Lanzarote has far more to offer than the area you are staying is has to offer. The island is very rich in places of interest.
Cesar Manrique is credited as the major influence of the architectural style and feel of Lanzarote.
He lobbied politicians to maintain and respect the traditional way of life and buildings on the island.
He was also a great artist and architect in his own right creating amazing sculptures, buildings and enhancing places of natural beauty across the island. Below is a selection of the best Cesar Manrique places to visit in Lanzarote.
The Volcanic nature and wild Atlantic oceans of Lanzarote have created a beautiful and dramatic landscape unlike few others.
It is well worth while getting a hire car and exploring the island.
Below are some of the best place to explore in Lanzarote for tourists and locals alike.
There was a time when the residents of Lanzarote needed places of refuge and defence. Pirates and slavers would come ashore on their way to the Americas. The local peoples were unprepared and easy pickings.
Castles were constructed on the coast and inland. These were both used to defend against invaders and places of refuge.
Now these same castles have been turned into great places to visit. They have been made into water front restaurants and museums plus very interesting places to visit.
There are lots of types of markets in Lanzarote, a different one for every day of the week. The most visited and well known is the Teguise Sunday Market located in the old capital. Spread across the rest of the island are farmer markets, arts and crafts, charity markets and more.