Top Choice Museum in Valverde

Casa de las Quinteras Centro Etnográfico

Exhibits about rural island life are displayed in several small stone houses, including a blacksmith's forge, traditional clothing, ceramics and some quaint oddities like an ancient gramophone made out of a block of…
Top Choice Volcano in Fuencaliente


Creating a stark, at times lunar-like, landscape, the volcanoes in this area are the newest in the archipelago and are the main draw of Fuencaliente. The beauty of their low, ruddy cones belies the violence with whi…
Museum in San Bartolomé & Around

Museo del Tanit

Set in an 18th-century Canarian house, this rambling place has exhibits covering just about every aspect of island life from the past 200 years. English explanations are available. It's badly signposted – to get clo…
Museum in San Bartolomé & Around

Museo del Campesino

Not so much a museum as a scattering of craft workshops, including weaving and ceramics. Most people come for the attached restaurant.
Winery in San Bartolomé & Around

Museo del Vino El Grifo

This is the oldest winery in the Canary Islands, founded in 1775. There's an interesting museum showcasing old winemaking equipment. Most is from the 19th and 20th centuries, though there are some older pieces. Prob…
Archaeological Site in Around Santa María de Guía

Cenobio de Valerón

This a fascinating ancient site consisting of over 350 caves, silos and cavities of varied size which were used to store grain in pre-Hispanic times. Located on deep slopes, separated by steps and walkways, there ar…
Viewpoint in Mirador del Río

Mirador del Río

The Spanish armed forces set up gun batteries in the late 19th century at a strategic site overlooking the strait separating Lanzarote from Isla Graciosa. In 1973 the ubiquitous César Manrique left his mark, convert…
Botanical Garden in The East

Jardín Botánico Canario Viera y Clavijo

About 9km southwest of Las Palmas, this vast botanical garden – Spain’s largest, encompassing 27 hectares – hosts a broad range of Macronesian flora from across the Canary Islands, including many species on the verg…
Archaeological Site in The South

Parque Ecológico de Belmaco

The first ancient petroglyphs (rock carvings) found on the archipelago were discovered at this site in 1752. A 300m trail that winds around various cave dwellings (complete with sound effects!) once inhabited by Ben…
Winery in Fuencaliente

Bodegas Teneguía

Fuencaliente is famous for the wines made in its volcanic soil. The largest and oldest winery on the island is Bodegas Teneguía, with white, red and the famous Malvía sweet wines that are sold all over the island an…