The best landscapes of Lanzarote. Get your camera ready!

Lanzarote is the island of magnificent picturesque landscapes that are waiting to be found. Today we will be sharing the best spots of Lanzarote to make photos. So take note, make your own plan and prepare your camera! Get ready for your holiday photo shoot!

1. Mirador del Río

The first spot of our photo trip is the incredible viewpoint over the small island La Graciosa called Mirador del Río. It is the most famous viewpoint of the island. Previously an old military fort at the top of the northern cliffs, it has been transformed into an incredible spot to admire the landscapes of the Canarias by the island’s favorite artist and architect, César Manrique. The most outstanding photography locations in Lanzarote are the work of this influential man.

Mirador del Río is located along the Batería del Río escarpment at around 470 meters above sea level. The view from this spot is so wonderful that you can spend all day there admiring the natural beauty. There are 2 viewing platforms, a café and a boutique that will surely make your trip to this viewpoint even better.

Mirador del Río|© Luc Viatour / WikiCommons
Vistas a la Graciosa. Mirador del Río|© Lapping / Pexels

2. Jameos del Agua

This whim of nature was formed by the eruptions of the Volcano of the Crown, locally known as Volcán de la Corona more than 3000 years ago. It was also designed by the César Manrique, and it is located in the municipality of Haría. Jameos del Agua consists of the three Jameos: ‘Jameo Chico’, ‘Jameo Grande’ and ‘Jameo de la Cazuela’.

The stunning nature of Jameos del Agua is perfect for an authentic photo shoot with its famous oasis lake in the middle of the desert. Besides the magnificent scene on the ground, you can also discover the curious underground habitat with the natural lakes below the sea level.

Jameos del Agua|© Max Pixel
Jameos del Agua|© Salomon10 / Flickr

3. Playa del Charco de los Clicos

Another extraordinary spot for you to consider putting on your list is the beach of Charco de los Clocos, famous for its Green Lagoon. It is located near El Golfo on the southwest coast of Lanzarote. This lake of seawater is another stunning example of volcanic landscapes on the island. Its striking pitch-black sand contrasts with red cliffs and a strange green lagoon (coloured by algae). There is a viewing platform for you to appreciate this spectacular and curious natural phenomenon.

El Golfo |© Oleg Znamenskiy / Shutterstock
Playa del Charco de los Clicos|© Miriela Rodríguez / WikiCommons

4. Jardín de cactus

The Cactus Garden is a great place to take unique photos, as it features over 1,000 species of cacti and other plants from America, Morocco, The Canaries and Madagascar. This was the last of Manrique’s works, a botanical garden sunk into the volcanic landscape.

Jardin de cactus|© Neufal54 / Pixabay
Jardin de cactus|© Lapping / Pixabay

5. Timanfaya National Park

When talking about landscapes of Lanzarote, we cannot skip the main attraction of the island – its ‘Martian’ panorama, created by the the volcanoes. In the Timanfaya National Park, you will have the opportunity to make the most unique pictures. This large park has 25 volcanoes in just over 50 square kilometres.

One of the most famous volcanos is Montaña del Cuervo, and it makes the landscape truly breathtaking. It is not posible to drive inside the park by yourself, so you will have to take a coach tour. We advise you to consider going there in the afternoon, when the crowds of tourists have dispersed and you have a better chance of taking a window seat in the coach.

At the end of the tour, the coach will take you to the restaurant El Diablo, where you will not only taste the meals prepared on the grill powered only by the heat from the volcano throat below, but also will have all Timanfaya Park before you. The restaurant has a panoramic view, as it is located at the top of the Islote de Hilario, the tallest point of the park.

Montaña del Cuervo|© Luc Viatour / WikiCommons
Timanfaya colors|© Andrés Nieto Porras / Flickr

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