I´m definitely not in Lanzarote right now, but I don´t mind looking back to the trip we did to Lanzarote in September. It´s raining now in Andorra, so I´m just going to dream myself back to Canary Islands for a while.
We went to Lanzarote with two of our good friends in the end of September. We spend there one week in total, relaxing, eating good food and doing some sightseeing.
I had never been to Lanzarote before, which is one of the Canary Islands that belong to Spain if you did not know. BUT, I was living in Gran Canaria during 6 months (years ago), which is another island that belongs to Canary Islands. Lanzarote is quite different from Gran Canaria though, due to that Lanzarote is an island with a lot of volcanoes and lava fields. I didn´t expect much but I have to say, Lanzarote surprised me, it´s a very beautiful and special island. An island filled with weird rocks, spectacular earth contrasts that are very unusual, white houses, beautiful beaches, and mountains.
We rented a cute little Lanzarote – styled house in the south part of the island (Playa Blanca), with private pool and even an outside pool table, which we ended up using quite a lot.
If you travel to Lanzarote, you must rent a car, otherwise I would not recommend you visit this island. It´s basically impossible to travel to all the cool and beautiful places without a car. To rent a car is cheap and very convenient in Lanzarote.
Everything and all the places we visited I would definitely recommend so I´ll list them all here, one by one.
Cueva de los Verdes is probably one of the most famous and touristic places in Lanzarote. And this place is a must-visit if you’re in Lanzarote.
Cueva de los Verdes is a lava tunnel / tube / cave, that was created around 3000 years ago by lava flows erupting from a nearby volcano. This is also where you can find Lanzarote’s biggest secret… Not going to spoil anything here, you just simply need to visit this place to find out the secret.
This place is just next to Cueva de los Verdes, and as well another must-visit place in Lanzarote. Jameos del Agua is a series of lava caves, but it also has a subterranean salt lake, gardens, a pool (which funny enough – you cannot swim in) and also a museum. And that´s not all – there’s a restaurant in the middle of one of the caves, where we had our lunch, it was very cozy.
I really didn´t understand the concept of this pool, you cannot swim, neither touch it, but apparently it´s art and culture. Definitely a good instagrammer spot if you are one, but it didn´t convince me in any way, I mean, a fake pool in the middle of beautiful and original lava caves??
Timanfaya is a parkland entirely made up of volcanic soil, I would say, a quite unique place to visit. They take you on a bus tour through some of the more important parts of the national park, while you get to listen to the history of Timanfaya.
I took plenty of photos, but they are all shit since they are taken through the bus windows…. But here are some cute pictures of us all together that we took after the tour.
Maybe not one of the most famous tourist attractions on the island – but worth visiting! It´s basically a labyrinth of caves, where you can see – and feel, huge waves force the water into the labyrinths with extreme power. If that makes any sense?
It´s cool strolling around in the labyrinths since you actually feel the power of the sea under your feet.
This is one of the most famous beaches in Lanzarote. It is a truly beautiful beach, but too much people in my opinion, I prefer beaches, with less people, although they are not so beautiful. But if you like clearblue water, and white sand beaches that are easily accessible – this one is for you.
The place in general is very beautiful, this picture is taken behind the beach. Lanzarote is kind of an island filled with unique earth contrasts.
This is actually another island, just next to Lanzarote, in the north of the island. You can take a ferry that takes around 20 min from a village called Orzola in the north of Lanzarote.
This picture is taken from Lanzarote, and in the background, you can see the La Graciosa Island. This viewpoint is very nice, worth visiting, it´s called Mirador del Río.
Funny fact: La Graciosa is one of the last places in Europe with no asphalted roads. Your options to move around the island are very limited. You can choose between:
Which one did you think we chose? Hahaha, No but serious talk now, there is no way I would take a bicycle in that heat and bicycle around the island. We took the taxi to the most beautiful beach which is Playa de las Conchas. Going and coming back cost us 50€, and yes, I think that´s quite expensive for a 15 min ride, but then again, did we have any other options?. I loved this beach, so calm, peaceful and not almost any people. There were some pretty big waves though, and it was kind of a challenge to actually enter the water. Not to mention, slightly dangerous as well, as you can see on the first picture, the flag is red.
We spend the whole day on this beach and it was so nice, and the big waves were pretty funny in the end.
There is a small town when you arrive to the island, not much to see but there´s some cute little streets where you can have a coffee or drink before you head back to Lanzarote.
Another funny fact that you probably didn´t know – In Lanzarote they have very unique vineyards. To me they looked like a playground in Mars or a scene from the Squid Game. Why do they look like this? It´s because it is super windy in Lanzarote, during the whole year. To solve this problem, they dig holes and protect the plants by putting stones around the holes. I mean look at these cool vineyards.
I´m totally a foodie and a person who loves to eat good food. And going to a good restaurant, is basically the highlight of my day. If you relate to this, and you visit Lanzarote, you must visit Kamezí Deli & Bistró. Beautiful place, tasty cocktails, and awesome food. I´m just going to borrow this straight from their website to the describe the place:
Kamezí Deli & Bistró is much more than a restaurant. We have created for you a temple of gastronomy in which you will enjoy a sophisticated market cuisine based on zero kilometer products.
They have this cool lounge bar concept, where you can sit inside rounded white caves next to the sea, and have a drink before or after your lunch / dinner.
Regarding the food & price – in my opinion, the price was very on point. You could choose between a tasting menu of 75€ or 85€, and if you wanted wine pairing it was 35€ or 45€ depending on which menu you chose.
Another restaurant that I kind of recommend, but not for the food neither for the service, but for the views, is Dunas de Famara. I would go there for a drink instead, but worth visiting, but no need to order any food, it was quite a disappointment, but at least the views were nice, and the wine was good.
It was a nice trip, and I will probably one day come back to Lanzarote. Hope you liked the post – and if you are heading to Lanzarote or have any questions, I´ll be happy to help!