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lanzarote gives to everyone a great chance to enjoy its unique landscapes, nature and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities like different kinds of watersports,  hiking and trekking, parasailing, horse riding, mountain biking, golf and tennis courses  and more..

nevertheless it will be a loss to forget about cultural activities as well – visit wineries for regional wines degustation, learn more about local sports – like famous canarian fighting, attracting many athletes from all over the globe, walk around the places of olympic games, that were held here, taking marine excursions to self-drive exploring the splendid landscapes.

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did you hear that in lanzarote there are more than 100 open volcanoes?

lanzarote offers countless ways to enjoy your time here all year round and it will need much time to see all the beauties of the island and discover its hidden secrets and mystery.

the best way to discover the island – is to take a map, rent a car and visit all the best sights of it, getting familiar with the life of the island on the way.

where to start your route from? – this is not a difficult question, due to the geographical conditions. but where to go, not to pass any significant piece of the island´s attractiveness – that could be more challenging.

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let’s start our tourist route from the north, going to the south beaches of the island.

first point to see on your way, after you discover splendid beaches – is “cueva de los verdes” – green caves, the longest tunnel formed by the la corona volcano.  extending, tunnel goes from volcano to the underwater stretch, named “tunel de la atlantida ”(tunnel of atlantis).

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in the village guatiza found a unique cactus garden of 5000 m2 created by cesar manrique. this garden has more than 1500 species of cactus. and on the opposite side of the road you will find a teneguime – one of the oldest geological parts of the island that shows an example of shaped canyon erosion crease.

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continuing our route we will take off the main auto road and go to the west – to discover the former capital of spain – city teguise and lagomar residence – house with the garden built in the volcanic rock. do not miss santa barbara castle of 16 century. next stop on the way will be foundation of cesar manrique(who performed a major contribution to the planning of lanzarote), opened after his death in 1992.

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if you are lucky to arrive in teguise on the market day – there you can look for interesting local souvenirs and crafts.  market usually takes place at the mall las cucharas.

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after having a pleasant break off the road – follow the west to visit ethnographic museum of tanit or “bodega el grifo”  – popular museum of wines of the island. nearby is located wonderful “cueva de los naturalistas”.

and definitely you should not miss a trip to the timanfaya national natural park with its spectacular volcanic landscapes and green lake.

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the green lake or  “lago verde” that located at the floor of the ancient volcano el golfo, is formed in a place where volcano and sea meet. lake is preserved and protected. stunning green color is unforgettable bright and spectacular.

do not miss a chance to see another miracle of nature – “los jameos del agua”, described as the eighth wonder of the world – part of collapsed volcanic tube, that forms unique underground water garden with the open skylight. especially recommended to visit it at night.

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and another creation of cesar manrique  – “mirador del rio”  original architectural viewpoint the provides stunning views of the la graciosa island  – stunning  volcanic island located two kilometers north of the island lanzarote and belonging to the  chinijo archipelago conservation area. this island is definitely deserves to be paid special attention to.

finally, do not forget take some time for resting in its marvelous beaches;  papagayo, dourada, famara…

on your trip find time to enjoy amazing gastronomy of lanzarote, that takes its roots in spanish cuisine, influenced by african, latin and aboriginal recipes: “albóndigas” (meatballs), “pimientos de padrón” (little spicy peppers), “conejo” (lamb stew), “sancocho” (fish stew with seabream),  “ofio” (flour made with toasted maize), “frangollo” (a corn-based milk pudding flavored with cinnamon, honey and brandy), “papas arrugadas con mojo”
(small potatoes boiled in their jackets with mojo sauce)…

check our video about lanzarote:

enjoy your trip and explore the island!

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