What to do and see in Lanzarote, Canary Islands: The Best Budget-friendly Things to do

April 19, 2022 Etsuko Causey

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. Cueva de los Verdes

35520, Lanzarote Spain +34 928 84 84 84 [email protected] http://www.lanzarote.com/es/cueva-de-los-verdes
Excellent
52%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6,473 reviews

Cueva de los Verdes

There aren’t many places that gather as many areas of interest for the cultural and natural heritage of Lanzarote as Cueva de los Verdes, a unique mythological-looking cave, full of legends and extraordinary landscape and beauty. It came about after the eruption of the Volcán de la Corona, and it’s one of the most impressive hidden wonders in the depths of Lanzarote. It was used as a hideout by the locals who needed shelter to protect themselves from invasions and attacks of pirates coming from the north of Africa during the 16th and 17th Centuries. In the 19th Century, it became a must for travellers, experts and European scientists due to the uniqueness of this volcanic territory, named after a family that kept their cattle in the area, the story goes

Reviewed By 179jillr - Scarborough, United Kingdom

€9.50 per adult. We were there about an hour, some queuing time but not too bad. You have a guided tour ( more Spanish information than English) . A fascinating place with a twist at the end. Lovely no one has said what it is. Just watch your head in some places and wear decent footwear. If you are going by car be aware the road leading up to the caves is very narrow with passing places.

2. Timanfaya National Park

35560, Lanzarote Spain +34 928 11 80 42
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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.

3. 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%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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

4. Montana Roja

Playa Blanca, Lanzarote Spain
Excellent
61%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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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!

5. 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
28%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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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.

6. Playa de Papagayo

Calle Palmeras 23 Zona Papagaro, 35580, Lanzarote Spain
Excellent
58%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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Terrible
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4.5 based on 4,993 reviews

Playa de Papagayo

Reviewed By A1M2G - Manchester, United Kingdom

This is not the hotel or the beach immediately by the hotel this is a protected area ( national park) along the coast from the hotels. But it is quite a walk or a longer drive via quite an open rough track through the rocky desert. This costs 3 euros to enter. There are excursions via boat from Playa Blanca. We saw a few catamarans and yachts in the area and a kayaking group. The beautiful, unspoilt beaches are reached by walking down the cliff pathways. There are two small restaurants at the top of the cliffs, otherwise no other facilities so take water/ picnic. Ideal for couples, family groups.

7. El Charco de San Gines

Calle Ribera del Charco, Arrecife, Lanzarote Spain
Excellent
44%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
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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.

8. Playa Del Jablillo

Costa Teguise, Lanzarote Spain
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
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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.

9. Centro de Interpretacion de Mancha Blanca

Ctra. (LZ-67) Yaiza-Tinajo. Km. 9,600, 35560 Tinajo, Lanzarote Spain +34 928 11 80 42 http://www.magrama.gob.es/es/red-parques-nacionales/nuestros-parques/timanfaya/tim_cv_mancha_blanca_tcm7-257650.pdf
Excellent
51%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 92 reviews

Centro de Interpretacion de Mancha Blanca

Reviewed By Holidayslots - North Shields, United Kingdom

Visited this centre following tour of the National Park. Well worth a visit and timed to experience a simulated volcanic eruption. There is no charge for this centre which was a surprise to us. Will recommend to all.

10. Playa Chica

Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote Spain http://www.puertodelcarmen.com/playas/playa-chica/?lang=en
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
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Poor
1%
Terrible
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4.5 based on 1,015 reviews

Playa Chica

Reviewed By cooper34083 - Stockport, United Kingdom

Soft sand , clear water load of fish to see , perfect for snorkelling , can be a bit windy , sunbed just at top of beach

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