Casita de Flor

The unique island of lanzarote

What to do?

Lanzarote is a very popular beach destination for sun seekers, but if you decide to venture away from the pretty beaches and the busy resorts,  you will discover a charming island, with lots of small white washed villages where you find can sample the local food and see how the locals live. Once you venture out of the tourist areas, Lanzarote offers some seriously stunning and natural wonders with diverse volcanic landscapes, unique in the world. There are beautiful beaches of white sand with crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean and brilliant blue skies.

Timanfaya National Park

Lanzarote has some 25 active volcanos on a surface of more than 50km square that have given rise to landscapes from another planet. At the beginning of the 18th century, Lanzarote shuddered and rivers of lava began to gush from the depths of the island, in an impressive eruption that would last for years. You can visit the remains of the islands volcanic activities known as the Timanfaya National Park where you get to see impressive craters and volcanic formations in all their shapes and colours and geysers that show magma still beats near the surface, quite a natural spectacle. Declared a national park of Spain in 1974, while you can arrive by car or excursion, you can only see sections of the park by  taking the guided bus tour included in your entrance fee. A well worth the trip to see this spectacular lunar like landscape, also known as Fire Mountain.

In 2021 CACT lanzarote also added an additional visitors area only accessible to those who book the Insólita Experience.

You can find out more on the CACT website


Close to Timanfaya National Park is the small village of Yaiza which is regularly voted one of the prettiest in Spain.

A peaceful place with a few restaurants and the famous Bar Stop cafe bar. Entering here is like stepping back in time! We also recommend the restaurant Bodega de Santiago, a haven for foodies.

Jameos del Agua

Located in the north of the island, Jamous del Agua is one of the most famous places to visit on the island. Cesar Manrique optimised the mix of architecture and nature in natural caves created by lava tunnels to create a unique place to discover. Completely unique to Lanzarote! There is much to see there, lava tubes, a blue lagoon pool, subterranean sea lake which is home to a unique species of blind albino crabs about 1cm long. A restaurant and an auditorium.

In 2021 CACT lanzarote also added an additional visitors area only accessible to those who book the Insólita Experience

You can find out more on the CACT website

Mirador de Rio

Located 400 metres high on the Risco de Famara is one of Cesar Manrique’s most representative architectural creations. Although unassuming on the outside, the inside hides surprising details of monumental and unique sculptures hanging off the ceiling and impressive glass windows which offer spectacular panoramic views to the eighth Canary island of La Graciosa.

You can find out more about the centre on the CACT website

Discover the natural volcanic pools of los charcones

Not far from Playa Blanca you will find the natural pools of Los Charcones. The volcanos that erupted hundreds of years ago built multiple facilities on the island and Los Charcones is one of them. The petrified lava created a set of natural pools of all shapes and sizes with crystal clear waters of turquoise and sea green. A perfect place to relax and get away from the crowds of the more touristy areas.

You should visit the area with caution as the sea can be dangerous and some pools are only accessible at low tide.

El Charco de San Gines in the charming capital of Arrecife.

The lovely Charco de San Gines is a small and humble fisherman’s neighbourhood with a lagoon of natural sea water in the heart of the charming capital, Arrecife. An attractive promenade lined with palm trees, small bridges, cafes and some lovely Canarian restaurants where you can stroll around its narrow streets and breathe history, culture and tranquility. Every Saturday a busy market takes place along the promenade where you can buy Canarian arts and crafts along with fresh locally grown fruit and vegetables.

The paradise lagoon of playa Caleton blanco

On the north coast of Lanzarote and 5 minutes drive from the pretty fishing village of Orzola you will find the quiet beach of Playa Caleton Blanco with white sand, dunes and lagoon like sea with turquoise waters, surrounded by volcanic rock. A perfect place to swim in the shallow waters and relax.

The white sandy beaches of papagayo peninsula

Located to the south of the island, close to Playa Blanca you will find Papagayo peninsula with its idyllic white sandy beaches and calm turquoise waters, which are great for snorkelling. The area actually consists of a series of beaches separated by volcanic rock. It has remained unspoilt with only two small restaurants that over look the Papagayo cove.

There are also areas for Naturists on some of the beaches.

Cueva de los Verdes.

The Cueva de los Verdes (Green Caves) of Lanzarote are one of the most fascinating attractions on the island. Exploring nature by walking 2km in a lava tube that formed following the eruption of volcano La Corona 3-4000 years ago. The tube is 6km long and continues below the sea for 1.5 km. It is often referred to as the Atlantis tunnel. The cave was a sanctuary during the 16th and 17th century, the islanders used to hide in the intricate tunnel system so that marauding pirates couldn’t find them. The whole tour of the caves is underground but has lighting so you can navigate the fascinating caves. During the tour you will visit the natural auditorium which hosts classical music concerts throughout the year.

In 2021 CACT lanzarote also added an additional visitors area only accessible to those who book the Insólita Experience

You can find out more on the CACT website

Snorkeling and scuba diving at playa chica

Playa Chica beach is a small cove beach located in the busy resort of Puerto del Carmen. This little beach is surrounded by volcanic rock with golden sands. The water is clear which makes it excellent for snorkelling and scuba diving. From the surface it looks like a normal rocky cove but once you put your head under the water it comes alive with colour and beauty and all varieties of fish found in the Canary Islands.

On the other side of the beach are rocky arms leading out into the sea and a quay. There is also a restaurant serving typical Canarian food, with expansive views over-looking the sea.   

Our recommendations

For where to eat in Puerto Del Carmen

Surfing or sun bathing at Famara

Located to the north west of Lanzarote, you will find Famara beach, which stretches six kilometres along the the coast of Lanzarote. Famara’s natural conditions makes it a paradise for wind sport and water sport such as surfing, body boarding and kite surfing. If you prefer a less adventurous visit, you can take a long walk along the beach or sunbathe on the golden sands.

The sea can be dangerous at times here with strong currents and rip tides so it is advisable to take note of the flags.

Our recommendations

For where to eat in Famara

The quaint fishing village of playa quemada.

Located in the south east of the island is the black beach of Playa Quemada. The beach is situated just a few steps away from the small enchanting and peaceful fishing village of Playa Quemada. This small seaside town of about 150 inhabitants looks like its straight out of a post card with white washed houses and blue or green painted gates. On the beach small fishing boats wait to go out to sea to catch the fish of the day. There are a small selection of Canarian restaurants face the sea, which serve the freshly caught fish.

Our recommendations

For where to eat in Playa Quemada

Other suggestions...

If you love to adventure further afield you can find delightful places like El Golfo to the south. The village neighbours a green lake made famous in many movies and has a fantastic selection of seafood restaurants. Most of these make a perfect setting for a sunset dinner. 

Tiagua is a small village just 15 minutes drive from Casita de Flor where you will find 2 lovely restaurants. The Italian Casa Molino (booking is essential and make sure you check out the small tasting room) and El Tenique a traditional restaurant bustling with locals.

In La Geria close to El Grifo Bodega you can find a must for meat lovers! Smokehouse has amazing meat smoked for 24 hours so it is bursting with flavour and melts in your mouth! Their Brisket is heavenly. They also have a sister restaurant in Guatiza close to the cactus gardens.

Lanzarote Outdoor Activities

There is a whole range of outdoor activities to explore from hiking or mountain biking through the lava fields of Masdache though to the pretty village of Uga. Taking a trip on a Catamaran with Catlanza, enjoying the adrenalin rush of go karts or buggies in the rough terrain, exploring the depths of the ocean on the submarine safaris or vineyard and wine tasting tours in La Geria wine region to name but a few.


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