Nature and art reign over this dramatic island, declared the second UNESCO biosphere reserve in the Canary Islands. Stunning golden sands contrast with blackened lava fields to create an other-worldly landscape. With mouth-watering fresh seafood, idyllic beaches, and year-round sunshine - Lanzarote is an understandable favourite amongst the Canaries.
Playa Blanca is home to gorgeous golden sand beaches, lined with restaurants and beach-bars, you can easily spend the whole day soaking up the sun. The beaches of Famara and La Santa are perfect for those seeking a more active experience, with activities ranging from surfing to body boarding.
The Museo Atlantico Underwater Museum at Playa Blanca is home to 10 different collections of underwater sculptures. Designed as a huge artificial underwater reef, the sculptures are modelled after Lanzarote locals. The first of its kind in Europe, this oceanic exhibit is definitely a must see.
Lanzarote’s volcanic landscape has awarded it the name ‘Island of Volcanoes’. The Timanfaya National Park, home to a total of 25 volcanoes, is the volcanic region spanning more than 50 square kilometres. Whilst there is no monumental peak, Timanfaya is a truly surreal and stunning volcanic zone. No need to worry as the volcanic activity is controlled and constantly monitored. You can also tour the park via camel through Echadero de los Camello, make sure to bring your camera as this is one of the most picturesque points of the park!