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Only one day in Lanzarote? No worries at all. This one-day tour will give you ample time to see the most important attractions. Follow my recommendations for an amazing day on the island.

Good for
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Thrifty Traveler

7 Places

3 City Tips

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7 Places

Timanfaya National Park

National Parks, Geologic Formations

El Lago Verde

Bodies of Water

Restaurante La Gamba Loca

Restaurants

Los Hervideros

Geologic Formations, Caverns & Caves

Playa de Papagayo

Beaches

Lilium

Restaurants

El Charco de San Gines

Bodies of Water

Lara V's City Tips

  • Food is one of the best attractions this place has to offer! Don't be afraid to stray away from the tourist areas and try 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.
  • Avoid flip flops and beachwear when you go out to eat, especially in local, non-tourist establishments.
  • Timanfaya National Park
    National Parks, Geologic Formations
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    Lara V Says:

    This natural park is the most visited place in Lanzarote, where the dramatic volcanic terrain is at its most magnificent. For visitors, there are two options: exploring by coach — riding through narrow roads and craggy mountains, with exceptional views from the windows along the way — or on a guided walk from the visitor center.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you choose the coach option, sit on the right hand side and looking forward for the best views.
    • There is a restaurant that uses a natural oven to cook its meals. Even if you're not hungry, it's worth stopping by the restaurant just to check out the oven.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Tinajo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Tamafyan Park. Lanzarotti 12/11/2018
    • Unique landscape 12/11/2018
    • 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:
  • El Lago Verde
    Bodies of Water
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    Lara V Says:

    This green lagoon just meters away from the sea is an unusual sight. Although visitors are not allowed to walk around the beach here, the scenery surrounding it is very picturesque. Just don't forget your camera!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The Janubio Salt Factory is a few kilometers away. If you're traveling with kids, this is a good 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:
  • Restaurante La Gamba Loca
    Restaurants (Bar, Cafe, Wine Bar, Seafood, Spanish)
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    Lara V Says:

    The charming village of El Golfo is the perfect lunch pitstop after a trip to Timanfaya National Park. Due to its beautiful location just by the seaside, there are lots of good restaurants to choose from. My favorite is Restaurante Placido, right on the sea front. Their fish and 'lapas' (barnacles) are truly amazing.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Order "bienmesabe," a local almond cream dessert that is not very easy to find in mainland Spain.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #319 of 1,284 restaurants in Lanzarote
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Delicious garlic prawns 11/15/2018
    • Enjoying the sunset with good food and good company! 11/09/2018
    • 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:
  • Los Hervideros
    Geologic Formations, Caverns & Caves
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    Lara V Says:

    A spectacular place to admire the ocean, Los Hervideros is a walk through the caves and holes that the ocean has naturally carved into the mountains. Follow the lava paths down through the rocks to discover hidden caves and stunning coastal views.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Check the weather forecast before visiting Los Hervideros. If there are storms, it may be closed to visitors.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 149 things to do in Lanzarote
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Spectacular landscape 12/11/2018
    • Probably better in bad weather. 12/11/2018
    • Los Hervideros
    Address:
    Road LZ-703
    Lanzarote
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 928 81 17 62
    Other:
  • Playa de Papagayo
    Beaches
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    Lara V Says:

    Time for some beach action! South Lanzarote has several long beaches perfect for walking, snorkeling, swimming or simply relaxing, and Playa de Papagayo is one of the greatest on the island.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Up on the mountain there is a tiny bar with amazing views and fresh fish!
    • There is a small entrance fee to access the area.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 149 things to do in Lanzarote
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A must!! 12/11/2018
    • Love it 12/10/2018
    • Playa de Papagayo
  • Lilium
    Restaurants
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    Lara V Says:

    Nice atmosphere and great local food — the perfect ingredients for a memorable meal in Lanzarote. This upmarket restaurant is great for special occasions in particular, and the chef works wonders with local ingredients to create delicious, modern Canarian cuisine.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Choose the degustation menu, which includes the dessert chef’s suggestion. Something not to miss!
    • Try the “sancocho,” the traditional Lanzarote fish stew.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #191 of 1,284 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:
  • El Charco de San Gines
    Bodies of Water
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    Lara V Says:

    A lovely setting for a pleasant evening walk, this inland harbor is also surrounded by bars where you can enjoy a drink or two after your stroll. Find a space on one of the terraces and enjoy the harbor views.

    Good for
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The terrace of La Miñoca bar is particularly nice.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 24 things to do in Arrecife
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • IMAO The Most Beautiful Part Of Arrecife! 12/04/2018
    • Fabulous Shoreline 11/16/2018
    • El Charco de San Gines
    Address:
    Calle Ribera del Charco
    Arrecife, Lanzarote
    Spain
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