Top things to do in Southern Lanzarote

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 Beach in Punta del Papagayo

Playa del Papagayo

Hemmed in by the punta's craggy cliffs, deliciously unspoilt and protected Playa del Papagayo is one of Lanzarote's loveliest beaches, with pale-gold sand and aqua waters. It's popular, though, so head over early to…
Natural Pool in El Golfo

Charco de los Clicos

This small emerald-green pond, just inland from the beach beyond the south end of El Golfo, was famously the backdrop for Raquel Welch and her fur bikini in the iconic publicity still for the 1960s One Million Years…
Canarian in Punta del Papagayo

Be Papagayo

Bringing an Ibiza-chic vibe to the volcanic cliffs above Playa del Papagayo, this laid-back barefoot-style chiringuito (beach bar) rustles up fresh lemonades, shakes and mojitos under beach umbrellas and aqua-on-whi…
Food in Yaiza

Ahumadería de Uga

Bizarrely for an island bereft of rivers or lakes, you'll spot delicate, delicious smoked salmon on menus everywhere. Back in the 1970s, a German couple began importing salmon to feed Lanzarote's expats. Today, salm…
Tapas in Puerto del Carmen

Vino+ Lanzarote

Authentic Andalucian and local Lanzarote ingredients fuse on the elegantly prepared menu at this smart cordobés-owned tapas bar, hidden away towards the east end of town. Pick from platters of Iberian ham and Spanis…
Canarian in Yaiza

La Bodega de Santiago

Fronted by a magnificent ficus tree, at the northeast end of town, this beautiful wood-beamed 19th-century manor is reason alone to stop off in Yaiza. Scattered intimate dining rooms and a background of classical mu…
Mediterranean in Puerto Calero

Amura

A vast terrace commanding sweeping sea views extends from this striking whitewashed colonial-style restaurant. The Mediterranean-inspired menu features paellas, local seafood and meat-heavy mains with a gourmet spin…
Seafood in El Golfo

Restaurante Bogavante

Arguably El Golfo's most popular restaurant, Bogavante has umbrella-shaded tables scattered on the sand overlooking rocky pools and the sea beyond. Local specialities such as vieja (parrot fish) and cherne (cod-like…
Spanish in Puerto del Carmen

Taberna de Nino

Tempting pintxos (Basque tapas) are piled up on the bar northern-Spain-style at this easy-going old-timer with a roomy terrace overlooking the fishing port. Heartier mains include grilled meats, while tapas run from…