After Tenerife and Fuerteventura, we spend 4 days in Lanzarote. We take a boat from Corralejo to Playa Blanca (20 euros).
As beautiful, different and exotic as its neighbors, Lanzarote is not to be missed!
WHAT TO DO IN LANZAROTE?
♥ Crush in Lanzarote!
El Golfo is a small fishing village on the west coast of Lanzarote. We reach it by a very small road in the middle of low stone walls.
It’s really a very small village with white houses. The contrast between the white houses and huge turquoise waves was wonderful. We watched this show for a while and El Golfo was a nice surprise on the road.
La geria vineyards
Geria is the vineyard area of Lanzarote. The vines are grown on black volcanic rock protected by small arc-shaped stone walls or squares built around. It gives a beautiful contrast of colors between bright green and volcanic black. This is also one of the famous picture from Yann Arthus bertrand.
This Spanish architect born in the Canaries left his mark everywhere on the island of Lanzarote. He prevented mass tourism and thus protected the beauty of its island. In Lanzarote, we do not see such big hotels and buildings as on the other Canary Islands and it’s nice.
What we can visit:
– Near Teguise, you can visit his house encrusted in the rock, it’s very beautiful.
– He mixes nature and architecture with taste as in Jameo del Agua. It is a lake in the middle of a volcanic tunnel, surrounded by tropical vegetation where there are concerts.
– Manrique Foundation: It is in the old house of the artist in Taro de Tahíche. There is an exhibition and the layout of the old house is part of the attraction.
♥ Crush in Lanzarote!
After two days of rain, the sun is back and go enjoy it in La Graciosa: a small paradise for fans of beaches and nature. It’s not crowded (late October) and that ‘s cool! To get there, there are two companies in Orzola with boats trips between 8am and 6pm. The journey lasts 30 minutes and costs 20 €.
At the port of Caleta del Sebo on La Graciosa, you can rent bikes. It’s actually the only real village on the island. Beware! It’s also the only place where you can buy water and eat!
The tour of the island by bicycle is about twenty kilometers on bumpy roads. There are no paved roads, only trails where bikes and pick-ups run.
The most beautiful beach on the island is Playa De Las Conchas. Beautiful turquoise color overlooking the opposite ocher islands and at the foot of a volcano. It remains quite wild and was not too crowded. We enjoy the waves and the sun before hitting the road (by bike) again.
Parc de Timanfaya
Very beautiful protected park with lunar and impressive landscapes and but very very tourist unfortunately … The visit is only by bus with recorded guide synchronized with the speed of the bus.
Once finished, we are guided to a hole where we are shown the straw that ignites in contact with the heat of the air and a geyser. It is indeed impressive but it is almost like amusement park.
The restaurant at the top is excellent and not overpriced. They make grilled chicken on the natural barbecue (by the heat of the volcano) and wow! Really delicious.
The sea was unleashed at Los Gigantes which is on the west coast of the island. The foam on the volcanic rock offered a great show and beautiful contrasts despite the bad weather.
Famara is a great surfing beach. We arrived at the end of the day so we did not see much if the sea was beautiful (apparently yes!) but the light on the cliffs was amazing at golden hour. Famara looks great to stay for a few days, very calm, pretty and isolated.
El lago verde
This beautiful green lagoon is one of Lanzarote’s main attractions. After 10 minutes of walking on a small stony path very well indicated and protected, we arrive at the view point. The lagoon is indeed very green and the contrasts are again very beautiful thanks to the colors of the volcanic rock.
WHERE TO SLEEP?
Airbnb Bonita casa rural en Órzola-Haría in Orzola is a great deal! It’s not on the harbor but on the main road that leads to the village. It’s really cheap (37 euros) and can accommodate 4 people.
The reception by Thania was one of the best, she cooked us a cake and offered us a bottle of local wine as a welcome gift.