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Welcome to Lanzarote

With its sun-baked volcanic hills and beaches, it’s no surprise that Lanzarote is a vacation favorite. The northernmost Canary Island, its moon-like landscapes—celebrated in its UNESCO Biosphere Reserve listing—offer an intriguing backdrop for holidaymakers enjoying beach resorts such as Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise, and Playa Blanca. Leave these hotspots for camel rides in crater-strewn Timanfaya National Park, forays into whitewashed villages, wine tastings in La Geria’s vineyards, and tours of late artist César Manrique’s futuristic lava-bubble home. For outdoor adventurers, surfing, snorkeling, sailing, and cycling top the things-to-do-in-Lanzarote list.

Top 15 attractions in Lanzarote

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Timanfaya National Park (Parque Nacional de Timanfaya)

Timanfaya National Park (Parque Nacional de Timanfaya)

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Spanning 20 square miles (51 square km) of southern Lanzarote, Timanfaya National Park (Parque Nacional de Timanfaya) is a unique and eerie landscape of dormant volcanoes and lava fields. Visitors flock to the park from nearby beach towns to explore the otherworldly terrain that looks more like the moon than the Canary Islands.More
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Papagayo Beach (Playa de Papagayo)

Papagayo Beach (Playa de Papagayo)

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One of a string of sandy beaches and bays lining Lanzarote’s southern coast, Papagayo Beach (Playa de Papagayo) lies within the Monumento Natural de Los Ajaches Park and is one of the island’s most beautiful beaches. Visit the horseshoe-shaped bay cocooned between sea cliffs and blessed with swaths of pale gold sand for a relaxing day on the beach.More
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La Geria

La Geria

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Famed for its rugged volcanic landscapes and sweet Malvasia grapes, La Geria is Lanzarote’s flagship wine region. Wine lovers come not only to sample the distinctive wines but to explore the unusual vineyards, where the vines are grown in volcanic rock pits dug into the black sand.More
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Jameos del Agua

Jameos del Agua

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Jameos del Agua occupies a series of lava caves on Lanzarote’s northeastern coast. The masterwork of local artist and architect César Manrique, the underground complex—a bar, restaurant, nightclub, and swimming pool—makes innovative use of the natural volcanic landscape, formed by the eruption of the La Corona volcano 4,000 years ago.More
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Los Hervideros

Los Hervideros

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Ranking among Lanzarote’s most unusual geological attractions, Los Hervidores is an extraordinary collage of rocks, caves, and lava tubes that loom over the island’s west coast. Formed during the 18th-century eruptions of the Timanfaya volcanoes, the dramatic coastline was created when hot lava met with cold water.More
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El Golfo

El Golfo

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Far removed from the golden sands of Lanzarote’s beach resorts, El Golfo is one of the island’s most unique geological areas. The star attraction is the bright green crater lake on a black sand beach, which gets its distinctive color from the Ruppia Maritima algae that lives in the waters.More
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Famara Beach (Playa de Famara)

Famara Beach (Playa de Famara)

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With its golden sands, turquoise waters, and looming volcanic cliffs; Famara Beach (Playa de Famara is one of Lanzarote’s most photogenic beaches and popular among both locals and travelers. It’s not only renowned for its good looks—but the beach is also a surfing hotspot, with world-class waves and breaks.More
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Jardín de Cactus (Cactus Garden)

Jardín de Cactus (Cactus Garden)

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Cactuses become art in this César Manrique–designed garden on Lanzarote, whose whimsical landscape is filled with desert plants from around the globe. In addition to thousands of cactus plants, the Jardín de Cactus has a historic windmill, art installations, and a café with an inviting patio.More
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César Manrique Foundation (Fundación César Manrique)

César Manrique Foundation (Fundación César Manrique)

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César Manrique, an artist and architect, left an indelible mark on Lanzarote through his creations and activism. Art and architecture meet nature at the César Manrique Foundation (Fundación César Manrique inside his former home, offering a visually stunning glimpse into the Lanzarote native’s craft.More
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Playa del Janubio

