Top things to do in Lanzarote

Top Choice Gallery in Central Lanzarote

Fundación César Manrique

Upon returning definitively to Lanzarote, César Manrique built his spectacular house and creative centre, Taro de Tahíche, into the lava fields just outside Tahíche. It’s a real James Bond-style hideaway, with white…
Top Choice National Park in Parque Nacional de Timanfaya

Parque Nacional de Timanfaya

Lanzarote's most spectacular sight, the eerie 51-sq-km Parque Nacional de Timanfaya sprawls around the Montañas del Fuego (Mountains of Fire) formed by the calamitous six-year eruption that rocked the south of the i…
Top Choice Tapas in Teguise

La Cantina

Whitewashed walls, beamed ceilings and trailing greenery adorn the scattered rooms of this seductively atmospheric 500-year-old house, now reimagined as a sensational Canarian-international restaurant by British own…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Puerto del Carmen

La Cabaña

Tucked into the village of Mácher, 4.5km northwest of Playa del Carmen, chic British-owned La Cabaña wows as one of the island's top restaurants, with a superb reputation for innovative Mediterranean-fusion dishes. …
Top Choice Cave in Malpaís de la Corona

Cueva de los Verdes

A yawning, kilometre-long chasm, the Cueva de los Verdes is the most spectacular segment of an almost 7km-long lava tube left behind by an eruption 5000 years ago. As the lava ploughed down towards the sea, the top …
Top Choice Cave in Malpaís de la Corona

Jameos del Agua

When molten lava seethed through this volcanic cavern around 5000 years ago, the ocean leaked in slightly, forming the startling clear azure lake that glints in the basilica-like grotto at the heart of the Jameos, o…
Top Choice Museum in Haría

Casa-Museo César Manrique

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's favourite son has become one of its top attractions. Manriq…
Top Choice Gallery in Arrecife

Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo

Converted into an art gallery in 1976, on César Manrique's wish, the well-preserved 18th-century Castillo de San José houses one of the Canaries' major contemporary art collections. Aside from a couple of early work…
Top Choice Canarian in Lanzarote’s Wine Country

Bodega El Chupadero

A wonderful wine-country surprise, this stylish bar-restaurant-bodega sits amid volcanic vines just east of the Rubicón and La Geria wineries. Enjoy elegantly presented tapas like garlic prawns and papas arrugadas p…
Top Choice Canarian in Costa Teguise

El Navarro

Advance bookings are absolutely essential for this small, outrageously popular restaurant, considered one of the island's finest and elegantly dressed in woods and whites. With tinerfeño chef Jonay Morales at the he…