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Lanzarote is likely to be the closest you'll get to being on the moon. Yet while this place is famous for its volcanic landscape, Lanzarote has loads more to offer the curious traveler. Follow me on an intrepid trip around the island, and hurry — every second on the moon counts!

Good for
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveler
  • Thrifty Traveler
  • Trendsetter

11 Places

3 City Tips

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11 Places

Day 1

Timanfaya National Park

National Parks, Geologic Formations

Bodega El Grifo - Museo del Vino

Specialty Museums

Monumento al Campesino

Restaurants

Fundacion Cesar Manrique

Specialty Museums

Day 2

Cafeteria Cejas

Restaurants

Mirador Del Rio

Lookouts

Meson La Frontera

Restaurants

Casa Ramon

Restaurants

Day 3

Playa de Papagayo

Beaches

El Lago Verde

Bodies of Water

Lilium

Restaurants

Lara V's City Tips

  • Food is one of the best attractions this place has to offer. Don't be afraid to venture far away from the resorts and sample traditional dishes in local restaurants.
  • The best way to explore the island is to rent a car. You can find good deals on hire cars at the airport.
  • The weather is great during the day, but depending of the area, it can get very windy. Carry an additional layer just in case.
    Day 1
  • Timanfaya National Park
    National Parks, Geologic Formations
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    Lara V Says:

    This natural park is the most visited place in Lanzarote. The island's dramatic volcanic nature shows its magnificence here, and there are two options for experiencing it. The coach ride will take you through narrow roads and craggy mountains, with incredible views offered throughout. Or, for a slower exploration, you can opt for a guided walk from the visitor center.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you choose to explore by coach, sit on the right hand side, looking forward, for the best views.
    • There is a restaurant here that uses a naturally-heated oven to cook its dishes. The food tastes delicious and you can visit the oven!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Tinajo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • If you can’t visit another planet.... 12/12/2018
    • What a surprise(pleasant) 12/12/2018
    • 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:
  • Bodega El Grifo - Museo del Vino
    Specialty Museums
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    Lara V Says:

    The area next to Timanfaya National Park is full of wineries. Lanzarote’s wine is the result of hard work, with everything having to be done by hand due to the volcanic rock walls that protect each plant from the wind. While there are many interesting wineries in the area, El Grifo is the oldest in the Canaries. Enjoy a break in this family vineyard and you’re sure to develop an enduring love for their wines!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • The walk through the vineyards includes two wine tastings.
    • If you drive, take advantage of the discounts on the bottles you’ll find in their shop, and enjoy the wine later!
    • My recommendation: taste the sweet wine Moscatel de Ana.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in San Bartolome
    • Museum and wine tasting are really interesting 12/11/2018
    • A pleasant surprise 12/09/2018
    • Bodega El Grifo - Museo del Vino
    Address:
    Lugar de El Grifo
    35550 San Bartolome, Lanzarote
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 928 52 40 36
    Price range:
    $6 - $6
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Monumento al Campesino
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, Spanish)
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    Lara V Says:

    Lying close to the wine region, Monumento al Campesino is considered one of the main crossroads on the island. Cesar Manrique, a well-known local architect, designed the impressive building, and although that’s an important enough reason to visit, the real draw, for me, is the authentic Canarian cuisine served in the restaurant here.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Visit the impressive volcanic tunnel downstairs before you leave.
    • Order the traditional "Papas Arrugadas con Mojo," followed by black pig, and then "Mousse de Gofio" for dessert.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #475 of 1,283 restaurants in Lanzarote
    • Found ourselves in a maze 12/08/2018
    • A great lunch stop 11/23/2018
    • Monumento al Campesino
    Address:
    Carretera Mozaga a San Bartolome LZ 20
    35550 San Bartolome, Lanzarote
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 928 52 01 36
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
    Other:
  • Fundacion Cesar Manrique
    Specialty Museums
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    Lara V Says:

    Manrique is probably the most famous Lanzarote local. He lived for many years in New York before returning to help with the island's planning regulations, and it's thanks to his hard work that Lanzarote has been able to maintain its traditional essence despite the boom in tourism. Located in his former home, his Foundation is one of the beauties of the island.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • This is not just a museum but an impressive house designed by Manrique.
    • Bring your camera: the pool area is the perfect place to take pictures.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Costa Teguise
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Artistic Delight 12/12/2018
    • New viewpoint on architecture 12/12/2018
    • Fundacion Cesar Manrique
    Address:
    Taro de Tahiche 5km norte de Arricife
    35507 Costa Teguise, Lanzarote
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 928 84 31 38
    Other:
  • Day 2
  • Cafeteria Cejas
    Restaurants (Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Spanish)
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    Lara V Says:

