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LANZAROTE GUIDE

Our favourite restaurants
We are happy to share with you our favorite restaurants where to eat around the island. We hope you find this list helpful and you will enjoy it.
Lovely restaurant for jazz lovers, in Marina Rubicon (Playa Blanca). Located on the front line facing the sea and the beautiful boats moored in the Marina. Covered terrace, restaurant, cocktails, snack, tapas and live music. Very good quality of food both for fish and meat. It costs a little bit more than other local restaurants but it's worth it both for the quality of the food and for the atmosphere.
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Blue Note
16b La Marina
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Lovely restaurant for jazz lovers, in Marina Rubicon (Playa Blanca). Located on the front line facing the sea and the beautiful boats moored in the Marina. Covered terrace, restaurant, cocktails, snack, tapas and live music. Very good quality of food both for fish and meat. It costs a little bit more than other local restaurants but it's worth it both for the quality of the food and for the atmosphere.
A Spanish tapas bar in a pleasant, welcoming atmosphere and a return to the past (no sea view).Good value for money for the food offered.
El Peregrino
60 Calle el Correíllo
A Spanish tapas bar in a pleasant, welcoming atmosphere and a return to the past (no sea view).Good value for money for the food offered.
If you like fresh fish, then you can’t go wrong by visiting one of the Cofradía de Pescadores restaurants around the island of Lanzarote. The Cofradía de Pescadores is the fishing association in the old harbours, so they can be found in Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen and Arrecife.
Cofradía de Pescadores Restaurante
If you like fresh fish, then you can’t go wrong by visiting one of the Cofradía de Pescadores restaurants around the island of Lanzarote. The Cofradía de Pescadores is the fishing association in the old harbours, so they can be found in Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen and Arrecife.
If you like fresh fish, then you can’t go wrong by visiting one of the Cofradía de Pescadores restaurants around the island of Lanzarote. The Cofradía de Pescadores is the fishing association so they can be found in Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen and Arrecife.
Restaurante Cofradía de Pescadores La Tiñosa
n 9 Calle Teide
If you like fresh fish, then you can’t go wrong by visiting one of the Cofradía de Pescadores restaurants around the island of Lanzarote. The Cofradía de Pescadores is the fishing association so they can be found in Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen and Arrecife.
If you like fresh fish, then you can’t go wrong by visiting one of the Cofradía de Pescadores restaurants around the island of Lanzarote. The Cofradía de Pescadores is the fishing association so they can be found in Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen and Arrecife.
Bar Cofradía De Pescadores San Ginés
21 Av. de Naos
If you like fresh fish, then you can’t go wrong by visiting one of the Cofradía de Pescadores restaurants around the island of Lanzarote. The Cofradía de Pescadores is the fishing association so they can be found in Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen and Arrecife.
Is a lovely coffee shop and lunch bar in a confortable ambience, whith homemade menue, bread and cakes. Perfect for a breakfast, a snack or a nice lunch (closed for dinner).
Simple & Natural
Is a lovely coffee shop and lunch bar in a confortable ambience, whith homemade menue, bread and cakes. Perfect for a breakfast, a snack or a nice lunch (closed for dinner).
A good place to eat a burger (even a vegetarian version), a hot dog or a sandwich.
Chacho Fresh Burger
5 Calle la Corriquia
A good place to eat a burger (even a vegetarian version), a hot dog or a sandwich.
Is a pleasant and cozy space where cheese lovers can enjoy a pleasant experience. You can taste Spanish tapas especially based on cheese. If you do not have the patience to wait this is not the right place for you. The owner does everything by himself so the service is very slow especially if the place is full. The price is slightly higher than other classic Spanish tapas restaurants in Lanzarote but the price is justified by the use of cheese.
CAPRICA Cheese Bar
Is a pleasant and cozy space where cheese lovers can enjoy a pleasant experience. You can taste Spanish tapas especially based on cheese. If you do not have the patience to wait this is not the right place for you. The owner does everything by himself so the service is very slow especially if the place is full. The price is slightly higher than other classic Spanish tapas restaurants in Lanzarote but the price is justified by the use of cheese.
Autentic venezuelan cuisine. Specialized in arepas. Made of white cornmeal, water and salt, the dough is formed into a fried patty, split open and stuffed with a variety of ingredients like a sandwich. Arepas are gluten-free.
Sabor Venezolano Arepera Bar
24 Calle el Varadero
Autentic venezuelan cuisine. Specialized in arepas. Made of white cornmeal, water and salt, the dough is formed into a fried patty, split open and stuffed with a variety of ingredients like a sandwich. Arepas are gluten-free.
If you want to eat an authentic Neapolitan pizza this is the right place for you. This is not only the best pizza in Lanzarote but a pizza that can compete with the best pizzerias in Naples! Trust what two Italians tells you! The restaurant is family owned and has a cozy atmosphere.
