The 10 Best Things to do in Lanzarote, Canary Islands

December 27, 2021 Marissa Gamble

Ahhh, Lanzarote: The Canary Island paradise where you can ride a camel into the sunset and then dine inside a candlelit cave. The rock formations of Los Hervideros will take your breath away, as will the views from the Mirador del Rio lookout point. Legend has it that locals would hide from pirates in the underground caverns of Cueva de los Verdes, which are now open to curious visitors. Above ground the Jardin de Cactus will teach you all about the spiny desert plants.
Restaurants in Lanzarote

1. Timanfaya National Park

35560, Lanzarote Spain +34 928 11 80 42
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 18,564 reviews

Timanfaya National Park

An awe-inspiring stretch of volcanic wasteland: a desolate and bleak monument to the power of Mother Nature.

Reviewed By RicardoBowie - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Timanfaya National Park is the most popular attraction on Lanzarote and for good reasons. A beautiful, wild and rugged landscape that has lava fields, volcanic activities and craters that can be scaled by hikers and walkers who are prepared to go a little further than the the bus tour. An entry fee to the park and the 'official gate' will get you a bus tour (approximately 45 mins) or you can book in advance for a guided walk. Both these methods suit most people. That said, if you want to walk without a guide a good place would be parking at Caldera Blanco and walking into the lava fields from there. Totally free. This can take you to several points in the park. I climbed Caldera Blanco. The parking area is on 'maps'. You can also park in the village of Tianjo. My route took about 3 and a half hours. Circumnavigate top of caldera then back.

2. Marina Rubicon

Urbanizacion Castillo del Aguila, calle Berrugo n02, 35570 Playa Blanca, Lanzarote Spain +34 928 51 90 12 [email protected] http://www.marinarubicon.com/en/home/
Excellent
52%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
8%
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4.5 based on 9,340 reviews

Marina Rubicon

Reviewed By jonomahony - Dublin, Ireland

This is a very modern Marina but it is very well laid out and well designed so it has a good deal of charm about it. Pleny and varied dining options, a little more upmarket than most other places in Playa Blanca. it has a nice arts and craft market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings

3. Montana Roja

Playa Blanca, Lanzarote Spain
Excellent
61%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
5%
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4.5 based on 1,709 reviews

Montana Roja

Reviewed By 501suelyf - Dublin, Ireland

Montaña Roja was our favourite spot in our trip to Lanzarote. At the feet of our hotel, we climbed twice, both for sunrise and sunset, both worth the climb. It's an easy climb, everybody with a minimal effort can do it and it takes less than 30 minutes if you are a bit fit. You can park the car close to Montaña Baja and then find the trail at the feet of the mountain and start your way up. From up there you have amazing views of Playa Blanca and Fuerteventura just in front of you and also Papagayo Bay with its beautiful beaches. The crater is easily reachable and you can walk around it or go to the middle as well. Awesome for a quiet spot to see the beautiful sunrise or the amazing sunset. Its pretty windy up there, so bring a jacket if you plan to stay a bit longer. Totally worth the climb and the best part is that is for free and Mother Nature really rewards your efforts with tremendous views of the landscapes around the island! If you have an hour to spear, just go and enjoy!

4. Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park

Alcalde Cabrera Torres, s/n, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote Spain +34 928 51 68 97 [email protected] http://www.ranchotexaslanzarote.com
Excellent
60%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 9,143 reviews

Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park

Our Country and Western Night is a Wild Western themed night that lasts 4 hours and is held every Tuesday and Friday.The show starts at 7:30 pm and ends at 11:00 pm. Throughout the night you will be able to enjoy all of our different presentations, then we will take a break for dinner and later continue the night dancing to the rhythm of “The Texas Bandits” until 23:00h approximately.

Reviewed By lorrainebB8512QG - Rotherham, United Kingdom

This was our first visit to the RanchoTexas theme park and was enjoyed by all of us. The park is very well maintained with beautiful areas to walk around, we loved the Dolphin show, Sea Lions and Birds of Prey displays and the youngsters loved having photographs taken with some of the animals. There is also a water park included in admission which although we did not use it looked fantastic. Lots of eating places and not too expensive either. Only problem we found was that it was not very well sign posted within the park and we spent sometime finding our way around. But only a small thing and didn’t spoil our experience. Loved seeing the white tiger and other wild cats too, enclosures were well maintained and the animals looked well cared for too.

5. El Charco de San Gines

Calle Ribera del Charco, Arrecife, Lanzarote Spain
Excellent
44%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 803 reviews

El Charco de San Gines

Reviewed By NickBird - Mansfield, United Kingdom

An excellent spot to sit in one of the many little bars and restaurants listening to the spanish music and watching the boats floating on the water. Try and catch it when the sun is low in the sky and the golden ripples are almost hypnotic (when you've had a beer or three). Lovely place to sit and relax.

6. Playa Del Jablillo

Costa Teguise, Lanzarote Spain
Excellent
55%
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4.5 based on 728 reviews

Playa Del Jablillo

Reviewed By sharonu936 - Newquay, United Kingdom

Lovely beach and wonderful for families, couples or singles. Sunbeds & parasols for hire if you want them. Man made lagoon which is safe for children to paddle and swimmers to really swim Lots of fish in the lagoon, which you can feed with bread - they are completely unafraid and come right up to you.. Great for snorkelling and lots of people learning to scuba dive here. Lifeguard on site and toilets and showers too.

7. Playa Dorada Beach

Avenida Maritima Playa Blanca S/N, 35580 Playa Blanca, Lanzarote Spain
Excellent
58%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
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4.5 based on 1,914 reviews

Playa Dorada Beach

Reviewed By arvyh2014 - Romford, United Kingdom

This beach is so clean and so big the water is crystal clear and calm there is water sports on offer here and sun beds to hire we went end of Aug kids loved swimming in the sea the sand is golden n soft also a lot of resteraunts on the promenade and a supermarket where u can buy drinks and food cheaper than the bars there is jet ski hire also pedlo boats and banana boats a ufo boat thing also kiosk where u can book excusrisions

8. Montana Corona

Lz-14, 35508 Costa Teguise, Lanzarote Spain
Excellent
64%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
4%
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4.5 based on 167 reviews

Montana Corona

Reviewed By gradiprimisecondi

We parked the car in front of the church in nearby Ye; facing away from the church, we turned right and we followed the road and then took the path to our right shortly after the waste container. We walked along the dirt path and we hiked to the top. It takes about 30 mins to get to the crater. A must experience to do in Lanzarote and one of the highlights of our trip!

9. Pueblo Marinero

Plaza Pueblo Marinero, Costa Teguise, Lanzarote Spain
Excellent
46%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
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Poor
3%
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4.0 based on 1,534 reviews

Pueblo Marinero

Reviewed By KarenD5345

We weren’t disappointed! This lovely place known as the square is full of bars and restaurants. It hadn’t changed at all from our last visit in 2016 and before 2010! This lovely little place with its shops and bars is a must for anyone seeking some Spanish tradition. Where it is nice to wonder around during the day, sit and have a quiet drink, and people watch, at night it comes alive with bars and restaurants buzzing with people to the evening markets on Tuesday and Friday! I can’t praise it enough. Stroll along the beach and you will come to this lovely place.

10. Playa de las Cucharas

35508 Costa Teguise, Lanzarote Spain
Excellent
40%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.0 based on 673 reviews

Playa de las Cucharas

Reviewed By SKIDevon - Plymouth, United Kingdom

Really lovely area, plenty of sunbeds etc, plenty of bars/cafes behind the beach. Prom along here is great, just been re-surfaced.

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