Are you spending your holidays in Lanzarote? Great! For sure you want to find out all the attractions of the island. Maybe you heard about the Timanfaya Park, but the island has much more to offer. Not everything is going to be sun and beach! Although on the Papagayo beaches, in Playa Blanca, we want to stay and live there. Do you want to discover what to see on the island while fully enjoying tourism in Lanzarote?
Get a cheap trip to Lanzarote, book now your ticket to the Tourist Centres
First thing you should know: it is possible to save money booking a tourist ticket for everything you need to see in Lanzarote. A way to do cheap tourism and discover all the resorts of the island. It is also a convenient way without having to pay single tickets to enter them. Book online your Ticket to the Tourist Centres of Lanzarote and have all the tickets to enter wherever you prefer.
How does it work?
How many days are you spending in Lanzarote? Depending on the places you wish to visit, it is possible to book a 3, 4 or 6-centers voucher. You can choose the number of centers depending on how many places you want to see or how you want to spend your time on the island.
Where to book the ticket to the Tourist Centres in Lanzarote?
At #Agoodplan we make very easy for you to book any kind of voucher to save money during your trip. So just click on this link and we will take you to the shopping cart. So simple!
What to see in Lanzarote? Interesting places in the Island.
If you are still wondering whether to travel to Lanzarote, we remove your doubts in the next few lines. It is not like we are going to convince you, it is you will want to go to Lanzarote today! So if you don’t want the risk of the immediate purchase, take your eyes off these lines. But if you are an adventurer, a traveler, a alma mater of the travel planing, you should read this. You will like it.
Timanfaya National Park, one of Lanzarote’s gems
The Timanfaya National Park is one of the places that you will surely consider as a must-see in Lanzarote. It is a park composed by 25 volcanoes that have not erupted since 1824, but there is still a volcanic activity.
It is the third most visited National Park in Spain, behind the Teide and the Picos de Europa. And, of course, it is one of the must-see in Lanzarote. You must discover Montañas del Fuego, Montaña Rajada or la Caldera del Corazoncillo!
The Fire Mountains in Lanzarote, a must-see
When arriving to the Mountains of Fire in Lanzarote you will be amazed by the landscape you have in front of you. You won’t be able to distinguish whether you are in Lanzarote or in the moon. Its lifeless ground is due to the terrible eruption that devastated the southern zone of the island in 1730 and turned into the park.
International Museum of Modern Art – San José Castle, a historical jewel home of the best art on the island
The International Museum of Modern Art in Lanzarote is located in San José Castle, close to the area of Puerto Naos and Arrecife. The castle was built in the 18th century and served as a defense to the Spanish Empire during that time.
After that, it was abandoned for nearly a century. Years later, in 1976, Cesar Manrique convinced to the authorities of Lanzarote to renovate the castle and turn it into a Museum of Fine Arts.
The beginning of the museum was related to Picasso, Tàpies, Mirò … And today it is one of the most important cultural centers of the island.
The Castle was enlarged and its restaurant, where Manrique portrayed all his art, is considered as one of the most valued places of the complex.
Jameos del Agua, a true volcanic paradise
The Jameos del Agua are the result of the ideas of César Manrique shaped on the volcanic nature of Lanzarote. The Jameos del Agua are located inside the volcanic tunnel created by the eruption of La Corona Vulcano.
The natural complex is divided into Jameo Grande (Big Jameo), Jameo Chico (Small Jameo) and Jameo de la Cazuela. They are three different openings of land, each one with its special features.
The water runs through the jameos giving the place a special interest. The blind albino cave crab lives within the water mixing lagoon and sea, a unique specie in the world. It is very small, blind and albino, only found in this place. It is very sensitive to rust, so it is strictly forbidden to throw coins into the water of the jameos.
Cactus Garden, the most amazing botanical garden in Lanzarote
If you love gardens and particularly the cactus, you will enjoy the Cactus Garden in Lanzarote. This garden houses more than 10 thousand cactus specimens, more than a thousand different species. It is located in Teguise, in the village of Guatiza, in the northern part of the island.
The Cactus Garden is the work of Cesar Manrique and it is built on an old quarry. Its interior remembers what could be an amphitheater that serves as a base for the vast population of cactuses. Definitely it is a must-see in Lanzarote.
Cueva de los Verdes, an impressive volcanic tube
This cave has this peculiar name thanks to a family with great purchasing power in the island who lived during the attacks of pirates and corsairs. The people of Lanzarote used the cave as a place of refuge for the corsairs. Like Los Jameos del Agua, it is a volcanic tube that was formed five thousand years ago, after the eruption La Corona’s volcano eruption. It is an amazing 7-kilometer formation under fossilized lava that flows into the sea and gets into the Tunnel of Atlantis along 1500 meters. At the closest part to the sea you will find the famous Jameos del Agua.
