We spent a week in Lanzarote recently and in this blog post we are sharing some of our favourite things to do in the area. We would highly recommend renting a car for a day or two and exploring what the island has to offer. Below are a list of our some of the unique experiences we came across while exploring the island.
- The Fire Mountains at the Timanfaya Natonal Park was our first stop. The Fire Mountains were created between 1730 and 1736 when more than 100 volcanoes, rose up and devastated this part of the island. The last eruptions were in 1824 but due to the low rainfall this area appears much the same as it did just after the eruptions.While it is not possible to just wander freely around the Volcanoes, a Coach Trip around the National Park is included in the entry fee of €8. The tours are open from 10am – 6pm
- Stop off in the old capital of Lanzarote called Teguise which is in the centre of the island and 220m above sea level. We did a little shopping in the unique shops, had a bit of lunch and explored the streets with their palaces, and squares which stand witness to the passing of the centuries.
- Visit the Castillo de Santa Barbara Castle which sits high up on Mount Guanapay overlooking Teguise, A great place to go for views all around and it costs is just €3 for entry.
- Head further north up the island and came across Mirador del Rio. This is Lanzarote’s most famous viewpoint, located 497 metres above sea level and offering panoramic views of the North Coast. It costs €4.50 for a adult ticket.
- Go for dinner in for dinner in the Old Town of Puerto Del Carmen. We enjoyed a traditional Spanish dish while watching the sun set after a great day.
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