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Sea Trek - Walk Underwater in Lanzarote
Sea Trek - Walk Underwater in Lanzarote
Sea Trek - Walk Underwater in Lanzarote 30 minutes
Discover the wonders of the sea as you walk underwater on a Sea Trek adventure. No diving experience required.
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Parasailing in Puerto del Carmen 10 mins
Parasailing in Puerto del Carmen 10 mins
Parasailing in Puerto del Carmen 10 mins 10 minutes
Strap up on our parasail and feel the uplifting sensation. Enjoy the stunning views around Puerto del Carmen whilst you sit back and fly through the air. See parts of the island from height between 50m and 400m.
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Jet Boating in Puerto del Carmen 20 mins
Jet Boating in Puerto del Carmen 20 mins
Jet Boating in Puerto del Carmen 20 mins 20 minutes
20 minutes adrenaline ride on our jet boat where you will feel the sensation of speed, wave bouncing and crazy turns. All these, amidst the fantastic coastal landscape of Puerto del Carmen.
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Flyboard Experience in Puerto del Carmen
Flyboard Experience in Puerto del Carmen
Flyboard Experience in Puerto del Carmen 30 minutes
Flyboard, the most anticipated aquatic activity for thrill seeker! Be ready to get water-propelled up to 12 meter-high and zip through water if you dare! Join us for 30 or 60 minutes Flyboard experience and test your limits.
Price from: €100.00
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Beach Watersports Combo Packs in Puerto del Carmen
Beach Watersports Combo Packs in Puerto del Carmen
Beach Watersports Combo Packs in Puerto del Carmen 30 minutes
Can’t get enough of adrenaline? Can’t decide which one to do? Or simply want it all? With water sports combo package you get more for your money! We have 6 combo packages to choose from!
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Flyboard Experience in Playa Blanca
Flyboard Experience in Playa Blanca
Flyboard Experience in Playa Blanca 30 minutes
Flyboard, the most anticipated aquatic activity for thrill seeker! Be ready to get water-propelled up to 12 meter-high and zip through water if you dare! Join us for 30 or 60 minutes Flyboard experience and test your limits.
Price from: €100.00
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Beach Watersports Combo Packs in Playa Blanca
Beach Watersports Combo Packs in Playa Blanca
Beach Watersports Combo Packs in Playa Blanca 30 minutes
Can’t get enough of adrenaline? Can’t decide which one to do? Or simply want it all? With water sports combo package you get more for your money! We have 6 combo packages to choose from!
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Parasailing in Playa Blanca 10 mins
Parasailing in Playa Blanca 10 mins
Parasailing in Playa Blanca 10 mins 10 minutes
Strap up on our parasail and feel the uplifting sensation. Enjoy the stunning views around the southern coast of Playa Blanca whilst you sit back and fly through the air. See parts of the island from height between 50m and 400m.
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Tour and activity categories in Lanzarote

Boat Trips
Boat Trips
Camel Safari
Camel Safari
Paintball
Paintball
Sightseeing Tours
Sightseeing Tours
Diving
Diving
Jeep Safari
Jeep Safari
Hiking
Hiking
Surfing
Surfing

Travel Inspirations - Lanzarote

Overview: Isla de La Graciosa is truly a tropical paradise. The beautiful turquoise sea laps at the golden sands underneath the stunning volcanic backdrop. It is rare that such a popular tourist spot is able to remain so desolate, especially considering its immense natural beauty. Only 650 people live on this 27km2 island, which is the only one to be populated in the Chinijo archipelago, which lies off the north-eastern tip of Lanzarote . Technically La Graciosa island is still part of the Teguise administrative region of Lanzarote , but some see it as almost an 8th Canary Island. La Graciosa is full of natural riches to discover. Pristine coastlines are overlooked by mountains of red and yellow and the beaches are of gold and white sands; their splendour being rivalled only by the bright blue seas and sky. Also the concrete landscapes of other islands haven’t made it to La Graciosa yet, so there are no high-rise hotels, and no real roads. Therefore, getting around La Graciosa can be difficult, but an adventurous spirit and a little determination will compensate for that. Despite La Graciosa becoming a popular day-trip destination, the natural beauty of La Graciosa has not been compromised. It embraces the very essence of island-hopping. History: Rumours have long circulated about whether or not La Graciosa inspired Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Many explorers saw the land as attractive, yet insignificant, and few even stepped foot on it. Pirates did come and go to La Graciosa island, mainly in the 17th century, but by the time tourists began to arrive inhabitants had long settled down. Culture La Graciosa island is highly dependent on Lanzarote for imports, financial support and resources, with residents often taking a ferry trip back and forth. This accessibility has taken away the feeling of isolation for the people but it has also meant that a lot of culture is shared. Many remote islands have their own customs and traditions but the relationship between this “8th island” and Lanzarote means that there is less of a culture shock visiting La Graciosa than you might expect. Economy Many of the island’s 650 inhabitants make their living through fishing or tourism. The harbour is integral to La Graciosa, without it tourists would be unable to visit and fishermen would have nowhere to dock. The few businesses that exist are based in the capital, Caleta del Sebo. A small residential district called Pedro Barba can be found in the north-east of the island, but the village is highly dependent on the capital. How To Get There By Ferry: As Isla de La Graciosa is an island the only way to reach it is by ferry. Departing from Orzola, a small fishing town in the northern tip of Lanzarote , you will arrive in less than 20 minutes. Once you step off the ferry you will find yourself in the harbour