3-day itinerary across Lanzarote
Lanzarote is my favorite place in the world. It is both gentle and wild, it is art and nature and it is pure energy that is simply contagious. On this weekend getaway, get ready to explore volcanoes and visit some of the island’s most incredible beaches on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Two days will give you enough time to appreciate the uniqueness of the island’s natural environment and its landscapes.
Explore Lanzarote in 3 days
Visit the Montañas del Fuego in Timanfaya National Park with its 25 dormant craters.Entry to the park must be paid for in cash and the tour will take place on buses (the park cannot be accessed on foot).
Visit the coast of Papagayo
Visit the best beaches on the island at the Los Ajaches Natural Monument. The most famous beach is without a doubt Papagayo, however the most striking beach, not as well known is Playa del Pozo.
The entrance fee to this natural area is 3 euros per vehicle. The road is nothing more than a dirt track, but it is accessible even in a normal car.
Afternoon at Charco Verde
Explore the volcanic area of Los Hervideros until you reach Charco de los Clicos, also known as Charco Verde thanks to its green color. Here you will see one of the best sunsets in Lanzarote.
Caleta de Famara
We head toward the village of Caleta de Famara, driving through the arid landscape of Guatiza with its volcanic ash “rofera” rocks. Enjoy a visit to the small fishing village and take some time to go to the beach at Famara. Have lunch at any of Caleta de Famara’s restaurants and afterward, pay a visit to the neighboring town of Caleta Caballo.
Casa-Museo del Campesino
The Casa-Museo al Campesino is a free museum dedicated to farm life on the island, which showcases local crafts and traditions. You can buy local products here to support the local economy and even participate in craft workshops.
Visit to La Geria
Visit La Geria and its vineyards, and head to a local winery to try malvasía wine grown in volcanic soil.
All the wineries in the area have amazing views and delicious wines.
Visit Caletón Blanco
Follow the coast road north to the beautiful natural pools at the Caletón Blanco beach in Orzola.
Tour the town of Haría and its palm trees
Visit the town of Haría and its palm trees, and visit the village market with local crafts. Have lunch in the village’s old quarter.
Mirador El Bosquecillo at Risco
Head up to the highest point in Lanzarote to enjoy the best views of the island, facing the island of La Graciosa.
Before you travel
- Be sure to have a jacket handy at all times as the island is very windy and can be cool in the mornings and afternoons.
- If you like snorkeling, take a diving mask and snorkel, as well as a waterproof camera.
- Buy travel insurance. There are a variety of travel insurance plans and options, but they typically cover emergency medical coverage, evacuation, lost luggage, and trip cancellation.