7 Sensi pizzeria Napoletana
If you want to eat an authentic Neapolitan pizza this is the right place for you. This is not only the best pizza in Lanzarote but a pizza that can compete with the best pizzerias in Naples! Trust what two Italians tells you! The restaurant is family owned and has a cozy atmosphere.
Ninen offers a variety of homemade Italian pasta dishes with fresh ingredients. The restaurant is family owned and has a cozy atmosphere with ocean view.
Ninen
131 Calle Limones
Ninen offers a variety of homemade Italian pasta dishes with fresh ingredients. The restaurant is family owned and has a cozy atmosphere with ocean view.
Casa Torano represents an excellent way to discover Lanzarote and its gastronomy. Is located in the town of El Golfo, known for its spectacular Charco de los Clícos and its seafaring tradition. At the foot of the terrace lies a loud suggestive black sand beach surrounded by pebbles. The hum of the sea and the breeze accompanying the encounter with the excellent pieces of fish and seafood. Correct value for money.
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Casa Torano
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Casa Torano represents an excellent way to discover Lanzarote and its gastronomy. Is located in the town of El Golfo, known for its spectacular Charco de los Clícos and its seafaring tradition. At the foot of the terrace lies a loud suggestive black sand beach surrounded by pebbles. The hum of the sea and the breeze accompanying the encounter with the excellent pieces of fish and seafood. Correct value for money.
Wide range of traditional homemade and high-quality cuisine with products from the sea and the island. Specialized in fish and seafood. Also if you want eat a good paella or an arroz caldoso (brothy rice with fish) this is definitely the right place! Really high quality of the ingredients used, always fresh and local.
Restaurante Casa Rafa
10 Av. Marítima
Wide range of traditional homemade and high-quality cuisine with products from the sea and the island. Specialized in fish and seafood. Also if you want eat a good paella or an arroz caldoso (brothy rice with fish) this is definitely the right place! Really high quality of the ingredients used, always fresh and local.
N10 offer an interesting range of tapas style dishes, many with a twist. Mediterranean and Spanish dishes (some vegetarian).
N°10 Gastrobar
N10 offer an interesting range of tapas style dishes, many with a twist. Mediterranean and Spanish dishes (some vegetarian).
Argentinian steak house with fire log Grill. Perfect place to eat excellent quality meat. Obviously more expensive than the average of other typical Spanish places due to the quality of the meat offered.
La Portena
s/n Marina Puerto Calero
Argentinian steak house with fire log Grill. Perfect place to eat excellent quality meat. Obviously more expensive than the average of other typical Spanish places due to the quality of the meat offered.
This is the best choice if you are in Punta Mujeres and you need a great place to eat. This bar is an ideal place to taste the Canarian food (especially with fish). It is rustic but truly authentic place. Excellent value for money.
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The Pool Bar "Pichon"
41 Calle Virgen del Pino
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This is the best choice if you are in Punta Mujeres and you need a great place to eat. This bar is an ideal place to taste the Canarian food (especially with fish). It is rustic but truly authentic place. Excellent value for money.
This is the best choice if you are in Arrieta and you need a great place to eat. This bar is an ideal place to taste the Canarian food (especially with fish). It is a rustic but truly authentic place. Excellent value for money.
Bar Cafeteria El Pisquito
6 Calle la Noria
This is the best choice if you are in Arrieta and you need a great place to eat. This bar is an ideal place to taste the Canarian food (especially with fish). It is a rustic but truly authentic place. Excellent value for money.
Spanish tapas restaurant specialized in fish.
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Restaurante Amanecer
46 Calle la Garita
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Spanish tapas restaurant specialized in fish.
The restaurant is located in an emblematic cottage house Canarian style. Warm, romantic and cozy place with atmospheric lighting. Chef Ezio prepares traditional Canarian recipes with an Italian twist. Good quality local food is expertly cooked and attractively presented. Really high quality of the ingredients used, always fresh and local. I truly believe this is definitely the best place to eat high-quality food in Lanzarote!
Restaurante - Caserío de Mozaga
8 Calle Malva
The restaurant is located in an emblematic cottage house Canarian style. Warm, romantic and cozy place with atmospheric lighting. Chef Ezio prepares traditional Canarian recipes with an Italian twist. Good quality local food is expertly cooked and attractively presented. Really high quality of the ingredients used, always fresh and local. I truly believe this is definitely the best place to eat high-quality food in Lanzarote!
Chiringuito Restaurant
s/n Av. de Papagayo
El Chiringuito
14 Av. el Marinero
Place to visit
Between nature and architecture, there is no time to get bored here in Lanzarote!