of Caleta del Sebo, the capital of the island. You do not need to book the ferry in advance but you should arrive around 10 minutes before departure. Two ferry companies exist and the following schedule shows both timetables. Departures from: Orzola                                       La Graciosa 08:00*                                      07:00* 10:00                                        08:00 10:30*                                      09:30* 11:00                                        10:00 12:00                                        11:00 13:00*                                      11:30* 13:30                                        12:30 16:00                                        15:00 16:30*                                      15:30* 17:00                                        16:00 18:00                                        17:00 18:30*                                       17:30* Times below only in the summer (July 1– October 31) 19:00                                       18:00 *Biosfera Express Adult Return - €20, Child Return - €10 Adult Single - €11, Child Single - €7 Líneas Marítimas Romero Adult Return - €20, Child Return - €11 Adult Single - €11, Child Single - €7 Sights: Isla de La Graciosa's breathtaking scenery would not be complete without its startling volcanic mountains. Las Agudas The only other residential area that exists on the island is called Pedro Barba, and almost 2km south-west of it sits Las Agudas. The mountain's name translates into 'the needles', in reference to its twin peaks. The larger of the two is named Agudas Grandes (the big needles), and is the highest point found on La Graciosa. At 266m, it is one of the most popular attractions. Agudas Chicas (the small needles), offers equally incredible views of the Chinijo archipelago and the rest of the island. Two hiking trails take you to Las Agujas. The north route from the harbour is quicker but tougher, where as the slightly longer walk past the southern side of Agudas Grandes is longer but less difficult. Montaña del Mojon The second largest mountain on the island is Montaña del Mojon. Standing 189m high it is the closest of the four volcanic mountains to Caleta del Sebo. With its big sister (Agudas Grandes) towering over from nearby, it is climbed far less. It is still worth a visit however, and if you travel to either Montaña Amarilla or Agudas Grandes you are likely to see it. Montaña Amarilla Found beside the Playa de La Concina (beach) at the far south-west of the island, the Montaña Amarilla (Yellow Mountain) is set perfectly against the sparkling blue sea. The yellow tint comes from thousands of years' worth of waves crashing against the surface of this ancient volcano, exposing the rich, almost golden, ochre formations underneath. Hikers can reach the 172m summit by following a footpath. Whether you decide to head north-west or south-west from Caleta del Sebo, the route will take you to Montaña Amarilla roughly halfway. Passing around the coastal side of the mountain can be difficult however as there are various sand dunes and few visible footpaths, making hiking extra strenuous Montaña Bermeja Much like its southern counterpart, the Montaña Bermeja (Scarlet Mountain) vibrantly contrasts the Atlantic Ocean which it overlooks. The white sands of Playa de Las Conchas act as a border between blue and red. Although it is the smallest mountain at 152m, it is well worth a visit. The deep scarlet glow originates from lava flows which covered the rock face thousands of years ago. The area around the mountain is as far north as tourists are able to visit, the rest of the land is preserved under the Parque Natural del Archipelago Chinijo restrictions. Hikers are able to reach Montaña Bermeja by taking a northern walking loop. After heading north from Caleta del Sebo for slightly more than 1km, a sandy crossroads will appear. Continuing north will mean you arrive directly at the mountain, going east will first take you to Las Agudas and then eventually to Montaña Bermeja. Activites : Isla de La Graciosa is the playground for nature lovers. You can choose from sunbathing, hiking, biking, diving, jeep safari or seeing the beautiful island from the sea on a catamaran. If you can't fit all these in one day, there is always option to camp on the island. Mountain Bike Hire One of the best ways to get around this beautiful island is to hire mountain bikes. Several shops can be found in the harbour area of Caleta del Sebo and daily rentals usually cost around €10. It should be noted that as all the roads are sandy, biking is rather tough on the legs at times. Jeep Taxi Tour With there being no paved roads on the island, travelling around Isla de La Graciosa can be quite difficult. One solution to this problem comes in the form of a 4x4 Jeep taxi. An hour long tour of the island costs €40 and will take you to all the sights La Graciosa has to offer. Alternatively, you may book the jeep to drop you off at a beach or a mountain and have it pick you up again for €20. To book call (0034) 606 741 175 or email [email protected] Surfing Some of the waves found around the shores of La Graciosa provide excellent surfing opportunities for those who adventurous enough to try it. Bajo del Corral and Playa Francesa are the best spots and can be found a few hundred metres west of Montaña del Mojon Scuba Diving Much of the water that surrounds La Graciosa and the rest of the archipelago is protected, but it is possible to book a guided scuba course or just a one-off dive. Found at the harbour and provided by the Líneas Marítimas Romero, the company who operate some of the ferries, individual dives are priced from €60, and courses can range from €250 to €500. Regulations do apply within the marine reserve and contact with fish is much more controlled than in Lanzarote . Catamaran Excursions Provided also by Líneas Marítimas Romero, it is possible to book excursions around the seas which surround La Graciosa. Expeditions can be at day or night. For more information call (0034) 902 401 666. Camping As visitors are heavily dependent on catching the last ferry home, it is often difficult to fit all that La Graciosa has to offer into one day - so why not stop for the night? The campsite can