Lanzarote, places not to be missed

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Martí Micolau

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This ? a practical guide, to read at the airport while waiting for the flight to Lanzarote or to always keep at hand to know what to do.
? a brief summary of the places, starting from the north pi? extreme of the island, not to be missed if you decide to spend a week of vacation in this wonderful island of the Canary archipelago.
Two little notes before starting, forgive the poor quality? some photos but for technical problems they were all taken with the mobile phone, second thing, get informed before visiting any place, there are cumulative tickets that include more? attractions and save a little money, I show you the single price for each structure but if you intend to visit 3 or more? places you should buy the cumulative ticket available at the entrance of each place of interest.

Well, let's get started:

1 day

Mirador del rio
This ? the viewpoint of the island that overlooks the islet of La Graciosa, visit it on a sunny day why? the view ? truly breathtaking, we happened upon a rather cloudy day but still? it was a great experience.
It is located in the far north of the island.
Admission costs 4.50 euros and? open every day from 10.00 to 18.45

Jameo del agua
One of the many works created by Manrique, at the entrance of Jameo del Agua there is a restaurant bar located in the crater of a volcano, continuing you will meet a pond formed by the water trapped inside the extinct volcano, it would be better not to touch the water so as not to alter the ecosystem of white crabs, or blind crabs, which exist only here, on the other side of the tunnel there is an artificial swimming pool and a covered amphitheater carved into the volcanic rock.
It is located in the Haria region, in the northeastern part of the island.
Admission costs 9 euros and? open from 10.00 to 18.00, on Saturday evening it remains open until 00.30 and c '? the possibilities? to dine and hear live music in the restaurant built from the volcano. Prices range from 30 to 50 euros each.

2 day

Cueva de los verdes
Practically a stone's throw from Jameos del agua? a path inside tunnels dug by the passage of the volcano's lava, in some points you will have to bend down to pass but? however, a simple path suitable for everyone.
At the bottom of the path c '? a surprise that will leave you? literally out of breath! Many people, including some of my acquaintances, have searched the preview on the internet, my advice? to go with a light heart and live it,? nice to be surprised every now and then!
Admission costs 9 euros and? open from 10.00 to 19.00

Jardin de cactus
? the botanical garden of the island, given the climate and the scarcity? of water on the island are born only succulents and this garden contains more? of 1500 varieties, for someone like me, in love with cacti, this? heaven! Inside the garden c '? a small windmill in which? possible to enter and a souvenir shop where we bought the cactus jam.
It is located in the Guatiza region, in the northeastern part of the island.
Admission costs 5,50 euros and? open every day from 10.00 to 17.45

3 day

Cesar manrique house museum
Cesar Manrique? the artist who created most of the works, if not all, that you will find on the island.
Her house ? almost a place of worship for the inhabitants of the island, he is responsible for many of the initiatives to bring tourism to the island, all the works of art that you will find in the center of the immense roundabouts, the museums, the places of interest, almost all!
It is located in the Haria region, in the Northern part I would say almost North-West but it is still quite central, one of the most? beautiful and features.
Admission costs 12 euros and? open every day from 10.30 to 18.00.

4 day

Campesino Museum
Not ? one of the most? recommended or reported in the guides but to me? really liked,? the peasants' museum, the structure? very beautiful and in the center there is a staircase that descends, crosses a section of tunnel dug into the rock, in full Lanzarote style, and leads to an underground restaurant.
It is located in the Mozaga region, in the center of the island.
The entrance? free and? open from 09.00 to 17.45

5 day

playa del reducto
I have a funny anecdote about this place.
One day, returning from one of our explorations, we diverted and decided to skirt the sea, here we met the Playa del Reducto and we were captivated by it, it seemed to be on a Californian road, skate parks, very tall palm trees, blue sea crystal clear and a beautiful beach, so? we decided to go back the next day to swim and take pictures.
The next morning, we went to the place and ... the beach was gone!
Due to the low tide it was a kind of pond / swamp full of rocks and stones and the sea was far away.
From here we learned that Reducto precisely means reduced, which retires.
For this we have no photos.

6 day

El golfo
? a green lake a few meters from the sea, one of the symbolic places of Lanzarote.
The red mountain, the green lake, the black beach that end in the blue of the sea? one of the wonders of nature more? details that I have ever seen!
It is located in the southwestern part of the island, a little more? below the Timanfaya Natural Park.
Not C'? entrance, ? a simple walk along the side of the mountain that ends overlooking the lake,? free and always open to the public.

7 day

playa mujeres, playa papagayo, playa blanca.
There are 7 beaches on this stretch of coast: Puerto Muelas, Playa de Afe, Playa del Pozo, Playa de la Cera, Caleta del Congrio, Playa Mujeres and Playa Papagayo. The last two are the ones that have left their mark most.
The white beach and never too crowded, the crystal clear water are truly a dream.
They are located on the extreme southeast tip of the island.
Admission costs 3 euros for the whole day.
Playa Blanca instead? a small village where you can find everything: restaurants, shops, laundry, doctor .. a short distance from the beaches I mentioned earlier and has a wonderful cove! Unlike the others, this one, being really very small, fills up easily, if you want to stop and sunbathe and swim, I suggest you put the towels at the bottom. after noon the tide starts to rise and the people in the front rows are forced to retreat or leave.

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