Places of interest in Lanzarote can be reached by car, taxi or tour bus.
The road system leading to the main resort towns, have only, recently been
laid, and are excellent.
Timanfaya National Park
This area was devestated by volcanic eruptions over a period of
6 years from 1730 1736 Here visitors can appreciate the not
only the awe inspiring scenery of "Devils land" caused
by a geological phenomenon but land coming back to life with over
180 different plant species. The "Devil" restaurant where
visitors can see food cooked over the heat from the volcano and
witness geothermic experiments. A must do is the 45 min Coach Ride
included in the entrance price, you will be taken around the volcanic
route and listen to the story behind this unusual island.
Mirador del Rio - Meaning River View
this lookout point is located in the north of the island, on a cliff top
position 479m above sea level. Created by Cesar Manrique the stunning views
of neighbouring La Graciosa and the Canary Isle of Montana Clara are just
Cueva de los Verdes Originally
formed by the eruption of volcano Las Coronas, these caves are one of the
longest volcanic galleries in the world, stretching 6km in length. During
the 17th century, these caves acted as refuge to the local Canarian people
from the pirates and slave hunters. Spectacular lighting add to the optical
illusion and highlight the amazing natural structure.
Jameos Del Agua Designed by Cesar
Manrique in 1968, possibly Cesars most prolific creation. An underground
volcanic lava bubble caused by an eruption over 3000 years ago in the huge
La Corona volcano, in the north of the island. Jameos meaning lava bubble,
occurs when the ceiling of a lava tunnel collapses or during eruption when
an exposion leaves a bubble underground. Visitors enter through a winding
staircase, made out of the surrounding volcanic rock, entering into Jameos
Grande a roofless volcanic bubble 100 mtrs long and 30 mtrs wide. This
leads on to a beautiful garden and swimming pool. At the end is the concert
cave, where a dance floor and bar with seating for 600 people have been
created boasting the most wonderful natural acoustic amphitheatre.
Cesar Manrique Foundation Originally
the studio and house of Cesar Manrique it was inaugurated in 1992 as a
private non profit making self-funding foundation. Wholly engaged in the
promotion of artistic, environmental and cultural activities in addition
to the private works of Cesar Manrique. Highly Reccommended.
Jardin del Cactus Again created
by Cesar Manrique, from a disused quarry, Cesar strived to show how beauty
could be attained from the natural resources and the gardens show the indigenous
flora of the island.
Museum of Contemporary Art This is located in the Castle of San
Jose in Puerto Naos, Arricife. Originally a fortress built in 1776 by King
Museum of Emigrants Standing
on Guanapy Hill overlooking the old capital Teguise. The old castle of
Santa Barbara started out as a watch tower, guarding the island on both
coastlines. Originally built in the 16th century and converted into a fortress
in1588. After a long period of deterioration, up until 1960 when groups
of people have since restored it to its former glory. It is used
as a museum for Canarian Emigrants, many of whom travelled to South America
and include passports, family letters and postcards along with scale models
El Golfo On the west coast of
Lanzarote, on the coastline of the Timanfaya National Park. The Green Lagoon
was created by filling a volcanic crater with underground sea water. Algae
has inhabited the water, causing the bright green colour, which against
the black volcanic sands is an unique sight. Today the crater is only half
of its original size and has been declared a protected area. Look carefully
and you will find the naturally occurring semi precious stone called Olivina
in the surrounding area.
Papagayo Beaches Situated
to the east of Playa Blanca, beautiful natural sandy beaches set
in wonderous coves. To retain the unspoilt nature of this area,
travel to and from the beaches are on unmade roads by car only,
but boat trips leave for the beaches from Playa Blanca Harbour.
Plenty to do for the more energetic
Aqua Park Costa Teguise
fun for everyone, great slides, kiddies area.
18 hole Golf Course at Costa Teguise a true test, well laid out and different.
Club hire and Carts available.
Vineyard/Bodega - Teguise Test
the home made wines, with several to choose from.
Camel Rides at Fire Mountain
With rides at Timanfaya, give it a try.
Horse Riding nr Yaiza on main
road Beach ride to Playa Quemeda also near Puerto del Carmen on
Go Karts Puerto del Carmen on
Trips available for fishing, underwater 'sight-seeing' and
trips to the Papagayo Beaches or the neighbouring island of Fuertaventura.
All leave from Playa Blanca Harbour.
Tennis Courts for hire at the
Golf There is currently one course
on the island, but another is under construction just up the road from