Playa del Janubio

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You can smell the salty air as the edges of white waves crash into the black sands of Playa del Janubio. Beside the beautiful beach, historic salt ponds sit that have been used to collect and extract salt from the seawater for centuries. Water evaporates in the shallow lagoons, leaving the salt behind. In the days before refrigeration, salt was even more prized for its food preservation qualities. Remnants of the old salt production and trade here, including a small windmill, remind of the area’s past.Today the beach, formed by the breakdown of black volcanic rock, is still a lovely place to stroll by the sea. Depending on the season you may see a variety of local birds as well. Currents are often quite strong on the beach, and the powerful waves are beautiful to watch from the shore.More
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Aqualava Waterpark Relaxia

Aqualava Waterpark Relaxia

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The design of Lanzarote’s Aqualava water park pays tribute to the island’s volcanic landscape with its geothermal-heated pools. The saltwater wave pool (the only on the island) gives the feel of the beach, while the smaller kids' areas are perfectly themed for play. There's a winding lazy river, as well as five waterslides.More
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LagOmar

LagOmar

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Get a taste of Lanzarote in more ways than one at LagOmar, where its museum, restaurant, bar and cottages are all wrapped into one magical lava-rock landscape. Once a private home, the structure was built into a volcanic quarry, lending to an oasis-like setting filled with caves, spectacular island views and unique gardens and architecture.The private property was conceived by local artist and architect César Manrique, designed by José Soto and later completed by other architects. Perhaps more famous than LagOmar’s creators is the story of its once owner, actor Omar Sharif, who came to the island to film a movie, fell in love with the property and purchased it. But alas, rumor has it that he owned it for only one day before losing it in a bet over a bridge game.Whatever the history, today’s property can be visited and enjoyed in a variety of ways. Go there to check out its museum, where you can learn more about LagOmar and also view revolving art exhibitions. Or just come for dinner and drinks; by night, the property becomes awash in magical lighting that takes its caves, cocktails and Mediterranean meals to an altogether otherworldly level. Then, you can stick around even longer if you wish, as the Lanzarote getaway also offers two-person cottages.More
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Aquapark Costa Teguise

Aquapark Costa Teguise

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Ride the rapids, relax in the Jacuzzi, or race down the soft slides at Aquapark Costa Teguise, the biggest water park in Lanzarote. Situated on Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands, the park offers thrilling water slides, the island’s only indoor paintball arena, on-site snack bars, and an immersive 10D cinema.More
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La Graciosa

La Graciosa

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The largest and only inhabited island in the small Chinijo Archipelago, La Graciosa is home to just 600 people, and it has no roads, natural water supply, or hotels—making it the perfect spot to get away from it all. Its dreamlike landscape of golden beaches, sandy dunes, and volcanic hills offers a change of pace from the busy mainland.More
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Teguise Market

Teguise Market

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The largest on Lanzarote, the Teguise Market sees a range of artisans, food stalls, performers, and more descend on La Villa de Teguise every Sunday. You’ll find everything from clothing and accessories to artworks and housewares, while live music accompanies the proceedings.More

Top activities in Lanzarote

Lanzarote: La Graciosa island cruise with lunch and water activities
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Lanzarote: Catamaran Cruise to Papagayo beaches with Lunch and water activities
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Day trip to Fuerteventura from Lanzarote
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Submarine Safaris Lanzarote
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Submarine Safaris Lanzarote

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3 Hour Buggy Tour of the beautiful Island of Lanzarote
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Day Sail to La Graciosa
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Day Sail to La Graciosa

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Double Jet Ski In Playa Chica
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Double Jet Ski In Playa Chica

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Kayak & Snorkelling in Papagayo
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Discover Scuba Diving

Discover Scuba Diving

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Double Package In Playa Chica
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Sea Day To La Graciosa with Lunch
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60 min Jet Ski Papagayo Route

60 min Jet Ski Papagayo Route

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Lanzarote Sea Trek Diving Experience
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