Lanzarote Stories and Tips

Lanzarote. The island of variety.

Looking North Photo, Lanzarote, Tenerife

Overview -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Highlights (i.e. best things to do, memorable moments, etc.):
Tour the island. Visit the Papagayo beaches in the south. They are the island's best with crystal clear water and are safe for children. If it`s windy see Los Hervideros just up the west side for thundering waves crashing into undercuts, then the green lagoon. Marvel at the thousands of man-made craters for the vines at La Geria. Take a breather on the Playa De Famara underneath the massive cliffs. Continue on to the Mirador Del Rio and enjoy your tipple and the spectacular views of three smaller islands lazing in a blue mirror. Drop down the far side to Orzola and watch the fishermen unloading their catch and hanging it out to dry. Returning via the east coast call in at the Jardin De Cactus with some nine thousand plants and a very peaceful atmosphere. Carry on to Tahiche and you can see the house of Cesar Manrique, the artist who`s work you can see all over the island. It was built over five volcanic bubbles and he lived there until 1987. And last, but definitely not least, visit Timanfaya the Fire Mountain. See it, hear it, and feel it!

Quick tips/suggestions:
If you are visiting for the first time consider staying at Puerto Del Carmen. It is central for touring and has everything you need.

Best Way to Get Around (i.e. walking, driving, taxis, public transportation etc.):
You have to hire a car. The best thing about the whole island is the variety of scenery. The roads are good, but please wear your seatbelt -- the policia are hot on this.

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