Lanzarote in three days
The island of Lanzarote is a special place, a destination beyond sun and sand, an island where art, culture and nature go hand in hand. Currently one of the most requested destinations by millions of tourists who want to enjoy this Mediterranean paradise.
What to see in Lanzarote in 3 days
To do a 3 days Lanzarote tour like this you can do it on your own or through travel agencies specialized in Lanzarote Tours.
If you decide to do it on your own, I highly recommend renting a car to get around Lanzarote to have great freedom when it comes to getting around.
Another good option is bus tickets, they are convenient and cheap, they also have a large number of timetables and connect the most important places with each other. What are you waiting for to discover this beautiful island?
Lanzarote Travel Guide: Day 1
On the first day you will discover the capital of the island, Arrecife, one of the most visited places in Lanzarote, which, in addition to its fascinating monuments, also offers beaches and dream bathing areas.
Royal Street of Arrecife
Start with a visit one of the main traffic arteries of the capital with a marked commercial character, its long route is entirely pedestrianized, making it an ideal place for a pleasant stroll.
Enjoy the lively atmosphere, the modern or traditional shops and one of the cafeterias.
At the end, discover the “Yellow House” which houses a cultural center where you can learn more about the ethnographic history of Lanzarote. Its striking facade cannot be overlooked!
St Gabriel Castle
It is one of the essential points of the city, You can access it through the well-known Puente de las Bolas, a beautiful cobbled bridge that gave access to the castle. Both monuments are classified as historic sites that have been declared a Cultural Asset.
It currently houses the History Museum of Arrecife, where you can take a tour of Lanzarote’s past.
San Jose Castle
Visit the Castillo de San José, an old defensive tower currently hidden within its walls International Museum of Contemporary Art.
This place also has great historical importance, as years later it was a key element in defending the city from pirates and in the fight against the Spanish army.
Enjoy the Playa del Reducto, the most popular beach in the capital thanks to its calm Atlantic waters.
The gentle waves are due to the island of Fermina in front of the bay, but also to a large array of reefs that prevent the waves.
These reefs are a major beach attraction, ideal for water sports such as snorkeling or diving, in addition to the large sandy beaches of one kilometer of fine sand.
El Charco de San Gines
The most popular area of Arrecife, known for its charming little fishermen’s houses as well as its boats. Something to see!
The perfect place to walk, enjoy the smell of the sea, a relaxed atmosphere, close to the marina and the maritime avenue.
Ideal to end the day and enjoy a beautiful sunset. In addition, the area is full of bars and restaurants where you can dine and have a drink and enjoy typical dishes of the area.
Lanzarote Travel Guide: Day 2
On the second day you will visit one of the most beautiful cities on the island, Teguise, the rest of the day you will visit one of the most important and important natural sites, the entire Timanfaya Park with amazing volcanic areas. The Treasure of Lanzarote!
Start the day early in the morning, visit the capital of the island until the 18th century, one of the most beautiful villages in Lanzarote.
It is a real marvel to walk through, it is one of those places that over the years have preserved their essence by keeping intact their particular architecture, their charming streets and their monuments.
Discover the popular Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe or the Convent of Santo Domingo, and you can climb to the top of Guanapay Mountain to visit the Castillo de Santa Bárbara, the oldest fortress on the island!
Timanfaya Visitor Center
It’s one of the essential stops to visit the Timanfaya Natural Park, in it you will find projection rooms and exhibitions to learn the full history of this popular place. It’s perfect for getting a map of the area and getting around easily!
One of the most characteristic things that it houses are its beautiful viewpoints to contemplate the immense park that surrounds you.
From here you have the best panoramic views of the area, an authentic natural gem of Lanzarote.
La Caldereta and Caldera Blanca
At the beginning of the popular Timanfaya Park is this fascinating volcanic area where you can make a popular excursion Hiking trail through a volcano Hiking at the crater rim. A unique experience!
It is an easy route suitable for all audiences, the tour lasts two hours depending on the pace. I recommend you bring drinks and comfortable shoes because although there are areas with asphalt, there are other areas of the trail with big bumps. One of the great essentials of the island.
An essential stop to enter the Timanfaya National Park, your next visit as it has a parking lot where you can leave your car and reach by bus.
From here you can get the best view of the volcanic area that surrounds it. Great!
Timanfaya National Park
With an age of 3 centuries it arose the special landscape on Lanzaroteone of the most important natural parks in Spain.
To access the park you have to pay an entrance fee of 10€ per person, since the entrance is not free, this ticket includes a bus ride through the most beautiful places of the national park.
Even if you want to do one of the popular Timanfaya hiking trails to fully immerse yourself in this beautiful area, you need to book them in advance. Enjoy the most beautiful place on the island! Spend the night in the small town of Uga.
Lanzarote Travel Guide: Day 3
The last day on the island…
In the morning, take a short stroll through the charming town of Uga, known for its proximity to Timanfaya National Park.
Although it has a charm that makes it special, small streets, with the atmosphere of a small rural town and with a distinct traditional Canarian architecturewhere the dominant color of all streets is white, with a particular contrast to the volcanic black of the surroundings.
The day continues with a road route through La Geria considered one of the most beautiful streets on the island, thanks to its particularly intoxicating and unique landscape, created years ago by the remains of the volcanic eruption. The route from Uga towards Playa de Famara includes all of La Geria.
It is a curious place because it is characterized by the cultivation of vines, holes dug in the volcano’s ash to protect its plants from the wind. The most interesting!
You can even visit some of the wineries in the area for a full immersion in this area.
An ideal beach for surfing and water sports fans, both amateurs and beginners One of the most sought after beaches for its variety of waves.
Frequented by both locals and tourists, it is a wild and natural beach at its purest.
Stop at this beautiful viewpoint, also known as the Malpaso Viewpoint, designed by the renowned Canarian artist César Manrique.
From here you can enjoy fascinating views of the Atlantic, the Corona volcano and the small town of Haría one of the most beautiful panoramic views of Lanzarote.
Cave of the Greens
Before the sunlight fails, go to the Cueva de los Verdes, a tunnel formed by the Volcán de la Corona, one of the most extensive and peculiar tunnels in the world.
The entrance fee is €9.50 with a 20% discount after 3:00 p.m. The visit lasts 50 minutes.
Dive into the bowels of Lanzarote and discover this magical place that nature offers.
End the day exploring what is affectionately known as the “Valley of a Thousand Palms” is one of the special communities of the island.
Characterized by its microclimate, thanks to which it is one of the greenest areas of Lanzarote, in Haría you can find most of the native flora, especially the popular endemic species.
Visit the Mirador de los Helechos where you can contemplate the city’s large palm grove for some mesmerizing views.
Discover the Casa del Palmeral, a museum house designed by César Manrique, and stroll through not only the popular market, but also a town known for its handicrafts. Perfect to end the day and enjoy the atmosphere of the place!
Tips for a 3-day itinerary in Lanzarote
It is important that you know some useful pre-travel tips before starting your route through this beautiful island.
The best way to get around the island and create a perfect itinerary is Car hire in Lanzarote as it is comfortable, practical and with great freedom of movement.
Although the island has a large number of public transport systems connecting the most touristy places on the island, worrying about timetables, prices, stops and starting points is a handicap.
In addition, it is easy to drive around Lanzarte as there are ideal indications.