Plans for a dream summer in Lanzarote

Lanzarote is synonymous with volcanoes, lava fields, rocks of impossible shapes, black and reddish lands that contrast with the typical white houses, the blue of the sea and the blue of the sky. The landscape of one of the easternmost islands of the archipelago is completed with austere mountains of soft relief, beautiful beaches of white and golden sand, lush palm groves ... and silence, which is also part of the enigmatic landscape of Lanzarote. In this article we will talk about the best plans in Lanzarote for an incredible summer.

In this Biosphere Reserve island, you can enjoy lively resorts and small towns where you can breathe tranquility. Large hotels and bungalows in the coastal towns coexist with rural houses, villas and boutique hotels in the charming inland villages. A complete offer to guarantee the best vacations at any time of the year and enjoy the extraordinary climate. Unbeatable conditions that, together with quality infrastructures and services, have made a multitude of professionals from various branches of sports choose the island for their entertainment.

What to do in Lanzarote?

These are some of the best plans in Lanzarote to discover the enigmatic island:

A Martian walk through the Timanfaya National Park 

Between 1730 and 1736 was born from a volcano this prodigy of nature that today makes up the Timanfaya National Park. After the various eruptions, many villages were swept away by lava and fire and a new landscape emerged. Nowadays you can visit it without problems through guided tours. Start in Mancha Blanca, where you can organize your route at the Visitor Center. 

The visual spectacle of La Geria

You've never seen vineyards like these, because they don't exist anywhere else on the planet. At first glance, it seems difficult for anything to grow in this black and dry land, but get closer and you will see the golden malvasia grapes and vines. Although there are different wine-growing areas in Lanzarote, La Geria is the most striking postcard. Farmers dig small holes in which they plant the roots of the vine in fertile soil and then cover the ground with a blanket of small fragments of volcanic stone, also known as rofe, which retain the moisture brought by the trade winds. All this is surrounded by low walls handmade with stones to protect the plant from the wind. From these lava fields are born exquisite wines, with Denomination of Origin, that you can taste while you delight yourself with this extraordinary landscape. 

A swim in Papagayo, the quietest beach in the world. 

So calm that even its waters are also calm. Children will have a great time splashing on the shore and adults can start snorkeling. After the dip, nothing better than lying in the sun on this paradisiacal beach on the south coast of Lanzarote. You can even have a drink or a snack, as there is a small beach bar nearby.

Sunset in Los Ajaches 

After a day on the magnificent beaches of the island, you can see an incredible sunset, as well as spectacular scenery, from the Natural Monument of Los Ajaches. It is an ancient volcanic massif of great beauty that combines relatively high peaks with ravines that lead to the beaches and cliffs. 

Enter the Cueva de los Verdes (Cave of the Greens)

Lanzarote has wonderful secrets also underground. The Cueva de los Verdes is part of the largest lava tunnel in the world, born from the eruptions of the Corona Volcano. The shapes molded by the energy of the volcano are amazing and, in addition, the cave, which once served as a refuge for the islanders, now has an auditorium that was conditioned for concerts. 

Discover the Charco de los Clicos

The Charco de los Clicos is one of the greatest treasures of the island. You will see for yourself when you see the number of colors that merge in your retina when you admire it: greenish waters due to the concentration of algae that live in the bottom, the black of the volcanic sand, reds and ochers of the walls of the ancient crater and the blues of the sky and the sea.

The art that hides in the landscape 

You will be in Timanfaya and you will see a devil. It is the work of César Manrique, the most international artist of Lanzarote. Committed to the Canary Islands, Manrique transformed different spaces so that art could be integrated into nature. On your visit to Lanzarote, you will come across a multitude of sculptures by the artist, but not only that, because he also intervened in the creation of the Jameos del Agua, the Mirador del Rio or the Cactus Garden.

Get to know the fresh products and some traditions of the island. 

Where better to know the gastronomy of a place than visiting its market? In the Agricultural and Traditional Market of Tinajo you can appreciate the freshness of the local harvest, meat and fish. Of course, pastries also occupy a prominent place in the market and on Sundays at the end of the month there are folkloric performances to show visitors activities such as treading grapes, toasting millet or making gofio.

If you are interested in knowing more curiosities about the island of Lanzarote, here is a link to the Explora Canarias section of Marca canaria.

Paula Vera

Photos:;;; turismolanzarote.


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