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Lanzarote Tourist Guide

Welcome to Lanzarote! An island so fascinating that its unique landscape offers endless opportunities for exploration, yet small enough to find everything within easy reach. You’re surrounded by more than 300 volcanoes and the Atlantic ocean. It laps gently at the golden sands of tourist-friendly beaches, whilst elsewhere it batters with more force, creating wild black sand beaches. It is an island touched by the majesty of nature and the magic of César Manrique through his Centres of Art, Culture and Tourism. There are restaurants, hotels, promenades and a vast range of leisure activities, plus more than a dozen wonderful places to see and experience.


Timanfaya National Park

Timanfaya National Park is undoubtedly Lanazarote's jewel in the crown. Six years of non-stop volcanic eruptions in the 18th century transformed the island forever,...

La Geria

La Geria is much more than a wine-growing area; it is unlike any other in the world: the fruit of the islanders' sheer grit...


Papagayo is one of Lanzarote's natural treasures. This series of beautiful wild beaches can be found in the south of the island beyond a...

El Golfo

El Golfo has a beautiful, wild magical air. Its black beach is backed by a half-exposed volcanic crater forming a geological amphitheatre in different...

Los Hervideros

Los Hervideros is a strip of coastline that formed during the Timanfaya eruptions that took place between 1730 and 1736. The enormous quantity of...

Volcán del Cuervo

The Cuervo Volcano was the first crater to be formed in Timanfaya, marking the start of six consecutive years of eruptions that would transform...


Teguise was the former capital of Lanzarote, a position it held from the beginning of the 15th century until 1852 when Arrecife took over....

Puerto del Carmen

Puerto del Carmen was the first tourist resort in the Canary Islands and is an example of the new Lanzarote in the tourism era....

Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca is Lanzarote's tourist resort in the south. It enjoys a wonderfully mild, stable microclimate and boasts a wide range of accommodation, a...

Costa Teguise

Costa Teguise is the tourist resort that rates the highest in terms of quality of life. It's just five minutes by car from the...


Famara is a beautiful, wild beach that lies at the foot of the cliffs. Although the waves roar out at sea, they quieten by...

Caletón Blanco

Caletón Blanco is a hidden treasure on the road heading north. This sheltered cove with bright white sand is nestled between the rugged red,...


LagOmar is one of the most original places in Lanzarote. It's a multifunctional space created inside a volcano in the village of Nazaret, near...

Art, Culture and Tourism Centres

César Manrique’s unique artistic vision is stamped on his native island in a perfect example of art working in harmony with nature. With the support of Island Council’s (Cabildo) visionary commitment, the 1970s and 80s saw the creation of Manrique’s renowned network of tourist centres.

Montañas del Fuego – Islote de Hilario

Montañas del Fuego is the name of the Art, Culture and Tourism Centre located in Timanfaya National Park, and Islote de Hilario is the...

Jameos del Agua

Jameos del Agua is the masterful adaptation of a stretch of volcanic tube that demonstrates how human intervention can truly work in harmony with...

Cueva de los Verdes

The Cueva de los Verdes is located in the La Corona Natural Monument region of the municipality of Haría in the north of Lanzarote....

Mirador del Río

The Mirador del Río is a window over the Atlantic carved into the rock, four hundred metres up the cliffside. Designed by César Manrique...

Casa-Museo del Campesino

The Casa-Museo del Campesino is a tribute to the islanders who, generation after generation, worked the fields and eked a living by growing crops...

MIAC – Castillo de San José

The MIAC-Castillo de San José combines the military fortification, which dates back to 1779, with the International Museum of Contemporary Art and an exclusive...

Jardín de Cactus

The Cactus Garden was César Manrique's last great project in Lanzarote before his untimely death in 1992. He converted a former lava quarry into...

Other places of interest

Janubio Salt Pans

The Janubio Salt Pans form a checkerboard pattern that is one of the most iconic sights on Lanzarote. Although they are a legacy from...

Rofera de Teseguite

The Rofera in Teseguite can be found on the LZ-404 road between Guatiza and Teguise. Out of nowhere, a series of peculiar rock formations...

Los Charcones

Los Charcones are natural tidal pools carved into the underwater platform of basaltic lava by sea erosion. A variety of sizes, shapes, colours and...

Ermita de Los Dolores

The Ermita de los Dolores church is a perfect example of the beautiful simplicity of traditional Lanzarote architecture. It is all-white with volcanic cornerstones....

Piscinas naturales de Punta Mujeres

The natural pools in Punta Mujeres are an example of an ingenious solution to the lack of a beach. Like many other towns on...

Mirador de Malpaso

The Mirador del Malpaso, also known as Mirador de Haría, is a lookout point suspended over the Malpaso valley. It was created by César...