Did you know…
inside the Green Cave you will find estafilitos (lava stalactites) and some marks pointing the lava levels?
La Casa Amarilla, visit the former seat of the Lanzarote’s council
“Casa Amarilla” is the name chosen for a house located in Leon street and the Arrecife’s Castle, also used in the past as the Cabildo (Council) of Lanzarote’s seat. The house is an architectural work from the 1920s and now it houses temporary exhibitions.
It is a unique place declared a place of Cultural Interest in 2002 and has completed its rehabilitation in 2014.
Mirador Del Río, a place for enjoying the most amazing views of Lanzarote
The Mirador del Río is also a work of Cesar Manrique, upward 500 meters from the Earth’s surface. From there you get privileged views of the Chinijo Archipelago, formed by the islands of La Graciosa, Alegranza and Montaña Clara, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste. A place to visit in Lanzarote no matter what.
Apart from the amazing landscape, the Mirador del Río has a terrace where you can have a rest while enjoying Lanzarote on your feet.
#agoodplan tip: check the weather forecast before climbing and choose a clear day to have the best views.
Cesar Manrique Foundation, a gateway to the artist’s imagination
When you set foot inside the Cesar Manrique Foundation, you will surely understand why the artist was so important for the island. You will be entering what was the home and study of the sculptor from 1968 to 1992. An incredible house built over a lava cast from the eruption of 1730, giving a good example of the use of the natural space.
An exceptional visit in which you will enjoy the potential and development of this magnificent artist of Lanzarote.
Monumento al Campesino, another gem by Cesar Manrique in Lanzarote
El Monumento al Campesino is a work of Cesar Manrique in Lanzarote. The artist was in charge of restoring the farmhouse that makes up the monument and serves to honor the peasants of the place and also La Geria, a unique place in the world with a volcanic landscape for the vine planting and from where the best agricultural products of the island are made.
In the Monumento al Campesino you will also find a restaurant where you can taste the best gastronomic offer of the island, like the fesh fish, Canarian potatoes, sancocho, and sweets.
How can you see all the monuments and places to visit in Lanzarote without spending too much? Keep an eye at the following special ticket.
All aboard! Visit the Museo de la Piratería located in Santa Barbara’s Castle
Lanzarote and the Canary Islands have been targeted by pirates throughout the history. Since they became part of the Spanish Empire, pirates and corsairs sailed along its waters trying to get the best booty. This was compounded when Christopher Columbus used the islands as a gateway to the New World (and vice versa). The pirates waited anxiously for ships to come back with cargo from the New World.
All this history, the pirate attacks, the defense of the Canarian people and many more is available to you at the Museo de la Piratería located in a special place: the Santa Barbara’s Castle, in particular in the Volcano Guanapay in Villa de Teguise.
Take advantage of your visit to the museum to see also the village, which is the ancient capital of Lanzarote and one of the most historic towns on the island.
Diving in Lanzarote, a different way to do tourism on the island
Lanzarote is one of the best places to practise both diving and snorkeling. If you don’t know yet what to do in Lanzarote or prefer to make a different trip, try to immerse yourself in the crystalline waters of the Canary Islands.
Museo Atlantico, the first Europe’s underwater museum
If you needed some extra reason to immerse yourself in the waters of Lanzarote, we give you one more: to discover the Museo del Atlantico. A group of concrete sculptures, made with neutral ph to not harm the environment and designed by Jason deCaires Taylor. Everything showing the underwater beauty.
Playa Blanca, a difficult place to say goodbye
Playa Blanca is definitely one of the must-see places in Lanzarote. Its recent growth has favored an appropriate infrastructure for all kind of tourism, paying attention to those with physical limitations.
Located in the town of Yaiza, it is very close to the Timanfaya National Park, El Golfo, La Geria, Las Salinas del Janubio … In Playa Blanca you can find the Papagayo Natural Park, one of the places you won’t never forget. You won’t want to get up from its fine white sand while enjoying the sun and the perfect temperature. Because the weather in Lanzarote is always perfect to take a dip in the turquoise waters founded in this little perfect world’s corner.
Did you know…
from Las Beñas is possible to see Playa Blanca with Fuerteventura at the background?
Now you have many reasons about how to spend your free time in Lanzarote. We have provided you a lot of good plans to do in the island. Enjoy them!