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Culture, beaches and natural beauty

Lanzarote is much more than a paradisiacal destination, and culture plays an essential role in the island’s leisure scene. The International Museum of Contemporary Art (MIAC), located in the old military fortress of St. Joseph’s Castle, is well worth a visit, as are the well-known wine route Gerie; the Farmer’s Monument by César Manrique; and the César Manrique Foundation, which used to be the home and studio of the famous artist in Taro de Tahiche.

Los Zocos
Los Zocos

Timanfaya National Park

The volcanic eruptions of 1730-1736 gave rise to the Mountains of Fire, which were declared a National Park in 1974. During this visit, you can enjoy the breath-taking views from these mountains, with their many hues of ochre, red and dun that will make you feel as if you are walking on the moon. On the Islet of Hilario, you can also discover one of the wonderful works of the brilliant César Manrique: the El Diablo restaurant. Here you can savour delicious meals cooked with the natural heat of the volcano that lies under your feet.

Jameos del Agua

This dreamlike place was born after the roof of a volcanic tube filled with lava of the eruption of La Corona caved in. The vision and work of the brilliant César Manrique transformed it into an incredible place combining caves and vegetation. Its auditorium has no equal anywhere in the world; you simply must tick this box on your list.

Los Zocos
Los Zocos

Green Caves

Another unique space created after the eruption of La Corona. In the 16th and 17th century, the locals used it as a shelter and hiding place during African pirate attacks and invasions. You cannot miss the secret revealed at the end of this path.

Cactus Garden

This is yet another of the wonderful creations of César Manrique. He successfully transformed a devastated wasteland into the largest cactus plantation on the island. Here you will find about 4,500 cacti of as many as 450 different species. Its black volcanic stone covered with green swathes of cacti make this a truly unique landscape.

Los Zocos
Los Zocos

Beaches

The Island of Lanzarote, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, boasts several beaches and coves. The most popular ones are certainly the Papagayo beaches, a series of coves in the municipality of Playa Blanca, which offer views of Lobos Island and Fuerteventura. They are known for their crystal-clear waters and paradisiacal atmosphere.

Another spectacular location is Famara beach, on the north of the island. It has a stunning crag at the far end and views of the islands of Graciosa, Alegranza and Roque del Oeste. Its winds make it the perfect place for surfing and kitesurfing.