Lanzarote – 10 things not to miss

Lanzarote is known for its volcanic landscapes and palm beaches and its unique landscape had it declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, including its towns and villages.

Here are 10 top experiences in Lanzarote you should explore:

  1. Cesar Manrique trail – Lanzarote’s most renowned artist, Cesar Manrique is known to blend nature (volcanic landscape) into his architecture design. Top 4 sites out of 6: Jardin de Cactus (Cactus Garden) EUR 6.50, Jameos del Agua EUR 10, Cueva de los Verdes EUR 10, Montanas del Fuego/Timanfaya EUR 12, Mirador del Rio EUR 5, Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo EUR 4. Tip: Purchase 4 centres access ticket Adults EUR 29 (separately EUR 38.50). Combination tickets can be purchased online or at any of the sites and can be used within 14 days from the first use.
  2. La Geria vineyards – Bodega Stratvs (superb wine tour), Bodegas Rubicon (access to vineyard), Bodeguita Vega Vulcan (nice wine and garden), Museo el Grifo (garden). Vino D.O. Lanzarote – Malvasia volcanica
  3. Goat Cheese – Haria. Queso Project store in Arrecife.
  4. Cesar Manrique House – Casa del Volcan in Tahiche (highly recommended). Casa-Museo Cesar Manrique in Haria (modern – last 4 years of his life). Price: Adults EUR 10 each (EUR 17 for combination of 2 sites).
  5. Casa Museo Jose Saramago – very inspiring writer. Nobel Prize in Literature 1998. A house made of books.
  6. Los Hervideros and Playa de Montana Bermeja – unique sea caves and black sand beach
  7. Sunsets at Mirador de El RIsco de Famara, Mirador el Golfo, Los Hervideros, Caldera de Los Cuervos, Salinas de Janubio.
  8. Salinas de Janubio (large), Salinas del Rio (small) – if not been to Salinas del Carmen in Fuerteventura. Natural salt pan by the sea.
  9. Casa Museo del Campesino – local artisan market. Learn art from the artisans for a small fee, e.g. painting with natural red dye from cochineal (insect found on cacti).
  10. Aloe Vera farm (Aloe Plus) – learn about different types of aloe vera and its uses