LANZAROTE Top sights (7 DAYS ITINERARY)

What to see in Lanzarote in one week: itinerary, Top sights, tourist attractions, things to do...
Lanzarote capital city
Arrecife - capital city
This is an example of an itinerary in Lanzarote based on my personal experience. It includes TOP SIGHTS in the island.


The most important tourist attractions are situated in the north, so I suggest you to stay 3 nights in the North of the island: the principal touristic village is Costa Teguise.
While for the other 4 nights you can stay in the south, in Playa Blanca, for some days of relax, where the weather is warmer, sunniest and not so windy.

Correlated post: BEST AREA TO STAY IN LANZAROTE.



SEVEN DAYS IN LANZAROTE

1st day


LANZAROTE Top sights
Jardin de Cactus
You can start with a brief visit of Costa Teguise. It is a pleasant village on the coast with lots of shops, two equipped sandy beaches and a beautiful coastal path on the ocean. Unfortunately it is very windy and the sea is rough. It has a typical center called Pueblo Marinero that is a replica of a canary village with restaurants and pubs.
You can continue the trip with the visit to the Jardin de Cactus built from Manrique, as well as the most important attractions, it preserves several hundreds variety of cactus, a windmill and a pair of ponds. It is not big and pleasant to visit.
Moving away from the coast, Teguise City, a typical canary village with white houses, a church, a nice square, some shops of souvenir and the Aloe Museum where you can know the various properties of this typical canary plant and its products. Two or three km from the city, on a hill with a beautiful view point there is an ancient castle (now is a history museum).
Famara, situated on the opposite coast of Costa Teguise is a very long and sandy beach, frequented by surfers. I take a long walk there, it was very relaxing. It is not very windy, but in case you can take cover behind some ring of stones.


playa famara
playa famara

The last stop of the day, the Monumento al Campesino, is a white monument of 6 mt high, built from Manrique in honor of farmer walkers. Next to the monument there is a small free museum of ancient work tools.


Lanzarote Itinerary

2nd day


Things to do in lanzarote starting from Puerto del Carmen or Costa Teguise
Today a tour of the northern part of Lanzarote, the more attractive. You can start with the visit of Jameos del Agua, the best touristic attraction created from Manrique is a series of caves and underground ponds, a swimming pool and bars.


manrique Lanzarote
Jameos del Agua
A few km from this, another beautiful place, Cueva Verde, is a long cave of 1,5 km that entertains a concert hall and a final surprise...
In the Lanzarote northern point, Manrique built the Mirador del Rio a spectacular view point on the small island called La Graciosa.

Tip: if you don't want to buy the entrance ticket, near the Mirador starts a narrow street where you can admire the same panorama.
If you want to take a break, in every attraction you can find restaurants or snack-bar.

La Graciosa island
La Graciosa island

On the street that connet Mirador del Rio to the village of Orzola you can visit the Factory of the Aloe, the staff is very kind and they will show you the cultivation and the processing of this plant and of course several final products.
Near Orzola the beautiful beach: Caleton Blanco is an ideal place for a couple of hours of relax. The water is calm and low.


Summing
Best place to stay in Lanzarote:

Lanzarote for young people/nightlife:  Puerto del Carmen or Arrecife. 
Lanzarote best area to visit the island:  Puerto del Carmen or Costa Teguise (to visit the norther area).

⇨ Best choice for Puerto del Carmen: Apartments  facing Playa Grande . 
⇨ Best choice in Costa Teguise:  Apartments near the beach.
  1. Lanzarote for families with children. 
  2. Lanzarote for those looking for the sea and the sun.
Playa Blanca.

⇨ Best choice for beach and sea life:  Apartments in the city center of Playa Blanca .


Tourism in Lanzarote

3rd day


It is the time to move to the south. Along the trip you can stop in Puerto del Carmen. This city is not particularly attractive, is a touristic place with lots of shops but has a beautiful coastal walk and a big sandy beach.

Playa del Carmen
Playa Grande
Some km away, Puerto Calero, with its marina and its high quality restaurants is a quiet place for a break.
In the afternoon you can relax in Playa Blanca, the principal touristic place of the south, with several markets, shops, restaurants, bars and its beautiful and equipped sandy beach: Playa Dorada. The island's best beach for sea life.

Lanzarote beaches
Playa Dorada


Things to do in lanzarote starting from playa blanca


4th day


You can make a trip on the Volcano Timanfaya and visit the east coastal beaches, with small black and many stones. They are also very windy.
The first attraction you see coming from south is Las Salinas: salt flats; then the beach of Los Hervideros with a beautiful coastal path on the ocean and at the end: El Golfo, a small fishing village with typical houses and restaurants. From here you can take a small walk of 10 minutes to Charco de los Clicos, a small pond to the edge of the ocean.
These places are very visited and queues are often inevitable.

lanzarote itinerary
Charco de los Clicos

Timanfaya exibition
Timanfaya
After lunch at one of several restaurants of the village you can continue with the trip to the volcano.
The entrance is by car and staggered, so you can wait also 1 hour or more before to enter, but the landscape is very beautiful and interesting.
You must leave the car to the touristic center park. Here there is a restaurant that cooking directly by the heat of the volcano and a pair of show. Included in the price there is a trip of 30 minutes by bus along the volcano.

Of course you can visit the Timanfaya on the morning, have a lunch at the volcano restaurant and then visit the beaches.



Sightseeing in Lanzarote

5th day
Relax to the natural beaches of Papagayos in the south, a few km from Playa Blanca. The several beaches have golden sand and calm water protected by wind. There is only one bar-restaurant. The entrance by car costs 3 euros, while by foot is free and is it long a pair of km.

natural beaches lanzarote
natural beaches of Papagayos

Trip to Lanzarote

6th day
A day of relax in Playa Dorada, the sandy beach of Playa Blanca. It is connected by a panoramic coastal path to Marina del Rubicon with its high quality boutiques and restaurants and its marina. On Saturday morning it hosts a street market (suspended in case of bad weather).

Lanzarote south
marina rubicon 

Visit Lanzarote

7th day
It is the time to departure. If you have the flight in the afternoon/evening you can use this time to visit the capital: Arrecife. It is a nice city with a small center with shops, a little lake with colorful boats and a pair of castles on the see, one is now museum of history and the other hosts the MIAC the museum of modern art.  Arrecife has also a very beautiful sandy beach in the center: Playa del Reducto.
Best canary island
Arrecife Puerto

Of course, if you have the flight in the morning you can visit Arrecife the day of your arrival.

Things to see in Lanzarote

Tip: I suggest you to buy a cumulative ticket that includes the major attractions. It costs 30 euros and you can buy it to the first attraction visited. It includes (prices 2017):


- Jameos del Agua: 9 euros
- Cueva verde: 9 euros
- Jardin de los Cactus: 5.50 euros
- Mirador del Rio: 4.50 euros
- Timanfaya: 9 euros
- MIAC: 4 euros

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April 2017
Moira

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