Southwestern Lanzarote attractions

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 …
Film Location in El Golfo & Around

Charco de los Clicos

A small emerald-green pond, just in from the beach; the colour comes from the algae in the water. This was the famous backdrop for Raquel Welch and her fur bikini in the iconic publicity still for the 1960s One Mill…
Beach in Puerto del Carmen

Playa Grande

Yes, Playa Grande is crowded and neatly striped with sunbeds and parasols, but, beneath all this, it remains a spectacular 1200m-long beach excellent for families, with shallow waters and good amenities, including t…
Beach in Puerto del Carmen

Playa Los Pocillos

A couple of kilometres north of Puerto del Carmen, the golden, sandy arc of Playa Los Pocillos is a kilometre long and known for its windy but calm waters, which create perfect conditions for windsurfers.
Beach in Puerto Calero

Playa Quemada

This unspoiled and secluded black volcanic beach with superb seafood restaurants is around a half-hour walk (1.5km) due south from the port. There are beautiful mountain and sea views en route.
Museum in Parque Nacional de Timanfaya

Mancha Blanca Visitor Centre

There are excellent audiovisual and informative displays about the park here, including a simulation of a volcanic eruption. It's just north of the park boundary on the LZ-67.