Lanzarote Highlights – 10 Things to do in Lanzarote

Ten Top Tips for things to do on your Lanzarote Holiday
Here we outline some of the very best things to do in Lanzarote – Our Lanzarote Holiday Highlights. Of course you may prefer just to lay back and enjoy the lovely Lanzarote Sun, Sea and Sangria.

Timanfaya National Park
If there’s one place you must go to in Lanzarote, it’s Timanfaya National Park. Born out of fiery volcanic eruptions that coursed through this region back in 1730, this corner of Lanzarote is all craters, calderas and cones. Entry to the park is less than 10 Euros and includes an amazing 30 minute coach trip through the breathtaking Timanfaya National Park Lava Fields.

El Diablo Restaurant – inside Timanfaya National Park
Set in the heart of the Timanfaya National Park, this eye-popping eatery was the brainchild of Manrique and offers up breathtaking views over the moon-like landscape. You will see food being cooked over a lava powered oven. Like nowhere else!

Los Jameos del Agua
Another Manrique creation, this imaginatively landscaped underground grotto is quite similar to Manrique’s house. The caves here are huge, stunning and dramatic.

Mirador del Rio
Manrique again! This time the famous artist transformed an old Spanish fort into a bar, restaurant, souvenir shop and lookout point. Made from glass and lava rock it blends into its surroundings perfectly. The view over La Gracoisa Island from Mirador del Rio is unbeatable.

Las Cuevas de los Verdes
Las Cuevas de los Verdes is a series of remarkable caves, tunnels and petrified lava flows came about after an eruption that happened 5000 years ago. Again, only on Lanzarote! Las Cuevas de los Verdes is like nowhere you’re likely to have ever seen before.

Castillo de San Jose & International Museum of Contemporary Art
The International Museum of Contemporary Art is located at the 18th-century castle of Castillo de San Jose, easily reached on foot from the capital city of Arrecife

Jardin de Cactus
Jardin de Cactus is set in the village of Guatiza and was Cesar Manrique’s final project. In true Manrique style he transformed what was an old quarry into a spectacular and unmissable cactus garden.

Haria is nicknamed ‘the village of a thousand palms’ and is arguably the prettiest town on the island. Haria is nestled in a lush, palm-filled oasis, its sugar cube houses stand in real contrast to the blackened volcanic landscape.

Rancho Texas Park
Rancho Texas Park is a Wild West wonderland takes the mantle as Lanzarote’s biggest and most popular theme park attraction. It’s easy to see why the children love it. Located a few miles out of Puerto del Carmen it’s conveniently reached from all parts of Lanzarote island.

Take a bus or taxi down to Playa Blanca Harbour and grab a Ferry over to Lanzarote’s next-door neighbour, Fuerteventura. The crossing only takes half an hour or so and it makes for a great day out. Two Ferrys operate, Fred Olsen and Armas, virtually every hour of the day. You’ll arrive in the town of Correlejo, Fuerteventura. If you want to experience the fantastic beaches of Fuerteventura then take a taxi or mini-train out to the sand dunes. (Ask for the Rio Olivia Beach Hotel).

All these highlights can be visited independently or if you’re travelling with a tour operator then most listed below will offer organised excursions.

Thomson Holidays

First Choice Holidays

Thomas Cook Holidays

Cosmos Holidays

Jet2 Holidays

Direct Holidays

Thomson Premier Luxury Holidays

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