be found on the tranquil Playa de El Salado, less than 1km west of Caleta del Sebo. The good news is that access to the campsite is free; however you must obtain a permit beforehand by registering online. Registration is simple and can be done so by visiting http://www.reservasparquesnacionales.es/real/ParquesNac/usu/html/inicio-reserva-oapn.aspx?cen=8&act=%208 It is important to respect the island’s unique local environment when camping. The local authorities remind campers to: Be extra cautious on the beach as there are no lifeguards or rescue staff situated in the area. Not start fires on the site so nearby animals and plants are left undisturbed. Take all waste away with you. Hiking La Graciosa is a hiker’s paradise. As there are no concrete roads to worry about, and only a handful of jeeps crossing the sandy tracks, it is largely up to you to decide where to go. Areas which are protected by the Parque Natural del Archipelago Chinijo are cordoned off and clearly marked. The lack of buildings also makes shady spots hard to come by so bare this in mind before setting off. The benefit of visiting an island that is largely untouched by man means that you are free to explore whichever route you feel. Beaten paths do exist and can sometimes be helpful in leading you to a specific landmark or beach, but if you wish to stray from one you will surely find another soon enough.                                            Kite Surfing (Kite Boarding) Isla de La Graciosa is also ideal for kitesurfing due to its consistent trade winds especially during summer time when there is almost no rain, low humidity and cool sea breeze. It is a rare opportunity to practise your kitesurfing skill within such beautiful and tranquil surrounding, away from the hustle and bustle of mass tourism. Contact Graciosa Kite Center (+34) 928 842 165 for more details. They also offer kitesurfing courses at various levels. Beaches: Along with the mountains, the best thing about visiting a small island such as La Graciosa is that there is more than enough coastline to explore. Many of the beaches in the Canary Islands are black from volcanic activity, but here the clear blue seas are framed by sprawling white sands. Playa de El Salado The most noticeable beach can be found on the west side of the harbour. Playa de El Salado is the most visited beach thanks to its location, but it has more than convenience going for it. The fine white sands stretch along 2km of coastline and benefit from sparkling waters. It is possible to camp on the beach, although a permit is required (please see Activities). Shower and toilet facilities are also available. Playa Francesa You will encounter Playa Francesa south-west from Playa de El Salado, or alternatively a 40-minute walk south-west from Caleta del Sebo will take you to this mainly boating area. The locals often use the calm seas to dock their boats, and being less than 500m long it isn't really a beach to sunbathe on, rather one to enjoy the view of the 178m high Montaña Amarilla. Playa de La Cocina If you wish for a closer view of Montaña Amarilla, it is advised that you follow the coast further south-west. After less than a 1km walk from Playa Francesa (in total a 3.6km walk from Caleta del Sebo) you will find Playa de La Cocina. This tiny 100m strip of sand rests at the foot of the Montaña Amarilla. Literally translating to the Yellow Mountain, the colours can be clearly seen from across the island but it is from here that the greatest view can be found. This small beach benefits from calm waters and fine sands, it is perhaps the best area to have a cooling swim. Unfortunately, it can be rather difficult to pass around the coastal-side of the mountain as visible pathways aren’t present and hiking through sand dunes may prove strenuous. Playa de Las Conchas The beach furthest from the harbour is perhaps the greatest on the island. Good things come to those who wait, and after an almost 2 hour long walk north you are well rewarded. This often-deserted stretch of sand offers fantastic views of the archipelago. The islands of Montaña Clara, Alegranza and Roque del Oeste are all visible from this beautiful beach, as is the Montaña Bermeja whose red glow sits only a few hundred yards away. This beach is highly recommended! Playa Lambra Found on the northern shore, Playa Lambra is one of the most secluded beaches on La Graciosa. Surrounded by restricted land, the beach is famous mostly due to kite-surfers frequenting the area. The strong winds and waves that can be found are ideal conditions for such sports. The sands contain many pebbles, making the beach less than ideal for sunbathing. It should be noted that the only way to arrive at Playa Lambra is by foot or bike as even Jeep taxis are unable to reach this spot. Festivals: The religious and traditional festivals found on Isla de La Graciosa usually coincide with those that occur back on mainland Lanzarote , however once in a while the Teguise municipality organises events which see thousands of people come over. Folk music festivals are the most popular with the events taking place around the harbour or further in Caleta del Sebo. Restaurants: El Marinero  Fishing provides a large portion of La Graciosa’s income, and here at El Marinero you can eat some of the island’s top produce. All main meals are generously priced, at less than €15, and snacks and tapas are also available. The restaurant also serves wines of Lanzarote wines. from 10:00 every day and closes late. Address: Calle Garcia Escàmez 14, 35540 Isla de La Graciosa, Lanzarote . Telephone: +34 928 842 070 Opening hours: daily from 10:00 Meson de La Tierra An atmospheric restaurant found at the harbour-side. Fish features heavily on the menu but they also serve such favourites as Spanish omelette and pizza. An average main meal will cost no more than €10. Meson de La Tierra is open from 10.30am and closes at 11.00. Address: (habour front)  Avenida de la Virgen del Mar , 35540 Isla de la Graciosa, Lanzarote. Opening hours: Opens from 10:30 Nightlife: On an island of 650 people you are not likely to find much activity late at night. Restaurants serve alcoholic drinks but wilder night out can only be found on the main island of  Lanzarote, by ferry.
