10 Must See Places in Lanzarote

12th Oct 2021

Find out what to do in Lanzarote during your holidays on the island. There are loads of places to see and visit, places that will be amazing to anyone who visits the island, and which are unique and essential in the Canary Islands, Spain, and Europe. We present the 10 most important tourist attractions in Lanzarote, which was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

Main attractions

Timanfaya National Park

It couldn’t be any other way, the first place you need to visit in Lanzarote is the Timanfaya National Park. A place created by the continuous volcanic activity that characterizes the island of Lanzarote and which has naturally resulted in an incomparable place.

Within the Timanfaya National Park you can enjoy the Fire Mountains route, an impressive view that hosts more than 25 volcanic craters. Meanwhile, you’ll also need to stop at the Cuervo Volcano for the view, a crater that can be accessed to have an unparalleled tourist experience.

Finally, at the end of the Timanfaya National Park tour, we’ll finish with the Volcano Route, a 14-km route that can only be traveled by bus and that shows tourists all sorts of geographical features around the volcanoes.

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Papagayo Beach

This is one of the most famous and touristic beaches of Lanzarote, which is incomparably charming. This is a completely peaceful beach with a calm sea that allows you to enjoy nature to the fullest. It’s actually a set of 5 coves spanning more than 2 km in length, which provide the perfect way to relax and enjoy the sea after a few days of tourism.

Laguna Verde (Green Lake)

The Laguna Verde (Green Lake) is one of the most impressive results of volcanic activity. It’s a lake located just a few hundred meters from the ocean, surrounded by black sandy beaches and which gets its water directly from the sea. This lake’s green shade, the one that gives it its name, is caused by the algae that inhabit it, making it a mandatory stop in Lanzarote.

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Jameos del Agua

The Jameos del Agua is one of those natural accidents that must be visited when vacationing on the island. Being completely volcanic in origin, this tube formed between rocks was formed around 4,000 years ago, after the Corona Volcano erupted.

Inside this cave you’ll be able to find a lake that gets its waters from the ocean, and which is below sea level. Besides being a natural spectacle, the Jameos del Agua is known due to César Manrique’s intervention, who created a completely underground concert auditorium within it.

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Los Helechos Viewpoint

The Helechos Viewpoint is one of those stops that you need to do while touring this island. This viewpoint is ideal to be able to observe the northern part of the island from above, having a spectacular view of some of the most beautiful towns in Lanzarote, such as Punta Mujeres or Arrieta.

In addition, this viewpoint is also perfect to admire other geographical features that define the island’s nature, such as the foothills of the famous Corona Volcano or the Valley of the Thousand Palms.

Verdes Cave

The Verdes Cave is synonymous with nature in its purest form. This cave, formed by an air bubble that was created between the lava of the nearby volcanoes, shows tourists the incredible nature that a volcanic island can offer. In this incredible place, the lakes and volcanic rocks mix in perfect harmony, and surprise everyone who visits it. Undoubtedly, this is an essential stop on any caves tour in Lanzarote.

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Los Hervideros (The Boilers)

In Los Hervideros (the Boilers), tourists will be able to enjoy a natural spectacle like no other, with a coastline that stars waves breaking on a line of amazing cliffs. An ideal place to sit and contemplate the unique nature of Lanzarote, with steep cliffs at the forefront.

Del Río Viewpoint

This viewpoint, located in the northern part of Lanzarote Island, is the work of the well-known César Manrique, who set out to create a place where you can enjoy a panoramic view that’s completely integrated into nature. Undoubtedly, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy some incredible views of the ocean and the nearby island of La Graciosa.

Cactus Garden

If there’s a special place on the island where you can enjoy some of the key plant species of Lanzarote’s nature, that’s the Cactus Garden. This garden was designed by César Manrique, a well-known Lanzarote artist, sculptor, architect and activist, who chose different types of cacti from all over the world to create this incredible garden that we can now tour.

Famara Beach

Finally, as our last recommendation, we couldn’t fail to mention the incredible Famara beach, a natural spectacle where the waves wrap around a row of cliffs. An ideal place with fine sand that has become one of the most desirable options both for sunbathing or swimming, as well as for practicing the water sports that make these beaches famous, such as various kinds of surf.