanzarote and you can easily spend at least half a day walking around the city. There are plenty of things to do in Arrecife, from going to local markets to visiting an art museum situated in an old stone fortress.
Mirador de Haria is a newly renovated tourist and environmental space in Lanzarote, in the municipality of Haria, in the north of the island.
Lanzarote is a very popular beach destination for sun-seekers, especially during the winter months. But if you decide to go beyond the pretty beaches and the streets of the resorts, you will discover a charming island, with lots of small villages, where you can try the local food and see the Canarian architecture.
El Golfo is a lake of an unusual green color on the island of Lanzarote, formed in the crater of an old volcano and it owes its color to a type of algae that grows there.
Los Hervideros is one of Lanzarote's most visited natural attractions, located on the west coast of the municipality of Yaiza. We really loved our visit to Los Hervideros because you can see the true force of nature: strong waves crashing into the volcanic coastline, creating an impressive splash of water that attracts visitors and photographers to this site.
If you're looking for the most beautiful beaches in Lanzarote, then you needn't look further than Playas de Papagayo. Although located far away from any resort on the island, this collection of beaches are the pride and joy of Lanzarote and they are definitely worth a visit while you're on holiday here.
Haria is a small but beautiful village in the north of Lanzarote, with a population barely over 1000 people. If you're coming to the island, we absolutely recommend coming here for a visit to one of Lanzarote's most authentic villages.
Timanfaya National Park is one of Lanzarote's top attractions, with more than 1 million visitors annually, which makes the second most visited National Park in the Canary Islands, after Teide National Park.
Planning a family holiday in Lanzarote and you're wondering if it's the right destination? Lanzarote is a great destination for people of all ages, because you have the beautiful beaches, the spectacular views, good food, cultural activities and the island is small enough that it's easy to drive around and explore.
Most of the towns and resorts in Lanzarote have a weekly market going on, so if you want to do some shopping while on holiday, you can spend a few hours browsing through the stalls.
Lanzarote is mainly a destination for sun and beach lovers, but the island has so much to offer beyond the beautiful beaches and great weather.
Lanzarote has a lot to offer in terms of amazing beaches and you don't have to go far to find a nice place where you could spend your day laying in the sun.
Most people come to Lanzarote for the beautiful weather, even in winter, when it's still possible to sunbathe and swim in the ocean.
The best way to discover a new place is to just walk and interact with its people, its culture and its nature and that's exactly what you should do if you want to get to know more about the island of Lanzarote.
Teguise is the old capital of Lanzarote and a place full of history so a walk through the historic center is like going back in time hundreds of years ago.
Jameos del Agua is a MUST SEE when visiting Lanzarote and it's probably the place that shows best the vision that Cesar Manrique had for the entire island. The white pool is what ties everything together and creates a contrast in the space. We can't say for sure, but it's said that only the King of Spain has the right to swim in the pool inside Jameos del Agua.
The name Cueva de los Verdes translates to English as the Green Caves, and the place itself is a lava tube that is now open for the public as a tourist attraction in the north of Lanzarote. You can enter the cave with a guided tour, which takes 1 hour.
An underwater museum was inaugurated to the public on the 10th of January 2017 off the shore in Lanzarote, revealing scenes that depict the problems that our society faces today.
Mirador del Rio offers one of the best views in Lanzarote, in a building that is completely integrated in the surrounding natural space, a feature that is typical for all the works of César Manrique.
Good news for residents or people interested to visit the beautiful island of Lanzarote! The world's longest seafront promenade will open in Lanzarote, surpassing the one in La Coruña. The promenade in La Coruña measures 13 km and holds the present record of thge longest promenade in the world, with the promenade in Atlantic City (New Jersey, USA) being 2nd place, at 9,25 km.
Los Volcanes Natural Park is a space of volcanic origin, with an area of around 10,158.4 hectares, which spreads over the municipalities of Tinajo, Tías, and Yaiza.
Although one of the smaller Canary Islands, Lanzarote offers plenty of great things to do and see around the island and when it comes to sunsets, some of the ones you can watch here are simply unforgettable.
Lanzarote, as the rest of the Canary Islands, is a year round destination, so anytime you'll decide to come over, it will most likely be sunny and warm.
In order to celebrate Dia de Canarias (30th May 2017), the Council of Tias invites tourists and residents also, to explore more of the coastline and discover the natural beauty of Lanzarote.