The fourth largest island in the Canaries, like its neighbours Lanzarote was shaped by a period of volcanic activity. With a rugged landscape and warm climate and lack of rainfall, and its beaches prove popular with travellers.
POINTS OF INTEREST
A warm and welcoming wine shop, with a tasting room or a marketplace where visitors can sample or purchase wine.
Jardin de Cactus
An amphitheatre shaped garden which features ten thousand types of cacti and stone sculptures. A 26 foot high metal cactus welcomes you to the garden.
Timanfaya National Park
This lunar landscape is a Spanish national park made up of volcanic soil. The statue "El Diablo" by Cesar Manrique is its symbol.
Puerto del Carmen
This tiny fishing village boasts warm, golden beaches that overlook the Atlantic with water which is perfect for swimming and other water sports.
Mirador del Rio
The most famous viewpoint of Lanzarote situated on Famara Cliff provides breathtaking views over the islands oldest salt plains.
Museum of Contemporary Art
This castle which was erected in the 18th century to defend against pirate attacks today it holds the International Museum of Contemporary Art.
Cesar Manrique Foundation
The former home and studio of the artist sits on top of a volcanic trail, the interior is built around five volcanic bubbles.
Jameos del Agua
A massive four mile volcanic tunnel which was formed by molten lava and transformed into a lush tropical garden, pool bar and auditorium.