Horizontal - Full Color

Must Sees From Lanzarote

From the serene beaches like Playa Mujeres and Famara to the volcanic wonders of Timanfaya National Park, there’s something for everyone in Lanzarote. Whether you’re into surfing, hiking, or just relaxing, this guide covers all the highlights with up-to-date pricing and practical tips.

This is a guide with what we think are must-sees from Lanzarote. Before reading note that all prices were last updated in Mid 2024, and they might have changed since then. Read the comments or go to the official pages for the most recent prices. If an activity doesn’t show prices it means that it is free.

We have also created a map with all the Must sees in this article. Each one goes on its own layer.

1. Sand Beaches

Mujeres Beach  & Papagayo Beach: These two beaches are found on a natural reserve. The entrance is 5 EUR per car, and the access is done through a dirt road, bringing food is recommended as there is only 1 restaurant in the area, and it’s often busy. 

Famara Beach: This 2.8 Km sand beach is often windy, but it is mostly known for its good conditions for surfing.

Los Pocillos Beach: Finally, this sand beach is easily accessible by car and it has a promenade with shops and restaurants.

2. Timanfaya National Park

Timanfaya is a volcanic landscape also known as “Montañas del Fuego” It’s a 200 km2 park with numerous volcanos, caves, craters & lava beds. The car route of 14km passes through the main places where the volcanic eruptions took place between 1730 and 1736. 

Our recommendation is to start in the visitor center (open between 9:00 and 16:30 daily), which is included in the entry price, and where they can inform you of all the options that the park offers depending on your preference.

We also highly recommend stopping at Hilario Islet where you can observe a sea of lava with 25 craters. And the Diablo restaurant (which can be found in this viewpoint too) where food is cooked in a natural oven using earth’s heat.

The entry prices to the park are the following and can be purchased online or at the park entrance.

If you prefer to be guided or don’t have a car you can also book a half-day guided excursion that includes the entrance to the park and a camel ride. It can be booked here.

3. La Graciosa

La Graciosa is a different island but often included in Lanzarote must-sees as it is only accessible by boat from Lanzarote. The island has a lot to see and there is plenty of information you should know before visiting. That’s why we have dedicated an entire post to cover everything from what’s on the way to La Graciosa, how to get there, the 3 different options you have to move around the island, the main attractions to visit in La Graciosa, and finally some tips and accommodation information.

4. Telamón

Telamon is a shipwreck on the outskirts of the capital of the island, Arrecife. It is a great quick stop to do as it is very impressive to see. You can park your car on the side of the roundabout before arriving (Here) and walk to the small sand beach. It is an industrial area so swimming is not recommended, but you can check out the boat from a distance.

5. Jameos Del Agua

Jameos del Agua is a cultural site created by  César Manrique. The visit isn’t guided you can expect to be there for around an hour as you walk through the pools, the auditorium, and the natural underground lake. There is also a museum called “Casa de los Volcanes” which requires  an extra ticket.

The place is open 365 days a year from 10:00 AM – 05:15 PM and there is free parking, wifi, a bar, a shop, and a restaurant. The prices are:

Normal Ticket:

Jameos + “Casa De Los Volcanes”:

*There are discounts for residents

6. Mirador Del Rio

Mirador del Rio is a viewpoint that overlooks La Graciosa. Its on a cliff 500 meters above sea level.

The viewpoint has both a free and a paid option.

For the paid option no reservation is needed and it includes access to a terrace with great views, bars, and some of Cesar Manrique’s Sculptures. 

*There are discounts for residents

7. Los Hervideros

“Los Hervideros” means boiling pots in Spanish and the name is due to the sound the waves make when hitting the different openings in the rocks.

This stop is only a few Km away from Charco Verde, so it is worth a quick stop.

8. Charco Verde

Charco Verde is found on a beach and is a very distinctively colored pond. Swimming or accessing it is forbidden. From the main viewpoint, there is no access to the beach, so it is more of a quick stop to appreciate the green color of the pond, which is caused by the algae that live on it.

9. Cueva de los Verdes

Cueva de los Verdes is an 8km natural cave that was formed by a volcanic tube. From its total length, there is 1 km that has been prepared for visiting.

During the visit, you will access 3 different chambers, and on special occasions, you can also visit their auditorium for a live event. (You can check out if there are any events here.)

The place is open 365 days a year from 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM With the last visit starting at 4:00 PM  there is free parking on the premises.

The entry prices are:

*There are discounts for residents

Cueva de Los Verdes (Volcanic Cave)
Photo By Macnolete

10. Teguise

Teguise is one of the oldest towns in Lanzarote, and the capital until 1847. It is a beautiful all-white village with small shops and terraces to get a drink.

It makes for a nice stop during the day but it is also a great place to visit at night to have dinner or enjoy a drink in a relaxed atmosphere.

11. Punta Mujeres

Punta Mujeres is a small town with turquoise waters situated on the north of the island. Apart from the turquoise color, the water is often very clear which makes it a great place for snorkeling. There is also plenty of marine life in the surroundings.

Great stop to combine when going to Orzola to take La Gracios ferry or when Visiting Mirador Del Río

12. La Gerias

La Geria is the name of the hole (normally excavated on volcanic gravel) where the grapevine is planted for its later use to make whine. The border of the hole is then surrounded with stones to protect the vine from the wine. These formations can be seen in different places around the island, producing a very satisfying view.

Close to these formations normally you can find the wine cellars where you will be able to purchase internationally awarded wines. Some of the best wine cellars on the island are: 

Media From https://www.holaislascanarias.com/

Thank you for reading our list of must sees from Lanzarote!

If you think we forgot to mention anything, don’t hesitate to write in the comment section!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Translate Page

Enter your email to get the checklists.

We will send them straight to your email so you can always access them.

*Make sure to check your promotions tab if using Gmail.

travel checklist download. Tralei

Rellene el formulario y le llamaremos