Overview: Jameos del Agua is an example of innovative architecture envisioned by the acclaimed Lanzarote artist and architect César Manrique. Sitting 28 kilometers south-west of the capital Arrecife, this is one of Lanzarote’s main tourist attractions. Jameos del Agua is housed in the world’s longest known volcanic tube, Túnel de la Atlántida. The 6km long tunnel was formed when the Monte de la Corona volcano erupted several thousand years ago, spewing molten lava through naturally formed gullies into the sea. Jameos (originally a native word), is the name for the geographical phenomenon of an open air cave. The flow of hot magma from an erupting volcano created an underground tunnel, and as the surface of the magma cooled and solidified, an accumulation of natural gases caused the ceiling of the tunnel to collapse, thus creating the Jameos. Historically Lanzarote has endured copious amounts of volcanic activity resulting in various Jameos on the island. To properly appreciate Manrique’s artistic ingenuity you must pay a visit to Jameos del Agua. The subterranean caves house 2 bars, an auditorium, restaurant, museum, garden and a pool. Upon entering, visitors descend below sea level via a spiralled stone staircase into the Jameo Chico. The Jameo chico is the smaller of the two landscaped open air caves and contains a bar and restaurant. The restaurant overlooks a natural salt water lake that was formed by the sea flowing into volcano during the volcanic eruptions. The lake descends as deep as the sea bed and rises and falls in sync with the tide. The lake is also home to a unique species of blind, albino crab (Muniopsis Polymorphia). Also known as Jameitos, the species has adapted to inhabiting dark areas, and is indigenous to Lanzarote and the logo of Jameos del Agua After crossing the lake you will come to the Jameo Grande, an open air cave lined with lush gardens of fig trees, palm trees and cacti that encircle a large swimming pool. Although swimming is forbidden it provides a unique feast for the eyes contrasting with the natural lake inside the Jameo Chico. This is a great representation of the symbiosis of natural and man-made, and a beautiful celebration of Lanzarote’s biosphere. Beyond the garden is the auditorium, which has a seating capacity of up to 600. This space provides exceptional acoustics and hosts a variety of concerts and performances. Another staircase leads to the entrance of Casa del Volcanes, a small museum rife with information on volcanoes. It is the home of the Annual International Volcanologists Conference, and hosts several lectures about volcanoes for the public at specific times of year. Adress: Calle Quilla, 35520 Haría ,  Lanzarote island. (follow LZ-1 northward and turn right for LZ-205) Telephone: +34 928 848 020 Daytime opening hours: Daily 10:00 - 18:30 Day time restaurant opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12:00 to 16:30  Admission fee (day entry): Adults €8, children (7-12 years) €4, Children under up to 6 years - free. Evening opening hours: Tuesday and Saturday from 19:00 to 24:00 Restaurant evening opening hours: Tuesday and Saturday 19:30 to 23:30  Admission fee (night entry): Adults €9, children (7-12 years) €4.50, Children under up to 6 years - free  
Overview: Sitting on the northwest coast of Lanzarote island, the village of La Santa is a sporting wonderland, particularly good for surfing. Although La Santa has a reputation as one of the best destinations for recreational activities, this ancient fishing village retains a quaint historic charm. The narrow winding streets of this picturesque village are lined by traditional Canarian houses, and traditional fishing boats still surround the harbour. There is a handful of restaurants in the village, serving authentic island cuisine, made with locally sourced produce, while Playa La Santa beach is a must see. In La Santa, you can do as little or as much as you please. If you're interested in doing a little more than lounging in the sun during your visit, the sports club offers a host of activities from volleyball to windsurfing.                Economy Traditionally, the village has always relied upon fishing as a source of income. However, the opening of the local sports club (Club La Santa) in 1983 have created many jobs for the locals and brought in tourists as well. How to get there By Bus: Buses 16, 52 and 53 take turns to depart Arrecife for La Santa every 1-2 hours between 07:00 and 21:40 on weekdays. The frequency reduces to 8 times daily on weekends (between 08:00 to 20:30). By Car: Transfers to La Santa from the airport can be booked for around €40 per person. However, as these only run every two hours, it may be cheaper and easier to hire a car. Driving from the airport, take LZ-2 towards Güime or San Bartolomé. When you are in San Bartolomé, follow LZ-20 all the way to Tinajo then turn right onto Calle La Cañada/ LZ-67 driving towards the coast. The journey should take approximately 40 minutes and thanks to the low price of petrol on the island, this trip should only cost €4 in fuel. Activites: La Santa is an ideal destination for people who like to stay active. The sports club offers over 80 different sports. For more information go to http://www.clublasanta.com/                               Surfing La Santa boasts a few surfing hot spots for the surf junkies. If these aren't enough, the equally popular surf beaches Caleta de Caballo and  Caleta de Caballo are only 16 minutes and 22 minutes drive away, respectively. Centre Point Surf Local surf shop Centre