Not long ago, I envisioned an island getaway and headed to Lanzarote, which is part of a collection of islands in Spain called the Canary Islands.
After months of lockdown due to the coronavirus, Britain began opening up for travel to select countries over the summer. As Spain was one of those countries, it created a perfect opportunity to escape and visit Lanzarote for a week.
This blog post is about my recent trip to Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain.
UK Government guidelines for travel are constantly changing so that the current situation can be checked before flight.
Here are some places that I would recommend to visit around Lanzarote Island.
Where to stay in Lanzarote: Sands Beach Resort
If you are looking for a place to stay on Lanzarote Island, I would highly recommend staying here Sands Beach Resort. There are several different room options to choose from during your stay, and self-catering apartments are also an option if you are traveling as a large group. Additionally, they have some nice swimming pools to jump in.
Sikar Canary Islands Car . rent a car with
The easiest way to get around Lanzarote Island is to arrange for a car to rent during your stay. This way you can easily walk around the island and visit all the attractions mentioned below. I would recommend using Sikar Canary Islands Car Which offered great customer service and competitive rates on the island. I went for a 4×4 Ford, which was a little extra and perfect for exploring all corners of the island.
Explore Timanfaya National Park and its unique volcanic landscape
A trip to Lanzarote would not be complete without visiting the most popular attractions on the island, Timanfaya National Park.
This Spanish national park is made up entirely of volcanic soil and is located in the southwestern part of the island of Lanzarote.
Here you are completely taken into a volcanic landscape that seems to resemble the moon. NASA also used this area to train astronauts there.
Before entering the park, you must purchase a ticket. You can park your rental car and take a guided bus tour around the national park area, which is off-limits to other vehicles.
The restaurant is also worth visiting for lunch so that you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding park. It is a great place to learn about the history of the area, along with the volcanic activity and landscape, which are an essential part of the island’s culture.
Enjoy the View of Mirador Del Rio
Go and visit the northern part of Lanzarote river view, a tremendous 475 meter high viewpoint cafe integrated into the lava rock. The architectural construction was designed by César Manrique, a local artist whose influence can be seen in Lanzarote.
This is a great place to enjoy a morning coffee while you are looking out to the island of La Graciosa on a clear day. Definitely worth stopping by for a visit.
Jamios del Agua and Cueva de los Verdes
Both Jameos del Agua and Cueva De Los Verdes are located in the municipality of Haria in the northern part of Lanzarote. They can be found inside a 6 km long volcanic tube formed by the eruption of the nearby volcano Monte Corona.
Jameos del Agua will take you deep into a volcanic lava tunnel to discover a unique lagoon, palm trees, restaurants and even an engraved auditorium. It’s a fun experience to explore and stay on the island.
A short distance from Jameos del Agua is the Cueva de los Verdes (Green Caves), part of the Monumento Natural del Malpaís de La Corona, a protected area. It is a great place with a colorful lighting system and also has a concert hall. Nice to visit if you are in this area.
Playa de Famara, Lanzarote. One of the best beaches in
Playa de Famara is one of the best beaches in Lanzarote – a great place to get some sunshine and relax. This is a great place to enjoy some surfing lessons if you like it. And don’t forget to visit Restaurant El Risco for lunch to taste some of the island’s best flavors.
Try Black Salt at Janubio Salt Mines
A trip to Lanzarote wouldn’t be complete without trying some local sea salt. In the Janubio salt mines, you can find some traditional salt fields still in operation today. There they use traditional methods that have been preserved in the area. I highly recommend trying the black salt, which is astringent in taste and pungent in smell, something unique to try on the island.
Stay at Monumento al Campesino
Monumento al Campesino is a fusion of an underground restaurant, a monument and a museum dedicated to local agricultural history. A great place to stop and enjoy lunch with a local flavor while surrounded by this incredible architecture.
Hike the Volcano El Cuervo Trail
Park your rental car at the start of the trail and enjoy this hike around the volcano El Cuervo. One of the highlights of my trip was to circumambulate this volcano, and you can walk through the beach as well. A nice light hike with spectacular views along the way. Well worth visiting.
Take a Catamaran to La Graciosa
Visit La Graciosa Island for a half day trip. Why not enjoy this trip by going on a catamaran adventure? I would recommend booking with Romero Maritime Lines which offers a selection of island excursions including lunch and drinks. This is a beautiful way to reach and explore the island of La Graciosa.
El Golfo and Green Lagoon
El Golfo is a small seaside village most famous for its green lagoon called Charco de los Clicos, which is located next to the village. The lagoon was formed in the crater of an old volcano and gets its strange green color from a type of algae that grows there.
There are a few rustic seafood restaurants in the village itself where you can savor the local flavors and admire the stunning view of the sea.
Thank you for reading my guide to Lanzarote Island
Thanks for reading my blog guide to Lanzarote. I wish you a wonderful trip to the island!
If you have any questions about Lanzarote, feel free to email me, and I’ll be happy to help.
Hope you liked this video and look forward to your visit to Lanzarote!
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