Lanzarote is, due to its privileged climate, one of the most visited tourist destinations in Spain throughout the year. For those who have decided to travel to Lanzarote we will recommend you a list of 5 visits that nobody should miss during their holiday in Lanzarote.
1. Puerto del Carmen
Is an unavoidable visit, as the main street of the island, the Avenida de las Playas, is located right here. All kinds of shops and restaurants are concentrated on this street. In addition, the other fundamental reason to visit this area is the "Playa Grande" which, as indicated by its name in Spanish, is the biggest beach of the island, with more than one kilometer of long fine and golden sand.
2. ‘Cueva de los Verdes’ Cave of the greens
Spectacular cave which is located within a volcanic tunnel with a length of six kilometres. The section belonging to the Cueva de los Verdes is one of the six kilometres of the tunnel and to complete the complicated route of interconnected galleries, upgraded for your visit, of this section, we will need about 50 minutes.
A plus of this visit is that in that same tunnel is the Jameos del Agua. An eclectic mix of the breathtaking volcanic beauty of the area with the architectural taste of César Manrique. There are three jameos: Jameo Chicho, Jameo Grande and Jameo Redondo. The youngest visitors will be for sure entertained looking for jameitos, some small white crabs.
3. Its incredible beaches
Traveling to Lanzarote without enjoying any of its incredible beaches is almost a crime. So, besides enjoying the pool of your villa in Lanzarote, it’s an absolute must, visiting beautiful beaches such as the Playa Famara - for some visitors it’s the most beautiful beach of the island. The Papagayo beach - surrounded by cliffs and a turquoise blue sea, the Playa Mujeres, which is located close to the Papagayo beach - or the already mentioned, Playa Grande.
4. The Timanfaya National Park
Probably the most spectacular visit to natural environment that can be made on the island. More than 50 km² of extension will leave us impacted by its impressive volcanic landscape, which will make us feel as if we were astronauts walking on Mars. During your holiday in Lanzarote do not forget to visit a day this impressive Park from your villa in Lanzarote.
5. ‘El Mirador del Rio’ - the viewpoint of the river
This work belongs as well to the Canarian artist Cesar Manrique. This panoramic viewpoint offers one of the most beautiful views of Lanzarote. From here you can see the small island of La Graciosa, which is easily accessible by ferry, and also recommend to visit.
Of course Lanzarote offers much more to see and to enjoy, you will soon discover it. Last but not least, we can not resist to make one last recommendation: its gastronomy. You will not live an authentic holiday in Lanzarote if you are not going to enjoy their traditional foods and local wines.