César Manrique Foundation is headquartered in a spectacular dwelling designed by César Manrique himself upon his return from New York City, when he decided to locate permanently at Lanzarote. This was his home for the 20 years running from 1968 to 1988, the longest he ever lived in a single place. It is sited in the midst of a lava coulee formed during the violent eruptions that rocked the island between 1730 and 1736. This 3.000 square metre building engages in constant dialogue with the natural surrounds on its 30 000-square metre lot and beyond: here, volcano and architecture blend in mutual respect. The upper storey draws its inspiration from Lanzarote’s traditional architecture, enhanced with modern functional elements such as wide windows, large rooms and overhead lighting. The lower storey is built around five natural volcanic bubbles interconnected by tunnels excavated in the lava. They constitute a surprisingly habitable setting and an exemplary intervention in a natural space. The swimming pool, the small ballroom, the oven, the barbeque… are also open to visitors, all surrounded by abundant plant life and the island’s ubiquitous basalt. The room located just before the exit is the painter’s former studio, today converted into an exhibition hall for paintings. The landscaping around the house plays on the fascinating contrast between the inorganic black lava, volcanic ash and “socos” (low wind screens) on the one hand and fruit trees and other plants on the other. Visitors to this house built in a sea of lava are guaranteed a unique experience.
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Fundación César Manrique
0 Calle Volcán De La Corona
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César Manrique Foundation is headquartered in a spectacular dwelling designed by César Manrique himself upon his return from New York City, when he decided to locate permanently at Lanzarote. This was his home for the 20 years running from 1968 to 1988, the longest he ever lived in a single place. It is sited in the midst of a lava coulee formed during the violent eruptions that rocked the island between 1730 and 1736. This 3.000 square metre building engages in constant dialogue with the natural surrounds on its 30 000-square metre lot and beyond: here, volcano and architecture blend in mutual respect. The upper storey draws its inspiration from Lanzarote’s traditional architecture, enhanced with modern functional elements such as wide windows, large rooms and overhead lighting. The lower storey is built around five natural volcanic bubbles interconnected by tunnels excavated in the lava. They constitute a surprisingly habitable setting and an exemplary intervention in a natural space. The swimming pool, the small ballroom, the oven, the barbeque… are also open to visitors, all surrounded by abundant plant life and the island’s ubiquitous basalt. The room located just before the exit is the painter’s former studio, today converted into an exhibition hall for paintings. The landscaping around the house plays on the fascinating contrast between the inorganic black lava, volcanic ash and “socos” (low wind screens) on the one hand and fruit trees and other plants on the other. Visitors to this house built in a sea of lava are guaranteed a unique experience.
The César Manrique House Museum is located in a handsome palm grove in the picturesque village of Haria, which still conserves many of Lanzarote’s traditions. In Haría, the artist found the quietude and harmony with nature that he had always pursued. In early 1986, he began to build his new home, re-using and adapting a run-down farmhouse sited on farmland he had purchased in the nineteen seventies. Manrique revisited the language of traditional architecture with a modern vision governed by aesthetics and comfort. He lived here until his death in 1992. In 2013 the house was opened to the public as a home and museum. Visitors are afforded a view of the rooms and the studio where the painter worked and lived during the last few years of his life. Two courtyards introduce the visitor to a surprising world of personal belongings, utensils, objects found by chance and handcrafted accessories that Manrique turned to an aesthetic purpose. This is a space characterised by noble materials and good taste. The exuberant indoor and outdoor plant life creates serene and inviting atmospheres. The studio is in a separate building where the artist painted daily, surrounded by oils, tables laden with drawings, easels and unfinished paintings. It has been conserved just as he left it when he died. Visitors embark on a unique experience in the calm of a natural environment, a truly singular world that portrays Lanzarote’s great artist at his most personal.
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Cesar Manrique House Museum
30 Calle Elvira Sánchez
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The César Manrique House Museum is located in a handsome palm grove in the picturesque village of Haria, which still conserves many of Lanzarote’s traditions. In Haría, the artist found the quietude and harmony with nature that he had always pursued. In early 1986, he began to build his new home, re-using and adapting a run-down farmhouse sited on farmland he had purchased in the nineteen seventies. Manrique revisited the language of traditional architecture with a modern vision governed by aesthetics and comfort. He lived here until his death in 1992. In 2013 the house was opened to the public as a home and museum. Visitors are afforded a view of the rooms and the studio where the painter worked and lived during the last few years of his life. Two courtyards introduce the visitor to a surprising world of personal belongings, utensils, objects found by chance and handcrafted accessories that Manrique turned to an aesthetic purpose. This is a space characterised by noble materials and good taste. The exuberant indoor and outdoor plant life creates serene and inviting atmospheres. The studio is in a separate building where the artist painted daily, surrounded by oils, tables laden with drawings, easels and unfinished paintings. It has been conserved just as he left it when he died. Visitors embark on a unique experience in the calm of a natural environment, a truly singular world that portrays Lanzarote’s great artist at his most personal.
Located at the geographical centre of San Bartolomé, Casa-Museo del Campesino was César Manrique’s way to recognise the efforts made by country people from Lanzarote, who faced treacherous conditions in order to bring the land back to life. Casa-Museo del Campesino provides an insight into Architecture, Agriculture, Handicrafts and traditional Gastronomy, topped up by Monumento a la Fecundidad, an avant-garde piece of art used by César Manrique to pay his very own tribute.
