The eastern-most island of the Canaries and the closest to Africa, Lanzarote has an identity of its own. If you are interested in various geographical formations, then Lanzarote is the place to be. Like most islands, Lanzarote was also formed due to volcanic activity. It is only 60 kilometers in length and 20 kilometers wide. It’s the fourth largest of the Canary Islands and has a mild climate, with an average of 21 degrees Celsius in January and 29 degrees Celsius in the month of August.
Haria is beautiful mountainous town that is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on three sides. It lies in the north-eastern region of Lanzarote, with the town of Teguise to the south. You can get a car for hire in Lanzarote and drive up to any of the miradores (viewpoints or viewing areas) for a stunning view of the surrounding landscape. Don’t forget to carry your camera as the town is full of amazing natural beauty. Mirador Le Rio is particularly interesting for its ‘end of the world’ like views. Another must see place here is the Cueva de los Verdes. This is a cave that was formed do the flowing of lava rivers almost 3,000 years ago.
Located in the eastern but northern central portion of Lanzarote, Teguise was once the capital of the island until Arrecife was named as the new capital city in 1852. However, it still holds an important position in the economic and political situation in the island. There are many farms in the town, making agriculture one of the major industries here, along with tourism. Cesar Manrique, the famous architect and artist, was born here. If you love nature, then Teguise has an interesting garden known as the Jardin de Cactus. You can hire a car in Lanzarote and drive to this cactarium, which has many varieties of cacti that have been grown on volcanic eruptions.
Arrecife is the capital of the Lanzarote Island and is a major port town. One of the major attractions in Lanzarote, the Castillo de San Jose, is located here. It was built between the years 1776 and 1779. The famous architect, Cesar Manrique, designed this place so as to make it last long and keep it as a reminder of the past. It is now home to the Museum of Modern Art, which holds regular exhibits. The Museum is open for visiting daily from 11 am to 9 pm. You can take a car for rent in Lanzarote to visit this beautiful castle, which also houses an international restaurant. Even if you are trying to cut costs, you can find a cheap car hire and explore these most beautiful attractions.
Lanzarote’s stunningly unique beauty will have you spellbound and wanting for more. The island is like a Martian space with landscapes that are truly out of this world. So make sure you take a lot of pictures when you visit this out-of-the-world place, all of which will be much easier to take in with a rental car at your disposal, as it is bound to be a memorable trip.