Trip to Lanzarote was a bit spontaneous and unplanned. Mr and I booked the flights and an apartment very last minute.This AirBnb gem was very simple and about 10 minutes walk to the beach, but it was super cheap and had everything we needed- kitchen, balcony, parking space and a nice shower.
A typical Canarian town in the middle of the island. Beautiful white church, César Manrique designed town hall & pebble streets surrounded by palm trees -perfect location for a nice stroll around and a perfect location for gorgeous summery shots. We have stopped at La Cantina to cool down and refresh ourselves with some homemade Lemonade. The cafe is situated few meters away from the main square and offers a wide range of lunch snacks and drinks/ cocktails.
Timanfaya National Park/Volcán El Cuervo
Geysers, Geysers, Geysers- this is the one thing that left a big memory of Timanfaya National Park. This place is not big, costs 6.50 Euros per person to enter and you might have to wait in a queue to get in. Overall the views in the park are not much different to what you see driving to the park and the only attractions in the park are geysers and live fire(a hole dug in the ground, covered with hay. Ground is so hot that the hay starts the fire).
El Diablo Restaurant is in the middle of the national park and does not have much on the menu. Although the few menu items on the menu might look boring and pricey – it is well worth it. All the meat is cooked directly on the hole dug up in the volcano and it is simply delicious!
If you don’t fancy queuing up and paying to get to the national park to see few geysers and eat at the restaurant you might want to visit Volcan El Cuervo. It is only 10-15 min drive from Timanfaya National Park and it is beautiful. This volcano is easily accessible by foot and the hike around it takes about 30-40 minutes. During the eruption, a part of the volcano has been broken off and now there is an access to the middle of it- that is where he popped the question.
Lanzarote is a lovely island and it will always be our special place.
- Rent a car – this is the best way to explore the island. I recommend renting it from Cicar. They are a local company and always provide best service- no hidden fees, no credit card needed, no deposit and always nice and clean cars.
- Majority of restaurants will bring you some bread before your starter/main, this is most of the times charged an additional fee. If you do not want to pay, just leave the bread on the side of the table.
- Try Papas Arugadas, a Canarian side dish/starter- boiled Canarian potatoes in a very salty water. I know it doesn’t sound good, but trust me its delicious.
- And most importantly- Explore! The island is beautiful and local people are very nice, they will always help you if you get lost.