Mark's Guidebook

Mark

Mark's Guidebook

Sightseeing
What is it? Volcanoes! But don’t worry, you won’t have to flee from bubbling lava. The dormant volcanoes haven’t erupted since 1824. Massive eruptions from more than 100 of them, between 1730-36, created the vast basalt landscape that covers around a quarter of the island. It’s now, largely, national park. Why go? This spectacular moonscape is too dangerous to explore on foot, but a coach tour gives an exciting overview of the sea of lava, with 25 craters. At the Montanas del Fuego centre you can watch guides drop straw into a hole, where it bursts into flame. Dishes are cooked using geothermal heat at the El Diablo restaurant. An alternative, quirky way to explore is in an open-sided electric Twizy car.
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Timanfaya National Park
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What is it? Volcanoes! But don’t worry, you won’t have to flee from bubbling lava. The dormant volcanoes haven’t erupted since 1824. Massive eruptions from more than 100 of them, between 1730-36, created the vast basalt landscape that covers around a quarter of the island. It’s now, largely, national park. Why go? This spectacular moonscape is too dangerous to explore on foot, but a coach tour gives an exciting overview of the sea of lava, with 25 craters. At the Montanas del Fuego centre you can watch guides drop straw into a hole, where it bursts into flame. Dishes are cooked using geothermal heat at the El Diablo restaurant. An alternative, quirky way to explore is in an open-sided electric Twizy car.
What is it? Lanzarote’s most famous artist, César Manrique, gave the island a funkadelic aesthetic, of which this sexy underground location is the crowning glory. A cave system with openings to the sky that houses a restaurant, curvy pool, and auditorium, with bar seats built into the rocks, and ferns cascading from the walls. Why go? Imagine a fantasy party hosted by James Bond, Barbarella and Twiggy in the sixties – this would be the venue, and it will blow your mind. After dark there are live music and gastronomy events
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Jameos del Agua
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What is it? Lanzarote’s most famous artist, César Manrique, gave the island a funkadelic aesthetic, of which this sexy underground location is the crowning glory. A cave system with openings to the sky that houses a restaurant, curvy pool, and auditorium, with bar seats built into the rocks, and ferns cascading from the walls. Why go? Imagine a fantasy party hosted by James Bond, Barbarella and Twiggy in the sixties – this would be the venue, and it will blow your mind. After dark there are live music and gastronomy events
What is it? Manrique’s to-die-for home/studio in Las Palmas, built into an old lava flow, with five underground cavern rooms in natural volcanic bubbles, interconnected with tunnels. Why go? Unless you’re a millionaire rock star, it’s probably the coolest home you’ll ever step foot in, a blend of volcanic rock, clever architecture and art. Curvy swimming pools set into white terraces surrounded by palms and amazing mid-century furniture are off-set by the bubbly black rock walls.
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Fundación César Manrique
0 Calle Volcán De La Corona
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What is it? Manrique’s to-die-for home/studio in Las Palmas, built into an old lava flow, with five underground cavern rooms in natural volcanic bubbles, interconnected with tunnels. Why go? Unless you’re a millionaire rock star, it’s probably the coolest home you’ll ever step foot in, a blend of volcanic rock, clever architecture and art. Curvy swimming pools set into white terraces surrounded by palms and amazing mid-century furniture are off-set by the bubbly black rock walls.
What is it? A beach beauty. In fact seven. A series of pale yellow stretches on a headland in the far south, separated by lava rock. They’re sheltered, with no scary undertows or currents. Why go? While other beaches on the island are interesting in their way – Playa del Charco de los Clicos for its black sand, red cliffs and a green lagoon, Playa Chica for its thriving seabeds – this is the go-to spot for soft sand and safe, easy swimming.
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Playa de papagayo
13 Calle Punta de Papagayo
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What is it? A beach beauty. In fact seven. A series of pale yellow stretches on a headland in the far south, separated by lava rock. They’re sheltered, with no scary undertows or currents. Why go? While other beaches on the island are interesting in their way – Playa del Charco de los Clicos for its black sand, red cliffs and a green lagoon, Playa Chica for its thriving seabeds – this is the go-to spot for soft sand and safe, easy swimming.
What is it? Europe’s first underwater sculpture museum, in the sea near Marina Rubicon, features cement figures and sculptures by artist Jason deCaires Taylor, which are slowly being colonised by marine life. Why go? Lanzarote is famous for its scuba diving, but drifting through thought-provoking sculptures 12-metres down is a whole different experience. Look out for the Raft of Lampedusa, showing a dingy full of refugees.