Point offers the opportunity to rent boards and wet suits. The shop also has its own surf school which offers lessons that cater for every level, from beginners to advanced. Address: Avenida del Marinero, 35560 La Santa,  Lanzarote island. Opening hours: 10:00 - 13:00 and 18:00 - 20:00 Club La Santa (sport resort) For those who can't get enough of sport and activeness while on vacation, Club La Santa sport resort is the perfect place to be. Whether you are here with family and young children, someone who enjoys a sport-filled holidays or sportsman/ sportswoman wanting a winter training ground, this well equipped resort with over 30 types of indoor, outdoor and water sports will sure to please. The Green Team is there to provide free services and sport instruction while personal coach can also be hired to help you reach your sport goals. Club La Santa also features a Wellness Centre where you can refresh and pamper yourself after a long day of activities. Address: Avenida Krogager, La Santa, 35560 Tinajo,  Lanzarote island. Telephone: +34 928 599 999  Website: www.clublasanta.com Beaches: La Santa beach is a sporting paradise. The lagoon is ideal for windsurfing, and the region has perfect surfing conditions. However if sport isn't your thing, or you'd just like to unwind, there are beaches and a beautiful artificial lagoon for those who wish to relax and catch some rays. Playa La Santa (beach)         Playa Caleta de Caballo (beach) Situated on the eastern side of La Santa, this small beach boasts ideal surfing conditions, and is the perfect place away from  the hustle and bustle of tourist resorts. However, due to the beaches strong sea currents, swimming and diving are not recommended. Restaurants: La Santa offers a wide variety of restaurants, and the Club La Santa sport resort itself has several. Whether it is authentic paella you are after, an exclusive à la Carte menu, or merely a snack whilst lounging in the sun, there is something for everyone. Restaurante Amêndoa You needn't worry about dining next to a mob of hungry surfers in this elegant restaurant, which offers everything from local sea bass, to fresh salads and mouthwatering desserts. The menu even includes the rather aptly named "chocolate volcano", after the local volcanoes which dominate the region. All of the cuisine is prepared daily, using fresh produce, giving the meals a delicious home-made taste. Expect prices to be around €25-€30 per head. Address: Avenida El Marinero 20, 35560 La Santa,  Lanzarote island. Telephone: +34 928 838 252 Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 13:00 - 15:30 and 18:30 - 22:30, Monday 18:00 - 22:30 Restaurante Río Azul This charming restaurant which features Spanish decor is famous for its grilled limpets and moray eels. This restaurant with relaxing and laid back atmosphere also boasts an outdoor seating, perfect for watching the world pass by on the street. Address: Calle El Marinero 7, 35560 La Santa,  Lanzarote island. Telephone: + 34 928 840 327 Restaurant Verde Mar Restaurant Verde Mar is located at the heart of La Santa village. It serves international cuisine and fresh fish sourced from the nearby harbour. This children friendly restaurant with rustic dining area also serves tapas and a good selection of dishes suitable for vegetarians, and those who require gluten and dairy free. Theme nights such as Mexican Night, Curry Night, and Vegetarian Night are also being hosted occasionally. Address: Señora Encarnación 2, 35560  La Santa , Tinajo,  Lanzarote island. (located on the Plaza/square of  La Santa village, short walk from the harbour) Telephone: +34 630 152 860 Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 12:00 noon El Barquillo This small eateries is popular with the locals and surfers alike for its excellent coffees and a good selection of affordable but delicious tapas. It can be found just around the corner from the Pro Bike shop. Club La Santa There are several restaurants within the Club La Santa facility, all of which cater for a variety of tastes. La Casa is an à la carte restaurant. It offers various meals from local Canarian dishes, to tapas and vegetarian meals. La Bodega is located within the main square, where entertainment is often staged at night. There is a special menu on show nights, but pizzas are its usual specialty. Atlántico is a buffet restaurant, which serves both a breakfast and evening selection. The restaurant even has themes, such as Mexican nights and Barbecues. Sports cafe serves a basic but high quality menu, and has a satellite TV where you can watch sports from all over the world. Adress: Avenida Krogager, La Santa, 35560 Tinajo,  Lanzarote island. Telephone: +34 928 599 999
Overview: Situated in the Haría region, the village of Yé is near the very north of Lanzarote island. Although the village itself is very small, it is the gateway to one of the top attractions on the island: the  Mirador del Río . A stunning viewpoint, Mirador del Río allows you to see beautiful views of the island of Isla de La Graciosa. How to get there As it is only a small village, and not one of the main tourist resorts of Lanzarote island, transfers to Ye are few and far between. A better option would be to rent a car in order to get there from the larger towns and cities on the island. Cars can be rented at the airport, and prices start as little as €30 a day. To get to Ye, from the airport, simply take the 3rd exit towards Arrecife , onto the LZ-2. From here turn left onto the LZ-3, then take the exit onto Av Campoamor. Continue along this