Top 10 Things to Do in Lanzarote

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Are you traveling to Lanzarote? Here’s a list of our favorite attractions and the top 10 things to do in Lanzarote as a tourist!

El Lago Verde

El Lago Verde is a small lake perched on a black sand beach. This lake has been colored green by various algae and volcanic minerals – something that’s unique for El Lago Verde. An excellent place to swim and perfect for taking a couple of beautiful vacation pictures!

One of the coolest places, and also one of the top things to do in Lanzarote as a tourist!

Surf School

Around the coasts of Lanzarote, the conditions for surfing are almost perfect. Surfing enthusiasts come here from all over the world to surf, and there are also plenty of surf schools for beginners who want to learn. The best surf schools can be found in Caleta de Famara.

Cesar Manrique

Cesar Manrique’s is Lanzarote’s famous artist. In principle, all architecture on the island is designed or inspired by him. He was a brilliant artist, and his paintings are on display at his museum in Haria. Regular exhibitions are also usually shown up in Puerto del Carmen. Fundacion Cesar Manrique is another popular attraction located in Costa Teguise.

Timanfaya National Park

In Timanfaya, one get the chance to discover the spectacular lava landscape and the beautiful scenery on Lanzarote. In the national park, you’ll be able to see several craters, and on the top of Timanfaya, you’ll be treated with incredible views. At the top, there’s also a restaurant serving food that is grilled directly over the volcanic crater.

One of the top things to do in Lanzarote if you enjoy being out in nature.

The Market in Teguise

If you want to shop for local specialties and commodities, one should head to the market in Teguise. Here you can buy nice souvenirs and crafts of all kinds. Excursions are organized here, but it’s also possible to get here on your own by car or bus from Puerto del Carmen. The market in Teguise is held every Sunday from 09:00 am to 02:00 pm.

Playa de Janubio

Playa de Janubio is a beautiful black sand beach with volcanic sand and lava stones. The beach isn’t particularly known for being friendly for sunbathers/swimmers. Even surfers are advised not to swim out into the water when the currents are too strong. But it’s still worth to come here to see the beautiful lava beach. The beach is located about 25 kilometers west of Puerto del Carmen.

Playas de Papagayo

Playas de Papagayo is located in the southern part of Lanzarote and consists of five beaches. All the beaches have white sand and crystal clear water. The most famous one is called Papagayo, but it’s also the one that’s most crowded. The other beaches are also excellent and even more charming.


Lanzarote is quite lively in the evening, and there are plenty of bars and clubs to visit. The range is highest in Puerto del Carmen, and many of the bars are open until the wee hours. There are also bars in Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca. Some bars that are worth mentioning are; The Island bar, Jester’s bar, lounge bar, The Snug Bar, Dickens cocktail bar, and La Gruta.

The Promenade in Puerto del Carmen

Puerto del Carmen’s beach promenade extends throughout seven kilometers and offers much to enjoy along the way. Along the promenade lies several shops, cafes, and bars. We recommend a romantic beach walk during sunset – the stores are still open, and it’s incredibly beautiful to watch the sun go down behind the volcanoes.

Diving and snorkeling

The marine wildlife around Lanzarote is outstanding, and there’s so much to discover. Nearby lies several shipwrecks for you to explore. If you like to dive and snorkel, then you’re going to love this island since diving and snorkeling is one of the top things to do in Lanzarote. If you are a beginner, there are a couple of diving schools and arranged diving trips that you can book.

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