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Casa Museo del Campesino
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Located at the geographical centre of San Bartolomé, Casa-Museo del Campesino was César Manrique’s way to recognise the efforts made by country people from Lanzarote, who faced treacherous conditions in order to bring the land back to life. Casa-Museo del Campesino provides an insight into Architecture, Agriculture, Handicrafts and traditional Gastronomy, topped up by Monumento a la Fecundidad, an avant-garde piece of art used by César Manrique to pay his very own tribute.
There aren’t many places that gather as many areas of interest for the cultural and natural heritage of Lanzarote as Cueva de los Verdes, a unique mythological-looking cave, full of legends and extraordinary landscape and beauty. It came about after the eruption of the Volcán de la Corona, and it’s one of the most impressive hidden wonders in the depths of Lanzarote. It was used as a hideout by the locals who needed shelter to protect themselves from invasions and attacks of pirates coming from the north of Africa during the 16th and 17th Centuries. In the 19th Century, it became a must for travellers, experts and European scientists due to the uniqueness of this volcanic territory, named after a family that kept their cattle in the area, the story goes. In the 1960s, the Cabildo of Lanzarote turned to artist from Fuerteventura Jesús Soto, later in close collaboration with Manrique, to adapt this natural volcanic sanctuary that has become an attraction for thousands of visitors who wish to unveil its secret. Soto used his knowledge and focused on the lights and shadows to make the most of the brightness on rocks and highlight the shapes left by the lava on its way. The range of ochre, grey, black and red shades take over this dark paradise and imitate the light drawing grotesque landscapes and spectacular rocky structures to the amazement of visitors. Going into Cueva de los Verdes is, without a doubt, going on a journey to the centre of the earth. Previous Information We recommend you to stay close to the tour guide during your visit in order to be able to listen to the characteristics, peculiarities, and secret of Cueva de los Verdes. It is better if you do not look up too much information prior to your visit, let yourself be surprised.
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Cueva De Los Verdes
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There aren’t many places that gather as many areas of interest for the cultural and natural heritage of Lanzarote as Cueva de los Verdes, a unique mythological-looking cave, full of legends and extraordinary landscape and beauty. It came about after the eruption of the Volcán de la Corona, and it’s one of the most impressive hidden wonders in the depths of Lanzarote. It was used as a hideout by the locals who needed shelter to protect themselves from invasions and attacks of pirates coming from the north of Africa during the 16th and 17th Centuries. In the 19th Century, it became a must for travellers, experts and European scientists due to the uniqueness of this volcanic territory, named after a family that kept their cattle in the area, the story goes. In the 1960s, the Cabildo of Lanzarote turned to artist from Fuerteventura Jesús Soto, later in close collaboration with Manrique, to adapt this natural volcanic sanctuary that has become an attraction for thousands of visitors who wish to unveil its secret. Soto used his knowledge and focused on the lights and shadows to make the most of the brightness on rocks and highlight the shapes left by the lava on its way. The range of ochre, grey, black and red shades take over this dark paradise and imitate the light drawing grotesque landscapes and spectacular rocky structures to the amazement of visitors. Going into Cueva de los Verdes is, without a doubt, going on a journey to the centre of the earth. Previous Information We recommend you to stay close to the tour guide during your visit in order to be able to listen to the characteristics, peculiarities, and secret of Cueva de los Verdes. It is better if you do not look up too much information prior to your visit, let yourself be surprised.
Jameos del Agua is a place on earth where nature and mankind decided to come together. It was César Manrique who knew how to envision and transform what used to be debris of a volcanic tube with lava flowing from Volcán de la Corona, on the north of the island, into a unique place in the world. It was his privileged mind and hands full of life, the ones that gave shape to the rough black basalt, a place where peace and quiet, harmony and beauty prevail. White, blue, green and black, those are the colours Manrique gave to his island. Those colours get mixed up along a path of outstanding and extraordinary beauty, encouraging the imagination and dreams. On every corner, from a fresh entrance covered by large green ferns where small birds sing, to an original Auditorium, unique in the world due to its geological and acoustic features, in Jameos del Agua, every detail is a constant suggestion to reflect on, look inwards and day dream.
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Jameos del Agua
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Jameos del Agua is a place on earth where nature and mankind decided to come together. It was César Manrique who knew how to envision and transform what used to be debris of a volcanic tube with lava flowing from Volcán de la Corona, on the north of the island, into a unique place in the world. It was his privileged mind and hands full of life, the ones that gave shape to the rough black basalt, a place where peace and quiet, harmony and beauty prevail. White, blue, green and black, those are the colours Manrique gave to his island. Those colours get mixed up along a path of outstanding and extraordinary beauty, encouraging the imagination and dreams. On every corner, from a fresh entrance covered by large green ferns where small birds sing, to an original Auditorium, unique in the world due to its geological and acoustic features, in Jameos del Agua, every detail is a constant suggestion to reflect on, look inwards and day dream.
