Like the other Canary Islands Lanzarote comes with a lot to explore. Besides beautiful beaches, there is the National Park of Timanfaya which takes you through volcanic landscapes and where you can even do camel rides. For architecture lovers there are lots of projects by famous Cesar Manrique. His splendid white creations with their organic shapes melt into the earthy surroundings.


  • Plus Fariones Suites Hotel. This 4* hotel is set right at the Playa Grande beach of Puerto del Carmen and welcomes you with spacious bright rooms. The bar, restaurant and whole outdoor area including bathrooms have a charming modern design. There is a kids pool as well. You can book it here.
  • La Armada Suites. Located right in the city center of the capital Arrecife, these apartments with fully-equipped kitchen make you feel like a local. You can book them here.

Eat – Puerto del Carman


Eat – Arrecife:

  • Malecon. Very nice service, children-friendly and located right at the Bay of Arrecife (Charco de San Ginés) serving great paella and fresh fish.
  • La Puntilla. A high-end restaurant serving contemporary dishes with a local touch. Bit pricier.
  • Pasteleria Jonay. Our go-to place for breakfast, quick lunches and cakes.

Do & See:

  • Timanfaya National Park. You can do a guided day-tour to combine a bus-ride through the volcanic landscape, a camel ride, a stop at La Geria tasting wine, seeing the visitor center and the Green Lagoon with Getyourguide. (Camel ride mostly costs extra.)
  • Museo LagOmar. Very recommended visit! A masterpiece by local architect Cesar Manrique, where Omar Sharif is said to have resided.
  • Casa Museo del Campesino. Marking the geographical centre of the island, Manrique has build a fertility statue at this spot. A charming museum and restaurant as well as craft shops make it an immersive visit worth doing.
  • In Arrecife you will find a small market happening on Plaza de las Palmes in front of the San Ginés church every Saturday, where you can buy fresh cactus fig juice or local artisan products.
  • Also in Arrecife you can delve into some history by visiting the Castillo de San Gabriel. You can combine it with some beach time at the Playa del Castillo and enjoy the sunset.
  • Arrecife also boasts a big sandy beach Playa del Reducto (bring some sunshade with you) with an adjacent park with playground.
  • If you fancy some shopping and entertainment (also for kids) in Puerto del Carmen, check out the Biosfera Mall. They even feature open-air cinema evenings.