Why pay for at your when the beautiful things you can experience in Lanzarote are absolutely free. From mountain hikes and exotic lakes to volcanic spectacles and breathtaking viewpoints, everything we recommend here has free entrance.
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Hike Through Timanfaya National Park
If you’re into hiking and volcanoes, then head for Timanfaya National Park, where you can join a guided walking tour for a great walk and see some awesome volcanoes along the way.
Depending on how fit you are, and how adventurous you’re feeling, you have several self-guided walking tours to choose from and there’s even camel safari should you choose to splurge a bit.
Experience the Forces of Nature at Los Hervideros
“Boiling Waters,” the English meaning for the rough seas on the island, is the best description for this amazing activity. Visiting Los Hervideros is truly a great way to experience the forces of nature first-hand!
Created by the flow of lava, the underground caves cause the sea to resemble a boiling cauldron of water that is completely mesmerizing to watch and extremely loud! The great thing about being able to witness this remarkable strength of Mother Nature at Los Hervideros is that you won’t have to open your wallet to enjoy the entire spectacle!
Seek out the Swamp Things
Way back in 1730, a volcano erupted, leaving behind a bright green lagoon surrounded by a black sandy beach. The lagoon, a proclaimed Natural Reserve, is best seen from the El Golfo viewing point, where you can experience the stunning, contrasting colors of this unique volcanic attraction.
As a bonus, if you visit Charco de Los Clicos late in the evening, you can sit on the beach and end your day off perfectly, by taking in the romantic, spectacular sunset.
Walk to Mirador Rincon de Haria
This walk or Mirador Rincon de Haria, with its abundance of exceptionally beautiful views, is incredibly popular with hikers from all over the world, due mainly to a small house that was designed and built at the top of the mountain for hikers, by famous artist Cesar Manrique.
Despite the house becoming dilapidated through a lack of maintenance, tourists still flock to the area, not only for the awesome hiking/walking experience, but also for the fantastic views of Haria, the palm trees, and sparkling ocean in the background.
If you happen to be here on a Saturday, then it will be well worth your while to make your way to the Haria Artesensal Market craft market and buy some of the fresh produce or choose from the wide variety of crafts they sell there, to take home with you.
Wander in The Valley of the Thousand Palms
As the name implies, the Valley of the Thousand Palms (Mirador Fataga Valley) is an area in Lanzarote where you can wander among thousands of palm trees. Near Haria, where the Valley of the Thousand Palms is situated, is a beautiful, quiet little village that is not yet bombarded by hundreds of tourists every year.
When you visit the village, you can stroll through several museums and galleries, see a gorgeous church and many craft shops, at your leisure and completely free-of-charge. You can also visit the grave of Cesar Manrique, Lanzarote’s famous artist, who lived in Haria after retiring and is buried here.
Swim or Relax at Papagayo Beach
If you’re visiting Lanzarote with the idea of spending much of your time in the water, then Papagayo Beach is the place to go. This is where you can have it all – a small secluded beach perfect for lazing in the sun and sparkling, bright green waters ideal for snorkeling and swimming.
This extremely popular beach is great if you’re a family with small children, who will enjoy paddling in the shallow waters and building sandcastles in the sand. To round off your stay here, consider going for a hike along the cliffs, where you can enjoy a birds-eye-view of the beautiful scenery below.
Walk from Puerto del Carmen to Puerto Calero
The relaxing walk to Puerto Calero will take about 40 minutes to an hour or more to complete, depending on your pace and level of fitness.
The walk offers stunning views and several places where you can make your way down to coves and spend a little time sunbathing on the sand before continuing your walk. If there are children in your group, make sure to take a bucket and fishing net along, as there are a few rock pools along the way that are great for the little ones to paddle in and look for tiny fish and crabs.
There is little shade on this walk, so it would be a good idea to have a sun hat with you, as well as sunblock and drinking water. Make sure to wear appropriate footwear too, so that you can navigate the loose stones and slippery rocks safely. Finally, take a camera along so that you can capture the spectacular views during your walk!
See Cesar Manrique’s Artwork
This is a definite must-do if you’re a lover of art. Lanzarote is where you have the opportunity to see Cesar Manrique’s beautiful masterpieces, which includes many breath-taking sculptures and architectural marvels, all of them unique and each on just as spectacular as the next.
Cesar Manrique’s works, as well as plenty of history regarding agriculture in the area, is best seen at the Casa Museo del Campesino. The museum itself, made up of several buildings with bright, white walls, is well worth a visit and entrance is absolutely free.
Window Shop at The Teguise Flea Market
Buying gifts for loved ones at home is always a priority for holidaymakers and the Teguise flea market is perfect for finding just about anything to purchase at exceptionally good prices.
You are welcome to negotiate with the stall-holders and could quite possibly buy something for less than half of the asking price, which means that you will have some extra cash to buy even more at the market! Whether you visit the market intending to buy something or not, you will have a lot of fun being a part of the exciting market atmosphere!
View the Salinas de Janubio Salt Flats
People on vacation are always looking for something different to do. When you visit Lanzarote, whether as a family with children or as a couple, you simply must make time to get to the Salinas de Janubio salt flats.
Parents and children alike will enjoy exploring the pink, white and grey waters of the pools and the spectacular sunsets here make a perfect, romantic ending to the day for couples holidaying in Lanzarote. The salt flats are yet another amazing attraction offered in Lanzarote, that visitors can enjoy for free.
Visit an Aloe Vera Plantation
Wandering around the Acera de Lanzaloe this plantation offers fantastic view, to say the least, and knowing that you are strolling among the highest quality aloe vera on earth, is an activity that will leave you with amazing memories for the rest of your life.
You will learn all there is to know about aloe vera and have the opportunity to purchase some of the wide variety of aloe vera products available at the boutique shop, to take home with you.
Enjoy the Puente de Las Bolas Panorama
Although it costs a little to get into the castle, it’s free for children and adults over 65. While you explore the castle, you will get to see exceptional artifacts on display that will help you learn more about the first inhabitants on the island, the Los Majos.
The history of the castle is exciting for both adults and children since it involves pirates! The original castle, constructed of wood, was unfortunately burnt down by pirates. The Castillo San Gabriel that visitors enjoy today, was built way back in the 16th century to replace the old castle, as protection for the island against marauding pirates.