For a little island Lanzarote is big on places of interest. The volcanic region covers about one quarter of the island´s surface and it is Lanzarote´s 'must-see´ appeal.

Site visitors can enjoy viewing local artisans creating tradtional art items and go to the excellent tapas pub or even more specialized restaurant. Each year near to one million people visit this original lava-scape. This 2km long underground pathway has been brilliantly lit and homes one of Lanzarote´s best held secrets. This ingenious feat of structures was Manrique´s first major task on the island now showcases his many paintings and sculptures as well because the works of contemporaries such as Picasso and Lasso. Lanzarote is a little island - which makes it easy to explore. The Mirador is another amazing Manrique creation and was previously a naval gun electric battery. Typically the most popular places are the Centres of Artwork and Culture which were developed by César Manrique - the majority of which fuse the island's amazing volcanic panorama with the artist's own aesthetic.

The Mirador del Rio

Mirador del RioEnjoy a genuine natural high and go to the Mirador del Rio at the northern suggestion of the island. Since it is home to a little but top quality assortment of Canarian artwork as well as an uber stylish restaurant created by the ubiqitous César Manrique. Today nonetheless it grants or loans site visitors spectacular views right down to the tiny neighbouring island of La Graciosa, whilst boasting all the typical Manrique design flourishes. So we advise that you take time to discover a few of its many treasures.

The Jameos Del Agua

Jameos del AguaThe Jameos del Agua is arguably César Manrique´s most impressive creation. That is home to a sea of colourful dormant volcanoes and spent cones.

The Green Caves - Cuevas de los Verdes

Cueva de los VerdesThe Cueva de los Verdes are area of the same collapsed lava tunnel that forms the Jameos del Agua - a 6km long volcanic tube that was created about 5, 000 years back by the eruption of the close by volcano Monte Corona. You can find over 10, 000 vegetation and 1, 400 different varieties of cacti to find here.

Monumento & Museo del Campesino

Monumento and Museo del CampesinoDesigned by César Manrique the Monumento is symbolically situated in the very center of Lanzarote´s countryside and essentially pays homage to the resilience of the island's farmers.

The Cactus Garden - Jardin de Cactus

Jardin de CactusThe Cactus Garden in Guatiza is a special event of the vegetable world's spiniest varieties and is situated in a former quarry in that which was once the center of Lanzarote's cactus growing country.

Museum of International & Modern Art (MIAC)

Museum of International Modern ArtHoused within the solid walls of the Castillo de San José in the island capital of Arrecife, the Museum of International and Contemporary Art provides a real feast for the senses.

Timanfaya National Park - Montañas Del Fuego

Timanfaya National ParkThe Volcano Park at Timanfaya is Lanzarote´s most popular tourist attraction.

The César Manrique Foundation

Cesar Manrique FoundationThe former home of the famous island born artist and architect has been built over five inter connected bubbles in the lava flow - and never fails to blow visitors away. Described as the 'Eighth Wonder of the World' by the Hollywood movie legend Rita Heyworth the Jameos was first opened in 1966 and really helped to put Lanzarote on the map as a new and exciting tourist destination at that time. Where locals still harvest the cochineal beetle which is used to create red dye. But Lanzarote is also home to a number of natural wonders too - such as the Green Lagoon at El Golfo and the Valley of 1 1, 000 Palms.

Mike White
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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.
" Life is meaningless without Mojo and Bimbachitos. "