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Quirky Lanzarote

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Lanzarote, am island of delights and lava! Probably the strangest place I have ever visited, but spots of pure beauty lighten the dullness of the lava fields.

Good for
  • Couples
  • Nature Lover
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker

13 Places

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13 Places

Jardin de Cactus

Gardens

Fundacion Cesar Manrique

Specialty Museums

Jameos Del Agua

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Los Hervideros

Caverns & Caves, Geologic Formations

Timanfaya National Park

Geologic Formations, National Parks

Marina Rubicon

Marinas

El Lago Verde / Charco de los Clicos

Bodies of Water

Playa Blanca

Destinations

THe Mirador Papagayo

Hotels

El Golfo

Geologic Formations, Lookouts

Restaurante La Gamba Loca

Restaurants

Puerto Calero

Destinations

Mirador Del Rio

Lookouts

jackbry's City Tips

  • Hire a car and let yourself in for a treat. I always look at the flyers given out for day trips and plan my trips around those that interest me most.
  • Jardin de Cactus
    Gardens
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    jackbry Says:

    If you ever thought that cactus are dull, think again. This place teems with interesting plants and Cesar Manrique art in a truly splendid setting.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Wear light clothing, it was HOT here.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Guatiza
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Cacti Magic in a wonderful location 04/09/2019
    • Interesting place to have a walk and enjoy the cactus 04/08/2019
    • Jardin de Cactus
    Address:
    Carretera General del Norte, s/n
    35530 Guatiza, Lanzarote
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 901 20 03 00
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
    Other:
  • Fundacion Cesar Manrique
    Specialty Museums
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    jackbry Says:

    You must see this. It is a home the likes of no other I have ever seen. Fascinating and a wonderful insight into the fabulous design skills of Cesar Manrique.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • We got lost looking for this, get a good map or use GPS!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 153 things to do in Lanzarote
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fascinating home of Cesa Manrique 04/16/2019
    • César Manrique was one very special and under publicised man! 04/13/2019
    • Fundacion Cesar Manrique
    Address:
    Calle de Jorge Luis Borges 16
    35507, Lanzarote
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 928 84 31 38
    Other:
  • Jameos Del Agua
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    jackbry Says:

    It will take your breath away. When I walked into the cave I could have cried with the emotions I felt. So beautiful and the birds were a glorious winged orchestra.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Take a bite in the cafe at the far end of the cave. Good food.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Punta Mujeres
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely place 04/18/2019
    • Fabulous 04/18/2019
    • Jameos Del Agua
    Address:
    Carretera Orzola
    35520 Punta Mujeres, Lanzarote
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 928 84 80 20
    Price range:
    $11 - $11
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    Other:
  • Los Hervideros
    Caverns & Caves, Geologic Formations
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    jackbry Says:

    Wild beauty in extremus! I had to return time and time again to this place. The force of the water on this side of the island has to be seen to be believed! It roars. It roils, it THRILLS!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Take a cardi if it's coll, the wind is fierce. Hold on to the hands of little ones and the infirm. Difficult for chairs.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 153 things to do in Lanzarote
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lava, lava, lava, lava 04/14/2019
    • Dramatic sights and sounds of the waves close-up. 04/12/2019
    • Los Hervideros
    Address:
    Road LZ-703
    Lanzarote
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 928 81 17 62
    Other:
  • Timanfaya National Park
    Geologic Formations, National Parks
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    jackbry Says:

    Raw beauty, well planned ride around the sights of the mountains.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Take a cardi, fleece. Windy but worth it. The bus ride is a must, the only way to see the park.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Tinajo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful park 04/18/2019
    • Brilliant - well worth a visit 04/16/2019
    • Timanfaya National Park
    Address:
    Crta. de Yaiza a Tinajo (LZ 67), km 11
    35560 Tinajo, Lanzarote
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 928 11 80 42
    Price range:
    $10 - $10
    Other:
  • Marina Rubicon
    Marinas
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    jackbry Says:

    Pleasant place to while away the holiday hours. Pretty bars and shops. Great bi-weekly market.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • It can get hot!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 20 things to do in Playa Blanca
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful marina 04/18/2019
    • Lovely marina 04/18/2019
    • Marina Rubicon
    Address:
    Urbanizacion Castillo del Aguila, s/n
    35570 Playa Blanca, Lanzarote
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 928 51 90 12
    Other:
  • El Lago Verde / Charco de los Clicos
    Bodies of Water
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    jackbry Says:

    Big let down. Just looked like a green pond to me, not worth the hot walk.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    Tips
    • Don't bother, unless you like green ponds!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in El Golfo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Indeed, the lake is green 04/14/2019
    • Lovely different colours with the sea behind 04/11/2019
    • El Lago Verde / Charco de los Clicos
    Phone:
    +34 928 17 33 11
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Playa Blanca
    Destinations
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    jackbry Says:

    Pretty holiday town. Smashing beach and lots of shops etc.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Think about what you require from your hotel, peace and quiet, lively, luxurious atc. Do your Tripadvisor research.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    • Playa Blanca
  • THe Mirador Papagayo
    Hotels
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    jackbry Says:

    Lovely two weeks at this smashing hotel. Great views, fab restaurant and 2 great pools.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Relax and enjoy. Wind down and chill out!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 36 Hotels in Playa Blanca
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Brilliant Location 04/15/2019
    • Very Nice 04/14/2019
    • THe Mirador Papagayo
    Address:
    Calle Las Palmas, 5
    San Marcial del Rubicon
    35510 Playa Blanca, Lanzarote
    Spain
  • El Golfo
    Geologic Formations, Lookouts
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    jackbry Says:

    Raw, wild and fierce, with great seafood. Loved it!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • take a cardi if you feel the cold.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 153 things to do in Lanzarote
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely scenery 04/14/2019
    • Charco De los Clicos 04/11/2019
    • El Golfo
    Address:
    Carretera Yaiza a Playa Blanca Yaiza
    35570, Lanzarote
    Spain
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
  • Restaurante La Gamba Loca
    Restaurants (Bar, Cafe, Wine Bar, Seafood, Spanish)
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    jackbry Says:

    The best fish bar none! So glad of the glass to separate us from the fierce winds, but allow us to see the wild sea while we ate.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Try the 5 fish dish!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #345 of 1,271 restaurants in Lanzarote
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Brilliant location for fish restaurant. 03/06/2019
    • Lovely location and amazing food 02/14/2019
    • Restaurante La Gamba Loca
    Address:
    Avenida Maritima 39
    35570 El Golfo, Lanzarote
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 928 17 45 17
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Puerto Calero
    Destinations
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    jackbry Says:

    A pleasant couple of hours spent walking around the expensive boats and having drinks in the pleasant bars.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Just enjoy, not a lot to do, but very pleasant.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    • Puerto Calero
  • Mirador Del Rio
    Lookouts
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    jackbry Says:

    Have your breath taken away!! The views are out of this world!!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Dress lightly.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #28 of 153 things to do in Lanzarote
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • don't pay for the mirador 04/13/2019
    • Great Views Great Inspiration created by the master himself César Manrique 04/11/2019
    • Mirador Del Rio
    Address:
    Carretera de Ye, s/n
    35500, Lanzarote
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 901 20 03 00
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 6:45 PM
    Other:
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