Attractions and Places to Visit in Lanzarote
Lanzarote‘s year round clement climate is the primary draw for most visitors to the island. Even in the depths of a northern European winter, the temperature rarely falls below 21°C. Add in over ninety great beaches and an abundance of high quality hotels and holiday villas and Lanzarote has all the right ingredients for the perfect beach holiday.
Thanks to the influence of the Lanzarote-born artist and architect Cesar Manrique, this little island is packed with a series of unique tourist attractions that are well worth a visit. Whatever the weather.
The Cactus Garden
The Cactus Garden in Guatiza is a celebration of the plant world's spiniest species and is located in a former quarry in what was once the heart of Lanzarote's cactus growing country.
For such a small island Lanzarote has a surprisingly large number of attractions that fall under the general, catchall category of museums. Some with exhibits, displays and gift shops. Others are more as living or working museums offering insights into specific aspects of island life.
Lanzarote is pure geology, submarines sceneries and moonlike landscape, transparent water, thirsty earth, with oasis of palm trees coexisting in harmony with both, man and nature.
Mirador del Río
Enjoy a real natural high and visit the Mirador del Rio at the northern tip of the island. The Mirador is another amazing Manrique creation and was formerly a naval gun battery.
Playa Blanca has a unique new dive site: the Museo Atlántico. Here divers can visit the only underwater museum in Europe. Artist Jason deCaires Taylor is known for his underwater creations.
The Cave of Los Verdes
The Cueva de los Verdes or Green Caves are part of the Atlantida underground Cave system formed some 3000 years ago during the eruptions of the Corona Volcano (in the north of Lanzarote).