route until you reach the LZ-1. When you reach the first roundabout, take the second exit onto the LZ-201. Continue along the left side of this road and you will reach Ye. The journey should take approximately 40 minutes, and will only set you back about €6 in petrol. Sights: Ye is a typical residential town with a small church and houses. There is only really one main attraction in Ye - Mirador del Río, which is only about 2km north of the village centre. Mirador del Río Built in 1973 by lanzarote's beloved son César Manrique, El Mirador del Río (which translates as "the lookout of the river") is a vantage point from which you can enjoy the stunning panorama of the Salinas salt pans, the salt pans and Isla de la Graciosa. A staggering 400 metres high, Mirador del Río is situated at the end of Risco de Famara. The location has always been used as a lookout point, long before the domes that lie there now were built.                   Back in the 19th century, the spot was used by the Spanish settlers, to keep an eye out for the marauding pirates who would ransack the land and cause unrest. In 1898, a small fortress and a gun battery was added to the site during the war between the USA and Spain over the ownership of Cuba. However the guns do not stand here anymore, and have instead been replaced by a domed building, designed by famous architect, Cesar Manrique. The two large curved windows at the main area allow undistracted panorama of the spectacular views below and beyond. Everything inside is designed in a minimalist but unique way while every features are well thought of. For example: the two sculptures made of iron rods and plates hanging from the ceiling are meant to reduce noise and prevent reverberations in the vaulted space. There are toilets, a bar/cafe and a souvenir shop onsite. Address: Mirador del Río, Calle Remo, Ye, Lanzarote island. (follow the LZ-203 north from Ye, there will be signs to guide your journey)  Telephone: +34 928 526 548 Admission fee: Adults €4.50, children (7-12 years) €2.25 Opening times: Daily 10:00 – 18:00 Restaurants: There isn't much in the way of restaurants in Ye, however in the nearby village of Orzola (10 minutes drive away), there are many restaurants offering locally caught seafood.
Overview: Mozaga is geographically located in the centre of Lanzarote island. Belonging to the municipality of San Bartolomé with only 375 inhabitants, it is not the most urban places on the island but nevertheless offers a few interesting sights worth visiting. One of them is César Manrique’s  Monumento al Campesino , the “The Peasant's Monument", built in honouring the rural community of Lanzarote island for their hard work and dedication.           Boasting its very own winery Bodega Mozaga, Mozaga town is the perfect starting point of the island's wine route. The stretch of LZ-30 road between Mozaga and Yaiza (in the south) has most of the island's wineries dotted along it. These wineries offer wine tastings and a couple of them also feature excellent restaurants. Away from the hectic of the tourist resorts, holiday-makers in Mozaga can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the island's nature and its volcanoes. Yet, the village is still close enough to popular destinations such as the former island capital Teguise, today’s capital  Arrecife ,  La Santa, and  Caleta de Famara . How to get there By Bus: From Arrecife , you can take buses 16, 20, 52, 53 to Mozaga. These buses run collectively every 1-2 hours between 07:00 - 21:40, Mondays to Fridays (less frequent on weekends). From La Santa, buses 16, 52 and 53 runs similar frequencies to Mozaga. By Car: Mozaga can be reached via LZ-20. The best way to explore Mozaga and its surrounding towns or the wine route along LZ-30 is with a rental car. Driving allows you the flexibility of hopping on and off any sight or winery as you please. However, the driver is to be mindful of the drinking limit. Alternatively, there are many wine tours departing from major resorts of the island. Sights: When in Mozaga, the Monumento al Campesino is not to be missed. The volcanic landscapes which surround the wineries provides an unique contrast to the typical lush vineyards you would expect back home. Monumento al Campesino César Manrique’s Monumento al Campesino, the “Peasant's Monument” is a landmark that is known all over the island. The monument of 15 metres symbolises fertility and pays tribute to the local farmers; recognising their importance to the island and the struggles that they are constantly confronted with. Built out of tanks from old fishing boats by Manrique, its completion has raised greater awareness of modern art. When looking at the abstract sculpture from different angles (and with a little bit of fantasy) a farmer, a donkey and a dromedary can be discerned. The Monumento al Campesino is situated in the Casa del Campesino, which is a settlement of workshops, a museum of handicraft, souvenir shops, bars and a restaurant at the Hotel Caserio de Mozaga. The restaurant offers its guests enjoyable visits with culinary specialties and music. The Mozaga wine is especially popular and can be relished here.            Address: Carretera Arrecife -tinajo s/n, Mozaga, 35550 San Bartolomé, Lanzarote island. Telephone: +34 928 520 136 Opening hours: daily 10:00 - 18:00 Restaurant opening hours: 10:00 - 16:30 Admission fee: free Activites: Wine lovers should not miss the numerous wineries along the wine route (LZ-30 road). Mozaga with its popular Monumento al Campesino and Bodega Mozaga (winery) is an excellent start of the wine tasting journey. Bodega Mozaga Founded in 1880 and still following the traditional Lanzarotean way of growing grapes from volcanic ash, no wonder the wines in Bodega Mozaga are distinctive and have won many prestigious awards. Malvasía is the main wine produced here, along with Diego and Moscatel.          Address: Crta. Arrecife a Tinajo, Km 8, 35562 Mozaga, Lanzarote island. Telephone: +34 928 521 409 Opening hours: 08:00 - 18:00
