Top things to do in Southwestern Lanzarote

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…
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…
Barbecue in Parque Nacional de Timanfaya

Restaurant del Diablo

The Manrique-designed restaurant is gimicky but fun – whatever meat you order you can watch sizzling on the all-natural, volcano-powered BBQ out back. The food is none too impressive, but, hey, who’s here for the cu…
Canarian in Yaiza

La Bodega de Santiago

Located at the entrance to Yaiza and fronted by a magnificent ficus tree, the building dates back a couple of hundred years and has several intimate dining rooms and a background of classical music. The menu is trad…
Canarian in Puerto del Carmen

Restaurante La Cañada

Located just off Avenida Playas, this restaurant lovingly prepares Canarian specialities, including oysters (from €3.50 each), roasted goat, salt-coated sea bass and delicious papas arrugadas (wrinkly potatoes). Fin…
Mediterranean in Puerto Calero

Amura

Keep walking with your nose in the air, past all the English-themed bars and restaurants, until you reach this eye-catching vast terrace commanding sweeping sea views. The menu includes gourmet treats like lobster w…
International in Playa Blanca

Romantica

With ocean views and a menu that's a little more imaginative than most around here, Romantica gets consistently positive reviews from travellers. There's a little of everything on the menu, including pasta, steaks a…
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…
Tapas in Puerto del Carmen

Vino + Lanzarote

'We are against war and tourist menus' reads the sign outside this funky tapas bar tucked away behind the Hotel Los Fariones. The small menu features some interesting tapas, including a few vegetarian dishes. The wi…