Jardín de Cactus was the last intervention work César Manrique performed in Lanzarote. The artist from Lanzarote could see beyond how run down the ancient rofera was. Roferas were the quarries that raids are taken from to create a very particular home for cactaceae flowers from all over he world. Surrounded by the largest cactus plantation of the island, dedicated to crops of cochineal insect, a product of great financial relevance in Lanzarote in the 19th Century. Jardín de Cactus has around 4,500 specimens of 450 different species, of 13 different families of cactus from the five continents. The green shade of the plants stands out against the blue sky and the dark volcano creating a harmonious explosion of colour that impresses visitors. The only sounds that break the peace and quiet that prevails, are singing birds and boozing insects, enjoying their very own oasis. High volcanic ash monoliths, that maintain the memory of years gone by, challenging plants from America, Africa and Oceania. At the top, on a small hill, windmills can be seen on the horizon, still standing, where Canarian cornmeal was ground dating back to the 19th Century.
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Jardín de Cactus
0 Calle Amor Indiano
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Jardín de Cactus was the last intervention work César Manrique performed in Lanzarote. The artist from Lanzarote could see beyond how run down the ancient rofera was. Roferas were the quarries that raids are taken from to create a very particular home for cactaceae flowers from all over he world. Surrounded by the largest cactus plantation of the island, dedicated to crops of cochineal insect, a product of great financial relevance in Lanzarote in the 19th Century. Jardín de Cactus has around 4,500 specimens of 450 different species, of 13 different families of cactus from the five continents. The green shade of the plants stands out against the blue sky and the dark volcano creating a harmonious explosion of colour that impresses visitors. The only sounds that break the peace and quiet that prevails, are singing birds and boozing insects, enjoying their very own oasis. High volcanic ash monoliths, that maintain the memory of years gone by, challenging plants from America, Africa and Oceania. At the top, on a small hill, windmills can be seen on the horizon, still standing, where Canarian cornmeal was ground dating back to the 19th Century.
Located 400 metres high, on the Risco de Famara, the Mirador del Río is one of César Manrique’s most representative architectural creations as it shows a series of artistic and architectural details and his eagerness to combine art and nature. It is located near the remains of an ancient military base that dates back to the end of the 19th Century. It is camouflaged on the rock in a way in which only a genius of Manrique’s magnitude could conceive. The Mirador takes over El Río, the narrow stretch of the sea separating Lanzarote from La Graciosa. Although unassuming on the outside, the inside hides surprising details and impressive glass windows, the eyes of El Mirador, conceived by the artist aiming to increase the effect of the panoramic view, and the monumental and unique sculptures hanging off the ceiling challenging gravity. From the atalaya, visitors may watch the eighth Canary Island, La Graciosa, and the group of islets part of the Chinijo Islands National Park. At the bottom of the cliff, the reddish shades of the salinas del Rio stand out, also known as Guza, the oldest ones on the Canary Islands. Architect Eduardo Cáceres and artist Jesús Soto, collaborated in the creation of El Mirador, which was quite outstanding taking into consideration that there were scarce means, and the terrain had to be dug and the building later had to be covered with volcanic rock.
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Mirador del Río
S/N Carretera de Yé
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Located 400 metres high, on the Risco de Famara, the Mirador del Río is one of César Manrique’s most representative architectural creations as it shows a series of artistic and architectural details and his eagerness to combine art and nature. It is located near the remains of an ancient military base that dates back to the end of the 19th Century. It is camouflaged on the rock in a way in which only a genius of Manrique’s magnitude could conceive. The Mirador takes over El Río, the narrow stretch of the sea separating Lanzarote from La Graciosa. Although unassuming on the outside, the inside hides surprising details and impressive glass windows, the eyes of El Mirador, conceived by the artist aiming to increase the effect of the panoramic view, and the monumental and unique sculptures hanging off the ceiling challenging gravity. From the atalaya, visitors may watch the eighth Canary Island, La Graciosa, and the group of islets part of the Chinijo Islands National Park. At the bottom of the cliff, the reddish shades of the salinas del Rio stand out, also known as Guza, the oldest ones on the Canary Islands. Architect Eduardo Cáceres and artist Jesús Soto, collaborated in the creation of El Mirador, which was quite outstanding taking into consideration that there were scarce means, and the terrain had to be dug and the building later had to be covered with volcanic rock.
The museum is 12 metres deep down pristine waters near the south coast of Lanzarote, in the Bahía de Las Coloradas, a place that was chosen mainly due to the physical characteristics of its sea bottom. It covers a 2,500-square-metre surface that divers and scuba divers will have access to. The museum will be a tourist and cultural attraction.
