Travel to Lanzarote Canary Islands for your Holidays or Honeymoon. Lanzarote has warm temperatures and attractions in abundance for lovers of outdoor activities.
Where is Lanzarote? – It is located on the eastern side of the Canary Islands and is a mere 13 miles wide and 40 miles long, so you can travel to each and every part of the island and spend the whole day not having to worry about lengthy journeys to and from excursions.
And one of the most appealing aspects is the climate as it offers warm temperatures and scarce rains all year around, turning it into a great place for those who wish to spend time at the beach and enjoy as many outdoor activities as possible.
Lanzarote is best summed by the mere mention of one mans name – Cesar Manrique, a man whose influence can be seen all over the island at places like Castillo de San Jose, Ceuva de los Verdes, Fundacion Manrique, Jameous Del Aqua, Jardin De Cactus, Mirador Del Rio, Museo Campesino and the fantastic Timanfaya (“Fire Mountain”).
Whether you are in to Land, Sea or Air sports there is plenty of everything here :
- Cycling, Go-Karting, Golf, Horse-riding, Jeep Safari, Quad-Bike Safari, Rancho Texas & The Tropical Park.
- Boat Cruises, Catamaran, Fishing, Submarine or perhaps you just want to go to an aquapark.
- Flight Tours, Hand-Gliding & Parasailing.
- If you prefer the more cultural aspects of a location, then you have to come to ‘heaven’.
Lanzarote is the only place in the world where you have your lunch in a cafeteria that is built on top of an active volcano, where the heat to cook your food comes from the volcano itself?
Where else can you go deep into a cavern in the middle of nowhere and find a huge amphitheater used for live concerts, a place that doubles as a nightclub two evenings a week?
If you want a great beach, then again Lanzarote has one or two to compare with the very best -Yaiza Beaches and Punta de Papagayo.
22 Lanzarote Attractions – Mirador Del Rio, Jameous Del Agua and La Cueva de los Verdes
It is possible to do these three attractions in a single day providing you set out early and plan your day.
We travelled north on the LZ-2 via San Bartholme and Teguise into the mountains in the north where we made our first stop at the Mirador Del Rio. This is a cafeteria cut into the mountains in the north and has the most spectacular views of the island you could possible want to see, so a camera is a must.
After a drink and a snack, we continued North and then turned at the top of the island and made our descent to sea level, where we saw an array of different colored sands blown across the sea from the Sahara desert. If you are into beaches, you might want to stop off here to explore the many bays on offer.
Shortly after this we arrived at our second attraction, the Jameos del Agua. Enchanting, Mystical & Magical, the three most common words used to describe a place created as a result of a formation of gas explosions within a volcanic bubble. Over the years, seawater has flooded the tunnels so that eventually a lagoon has been left behind.
A lagoon that is home to thousands of tiny white crabs that have become blind through many years of living in poor light, a lagoon that has a bar and a restaurant and even a nightclub three times a week !
Almost next door, we found our third attraction of the day – La Cueva de los Verdes, one of the longest volcanic galleries in the world at 6km long and there is surprise element to this tour which I cannot tell you about otherwise it would spoil your visit. You need to be reasonably fit and healthy as you need to climb several stairs and bend over in order to get under many low recesses. It is impossible to take a pushchair into the caves, so go prepared.
We had an hour to kill at the end of the day, so we stopped off at the Jardin de Cactus which is on the way back. Here we saw 1,400 different species all planted together in a small area of land to create the beautiful Cactus Garden.
A great day out and the children really enjoyed it and they slept like logs that night !
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Visitor Attractions, Events & Fun Activities, in Lanzarote