La Graciosa

La Graciosa is the only inhabited island of all the islets in the Chinijo Archipelago. As of 2018, it is officially the eighth Canary...


Lanzarote has three marinas as well as small docks for sports craft at Puerto Naos (Arrecife), Puerto del Carmen, Puerto Limones (Playa Blanca) and Caleta de Sebo (La Graciosa).

Leisure facilities

Water parks: Aquapark Costa Teguise and Aqualava Waterpark in Playa Blanca.

Karting tracks: San Bartolomé and Puerto del Carmen.

Golf courses: Costa Teguise Golf and Lanzarote Golf (Puerto del Carmen). Also in Puerto del Carmen: Gran Casino Lanzarote and Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park theme park.

There are scuba diving centres in all the tourist resorts.

Camel rides: Timanfaya and Lanzarote on horseback; Paragliding and hang gliding, canoeing, paddle surfing. Hiking routes and guided excursions, segway and buggies.

Also: yacht rental, with or without skipper, jet skis, kayaks, bicycles, quads, motorbikes. Surfing courses and rental of windsurfing and kite surfing boards and equipment and Wingfoil (Famara), diving centres, scuba diving (Puerto Calero), and Aquarium Lanzarote (Costa Teguise).


César Manrique Foundation FCM
Museum space dedicated to the work of César Manrique based in his Taro de Tahíche volcano house, which was built into the lava flow in an example of one of his artistic adaptions that seamlessly integrates architecture with nature. Casa del Palmeral, his house in his home town of Haría, is also open to the public.

El Grifo Wine Museum
A journey back in time to 1775. The museum invites visitors to see its original covered wine press, cooperage workshop and the winery itself with barrels, racking pumps, stills etc. The museum displays pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Lanzarote’s Aeronautical Museume
Located in the original passenger terminal, the museum harks back to early tourism in Lanzarote at the beginning of the 1940s. It displays photographs, memorabilia related to air travel and tourism back in the day and art pieces.

Tanit Ethnographic Museum
Housed in a traditional 18th-century home and old winery, the Tanit Museum preserves and promotes Lanzarote’s cultural and ethnographic heritage. It’s been recognised as a Centre of Cultural and Tourist Interest for its fascinating exhibits about the history of the people of Lanzarote which can be seen through their customs, clothing, folklore, idols, work utensils, tools and daily life.

Timple Museum – Palacio Spínola
Built between 1730 and 1780, it stands as an example of the island’s stately architecture. It’s been refurbished several times, more recently in 2011 when the Timple Museum dedicated to this traditional stringed instrument was added.

Piracy Museum
Perched on top of Guanapay volcano, the 15th-century Santa Bárbara fortress is now home to the Piracy Museum, which displays details of the many pirate attacks on the island. It was built on the orders of Lanzarote’s lord, Agustín de Herrera y Rojas. In its time, it has served as a watchtower, refuge, dungeon, military dovecote and emigration museum which captured the horrors of another period of extreme hardship in Lanzarote’s history

José Saramago’s House Museum
Adopted son of the island since 1997, Portuguese Nobel Prize winner, José Saramago, died in 2010. Shortly afterwards, this museum was opened in his honour, dedicated to his life and relationship with Lanzarote, his home. He famously once said, ‘I am not of Lanzarote, but it is my land.’

History of Arrecife Museum
El Castillo San Gabriel castle, flanked by two enormous canons, is now home to a museum dedicated to relating the history of the capital over the years. It can be reached via two cobbled pathways, one of them with the iconic Puente de las Bolas drawbridge. A visit to this museum is like stepping back in time.

Timanfaya Visitors’ Centre
This Visitors Centre is set amid the volcanic lava flows and provides all
the information you could possibly need to get the most out of your visit to Timanfaya National Park. It details the ins and outs of recent volcanic activity and provides the opportunity to find out the terrible reality of what it sounds and feels like to be in the midst of a volcanic eruption, tremours and all.

Wine route

The main, but not the only region dedicated to wine production on the island is in La Geria. Most of the major wineries can be found along the road that runs through the region. Many have restaurants where you can sample the wines and a shop to buy them.

Shopping centres


Art galleries

Tourist offices

  • Puerto del Carmen (Avda. de las Playas) 928510542
  • Puerto del Carmen (El Fondeadero. Pueblo) 928513351
  • Costa Teguise (Pueblo Marinero) 928592542
  • Teguise (Plz. de la Constitución) 928845398
  • Playa Blanca (C/ Jaime Quesada ‘El Maestro, nº3. Entrada al pueblo) 928518150
  • Airport (Arrivals terminal)928820704
  • Arrecife (Bus terminal) 928155999