In such a small island, with sunshine resorts and beachlife so much to the forefront, it would be easy to miss the fascinating and rich cultural,  historical and scientific attractions of Lanzarote that make it one of the most interesting islands that you can visit. 

That would be a shame, because no visit to Lanzarote is complete without taking in one or more of the natural sightseeing attractions of the island.  We have listed some of the main ones below, with links to more detailed information elsewhere on this site.

Cueva de los Verdes (The Green Caves)


La Cueva de los Verdes is a truly incredible piece of natural architecture, formed by the eruption of the volcano Monte de la Corona some five thousand years ago. It is also one of the longest volcanic galleries in the world (6 km long).

Salinas de Janubio (salt flats)


The Salinas del Janubio is close to the Timanfaya National Park, so you may want to take a look at it during the course of your Timanfaya trip. It is a fascinating insight into the harvesting of salt - one of Lanzarote's traditional industries.

Jardin de Cactus

Cesar Manrique was well known for his projects based around the natural form and history of Lanzarote, and the Jardin de Cactus is his monument to this range of plants that thrive so well in their natural state on the island.

Timanfaya National Park



Timanfaya (which means 'Fire Mountain') defines Lanzarote in so many ways, being responsible for the formation of much of the terrain on the South of the island following its last major eruption in the 18th Century. It is a must-see trip during anyone's visit to Lanzarote.

Mirador del Rio

Quite simply - one of the best, if not THE best, views in the whole of the Canary Islands.  Not to be missed.

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