Museo Atlántico
The museum is 12 metres deep down pristine waters near the south coast of Lanzarote, in the Bahía de Las Coloradas, a place that was chosen mainly due to the physical characteristics of its sea bottom. It covers a 2,500-square-metre surface that divers and scuba divers will have access to. The museum will be a tourist and cultural attraction.
Las Montañas del Fuego are like a walk on the Moon on earth. They originated after the violent volcanic eruptions in the south of Lanzarote between 1730 and 1736 resulting in the Parque Nacional de Timanfaya. Las Montañas del Fuego have a deserted beauty, and a range of ochre shades that astound visitors. They seem small compared to one of Manrique’s powerful and fresh pieces of art, which combines, yet again, art, nature and humankind living in harmony. From deep down on earth, Islote de Hilario stands out, surrounded by a 200-square-kilometre sea of lava where 25 dormant craters lay. There, Manrique let his restless mind loose, and with his genius he came up with the idea of El Diablo restaurant bringing that place to life. That work of art, was the result of a extraordinary combination of humankind and nature, without a doubt, one of the most impressive pieces in the world. The furnace in El Diablo uses the natural heat of the earth to cook unique dishes right under our feet, ten metres deep, at almost 300 degrees. Extreme heat that comes out to the surface and creates unforgettable moments for visitors. The natural and artistic landscape of Las Montañas del Fuego allows tourists to visit the Ruta de los Volcanes on special vehicles in order for the experience of seeing such wonders of nature, in this moon-like landscape, unique.
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Montañas del Fuego
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Las Montañas del Fuego are like a walk on the Moon on earth. They originated after the violent volcanic eruptions in the south of Lanzarote between 1730 and 1736 resulting in the Parque Nacional de Timanfaya. Las Montañas del Fuego have a deserted beauty, and a range of ochre shades that astound visitors. They seem small compared to one of Manrique’s powerful and fresh pieces of art, which combines, yet again, art, nature and humankind living in harmony. From deep down on earth, Islote de Hilario stands out, surrounded by a 200-square-kilometre sea of lava where 25 dormant craters lay. There, Manrique let his restless mind loose, and with his genius he came up with the idea of El Diablo restaurant bringing that place to life. That work of art, was the result of a extraordinary combination of humankind and nature, without a doubt, one of the most impressive pieces in the world. The furnace in El Diablo uses the natural heat of the earth to cook unique dishes right under our feet, ten metres deep, at almost 300 degrees. Extreme heat that comes out to the surface and creates unforgettable moments for visitors. The natural and artistic landscape of Las Montañas del Fuego allows tourists to visit the Ruta de los Volcanes on special vehicles in order for the experience of seeing such wonders of nature, in this moon-like landscape, unique.
One of the most magical swimming spots on Lanzarote, this cluster of glittering turquoise natural pools dots the coast in the tranquil whitewashed fishing village of Punta Mujeres, 2km northeast of Arrieta. A few ladders provide access to the pools, overlooked by sun-soaking spots. A wonderful tapas bar, "La Piscina", overlooks one of the most popular pools.
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Piscinas Naturales de Punta Mujeres
41 Calle Virgen del Pino
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One of the most magical swimming spots on Lanzarote, this cluster of glittering turquoise natural pools dots the coast in the tranquil whitewashed fishing village of Punta Mujeres, 2km northeast of Arrieta. A few ladders provide access to the pools, overlooked by sun-soaking spots. A wonderful tapas bar, "La Piscina", overlooks one of the most popular pools.
These silky beaches are famous in Spain and they are often ranked as some of the best beaches in the whole country. The Papagayo beaches are intimate and surrounded by calm, turquoise waters and sheltered by cliffs. From these beaches you can also clearly see across the water to Fuerteventura´s sandy dunes on the horizon. The island´s tourism has not ruined the sense of unspoilt paradise here and a lot is owed to its protection status as a natural park. Papagayo beaches are the perfect escape from noisy tourist areas and some of the best day trip destinations in Lanzarote. Getting to the Papagayo Beaches The Papagayo beaches are located on the southernmost tip of Lanzarote. You´ll find numerous signposts directing you to the beach from the Playa Blanca holiday resort. The road is rocky and rough and it will take about 15 minutes to get to the first beach from Playa Blanca. You can get here by car, but be aware that it´s rare that the insurance of your hire car will cover accidents that take place on these remote roads. You´ll also have to pay the entrance fee to Los Ajaches Natural Park, which is 3€ but the money goes towards park maintenance.