Overview: National Park of Timanfaya (Parque Nacional de Timanfaya) is the most popular tourist attraction in Lanzarote . Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world visit this unique landscape every year. The temperature measured at 10 meters underground is very high reaching up to 600°C, with the mountains around the areas referred to as Montañas del Fuego (Mountains of Fire). The National Park occupies an area of 51.07 km² in the southwest of the island. In order to protect the ecologically significant area, Timanfaya was declared a national park in 1974, and confirmed by law in 1981. A few years later in 1987 the autonomous Canarian Government passed the Natural Spaces Law which was officially enforced in 1994. The entire park has volcanic origins and is still active. The eruptions which dated from 1730 to 1736 entombed the village of Timanfaya and covered the most fertile areas on the island. Within the area there are numerous sites of scientific and geological interest - as well as idyllic beauty. The destruction which was caused has resulted in some extraordinary features. Slabs of rock stand perpendicular to the horizon, having been forced there from numerous explosions. The Canary Islands are well known for having volcanic black sands however very few can be traced back to a specific incident such as this. The most famous volcanoes in this area include: the Montañas del Fuego (Fire Mountains), one of the island’s highest peaks, surrounded by 35 more volcanos and rich in nature (more than 300 desert adapted plants species have been found here). la Caldera del Corazoncillo (Little Heart Cauldron) the Montaña Rajada (Cracked Mountain). Each volcano has a large magma chamber at its base, which fills up with gases and molten lava creating high pressure under which the material is forced upwards through the bedrock and erupts at the surface through a vent. The eruptions create new layers of volcanic material around the crater, leading to the volcano’s gradual expansion. It is very unlikely that any of Lanzarote’s volcanoes will erupt in future without warning. Within the park the volcanoes are monitored by modern technological equipment which measures seismic activity. Also, there is no risk of a sudden gas cloud engulfing unsuspecting visitors. The lava streams which emerge from the volcanoes in Lanzarote are slow moving, giving lots of time to get out of their path. Flora, fauna and formation Very few animals managed to survive the environmental shift that the eruption created. The extreme heat, sparsity of flora, and continually harsh sunlight have made it difficult for animals to create a habitat here. The Atlantic Lizard has managed to adapt to the challenging geography and currently enjoy the privilege of having no natural predators. This has allowed the creature to not only continue to exist but also to thrive. The flora around the volcanic area is rather unique. Throughout the Canary Islands there are approximately 1,000 species of plant-life that aren't found anywhere else in the world. Of these, 150 species can be discovered here in Timanfaya. The is due to the two separate climates being created in the wake of the eruption. The most obvious change was to the land covered or affected by the molten lava. For the patches untouched by the stream, little islets remained home to the flora that naturally occurred in the area. The most commonly grown plant is lichen. The versatility of it has meant that it too has flourished. Not only does this provide the animals food but it also helps to stabilise the environment for other plants to grow. Flowering plants such as hollyhocks are also seen across the landscape, especially along the slopes. Lava trails are easily distinguished into the land and have significantly altered the region. The deep-running streams cut off sections which have now undertaken new roles. Some areas have become over-run with algae, others have been filled with volcanic sand. Caves have been hollowed out by hundreds of years of waves violently crashing into the shores. How to get there By Car: From Arrecife , follow LZ-2 southward to Yaiza before turning right to LZ-67. From Playa Blanca and Puerto del Carmen, take the LZ-2 to Yaiza. Follow signposts for Timanfaya and the LZ-67. Alternatively you may visit through various organised tours departing from major cities within Lanzarote . Timanfaya National Park opening hours: Daily 09:00 - 19:00 Summer season 15th July to 15th September: 09:00- 17:45. Last visit on the volcano tour 17:00 If you are driving, it is recommended that you arrive between 09:00 to 10:30 or from 13:00 to closing time, when the park is less crowded. Entrance fees: Adult: €8 per adult including coach tour Children between 7 and 12 years €4. Sights: The centre of visitors and Interpretation of Mancha Blanca The centre helps visitors to understand the causes and consequences of the natural disaster through a variety of exhibitions. These exhibitions take visitors through the science of volcanic activity to the more personal effects of the eruption. Interactive screens help demonstrate how the community and the environment adapted to such a colossal shift in the environment. Some of the permanent features include a simulated volcano eruption and a geo-dynamic structure of the Earth. The screening room within the centre showcases a documentary on life in Timanfaya before and after the event, along with four other audio-visual activities. A library full of Timanfaya-related books can also be found, with books on the subjects being available for purchase. Spectacular views can be seen from the panoramic balcony and the underground walkway which allows visitors to see volcanic flow. Parking is available for 57 cars.           