Lanzarote Guide by Famaraiso

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 asphalt, 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 currents with the tide changes, keep an eye on your children at all times.

Volcán El Cuchillo - crystals and goat bones

A half-burried volcano 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 crystals


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 the tunnel for kilometers without obstacle !


Access: by car, asphalt road


Children: +++


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

Cueva de las palomas - easy exploration

Fun and easy access lava cave exploration of one of the underground "cathedral" caves.


Access: by car, small "parking" area next to the 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 Arcipielago 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 volcano 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 volcano top trail, bring a wind-stop jacket.

Volcán El Cuervo - black lava promenade

An easy flat and nicely maintained trail to walk directly inside one of the first volcanoes of the 1736 eruption: El Cuervo.

The trail to the right will take you directly to the caldera entrance (to the left, you have to walk around the whole volcano first)


Access: by car, parking place.


Duration: 45min-1h short loop + 20-30min to walk around the volcano (optional).


Children: +++

Caletón 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. In summer, prefer to go in the morning to avoid the crowd.

El Bosquecillo - cliff top mirador

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


Access: dirt road in medium condition, parking on site

Valle de Haría - valley of the palm trees

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


Lunch stop: Puerta Verde in Haría


Access: good asphalt 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).

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