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Things to do in Lanzarote

Here are 7 things you can do in Lanzarote

Lanzarote is a beautiful island in the Canary Islands, Spain, that offers a variety of attractions and activities for visitors.

 

Whether you are looking for natural wonders, cultural experiences, or relaxing beaches, Lanzarote has something for everyone. Here are some of the best things to do in Lanzarote!

1. Jardín de Cactus

 

This is a stunning garden that showcases more than 10,000 cacti from around the world.

 

It was designed by the famous artist César Manrique, who also created other attractions on the island. You can admire the different shapes and colors of the cacti, as well as enjoy a swimming pool and a café on site.

 

The garden is open every day from 10:00 to 17:00, and the entrance fee is 6.50 euros.

 

You can contact them at 928 52 93 97 or visit their website

Jardín de Cactus
At Jardin de Cactus

2. Jameos del Agua

 

This is a unique place that combines nature and art. It is a volcanic cave that has been transformed into a cultural center by César Manrique.

 

Inside, you can find a lake with albino crabs, a museum, a restaurant, and a concert hall. The cave is also illuminated with colorful lights that create a magical atmosphere.

 

The cave is open everyday from 10:00 to 18:00, and the entrance fee is 9 euros. You can contact them at 928 84 80 20 or visit their website.

Jameos del Agua
Jameos del Agua Lanzarote

3. Timanfaya National Park

 

This is a must-see for anyone who loves volcanoes. The Timanfaya National Park covers an area of 51 square kilometers, where you can witness the effects of the eruptions that occurred in the 18th and 19th centuries.

 

You can see lava fields, craters, geysers, and other geological features. You can also take a guided bus tour or a camel ride through the park. The park is open every day from 9:00 to 17:00, and the entrance fee is 12 euros.

Timanfaya National Park
Timanfaya National Park Lanzarote

4. Lanzarote Markets

 

This is a great way to experience the local culture and buy some souvenirs. There are several markets on the island, where you can find handicrafts, food, clothes, jewelry, and more. Some of the most popular markets are:

 

Teguise Market

This is the largest and oldest market on the island, held every Sunday from 9:00 to 14:00 in the historic town of Teguise. You can find more than 400 stalls selling all kinds of products, as well as live music and entertainment.

 

Haria Market

 

This is a smaller and quieter market, held every Saturday from 10:00 to 14:30 in the village of Haria in the northern section of Lanzarote. You can find mainly local crafts and organic products, as well as enjoy the scenic views of the Valley of Palms.

Arrecife Market

 

This is a modern and lively market, held every Wednesday from 9:00 to 14:00 in the capital city of Arrecife. You can find a variety of goods, from clothes and accessories to electronics and books.

Lanzarote Markets
Teguise Market Lanzarote
Cueva de los Verdes

5. Cueva de los Verdes

 

Cueva de los Verdes is another amazing volcanic cave that you can explore on the island. It is part of a 6-kilometer-long lava tube that was formed by an eruption about 5,000 years ago.

 

You can take a guided tour through the cave and see different formations, such as stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and chambers.

 

You can also discover a secret that lies at the end of the tour. The cave is open every day from 10:00 to 16:00, and the entrance fee is 9 euros.

Cueva de los Verdes Lanzarote

6. Museo Atlantico

 

Europe’s Amazing Underwater Museum

 

The Museo Atlantico stands as Europe's premier subaquatic art gallery, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in a unique undersea world of artistic brilliance. Full details at their website

 

The handiwork of the renowned artist, Jason deCaires Taylor, these hauntingly lifelike sculptures reside 12 meters below the waves, becoming a thriving hub for a myriad of marine life over time.

 

Don't miss the poignant depiction of "The Raft of Lampedusa," showcasing 13 refugees aboard a packed small boat. Throughout the expansive 2,500 square-meter expanse, you'll encounter numerous other captivating art pieces.

 

While exploring, remember to frequently check your SPG, as it's easy to lose yourself amidst the mesmerizing marine masterpieces.

Museo Atlantico
Museo Atlantico Lanzarote

7. Fundación César Manrique

 

This is a museum and art gallery that showcases the life and work of César Manrique, who was not only an artist but also an environmentalist and an advocate for sustainable tourism in Lanzarote.

 

The museum is located in his former house, which was built on top of a volcanic lava flow. You can see his paintings, sculptures, drawings, and personal belongings, as well as admire the architecture and design of the house.

 

The museum is open every day from 10:00 to 18:00, and the entrance fee is 8 euros.

Fundación César Manrique
Fundación César Manrique Lanzarote

Conclusion

These are some things to do in Lanzarote, but there are many more to discover!

 

Lanzarote is a diverse and fascinating island that will surprise you with its beauty and charm. If you are planning to visit Lanzarote, you can find more information on the official website or on Wikipedia.

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