Playa Papayago
18 Calle Madeira
These silky beaches are famous in Spain and they are often ranked as some of the best beaches in the whole country. The Papagayo beaches are intimate and surrounded by calm, turquoise waters and sheltered by cliffs. From these beaches you can also clearly see across the water to Fuerteventura´s sandy dunes on the horizon. The island´s tourism has not ruined the sense of unspoilt paradise here and a lot is owed to its protection status as a natural park. Papagayo beaches are the perfect escape from noisy tourist areas and some of the best day trip destinations in Lanzarote. Getting to the Papagayo Beaches The Papagayo beaches are located on the southernmost tip of Lanzarote. You´ll find numerous signposts directing you to the beach from the Playa Blanca holiday resort. The road is rocky and rough and it will take about 15 minutes to get to the first beach from Playa Blanca. You can get here by car, but be aware that it´s rare that the insurance of your hire car will cover accidents that take place on these remote roads. You´ll also have to pay the entrance fee to Los Ajaches Natural Park, which is 3€ but the money goes towards park maintenance.
La Graciosa is one of the last places in Europe with no asphalted roads. It is the least explored and most peaceful and serene of the Canary Islands. This island is for special travellers, those who are sensitive enough to enjoy its nature, silence, beauty, and of course the sun and the secluded beaches. Declared a bird sanctuary, it has two small villages, la Caleta del Sebo and Pedro Barba, two of the most picturesque corners in the Canary Islands, thanks to its sandy soil, low thick-walled houses and streets adorned with nets of silver fish. You can go for boat trips to the other islets in the archipelago and marvel at its underwater treasures.
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Graciosa
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La Graciosa is one of the last places in Europe with no asphalted roads. It is the least explored and most peaceful and serene of the Canary Islands. This island is for special travellers, those who are sensitive enough to enjoy its nature, silence, beauty, and of course the sun and the secluded beaches. Declared a bird sanctuary, it has two small villages, la Caleta del Sebo and Pedro Barba, two of the most picturesque corners in the Canary Islands, thanks to its sandy soil, low thick-walled houses and streets adorned with nets of silver fish. You can go for boat trips to the other islets in the archipelago and marvel at its underwater treasures.
Originally conceived by César Manrique and designed by the artist Jesús Soto for the British developer Sam Benady with an architectural vision which could evoke mental imagery from the arabian nights mythology. In the early 1970s actor Omar Sharif came to Lanzarote to film “The Mysterious Island”, he visited LagOmar, fell in love with it and bought it. San Benady knowing Sharif’s reputation as a card player challenged him to a game of Bridge. Sharif accepted the challenge, not realizing that Benady was also a champion Bridge player, and allegedly lost the house. In 1989 architects Dominik von Boettinger from Germany and Beatriz van Hoff from Uruguay bought the house and initiated the last phase of development. They sought the advice of local artists and created a vernacular architecture inspired by the elements and the island’s capricious topography. The existing caves were refurbished using wood and artifacts from local shipwrecks, for the beams and lights. Local flora was incorporated in the design: cactus, palm, aloes and bougainvillea, to form an oasis within the rock. They used glass, washed concrete and pebbles to generate circular patios, the lake, cascades and a series of curvaceous spaces avoiding all forms of square tiling whatsoever.
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Museo Lagomar
2 Calle los Loros
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Originally conceived by César Manrique and designed by the artist Jesús Soto for the British developer Sam Benady with an architectural vision which could evoke mental imagery from the arabian nights mythology. In the early 1970s actor Omar Sharif came to Lanzarote to film “The Mysterious Island”, he visited LagOmar, fell in love with it and bought it. San Benady knowing Sharif’s reputation as a card player challenged him to a game of Bridge. Sharif accepted the challenge, not realizing that Benady was also a champion Bridge player, and allegedly lost the house. In 1989 architects Dominik von Boettinger from Germany and Beatriz van Hoff from Uruguay bought the house and initiated the last phase of development. They sought the advice of local artists and created a vernacular architecture inspired by the elements and the island’s capricious topography. The existing caves were refurbished using wood and artifacts from local shipwrecks, for the beams and lights. Local flora was incorporated in the design: cactus, palm, aloes and bougainvillea, to form an oasis within the rock. They used glass, washed concrete and pebbles to generate circular patios, the lake, cascades and a series of curvaceous spaces avoiding all forms of square tiling whatsoever.
The Jose Saramago House Museum, the house of the famous portuguese noble, is localized in Tías in Lanzarote. This museum is specially interesting for those who looking for more information on this famous portuguese artist. Here you might visit the writer’s library as well as discover the house where he lived on his last 18 years of life, a house that he described as “A House made of books”. From the house, we highlight the living room that opens to a wide garden, the writer’s favourite resting place, the room where he died, the galleries with paintings from artists as Joan Miquel Ramírez, it’s office, where he wrote the first lines of the “Blidness” and its amazing library.
Casa José Saramago
The Jose Saramago House Museum, the house of the famous portuguese noble, is localized in Tías in Lanzarote. This museum is specially interesting for those who looking for more information on this famous portuguese artist. Here you might visit the writer’s library as well as discover the house where he lived on his last 18 years of life, a house that he described as “A House made of books”. From the house, we highlight the living room that opens to a wide garden, the writer’s favourite resting place, the room where he died, the galleries with paintings from artists as Joan Miquel Ramírez, it’s office, where he wrote the first lines of the “Blidness” and its amazing library.
