Lanzarote is the most Eastern of the Canary Islands and is known for its volcanic landscape and beautiful beaches. Like the rest of the Canary islands, the climate is very pleasant all year round, and rainfall is low which is why many people choose to live here each year. The island is largely covered in natural volcanic scenery with many attractions and history to discover.
So, what can you expect to find in Lanzarote if you live there or just paying a visit? Without further ado, here are our top recommended things to explore in Lanzarote:
1- Timanfaya National Park
Timanfaya National Park is located in the southwest part of Lanzarote. The large area covers approximately a quarter of the island. It is made up entirely of volcanic soil from a group of volcanoes which erupted almost continuously for 6 years in the 17th century, you can even experience eating food that’s cooked from the heat of the volcano! This is a huge part of the history in Lanzarote and is a must visit for anyone on the island.
2- Cueva De Los Verdes
Cueva De Los Verdes is a lava formed tunnel in the North of the island. Visitors can take a guided tour through the underground caves and see the true remains of an erupted volcano up close. The attraction has received a Tripadvisor certificate of excellence and is often described as an amazing experience.
3- Jameos del Agua
The Jameos del Agua is part of the same lava tunnel as Cueva De Los Verdes. However, these are open-air caves due to the roof collapsing with the pressure of volcanic gases. Entering the first cave will take you into a bar and restaurant with views over a natural lake, home to thousands of albino crabs. The caves also feature an auditorium which is used for concerts with a capacity of 600 people.
4- Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park
Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park is an animal park located in Puerto del Carmen. The park is home to many animals such as tigers, crocodiles and exotic birds and offers facilities such as a swimming pool, splash park and eateries, as well as an array of animal shows such as the sea lion show. Guests can spend a whole day here exploring the park and it’s always a favourite with the children.
5- Jardin de Cactus (Cactus garden)
Jardin de Cactus is a famous cactus garden located in Guatiza, North Lanzarote. Previously a quarry, the garden is now home to over 1,000 species of plants, beautifully designed by the influential artist, Cesar Manrique. The artist is known for his respect for natural surroundings and this is certainly shown at the Jardin de Cactus, set in the unspoiled landscape.
6- Museo Atlántico (Atlantic Museum)
Museo Atlantico is an underwater museum located in Playa Blanca. The museum consists of statues built with natural materials and was constructed as a place for the preservation, conservation and education of nature and marine environment. At approximately 12 metres deep, the museum can be reached by scuba diving.
7- Mirador del Rio
Mirador del Rio is clifftop structure designed by Cesar Manrique. The statue is nestled on a rock, near the remains of an ancient military base. At 400 metres high, it is one of Lanzarotes most famous view points, with spectacular views. It truly is a hidden gem.
8- Aquapark Costa Teguise
If you are looking for fun in the water then Aquapark Costa Teguise is a must visit. Being the largest water park on the island, it is home to many waterslides, from large slides for thrill seekers such as the Super Kamikaze to a childrens lake, there is something for everyone to enjoy. If you would like to take a break from the water, then children can enjoying riding around the quad bike track or visit the 10D cinema.
9- Playa Blanca Beach
For a day of relaxing in the sun, take a trip to Playa Blanca beach. This blue flag beach is known as one of the islands most family-friendly beaches. The sizable stretch of beach offers plenty of sun loungers and sand space with the promenade offering multiple eateries and bars. The waters are calm and crystal clear making it great for swimming.
10- Lanzarote Aquarium
The Lanzarote Aquarium is located in Costa Teguise and is home to many species of marine life. Visitors can touch the tanks and visit the touch pools to get up close and personal with the underwater world of Lanzarote. They currently run a marine turtle recovery programme where the turtles are rescued, placed into recovery, then released back into the wild when they are ready.
With the variety of things to see and do in Lanzarote, it’s no wonder why many people choose to find their dream property here. If you are looking for properties in a specific area within Lanzarote, don’t hesitate to contact one of our reputable Lanzarote estate agencies here >