This centre is the meeting place for many of the walking tours (see Activities). Address: Carretera (LZ-67) Yaiza-Tinajo KM 9.6, 35560 Mancha Blanca, Tinajo, Lanzarote island. Telephone: +34 928 118 042 Facsimile: +34 928 838 235 Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00 all year round. Volcano demonstrations There are various demonstrations performed outside the El Diablo restaurant , where staff pour water down a number of holes in the ground, which results in it burst back up in a geyser shape spout. Another demonstration shows how quickly hay will catch light when exposed to the heat emanating beneath the earth. Highly recommended. Activites: Visitors to Timanfaya are not permitted to walk or drive through the park unguided as the area is well protected, but there are several ways of exploring this amazing landscape. Route of the Volcanoes (Bus Tour) This bus tour is included in your entrance fee, so do not miss it. The 45 minutes bus tour covers a 14km drive reaching some of the most 'must-see' features of the park. The whole trip is spectacular with some places turning on hairpin bends and assailing the flanks of the highest volcano of Santa Catalina. The coach drivers stop at numerous points along the route so that visitors can admire the beauty of Timanfaya properly and take some photos. The journey is accompanied by commentaries in English, Spanish and German. Some of the highlights on this route are “Manto de la Virgin” (the Virgin's Mantel) which contains volcanic tubes made from very fluid and viscous lava flows, and “Valle de la Tranquilidad” (Valley of Tranquillity). Adult: the €8 entrance fee paid includes the coach tour Children (7 and 12 years): the €4 entrance fee paid includes the coach tour Last bus tour: 17:00 Camel riding at Timanfaya The Echadero de las Camellos marks the starting point to the south slope of Timanfaya, and the beginning of an exciting camel ride. Lasting around 20 minutes the tour is an interesting way of showing visitors the historical mode of transport on this volcano landscape. The camels carry one person on each side therefore it is possible to experience the journey with a friend or a family member. No advanced booking is needed. While waiting for the camel ride, why not visit the museum/information centre located within the Echadero de las Camellos area? Here you will learn about the traditional farming tools used by the local farmers and how camels were once an important transportation for the people of the island. Opening hours: Daily 09:00 - 16:30, closes 30 minutes earlier in the winter. Last ride: 30 minutes before closing time.  Cost: €10 for a camel with 2 seats Guided walk It is possible to visit the park on foot. Two free guided routes are departing Mancha Blanca’s Visitors & Interpretative Centre, and available in English. Termesana Route This route provides you with the closest you will get to the actual volcano. The 3km route helps visitors to understand how the local people adapted to life during the eruptions of 1730-1736. It also highlights how traditional culture of Lanzarote played a part during the years of the catastrophe. The tour can be booked online up to 2 months ahead of your vacation, via http://www.reservasparquesnacionales.es   The tour is delivered in English and can be for a group of up to 8 people. The meeting point is the Mancha Blanca Visitor Centre 15 minutes before your allotted time. It will take around 3 hours to complete the tour but don't worry it is not physically demanding terrain that you will be walking over. Unfortunately children aren't allowed and the minimum age is 16, and 16 and 17 year-olds must be accompanied by adults. Comfortable clothing and closed footwear must be worn at all times. Some sort of ID should be shown at the meeting place for all members of the tour. The service maybe cancelled at any time due to adverse weather. Coastal Route When hot lava met the seawater new land was created – and this is where the coastal tour takes place. This more demanding, but more intimate walk will take you to the areas which have been able to blossom after the eruption. The tour can be booked online up to 2 months ahead of your vacation, via http://www.reservasparquesnacionales.es   The tour is also delivered in English and can be for a group of up to 7 people. The meeting point is the Mancha Blanca Visitor Centre 15 minutes before your allotted time. It will take around 6 hours to complete the tour and the trail is very physically demanding. The route will take you across 9km of coast so a water bottle is mandatory, as is food. Unfortunately children aren't allowed and the minimum age is 16, with 16 and 17 year olds being accompanied by adults. Hiking boots or trekking shoes must be worn. Some sort of ID should be shown at the meeting place for all members of the tour. The service maybe cancelled at any time due to adverse weather.