In the northwest of the island of Lanzarote, the beach known as Famara beach with its pale golden sand stretches out for over five kilometres. It is located within the Natural Park of the Chinijo Archipelago, between the fishing village of La Caleta de Famara and the base of the impressive cliffs of Famara. It can be seen in all its glory at low tide, when the water forms a thin film on the sand which reflects the sky and the cliffs like a gigantic mirror. And if low tide coincides with sunset, visitors can immortalize a picture postcard scene which is one of the most emblematic of the Canary Islands with the island of La Graciosa silhouetted on the horizon. Famara beach is an untamed sport’s beach ideal for doing water sports like surfing, body boarding, windsurfing and kite surfing, thanks to the swell of the waves and constant winds. You can even do air sports like parasailing and hang gliding by taking off from the top of the cliffs of Famara. But at low tide, the ocean drifts out and forms enormous pools of shallow calm water all along the beach which makes it an ideal place to relax in the sun and enjoy the marvels this beach has to offer like long walks next to the sea.
Famara Beach
In the northwest of the island of Lanzarote, the beach known as Famara beach with its pale golden sand stretches out for over five kilometres. It is located within the Natural Park of the Chinijo Archipelago, between the fishing village of La Caleta de Famara and the base of the impressive cliffs of Famara. It can be seen in all its glory at low tide, when the water forms a thin film on the sand which reflects the sky and the cliffs like a gigantic mirror. And if low tide coincides with sunset, visitors can immortalize a picture postcard scene which is one of the most emblematic of the Canary Islands with the island of La Graciosa silhouetted on the horizon. Famara beach is an untamed sport’s beach ideal for doing water sports like surfing, body boarding, windsurfing and kite surfing, thanks to the swell of the waves and constant winds. You can even do air sports like parasailing and hang gliding by taking off from the top of the cliffs of Famara. But at low tide, the ocean drifts out and forms enormous pools of shallow calm water all along the beach which makes it an ideal place to relax in the sun and enjoy the marvels this beach has to offer like long walks next to the sea.
Los Hervideros (the English translation would be The Bubbling Sources) were formed by a lava flow meeting the Atlantic ocean back in the 18th century. Los Hervideros refers to the amazing display that sees the waves force water into the labyrinth of caves with such a dramatic power it appears as if the sea is bubbling and boiling. Los Hervideros wave show is really impressive on stormy sea days. A narrow path brings you to a small balcony carved in the lava from where you can admire bubbling water on calm days and huge waves on rougher days. Lanzarote was struck by a series of volcanic eruptions between 1730 and 1736. Lava covered one fourth of its territory, creating El Mar de Lava (The Lava Sea) on the south-west of the island. The coast at Los Hervideros is made by rough cliffs and grottoes, both results of lava’s solidification and erosion. The waves create a terrific show by forcing huge amounts of water into the lava labyrinth offering, as a result, a bubbling ocean to the visitor’s sight.
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Los Hervideros
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Los Hervideros (the English translation would be The Bubbling Sources) were formed by a lava flow meeting the Atlantic ocean back in the 18th century. Los Hervideros refers to the amazing display that sees the waves force water into the labyrinth of caves with such a dramatic power it appears as if the sea is bubbling and boiling. Los Hervideros wave show is really impressive on stormy sea days. A narrow path brings you to a small balcony carved in the lava from where you can admire bubbling water on calm days and huge waves on rougher days. Lanzarote was struck by a series of volcanic eruptions between 1730 and 1736. Lava covered one fourth of its territory, creating El Mar de Lava (The Lava Sea) on the south-west of the island. The coast at Los Hervideros is made by rough cliffs and grottoes, both results of lava’s solidification and erosion. The waves create a terrific show by forcing huge amounts of water into the lava labyrinth offering, as a result, a bubbling ocean to the visitor’s sight.
The Janubio salt mines, in Lanzarote, are the largest in the Canary Islands and constitute a human landscape of great value, both architecturally and culturally. Nowadays, the “white gold”, which was so essential to the economy of the island until the recent past, is still produced. It is situated in a lagoon formed from the volcanic eruptions which produced a barrier of lava opposite the sea. It has been declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is a good idea to visit the mines at evening time, when the sun reflects in the pools as the water evaporates and produces such a variety of different shades, all of great beauty, one that a photographer cannot but immortalize.
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Salinas de Janubio
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The Janubio salt mines, in Lanzarote, are the largest in the Canary Islands and constitute a human landscape of great value, both architecturally and culturally. Nowadays, the “white gold”, which was so essential to the economy of the island until the recent past, is still produced. It is situated in a lagoon formed from the volcanic eruptions which produced a barrier of lava opposite the sea. It has been declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is a good idea to visit the mines at evening time, when the sun reflects in the pools as the water evaporates and produces such a variety of different shades, all of great beauty, one that a photographer cannot but immortalize.