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The 7 Best Things to Do in Lanzarote

Diverse with flora and fauna on an unparalleled, volcanic landscape, Lanzarote offers a plethora of sightseeing to visitors who are looking for the perfect getaway. Hike Fire Mountains, relax on sun-drenched beaches and simply enjoy tranquil island life.

Playa Blanca

Located on the southern coast, the former fishing village of Playa Blanca bustles with life around its port. It's also near the pristine sands and waters of Papagayo Beaches.

Cueva de los Verdes

A volcanic eruption formed a lava tube five miles long here 5,000 years ago. A 45-minute tour leads visitors down two chasms, the Cueva de los Verdes, nearly one mile in length.

Timanfaya National Park

Upon reaching the Islote de Hilario lookout point amid the ""Fire Mountains,"" a magma chamber 2.5 miles below the surface heats up pebbles a few inches underfoot to 212°F.

Chinijo Archipelago

The five-island chain off the coast comprises a natural park, with the island of La Graciosa boasting Europe's largest marine reserve. It's also the only one that's inhabited.

Montaña Clara

The 849-foot peak is all that's left of this once volcanic island of the archipelago. Uninhabited and a sanctuary for marine birds, the private island sold for 9€ million in 2007.

Photo: Katie Belle @Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Guinate Tropical Park and Penguin Paradise

150 different species live in the park, which also helps to save endangered animals. The parrot show takes place at 12:00PM, followed by the penguin and otter feeding times.

Casa Museo y Monumento al Campesino

A 50-foot sculpture of old water tanks is the work of local artist César Manrique. The site provides a glimpse into the island's past, with the farm house showcasing daily life.

Lanzarote: Our Tips

How many days to spend in Lanzarote?

To relax and enjoy a nice vacation, consider a minimum of seven nights. If you have or want extra time to explore many points around the island, then allow yourself 10 - 14 days in total.

Getting around

The best way to see the island is to have a rental car. As for public transportation, there are buses operating within the towns themselves and those that link the main cities (i.e. Arrecife to Playa Blanca is 55 minutes away). If you plan to take a day-trip from Playa Blanca to the town of Corralejo on Fuerteventura, expect to pay no more than 20€ round-trip. You can book directly with companies at the port, and the journey takes 35 minutes.

Where to stay in Lanzarote

You'll find accommodations concentrated in the main coastal cities of Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise and in the capital city of Arrecife. However, there are also places scattered in small towns around the interior of the island.

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  • Best time to visit
    Temperatures on the island are great year-round, so Lanzarote experiences peaks in the winter and summer, making spring and fall the best times to go if you want to warm weather and fewer crowds. In the fall, the winds die down and the water is warmer from being heated all summer.

What People Are Saying About Lanzarote

Perfectly organized complete tour though Lanzarote

Great guide, speaking French, English, German and Dutch. Most of the tour was only in English and German since they swapped people from other busses so all the French people were in 1 bus and all the Germans were in our bus. The guide knew a lot about the island and its history, and told a lot about it. Nice bus as well, very modern, air conditioned and good seats. Perfect driver. The tour brings you to a lot of interesting and beautiful places. The volcanic tour was great!
Volcanoes and Caves: Full-Day Tour of Lanzarote Reviewed by Jeroen, 09/27/2016

Amazing. I didn't expect to be walking on the edge of a caldera!

I was asked to change my trip by one day (from Thursday to Wednesday) due to being the only one booked on that day, this didn't cause me a problem. I was collected promptly from my hotel and we collected the other travellers who were French. I was very impressed with our guide Raquel. She was very friendly and made you feel at ease straight away. She had to translate everything she was telling us in to English and French, she did this seamlessly and equally. I was expecting low level walking but was amazed when we climbed one of the volcano's and also in to the centre of one too. I must say, this trip made my holiday.
Lanzarote: 4-Hour Volcano Hike with Transfers Reviewed by Lorraine, 09/19/2016

A fantastic, well organised and informative trip. Thank you.

Well organised from start to finish. Easy to book and received an email detailing the pick up point and time. Our coach was comfortable and air conditioned and the tour guide was excellent, providing us with lots of information. We have two children 8 and 10 who also both thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thank you for a lovely day.

Excellent and insightful tour -- more hands-on than standard offerings

This excellent and insightful walking tour of the volcanos of the Fire Mountains (adjoining Timanfaya National Park), offered by Blackstone Treks & Tours and expertly led by our guide Jose, offers a comprehensive geological and historical overview of the Fire Mountains region of Lanzarote. Jose provided a superior hiking experience through his knowledgeable descriptions and engaging personal insights about the evolution of the region and the specific geologic features found during the tour. We found this to be a comfortably-paced, well designed experience that provided us with a wonderful understanding of the island with its dynamic and changing history -- and Jose was the perfect tour guide with his comprehensive understanding and detailed descriptions of the natural geologic formations explored throughout this trek.
Lanzarote: 4-Hour Volcano Hike with Transfers Reviewed by WILLIAM, 07/16/2016

Best tour that I have ever been on anywhere in the world.

Excellent day. Our guide was very informative and offered lots of opportunities to get to know the island. We covered almost the whole island. The highlight was the underground cave and the cactus garden.
Volcanoes and Caves: Full-Day Tour of Lanzarote Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 02/03/2016

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