Exploring Lanzarote

Welcome to the captivating island of Lanzarote, a gem nestled in the Atlantic Ocean. This volcanic wonderland, part of the enchanting Canary Islands, beckons with its surreal landscapes, architectural marvels, and a rich tapestry of culture. Lanzarote, shaped by the artistic vision of local hero César Manrique, boasts otherworldly lava fields, hidden caves, and pristine beaches that lure travelers seeking a unique blend of adventure and relaxation.

Join me on an unforgettable journey and discover why this has been one of my favorite trips of alltimes so far.

Travelling to Lanzarote

Good news to start with: Lanzarote has great flight connections that are uncomplicated and easy, though keep in mind that the frequency may vary depending on the season. For a truly enriching experience, consider exploring multiple Canary Islands, seamlessly combining the allure of Tenerife with the unique charm of Lanzarote in a single trip.

While many suggest a spring or autumn visit, our January escapade to Lanzarote proved to be nothing short of extraordinary. Here’s why: 1) The island is delightfully less crowded during this time, offering an unhurried exploration of its sights and restaurants. 2) Accommodations, including hotels and Airbnbs, present more budget-friendly options.


Let’s delve into one of the highlights of Lanzarote—the captivating architecture and accommodations. Our stay at Buenavista Lanzarote and Alava Suites was a delightful experience, both highly recommended (find more details in their dedicated posts). Lanzarote boasts a diverse array of fabulous stays, catering to the discerning tastes of design enthusiasts.

César Manrique’s Influence

The island’s rich architectural and design legacy owes much to its local hero, César Manrique. Key sights like Jameos del Agua, with its breathtaking pool, and Mirador del Rio offering the best sea views, were only two of my favourite places.

Moreover, the Fundacion Cèsar Manrique, the green caves of Cueva de los Verdes, the House museum named Casa Museo de César Manrique, and the super popular Museo Lagomar with its blue lagoon pools and amazing architecture all bear Manrique’s mark. Not to forget Timanfaya National Park with the red earth, volcanic activities and the restaurant in Manrique’s signature style. I’ll be talking more about these sights in a separate post soon. Plan a leisurely week in Lanzarote for relaxed sightseeing, delectable cuisine, and perhaps some beach indulgence.

Additional Must Visit Spots in Lanzarote

Expand your travel itinerary to include:

  • Papagaya Beach: Crystal-clear waters and panoramic beach views.
  • El Golfo: Black beaches and charming fish restaurants.
  • Teguise: Cute for shopping with quaint stores and eateries.
  • Charco Verde, Piscinas Naturales, Playa del Janubio, and Playa de Jablillo: Perfect for swimming or enjoying the scenic shores.

Restaurants & Food scene

Lanzarote’s culinary scene deserves a special mention. While the Buenavista Countrysuites offers a delightful breakfast, featuring a perfect blend of health and heartiness. Consequently, we we didnt really go out for breakfast or brunch as we either cooked by ourselves or booked the breakfast at Alava/ Buenavista. But for Lunch and Dinner you’ll find many amazing options around the island. Coentro and SeBe, with their delectable tasting menus and regional cuisine twists, emerged as personal favorites.

If you want to read more about Lanzarote and the Canary Islands, feel free to check this post about Gran Canaria and more information regarding Alava suites and Buenavista Suites plus in my Travel category.

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