5 charming places in Lanzarote

The population Canary He has developed a personality of his own that has defined that peculiar and happy way of doing things of his. And this way of being has characterized its architecture, something that we can verify by discovering the endless number of traditional rural farmhouses, historic city centers and small towns with white houses, which make up an excellent sample of Canarian identity.

Today in Hard Hobbit To Break we move to Lanzarote to discover five charming places. These are ideal corners to explore on foot, with emblematic buildings of great cultural interest, and with a gastronomy that is worth knowing. Would you like to join us? If you plan to travel to what they say is the most volcanic island in the Canary Islands, the information that we give you below will be of great help.

The Gulf

First of all, we want to talk about El Golfo, a fisherman's hamlet located in the west of Lanzarote, within the Volcanoes Natural Park. In fact, this place is surrounded by spectacular you wash which, apparently, come from the eruptions of 1730-1736. If you have the opportunity to visit this place, you will discover that it is a charming enclave with Lanzarote-style fishing houses, with flat roofs and whitewashed walls. In addition, the image of the boats standing on the black sand beach is beautiful.

In El Golfo you will not only find a charming accommodation offer, but you can also taste its exquisite gastronomy based on fresh fish from the area. In addition, it is close to natural places such as the Timanfaya National Park or the Los Clicos puddle.


Another charming place in Lanzarote is Yaiza, a town located in the extreme south of the island. This corner has been awarded with different prizes of embellishment over the years. Its white houses stand out, contrasting with the black and ocher ones of the volcanic landscape, the result of the eruptions of the 18th century. In addition, this beautiful place maintains the traditional flavor in its houses and streets.

Beyond their typical houses with flat and slightly sloping roofs to take advantage of the rains, which are rare in the area, in the town you will find historical monuments such as the Casa de la Cultura Benito Pérez de Armas or the church of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios.

Caleta de Sebo

We must also talk about Caleta de Sebo, one of the most peculiar corners of the Canary Islands. It's about the "capital”From La Graciosa, the only inhabited island of the Chinijo Archipelago Natural Park, which is located northwest of Lanzarote. You can get to this place in 20 minutes from the town of Órzola, from where boats leave daily. It is a sanctuary of peace with white houses and fairways of blond sand where you can walk barefoot.

Very close to Caleta de Sebo you will discover La Francesa beach and a little further away from La Cocina, two sandbanks they are worth it.

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I could not miss this list Haría, a charming town located in the north of the island, in a place known as "valley of a thousand palm trees". It's about a oasis located in the midst of the island's pure geology, in the shadow of the mysterious Corona volcano.

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In this agricultural town you can enjoy numerous experiences nice. For example, we recommend a visit to the House Museum of César Manrique, a famous artist. It is also worth discovering the León y Castillo square and the town center, which is the church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación.

Villa of Teguise

Finally, we want to talk about the town of Teguise, which was one of the first towns founded in the Canary Islands. In fact, it was the capital of Lanzarote until 1847. Located in the northeast of the island, it preserves a remarkable set of buildings of great value historical-artistic: the castle of Santa Bárbara, the Palacio Spínola, the old church of Guadalupe, the convent of San Francisco…

On the other hand, you should know that this place has museums interesting, such as the Casa Perdomo, the Casa del Marqués de Herrera y Rojas or the Casa del Timple.

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