Northern Lanzarote attractions

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 Natural Pool in Arrieta

Piscinas de Punta Mujeres

One of the most magical swimming spots on Lanzarote, this cluster of glittering turquoise natural pools dots the coast in the tranquil whitewashed fishing village of Punta Mujeres, 2km northeast of Arrieta. A few la…
Top Choice Beach in La Caleta de Famara

La Caleta de Famara

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 d…
Gardens in Northern Lanzarote

Jardín de Cactus

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 was also his final great project. It feels more like a giant…
Viewpoint in Northern Lanzarote

Mirador del Río

In the late 19th century, the Spanish armed forces set up gun batteries overlooking El Río (the strait separating Lanzarote from Isla Graciosa), 2km north of Yé. César Manrique left his distinctive mark in 1973, ing…
Beach in Northern Lanzarote

Playa del Risco

One of Lanzarote's wildest and most deserted beaches, sandy warm-gold Playa del Risco clings to the northwest tip of the island at the foot of the Risco de Famara, with Isla Graciosa looming across El Río. It's acce…
Beach in Arrieta

Playa de la Garita

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, tapas and fresh fish, and the odd swing-by surfer.
Beach in Órzola

Playas Caletones

A natural, untamed beauty graces this series of sheltered and rarely crowded sandy coves scattered around off the LZ1 east of town, with fine white sand and shallow lagoons surrounded by greenery.