VISIT MUSEO ATLÁNTICO LANZAROTE
1 Calle Lanzarote
What is it? Europe’s first underwater sculpture museum, in the sea near Marina Rubicon, features cement figures and sculptures by artist Jason deCaires Taylor, which are slowly being colonised by marine life. Why go? Lanzarote is famous for its scuba diving, but drifting through thought-provoking sculptures 12-metres down is a whole different experience. Look out for the Raft of Lampedusa, showing a dingy full of refugees.
There aren’t many places that gather as many areas of interest for the cultural and natural heritage of Lanzarote as Cueva de los Verdes, a unique mythological-looking cave, full of legends and extraordinary landscape and beauty. It came about after the eruption of the Volcán de la Corona, and it’s one of the most impressive hidden wonders in the depths of Lanzarote. It was used as a hideout by the locals who needed shelter to protect themselves from invasions and attacks of pirates coming from the north of Africa during the 16th and 17th Centuries. In the 19th Century, it became a must for travellers, experts and European scientists due to the uniqueness of this volcanic territory, named after a family that kept their cattle in the area, the story goes.
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Cueva de los Verdes
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There aren’t many places that gather as many areas of interest for the cultural and natural heritage of Lanzarote as Cueva de los Verdes, a unique mythological-looking cave, full of legends and extraordinary landscape and beauty. It came about after the eruption of the Volcán de la Corona, and it’s one of the most impressive hidden wonders in the depths of Lanzarote. It was used as a hideout by the locals who needed shelter to protect themselves from invasions and attacks of pirates coming from the north of Africa during the 16th and 17th Centuries. In the 19th Century, it became a must for travellers, experts and European scientists due to the uniqueness of this volcanic territory, named after a family that kept their cattle in the area, the story goes.
Food Scene
What is it? Where powerful Atlantic breakers pound the western volcanic coast, several paper tablecloth cafés, such as Restaurant Costa Azul, offer ringside seats. Go and feel sea spray on your cheeks while devouring fresh fish with Canarian potatoes. Why go? It’s invigorating to watch the drama of waves smashing onto the black rocks a few feet away, seabirds soaring above. Prepare to scream when a big wave hits. The jagged rocks at Los Hervideros nearby provide good photo ops.
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El Golfo Lanzarote
104 Av. Marítima
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What is it? Where powerful Atlantic breakers pound the western volcanic coast, several paper tablecloth cafés, such as Restaurant Costa Azul, offer ringside seats. Go and feel sea spray on your cheeks while devouring fresh fish with Canarian potatoes. Why go? It’s invigorating to watch the drama of waves smashing onto the black rocks a few feet away, seabirds soaring above. Prepare to scream when a big wave hits. The jagged rocks at Los Hervideros nearby provide good photo ops.
What is it? This busy marina full of yachts and seafront cafes on the edge of the southern town of Puerto del Carmen is hugely popular with tourists, and worth a trip for the duty-free shopping. Why go? It may verge on being a tad tacky, despite the upmarket stores, but it’s good fun if you need a retail hit but don’t fancy hitting the big city of Arrecife. Stores behind the seafront sell designer clothing, from the likes of Tommy Hilfiger and Lacoste, for bargain prices.
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Marina Rubicon Shopping Center
1C Calle el Berrugo
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What is it? This busy marina full of yachts and seafront cafes on the edge of the southern town of Puerto del Carmen is hugely popular with tourists, and worth a trip for the duty-free shopping. Why go? It may verge on being a tad tacky, despite the upmarket stores, but it’s good fun if you need a retail hit but don’t fancy hitting the big city of Arrecife. Stores behind the seafront sell designer clothing, from the likes of Tommy Hilfiger and Lacoste, for bargain prices.
This had to be the BEST indian restaurant on the island Amazing freshly cooked indian food, good portion sizes, always freshly cooked to order. The owner is always here supporting and working along his friendly staff. This restaurant cones highly recommended and well worth a visit or two whilst staying in the beautiful area of Playa Blanca.
Imagine India Curry & Tandoori Grill Restaurant
21 Avenida Marítima
This had to be the BEST indian restaurant on the island Amazing freshly cooked indian food, good portion sizes, always freshly cooked to order. The owner is always here supporting and working along his friendly staff. This restaurant cones highly recommended and well worth a visit or two whilst staying in the beautiful area of Playa Blanca.
Ristorante Italiano Luna Rossa
9 Calle Lanzarote
Restaurante El Mirador
2 Berrugo
Típico Canario
44 Av. Marítima
Ristorante Pizzeria Dal Trevisano
Nº 14 C/ Irlanda