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Discover the top 10 rural destinations to visit on Lanzarote.

Good for
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker

10 Places

4 City Tips

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10 Places

Timanfaya National Park

Geologic Formations, National Parks

Jardin de Cactus

Gardens

Haria

Destinations

Femes

Destinations

La Geria

Destinations

Los Valles

Destinations

Salinas de Janubio

Factory Tours

Costa Teguise Golf

Golf Courses

Cueva de los Verdes

Caverns & Caves

Tahiche

Destinations

Matthew H's City Tips

  • A small island with open roads, Lanzarote is easy enough to navigate by hire car.
  • Whilst you may get away with beachwear in the likes of Puerto del Carmen (especially at lunchtime), avoid wearing flip flops to countryside restaurants.
  • The further you travel into Lanzarote's interior, putting greater distance between you and the resorts, the lower your meal bill is likely to be!
  • If using public transport, buy a Bono pass to get discounted travel with IntercityBus Lanzarote.
  • Timanfaya National Park
    Geologic Formations, National Parks
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    Matthew H Says:

    The Parque Nacional de Timanfaya is a must-see. This really is the great outdoors, where volcanic eruptions have created an impressive otherworldly landscape.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Visit the restaurant in the heart of Timanfaya National Park, where they use the natural heat of the surroundings to cook your food.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Tinajo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Bus tour 19/10/2018
    • Fire mountain was amazing 19/10/2018
    • Timanfaya National Park
    Address:
    Crta. de Yaiza a Tinajo (LZ 67), km 11
    35560 Tinajo, Lanzarote
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 928 11 80 42
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$10
    Other:
  • Jardin de Cactus
    Gardens
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    Matthew H Says:

    When you think of cactuses, the Wild West comes to mind. Yet this American landscape exists in Europe, on African soil, here at Guatiza's cactus garden. Confusing, right? Spread over 500 square meters, this garden is home to 1,400 types of cacti.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Visit early to beat the crowds. Then you're lulled into believing the Jardin de Cactus is your own private garden!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Guatiza
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Tranquility 17/10/2018
    • If you like gardens this is well worth a visit 16/10/2018
    • Jardin de Cactus
    Address:
    Carretera General del Norte, s/n
    35530 Guatiza, Lanzarote
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 901 20 03 00
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
    Other:
  • Haria
    Destinations
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    Matthew H Says:

    Say 'hola' to Lanzarote's oasis. Also known as the 'Valley of a Thousand Palms,' this is as green as the island gets.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There's a surplus of restaurants in Haria. However some are better than others. Explore a few to find the best option.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    • Haria
  • Femes
    Destinations
    Matthew H Says:

    Femes is a tiny village perfectly situated in a valley below the Monumento Natural de Los Ajaches, one of only two mountain ranges on Lanzarote.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Don't leave before looking out from the Balcon de Fémes, the mirador which offers views as far down the island as Lanzarote's most southerly resort, Playa Blanca.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    • Femes
  • La Geria
    Destinations
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    Matthew H Says:

    The people of Lanzarote really love wine. How else do you explain their determination to grow vines in such volcanic terrain? La Geria is the main wine region on the island, with many bodegas to visit.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • El Grifo is the most famous of the bodegas and has a museum.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    • La Geria
  • Los Valles
    Destinations
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    Matthew H Says:

    This beautiful agricultural area in the north of the island is also home to some of Lanzarote's best traditional restaurants.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Look for the locals working the land with donkeys and ... yes, camels!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    • Los Valles
  • Salinas de Janubio
    Factory Tours
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    Matthew H Says:

    Just inland from Playa de Janubio, you'll find these amazing salt pans whose white is an ivory that contrasts the beach's ebony. While a visit to the factory might not be at the top of everyone's must-see list, the views across the colorful marshes from above are undeniably spectacular.

    Good for
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Head to Los Hervideros after seeing the salt mines. The road to this stunning coastal area was built by Lanzarote's most famous architect, César Manrique.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 17 things to do in Yaiza
    • Vista and Pasta 26/08/2018
    • Mildly Educational 03/08/2018
    • Salinas de Janubio
    Phone:
    +34 928 80 43 98
    Other:
  • Costa Teguise Golf
    Golf Courses
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    Matthew H Says:

    It's unlikely you have played golf in a stunning setting such as this before. What other course can you name with a volcano as a backdrop?

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There are beginner courses available if you don't know your way around a fairway.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 29 Outdoor Activities in Costa Teguise
    • Fantastic golf 28/07/2018
    • Not much fun 25/05/2018
    • Costa Teguise Golf
    Address:
    Avenida del Golf
    35509 Costa Teguise, Lanzarote
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 928 59 05 12
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Fri - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    Other:
  • Cueva de los Verdes
    Caverns & Caves
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    Matthew H Says:

    The surrounding malpais is the Canarian version of the American badlands. An interesting guided tour leads visitors through an impressive section of this lava cave.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you're at all claustrophobic, just walking this area is a better option than a subterranean tour. And what's more, it's free.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #23 of 145 things to do in Lanzarote
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Impressive show cave - but guide's English hard to understand 19/10/2018
    • Good Morning Out for the Family 17/10/2018
    • Cueva de los Verdes
    Phone:
    +34 928 84 84 84
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Tahiche
    Destinations
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    Matthew H Says:

    The birthplace of legendary architect and artist César Manrique is also where Lanzarote's great protector died. He ensured any development on the island was minimal and sensitive to Lanzarote's natural beauty.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Visit the César Manrique Foundation at Taro de Tahíche to learn more about the great man.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    • Tahiche
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