One of the most beautiful and least talked about islands in the world is Lanzarote. This island has it all, wonderful beaches, national parks, scenic views, clear water, quirky architecture, and a special culture that you can’t find anywhere else. Lanzarote flights have just started to gain in popularity amongst airlines that means that the island will soon be packed with visitors year round. Find a Lanzarote flight now and get there before the masses! When you do, here are five things that you have to check out while you’re on your holiday.
Timanfaya National Park
This may not be what you think of when you hear the words national park. It isn’t green with lush fields. It is quite the opposite. It is dusty and covered in rocks, ridges and debris. Don’t worry this isn’t a battlefield. Back in the 1730s hundreds of volcanoes erupted leveling the area into what has become the number one most visited spot on the island.
Cesar Manrique’s House
Cesar Manrique is a famous artist from the island that did more than just make art. He lobbyed the islands government with passion to make strict planning rules and enforce them when it came to developing the island. He even built his house in the strict fashion that he lobbied for. The house looks normal from the outside but once you step inside you enter Manrique’s creative world. The rooms look futuristic and are built into volcanoe caves. His house is now the museum run by the Cesar Manrique Foundation.
Rancho Texas Park
This is an interesting theme park in Lanzarote. It is set to mimic the Old American Wild West. Here you can ride horses or ponies, depending on your preference, go canoeing, and search for gold. There is also a zoo in the park that houses all kinds of animals from tigers to snaks to giant turtles. Each night there is a party that includes line dancing and a barbecue.
Los Jameos del Agua
The Los Jameos del Agua is one of Manrique’s works. When he wanted a concert hall on the island he didn’t just erect one out of nowhere on a random patch of land. Instead, he built one into the island. Yes, he built a 600-seat auditorium into a few volcanic caverns in the island. Try your best to see a show to see how the sound travels inside of a volcanic cavern.
Jardin de Cactus
Another one of Manrique’s landscape projects is the Jardin de Cactus. If you were thinking that cacti are the theme of this garden then you would be 100% correct. As soon as you get to the entrance you are greeted by a large 8-meter tall metal cactus. As you walk through the garden hill side there are 10,000 cacti all around you. Manrique had Cacti come in from America, the Canary Islands, and Madagascar.