3 villages of Lanzarote that you can not miss

Lanzarote is synonymous with volcanoes, lava fields, black and reddish lands that contrast with the typical white houses, the blue of the sea and the light blue of the sky. The landscape of the easternmost of the Canary Islands is completed with austere mountains of gentle relief, beautiful white sandy beaches and lush palm groves. In this article we will talk about the most beautiful villages of Lanzarote that you can not miss if you visit the island.

villages of Lanzarote

This Biosphere Reserve island is home to lively tourist centers and small towns where you can breathe tranquility. Large hotels and apartments in the coastal towns coexist with rural houses, villas and boutique hotels in the charming inland villages. A complete offer of first order to guarantee the best vacations at any time of the year enjoying the extraordinary climate.

The most beautiful villages of Lanzarote

Teguise, the former capital of the island

Among the villages of Lanzarote we find Teguise, the most famous traditional village of Lanzarote with a beautiful historic center. Its capital, La Villa de Teguise, is located in the interior of this, and was the capital of Lanzarote from the first half of the fifteenth century until the second half of the nineteenth century, which has preserved a historic and stately style that has earned its declaration as a Historic-Artistic Site. It also occupies a large northern sector of Lanzarote, including the islets that make up the Chinijo Archipelago: La Graciosa, Alegranza, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste.

villages of Lanzarote

Teguise offers its visitors a scattered museum and a unique space for its artistic and monumental richness. The typical Canarian architecture and the whiteness of the lime have their maximum expression here.

On the southeastern slope of the municipality is the tourist center of Costa Teguise, which has managed to develop one of the main and best planned tourist areas of Lanzarote and the Canary Islands. On the other coast is Famara beach, a kilometer and a half long, at the foot of the Risco Famara. From this beach and towards the interior of the island runs a sandy plain known as "El Jable".

Punta Mujeres, a beautiful fishing village

Punta Mujeres is a small coastal village in the municipality of Haría on the northeast coast of the island of Lanzarote. A beautiful fishing village of white houses that still retains all its traditional charm makes this place a little paradise for the whole family. It is linked to Arrieta by its promenade. The environment of the village is dressed in volcanic stone, woven by fire throughout the north of Lanzarote by the eruptions of the Corona Volcano.

villages of lanzarote

Punta Mujeres is located very close to some of the tourist attractions of Lanzarote such as the Corona Volcano, a protected natural monument formed by the impressive volcanic cone, 600 meters high, and the badlands that originated in its eruption, which extends from its base to the coast where Punta Mujeres is located.

This rugged coastline has left us some curious natural pools in which sea, lava and sun are perfectly combined. In addition, due to this eruption, incredible natural enclaves such as the famous Jameos del Agua and the Cueva de los Verdes were formed. These natural wonders are located just 2 kilometers from Punta Mujeres. If you are visiting this town, we encourage you to visit them and discover the reason for their fame.

Caleta de Famara, a village with a queen's name

Caleta Famara, named after the former queen of Lanzarote, is the perfect combination of beach, dunes and rural village where you can enjoy excellent fish cooked in the traditional style. Its visit is almost obligatory due to the beauty of its enclave, in the middle of the Chinijo Natural Park. Also known as La Caleta, is a town that belongs to the municipality of Teguise, Lanzarote. Caleta de Famara is at the southern end of Famara Beach, located just at the foot of the famous Risco de Famara, on the west coast of the municipality.

villages of Lanzarote

From its white houses of blue carpentry, you can clearly see the islets of the Chinijo Archipelago. The majestic Risco de Famara rises with its vertical walls on the east side of the village, which means that at sunset the sun, which leaves from the west, illuminates it strongly and tinges its rocky walls with warm reddish and orange tones. This moment is of sublime beauty and if we also add the spectacular Famara beach, which stretches at the foot of this massif, the spectacle is absolute. There are hardly any asphalted streets, its sandy alleys and the whistling of the wind accompanied by the tireless breaking of the waves make La Caleta a beautiful and wild place at the same time.

There are many wonderful villages in Lanzarote that you should not miss on your visit, but these 3 you must visit them yes or yes. The Canary Islands is a land with a thousand things to see, explore and know. If you are interested in knowing more interesting facts about the Canary Islands, here is the link to the section Explora Canarias of Marca Canaria.


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