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La isla de Lanzarote

At the north side one can find the tourist spots of the "Mirador del Río" viewpoint, the "Jameos del Agua" and La "Cueva de Los Verdes", not to mention the charming villages and the white sand beaches with crystal water at Orzola. Back to the center, you may visit the "Cacti garden", created by the international artist César Manrique.In the center of the island, the "Museum of Contemporary Art" in Arrecife and the "Monumento al Campesino" in San Bartolomé are some of the most interesting places to visit.And finally in the south, the "Timanfaya National Park", El Golfo, Pla...

Parque Nacional de Timanfaya

The National Park of Timanfaya is the clearest exponent of the volcanic origins of the island. Its reds, ocres and blacks form a lunar landscape will not leave visitors indifferent.Following the road towards the park, one arrives at the Islote de Hilario, where one can see the tourist attraction of the artificial geysers, provoked by pouring cold water into a magma chamber that is located at a depth of three kilometres. In El Islote, one finds the restaurant, El Diablo, famously created by the international artist, Cesar Manrique, where one can taste typical Canarian food cooked on a natural o...

Jameos del Agua

Los Jameos del Agua - like La Cueva de Los Verdes - was formed by the lava flow from the eruption of the volcano de La Corona, which advanced while the surface solidified.The entrance is the so-called 'jameo chico'. It has been turned into a bar-restaurant, access to which is gained by a stone stairway. It communicates with the 'jameo grande' by a pathway of 100 metres in length and 13 metres wide that crosses the small lake that is home to the 'jameito', tiny blind albino crabs that are unique to Lanzarote.The 'jameo grande' has been turned into a beautiful garden of tropical plant species ce...

Cueva de los Verdes

La Cueva de los Verdes forms part of the lava flow which originated from the eruption of the volcano of La Corona, and which advanced underground while the surface solidified. In 1964, Jesus Soto transformed almost two kilometres of caves, respecting to the utmost its structure and limiting the changes to the installation of a magnificent system of lighting.Gentle ambient music accompanies this spectacle, converting this tourist centre into one of the most beautiful of the island....

Jardín de Cactus

The Jardín de Cactus is found on the outskirts of Guatiza, on the road to Mala.In this tourist centre, an abandoned volcanic ash quarry in the shape of an amphitheatre has been used, in whose terraces one can admire more than 10,000 different kinds of cacti from the Canary Islands, America and Madagascar.In the centre, stick up stone monoliths that complement the design of the garden. On one side, rises up an old windmill, restored in 1973 by Manrique, in which is produced 'gofio' (corn flour), consumed by the islanders' ancestors. The garden offers visitors several services and a bar-r...

El Golfo, los Hervideros y las Salinas del Janubio

El Golfo is one of the few and rare examples of hydro-volcanism - volcanic activity that occurs near the coast. In its interior, in the centre of the crater, has emerged La Laguna de los Ciclos, a lake of the most intense green - a colour that is produced by the concentration of the algae.Las Salinas del Janubio is a place of scientific interest where not only the fauna is protected, but also the traditional method of extracting salt from the seawater. Before the eruptions of 1730-1736, it was the best natural harbour on Lanzarote, but the eruptions created a sand bar that closed this point fo...

Costa Teguise

Costa Teguise is the second touristic resort of Lanzarote. It offers beaches, large tourist complexes, shopping centres, golf course, water park... Costa Teguise is a highly recommended place for fans of all kinds of water sports like windsurfing, surfing, diving, etc. But if what you want is peace, the beaches are ideal.Comfortable accommodation borders the coast - as well as nightclubs, pubs, supermarkets, restaurants... and the house of King Juan Carlos I of Spain!...

Pueblos de Lanzarote

The villages on Lanzarote are characterised by the respect and care for the surrounds, and by the brightness of their architecture. The white houses in contrast with the black of the lava offer a characteristic landscape. The windmills and typical Arabic chimneys make up beautiful views from any point on the island....

Mirador del Río

El Mirador is built into a place where previously a battery of canons was installed for use in the war between Spain and the U.S.A. over Cuba in the nineteenth century. It was built in 1973, at a height of 479 metres above sea level. It is not simply an excavation in the cliff, but rather a building with two enormous buried domes, so as to hide the construction.From this beautiful place, one can contemplate the beach at Risco, which can be reached by boat or on foot following the cliff path.From the Mirador one can also see Las Salinas del Río; the oldest salt plains of the archipelago,...

Arrecife

Arrecife formed as a city at the beginnings of the nineteenth century, when the capital of the island passed from being Teguise to Arrecife due to the trade in la barrilla and cochineal, and its fishing fleet. In 1908, the first commercial port was built.In the streets Leon y Castillo and Calle Real, you will find bazaars and shops with electrical goods, watches of all makes and styles, ceramics, tableware, lace, books about Lanzarote, wines from La Geria, cheese, typical products... It is the shopping place par excellence.Its festivals are the most important as they are the oldest - San Gin&e...

Playas de Lanzarote

Lanzarote has 250km of coastline, including 55km of the islets. Cliffs comprise 157km of the coastline, and gravel and sand beaches make up the rest. The majority of the beaches are sandy, golden-white, many of them suitable for the practice of water sports like surf and windsurfing.Besides sports, the beaches of Lanzarote are ideal for enjoing swimming and sunbaths, for older and children all year long....

Playa Blanca

From a small fishing village, Playa Blanca has become an important tourist centre located close to the unbeatable beaches of Papagayo.The seafront walk, wide and comfortable, runs along the whole coast. Shops, restaurants, bazaars, car rentals, an extensive variety of leisure activities, the quiet of its beaches is what this place offers to allow you to enjoy a splendid holiday....

Museo de arte Contemporaneo

The Castillo de San Jose stood up to defend the island of Lanzarote from the attacks of Barbary pirates, now houses the International Museum of Contemporary Art.Cesar Manrique was responsible for the remodeling work, which respected the internal structure of the building, only adding to the original work, cafe-restaurant.In December 1976, the Castillo de San Jose was inaugurated as the International Museum of Contemporary Art, obtaining great impact to be the most ambitious exhibition held in Spain since 180 artists attended the event with international recognition.The museum opened in 1976, w...