    This charming village is the best place to start your day. There are many shops around the church where you can buy reasonably-priced local products (try the Pantry store), and the fabulous breakfast at Cafeteria Cejas is sure to impress you with its delicious Canary flavors, as well as the design of the building itself.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • History Buff
    • Thrifty Traveler
    Tips
    • On Sunday morning, Teguise hosts a big street market. Although crowded, it’s a good opportunity to buy souvenirs, including authentic Canary products to take home with you.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #386 of 1,283 restaurants in Lanzarote
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Perfect lunch after the market 12/02/2018
    • All you would expect from a really good Spanish Restaurant 11/01/2018
    • Cafeteria Cejas
    Address:
    Plaza San Francisco 5
    Villa de Teguise
    35530 Teguise, Lanzarote
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 928 84 51 01
    Other:
  • Mirador Del Rio
    Lookouts
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    Lara V Says:

    Welcome to my favorite spot. This building, designed by the omnipresent Cesar Manrique, hides one of the most incredible views on the island. From the balconies above the cliff, it is possible to admire the magical Isla Graciosa, inhabited by no more than 600 people. While it is possible to visit this tiny island, you'd need to devote an entire day to it — which makes Mirador del Rio the ideal substitute for those pressed for time.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • In early November there is a swimming race from Lanzarote to La Graciosa.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 147 things to do in Lanzarote
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Don't leave the island without a visit 12/12/2018
    • Perfect view 12/09/2018
    • 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:
  • Meson La Frontera
    Restaurants (Mexican, Spanish)
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    Lara V Says:

    Haria is a charming village hidden in the mountains. There are a few viewing points from which to admire its beautiful white houses, but perhaps the most precious gem here is El Meson La Frontera. Though not a Michelin starred restaurant, it serves the best BBQ on Lanzarote, which makes a delicious change from the fresh fish favored by most of the island's restaurants.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveler
    Tips
    • Try the "Berenjenas con Miel" (eggplant with honey). My favorite dish!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Hopefully will be open again soon!! 04/14/2015
    • CERRADO / CLOSED 02/03/2015
    • Meson La Frontera
    Address:
    Calle Casa Atras 4
    35520 Haria, Lanzarote
    Spain
  • Casa Ramon
    Restaurants (Spanish)
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    Lara V Says:

    There are not many restaurants in the tiny Caleta de Famara. Casa Ramon is probably the best option if you're looking for fresh fish and a bottle of local Canary wine.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    Tips
    • If weather permits, ask for a table outside. The seating area is on top of the water.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Typical Lanzarote seafood restaurant 08/19/2015
    • Food general atmosphere subzero.... 08/04/2015
    • Casa Ramon
    Address:
    Carretera General
    Caleta de Famara, Lanzarote
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 650 42 37 04
  • Day 3
  • Playa de Papagayo
    Beaches
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    Lara V Says:

    Time for the beach! Southern Lanzarote boasts long beaches to walk on, plus plenty of options for snorkeling, swimming or simply relaxing. Playa de Papagayo is one of the greatest beaches on the island, and the small fee you're required to pay to access the area is more than worth it.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Beach Goer
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Up the mountain, you'll find a tiny bar with amazing views and fresh fish!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 147 things to do in Lanzarote
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A must!! 12/11/2018
    • Love it 12/10/2018
    • Playa de Papagayo
  • El Lago Verde
    Bodies of Water
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    Lara V Says:

    This is an unusual thing to see: a green lagoon just a few meters away from the sea. But everything is possible on Lanzarote! Although visitors are not allowed to walk on the beach itself, the scenery surrounding it is very picturesque, making it well worth stopping off for a photo or two.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The Janubio Salt Factory is a few kilometers away. If you're traveling with kids, this is a fun opportunity to show them where salt comes from.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in El Golfo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A little bit disappointing. 12/11/2018
    • Interesting view 12/03/2018
    • El Lago Verde
    Phone:
    +34 928 17 33 11
    Other:
  • Lilium
    Restaurants
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    Lara V Says:

    Nice atmosphere and great local food — what better way to finish off a day of sight-seeing? Though somewhat pricey, this restaurant is perfect for special occasions, and the chef works wonders with local ingredients to create a delicious, modern twist on traditional Canarian cuisine.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Go for the degustation menu. It includes the dessert chef’s suggestion. Something not to miss!
    • Try the "sancocho," the traditional Canarian fish stew.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #192 of 1,283 restaurants in Lanzarote
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best fine dining restaurant in Arrecife 11/18/2018
    • Amazing food & service 11/08/2018
    • Lilium
    Address:
    Avenida Olof Palme S/N
    C.C. Marina Lanzarote, Local B-29
    35500, Arrecife, Lanzarote
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 928 52 49 78
    Price range:
    $40 - $57
    Hours:
    Mon - Thu
    8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Mon - Sat
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
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