One of the most popular sights is surely the National Park of Timanfaya, where one can admire the bizarre volcanic landscape and the impressive craters. Unfortunately can not go on your own by the main part of the national park or go.

On the one hand you can go into the volcanic landscape with a dromedary. The tour takes only 15 minutes and costs 5 €. If you want to do that, you will find the Dromedary station along the road LZ-67, just before the entrance to the national park Timanfaya.
hike

The most beautiful method is surely a hike, but you can not walk alone there. If you want to, you have to contact the National Park Authority ICONA and organize a guided tour with a guide. On my vacation I only made the bus tour. Further information about the hikes and ICONA, can be found here.

The most popular option is to take a bus over the Ruta de los Volcanes. The trip costs 9 € per person and takes about 35-40 minutes. You get there via the LZ-67 and have to pay the entrance fee at the National Park Fund and then drive a few kilometers to the parking lot, where the buses are located and also a restaurant and viewpoint.

The disadvantage of the bus trip is that you can sometimes stop but you can never get off the bus. The landscape is impressive and the road so narrow, that some buses have already borne distinct traces. Would therefore gladly time out, since this was not possible, I would the next time a hike.

After the end of the trip you can go to the restaurant. The special thing is that the meat is fried over the rising heat from the earth's interior.

Not far from Timanfaya National Park on the LZ-704 or alternatively along the coast from Playa Blanca via the LZ-703, you will find the small coastal town of El Golfo. There is a partial crater sunken in the sea and a lagoon that is green because of the algae contained therein. In addition you can see great color contrasts on the rocks, which are reddish, yellowish and black colored.


La Geria

Along the LZ-30 you will find La Geria, the only wine-growing area of ​​Lanzarote. In the middle of the volcanic ash can be found countless holes partially with a small wall are moved and each contain a vine. You can also make an appetizer, if that is not so irritating the can simply stop by the road and the fields just look.
Cueva de los Verdes

This is a lava tube in the north of the island on the LZ-204, which is reached from the LZ-1 and the LZ-201. The tube was created during a volcanic eruption and is part of a 7 km long cave system.

However, not everything is accessible and it is not yet explored. Today, about one kilometer of the cave can be used for tourist purposes. The tour takes about 40 minutes and you can also reach a hall, where an artificial stage has been erected and concerts are held from time to time. The entrance costs 8 €. There is also more information about Cueva de los Verdes, since we were not there.
Jameos del Agua

This place of interest is a cultural center of Cesar Manrique where you will find an artificial pool and is part of the lava tube of Cueva de los Verdes. There is also a restaurant and an underground lake. The entrance fee is 9 € and did not irritate us, so we did not look at it.

From here, there is also a path to the water, but you can not find a beach, just a volcanic coaster. There we took a small walk and looked at the surf.

Teguise

The place is not to be confused with the suburbs of Arrecife, Costa Teguise. Teguise is in the heart of the country and the most famous is the big market, every Sunday from 9 am - 2 pm. There are countless souvenir stands, fashion, food, perfumes and stands where you can find homemade sauces and cheese. A great market for souvenier hunters and women;).

But even without the market, the city is worth seeing and it is worth it there if the market does not take place. The market is definitely worth a visit.
Playa Blanca

This is probably the tourist center of Lanzarote, here is a hotel complex to the next. In the center there are countless shops, restaurants and also the beach Playa Dorada. Here is also a port from where you can take a ferry to
Fuerteventura

From Playa Blanca you can reach the neighboring island of Lanzarote in just 30 minutes. We had been informed directly at the port, how high the price for two people and car would have been on a return trip the same day. It was 94 € and deviates from the current price over the Internet, which is why, I do not know. I guess it is because the price is adjusted to the season.

From 7 o'clock in the morning, ferries depart and the last ferry from Fuerteventura departs at 8 pm. Here you will find detailed information about the ferries.
Haria

To the north of the volcano island is Haria, the city of a thousand palm trees. From the mountains you have a great view of the city with its palm trees. We did not stop, however, and only went through.

Orzola

This is the northernmost town of Lanzarote and is located directly on the Famara mountains. On the way there it is also the greenest. Alone the sight with the mountains is great, but you can still walk directly along the rocky coast and also see three houses, which were built directly on the coast in the rock. From here you can also watch the surf well.

Right on the street Calle el Embarcadero there is a restaurant, which offers a very tasty and cheap fish plate, unfortunately I do not know the name, but is run by a very nice Chilean.

In Orzola there are ferry connections to La Graciosa, the small neighboring island of Lanzarote.
La Graciosa

This is an island, but I still count it here. There is only a small place where the port is situated and just a small settlement on the east side of the island and can only be reached by ferry from Orzola. There are also accommodation possibilities.

Arrecife

The capital of Lanzarote reminded me directly of Antigua in Guatemala. Because the narrow streets and appearance are very similar and I already liked in Antigua. The city is nothing special, but a walk through the streets and a walk along the promenade is quite nice. There are also some small cafes and restaurants, where you can endure well. There is also a shopping street with fashion and souvenir shops in the center. There is a beach on the edge of the town.
beaches

Playa de Famara

In the north there is the beach of Famara, which is very popular with surfers, and is also located directly on the imposing Famara mountains with its steep coast. Because of the mountains you have a great view, but is also very windy.
Playa de Dorada

This is the main beach of Playa Blanca in the south of Lanzarote and is located in the center of the village. However, it can be overrun here quickly.
Beaches of Los Ajaches or Playas de Papagayo

Playas de Papagayo

The "Los Ajaches" National Park is located to the south. By car, you can drive along unpaved roads to various parking lots, from where you can get to the great Playas de Pagagayo with its 6 bays and its beaches. Admission is 3 € per car. It is also possible to walk from Playa Blanca to the individual bays to walk and is free.

Here you can also find the most beautiful beaches of Lanzarote and it is not as busy as on the beaches right in the places. At least when we were there (Nebensaison, just before Christmas).
viewpoints

    Mirador del Rio viewpoint


Just to the north, just before Orzola, there is one of the island's most popular attractions. Here, in the rock, a view platform was built by the Spanish artist Cesar Manrique. You have a beautiful view of La Graciosa and can see directly down the steep coast. There is also a café here.


Mirador de Haria

Just before Haria, on the LZ-10, there is one of my favorite places. At the serpentines, at the end of a curve, you find a small old café, which is now a ruin. You can park there and go somewhere along the mountains and so look in 2 valleys and directly on the sea and the city of Haria. Shortly before is already a small parking bay on the road, from where one can look directly into the one valley.


Mirador de Femes

In the middle of the LZ-702 is the small village of Femes, where a small church is a viewpoint. One can look directly into the valley and it is also a very beautiful place for the sunset, which goes down in the west.

Mike White
Author: Mike WhiteWebsite: www.lanzaroteflare.com
Writer, thinker and rider of the deep blue waves. However, a frequent traveller when time allows being part of Lanzarote since 2013.
You can find me running around Costa Teguise in the morning flare or feasting on local tapas in the afternoon.
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