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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.

Good to Know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+00:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • 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

Perfect, highy recommend for all cruise passengers!

The tour was a real highlight of our one week cruise. The guide was wonderful. She was a native German speaker, and as everyone else on a bus was German, the tour was in German. (But theoretically, she could have done in in both English and German). The bus picked us up and dropped us off directly by the cruise ship. We rode camels, discovered wine region of Lanzarote, visited the vulcanic park and saw experimental vulcanic explosions in Lanzarote national park. The price was 4 times less than the price of the same tour if we would have bought it on board of the cruise. So I would highly recommend it for all cruise passengers. Instead of buying an overpriced tour from your cruise, go on this one! It's better quality and much less expensive. Absolutely perfect experience!

Lanzarote: Southern Tour for cruise passengers Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 02/20/2017

Great trip, guide was very nice and informative

Lanzarote was really beautiful. I lived on Hawaii with lots of lava and volcano action, so I wondered if I would enjoy this and I did. The cinder cones and volcanic action and colors here are similar and yet so different that Hawaii. The camel ride was really a treat; great experience.

Lanzarote: Southern Tour for cruise passengers Reviewed by Caren, 02/06/2017

We had a super day and could see many nice things on Lanzarote :)

Excellent tourguide who shared lots of information, good organizing how you collected all the people from island, we had really a auper day and have the feeling that got to know everything about Lanzarote. Thanks a lot!!!

Volcanoes and Caves: Full-Day Tour of Lanzarote Reviewed by Veronika, 11/28/2016

Informative tour, fun guide, wonderful day. Pick up details not clear

The tour is really informative, and interesting. You'll learn a lot about the island and see a lot of it. The tour is well planned and fun. The guide is very knowledgeable and with a great sense of humor. We had a wonderful day and had a chance to capture all the highlights of the island. We highly recommend the tour with this company. I find it easy to use an e-ticket from the app too. The only little downside was pick up info wasn't clear, so I had to call to clarify. Probably that was because I placed the booking the evening before the tour. Other than that all was really great.

Volcanoes and Caves: Full-Day Tour of Lanzarote Reviewed by Linda, 11/12/2016

Great whistlestop tour of Manrique's influence on Lanzarote

This was a super day out: I loved getting away from the resort side of the island and into its fabulous and unique landscape, and seeing how much Manrique brought to his homeland. I thought a 9-hour tour might be too long, but it didn't feel so at all: there was lots to see, and enough time in each place. Our Dutch guide (whose name I didn't catch) was fabulous, and did all his narration in English, Spanish and German: amazing! I really recommend this tour.

Lanzarote: César Manrique Full-Day Tour Reviewed by Catherine, 11/10/2016

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