La Caleta de Famara

Top choice in Lanzarote

One of Lanzarote's most magical beaches, wild, sandy, dark-gold Caleta de Famara is a sweeping all-natural throwback, where surfers tackle some of the Canaries' best waves, overlooked by the majestic volcanic Risco de Famara cliffs.

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Nearby Lanzarote attractions

1. Casa-Museo César Manrique

2.97 MILES

Frozen in time, complete with Manrique's clothes in the cupboard and personal art collection adorning the walls, the palm-shaded final home of the island…

3. Casa del Timple

4.23 MILES

Within the historical walls of the graceful 18th-century Palacio Spínola, this entertaining museum is dedicated to the timple, a traditional Canarian…

4. Museo de la Piratería

4.25 MILES

Perched 396m high on the Montaña de Guanapay, 1km east of town with sweeping views across the plains, the 16th-century Castillo de Santa Bárbara doubles…

5. Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro

4.29 MILES

Rebuilt after a 1618 fire, the 17th-century Convento de San Francisco houses a modest collection of religious art, a lovely artesonado ceiling and a fine…

6. Convento de Santo Domingo

4.38 MILES

The rotating exhibitions of local contemporary art hosted by Teguise's town hall contrast wonderfully with the stark 17th-century monastery it occupies.

7. Jardín de Cactus

4.98 MILES

Built into an old quarry, just north of tiny Guatiza, the Jardín de Cactus is said to have been Manrique’s favourite personal creation. Opened in 1991, it…

8. Playa de la Garita

4.98 MILES

Arrieta's main attraction is small, golden, sandy-rocky Playa de la Garita, home to a couple of buzzy beach restaurants where you can relax over drinks,…