Top things to do in Lanzarote

Top Choice Cave in Malpaís de la Corona

Cueva de los Verdes

Cueva de los Verdes is a yawning, 1km-long chasm, which is the most spectacular segment of an almost 8km-long lava tube left behind by an eruption that occurred 5000 years ago. As the lava ploughed down towards the …
Top Choice Gallery in Arrecife

Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo

Converted in 1994 by the Fundación César Manrique into a sleek, contemporary art museum and restaurant, the Castillo de San José was built in the 18th century to deal with pirates and provide unemployed locals with …
Top Choice Museum in Teguise

Museo de la Piratería

This modest yet fascinating museum is located in the imposing 16th-century Castillo de Santa Bárbara. This is the oldest castle in the Canaries and really looks the part, perched up on Guanapay peak with sweeping vi…
Top Choice Canarian in Arrecife


In a suitably stylish new home in the revamped Marina, Lilium continues to wow with decadent dishes like confit duck leg with fig sauce or grilled scallops with banana, coconut, caviar and lime. Traditional Canarian…
Top Choice Tapas in Teguise

La Cantina

Run by Benn and Zoe, an enthusiastic English couple, this restaurant is in one of the oldest houses on the island, dating back some 500 years. Local products feature heavily on the menu – try a shared platter of loc…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Puerto Calero

La Cabaña

A speedy 15-minute drive away is the tiny hamlet of Mácher, home to La Cabaña. This restaurant is run by an enthusiastic and experienced English couple with a superb reputation for innovative Med-inspired dishes. Th…
Top Choice Canarian in Costa Teguise

El Navarro

Advance bookings are absolutely essential if you hope to try out this small restaurant, considered one of the island's best. The menu features just half a dozen main course options, all of them intricately prepared …
Top Choice Canarian in La Caleta de Famara

El Risco

El Risco has a superb location, with a terrace overlooking the sea and a nautical blue-and-white interior. The menu offers the most upmarket dishes in town – try the kid and rabbit terrine with brandy reduction.
National Park in Southwestern Lanzarote

Parque Nacional de Timanfaya

The Montañas del Fuego (Mountains of Fire), at the heart of this eerie 51-sq-km park, are appropriately named. When you reach the lookout at a rise known as the Islote de Hilario, grab some pebbles and see just how …
Gallery in Tahiche

Fundación César Manrique

Only 6km north of Arrecife, this gallery was home to Manrique, who enjoys a posthumous status on the island akin to that of a mystical hero. He built his house, Taro de Tahiche, into the lava fields just outside the…