Lanzarote Travel Guide

Lanzarote, a member of the Canary Islands, is a heaven for the holidaymakers with a variety of beaches, volcanic landscape and attractions. The sub-aquatic and moon-like scenery, crystal-clear waters, nature, thirsty soil and the oasis of palm trees make Lanzarote one of the most popular holiday resorts in Spain and the Canary Islands. Lanzarote, which means " the red group of mountains" is an intriguing island full of surprises for holidaymakers.

The sun-bathed landscape of the island of Lanzarote, with its delightful, exotic beaches and wonderful volcanic valleys can be enjoyed all year round by the holidaymakers. There are lots of places to visit and see in Lanzarote.

Arrecifeis the capital city and the commercial and administrative town of the island of Lanzarote.Puerto del Carmen is one of the most popular holiday resorts in Lanzarote. Another popular holiday resort is Costa Teguise, located further north. Playa Blanca is also another popular holiday resort in Lanzarote located on the southern coast of the island.

As for beaches in Lanzarote; the beaches are great and unspoilt. Playa Grande, Punta de Papagayo, Fariones beach, Playa Flamingo and Playa de Los Pocillos beaches are the most popular beaches in Lanzarote.

The volcanic landscape is excellent, and the places including Timanfaya National Park, El Golfo, and Los Verdes caves is worth a visit and see in Lanzarote together with superb, golden sandy beaches.

A visit to the Timanfaya National Parkis one of the best things to do and see in Lanzarote. In addition to the attractions of Timanfaya National Park; the surroundings of the Timanfaya National Park also offer many other points of interest that include; a ride around the volcanos on a camel, the unique crops at La Geria, the coastal area of Los Hervideros where lava and the Atlantic have converged to create a tormented rockscape and finally the spectacular emerald green crater of El Golfo.

In addition; the beaches of Papagayo on the south, the cliffs and beach of Famara to the west, the Cactus Garden, the Malpais de la Corona with the mysterious volcanic tubes of the Jameos del Agua and Los Verdes Cave and the splendid lookout of Mirador del Rio in the northern part of Lanzarote are other popular sights to visit and see in Lanzarote. Mirador del Rio is a famous landscape and viewpoint located at 498 meters above the sea level and a must see place on top of the Risco de Famara offering the most spectacular views of Lanzarote.

As for charming towns on the island of Lanzarote; Yaiza, Uga, Tias, and Haria are worth a visit to discover the typical island architecture. The capital city of Arrecife and Teguise boast the majority of the historical monuments on the island such as San Gabriel Castle in Arrecife and San Jose Castle in the outskirts. Spinola Palace in the town center of Teguise and Guanapay Castle at the rim of a nearby crater is also worth a visit and see.

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