Our Personal Lanzarote Guide

playa de famara - surf and sunsets

An endless beach under a breathtaking cliff where to enjoy all wave-based sports and watch the most magical sunsets.

 

Access: by car, park along the beach road (be careful to stay with 4 wheels on the asfalt, the sand is national park and fines are heavy)

 

Highlights: in the water mirror at low tide that reflects sunset.

 

Warning: the water can have strong currets with the tide changes, do not go swim alone and keep an eye on your children at all times.


Volcan El Cuchillo - cristals and goat bones

A half-burried vulcano in the middle of nowhere with views over the Jable sand desert to La Santa, the Famara cliffs and the outskirts of Timanfaya park.

 

Access: by car, the last part is a dirt road in correct condition.

 

Highlights: the trail is covered with big chunks of green Olivina cristals

 

Duration: 30-40min easy hike

 

Children: +++


Lava Tube - climbing and explorING THE CAVE

The free version of Cueva de Los Verdes. A collapsed lava tunnel with great climbing routes in the entrance. Possibility to explore in the tunnel for kilometers without obstacle !

 

Access: by car, asfalt road

 

Children: +++

 

Warning: bring light and a fully charged phone, do not go inside  alone.


Bajada Risco de Famara - panoramic trail

Impressive hike down the Famara cliff from Ye to the hidden beach.

 

Access: by car, parking place

Highlights: views to La Graciosa and the Arcipelago Chinijo

 

Duration: 1h each way, be careful not to get caught by the night on the way back up !

 

Children: + (steep trail)


Caldera Blanca - Volcanic Trail

Not-to-be-missed loop hike around the largest vulcano of the island  crossing the black lava fields and grasping the 360° of this HUGE caldera.

 

Access: by car, parking place.

 

Duration: 2h30 loop + 1h to walk around the caldera (optional).

 

Children: ++ (good trail but long)

 

Warning: bring good closed sport/hiking shoes (sharp lava around the trail)

Can be very windy on the vulcano top trail, bring a wind-stop jacket.


Caleton Blanco - white beach and lagoon

A small white sand beach with a family-friendly lagoon of shallow and turquoise water full of small fishes.

 

Access: by car, parking on site

 

Children: +++

 

Warning: access to the water with sharp lava.

Can feel cold because of the wind if all the stone castles are taken.


Playa Chica - easy snorkeling heaven

This mini-beach and its protected waters are like heaven for snorkel fans: hundreds of fishes, all sizes, shapes and colors, swimming between your legs without fear.

 

Access: parking on site (crowded)

 

Children: +++

 

Warning: avoid high tide and days with lots of waves


El bosquecillo - cliff top mirador

On your way back from Mirador del Rio, stop here to grasp the sunset over the Famara bay.

 

Access: dirt road in medium condition, parking on site


valle de haria - valley of the palm trees

A beautiful panoramic curved road, through the green Haria valley down to Los Valles, where you can see the old terraced fields on the hill sides.

 

Lunch stop: Puerta Verde in Haria

 

Access: good asfalt road but lots of curves !


lagomar - dramatic ambiance for cocktails

Built inside an old quarry, Lagomar is a very dramatic house complex with a beautiful garden.

The restaurant and bar are a bit empty and old-fashioned but the place definitely deserves a look, in particular at night (free entrance after 18h).