Lanzaroti Holiday Guide

Lanzarote Tourist Information

Lanzarote, is a famous holiday destination for its intriguing volcanic landscape, a quieter alternative to the other Balearic islands. Sun-soaked tourist resorts, golden beaches and a laidback island atmosphere make Lanzarote a prime holiday location for those wanting to kick back and relax.

Lanzaroti has many fascinating tourist attractions including La Cueva de los Verdes, a phenomenon formed by the lava flow which erupted from the La Corona volcano. Inside the cave, ambient music and lighting are utilised to create a fantastic atmosphere. For tourists wanting to find out more about the natural history of the island - and listen to some great music - don't miss the Visual Music Festival of Lanzarote, a unique concert held inside the cave that has been an annual event for the past 15 years.

Jameos del Agua, situated in the north of the island, is a series of volcanic tubes which formed 3,000 years ago, also at the time of the La Corona eruption. The prize piece of this geological site is the Jameo Grande, a unique cave formation that has been turned into a garden of tropical plants around a stunning turquoise-coloured pool.

Lanzarote Tourist Attractions

A tribute to Lanzarote's most famous artist, the Cesar Manrique Foundation is on the south of the island. Included in the collections from this exceptional artist is the Jardin de Catus, the last work of Manrique and a symbol of the island depicting more than 10,000 cacti. The foundation is located in what was formerly Cesar Manrique's house, now known as El Taro de Tahiche. Also on the southern side of the island, visitors can discover La Laguna de los Ciclos, a rare example of hydro-volcanism in the form of a crater lake of the most intense green.

For those holiday makers looking for nightlife, Puerto del Carmen (located in the south central part of the island) is the island's main tourist resort. Originally a small fishing village, Puerto de Carmen now boasts many restaurants and bars dotted along its long golden beach.

Lanzarote Wine Tasting

Wine lovers should take a trip to La Geria, the 'wine road' of Lanzarote. Taking the road from Uga to Masdache, between the magnificent mountains of Chupaderos and Guadilama, visitors will discover the unique wine growing area of the island. Here wine can be tasted and bought in one of the many small shops along the road.

While Lanzarote is deemed as a safe place for tourists, we do recommend that travellers take out travel insurance to protect against any eventuality.