Christian Rosillo and his girlfriend know that better than anyone and discovered some of the best of Lanzarote and the wildest corners of the island, just the two of them. And a camera, of course, so we get to go along for the ride.
The best of Lanzarote
Check out their video to discover what to see in Lanzarote as a couple, and then keep scrolling for everything you need to know about the most magical spots on the island.
Mirador del Río, Lanzarote
Christian and his girlfriend decided to start their trip on a high, literally. They headed for the stunning Mirador del Río viewpoint, created by the prolific, famous local artist and architect César Manrique.
In the north of the island, at 474 metres above sea level, it offers incredible panoramic views over a national park. If you’re a fan of skateboarding and have come to Lanzarote for an active holiday then the roads around here are the perfect spot for you to practice.
Timanfaya National Park
Like the vast majority of visitors to Lanzarote, Christian and his girlfriend couldn’t miss out on visit to Timanfaya National Park, which is, without doubt, a representation of the best of Lanzarote.
This incredible landscape was formed by lava flow from massive eruptions in the 18th century, which covered what was once arable land and created a striking moonscape which remains much the same today.
See the incredible landscapes for yourself, marvel at the ongoing geothermal activity and even eat food cooked over geothermal heat at the El Diablo restaurant, another Manrique creation.
César Manrique Foundation
Are you sensing a theme here? Enchanted by Manrique’s work, as it’s almost impossible not to be, on their couple’s holiday in Lanzarote they headed for the foundation.
This building was once his home and studio, and is now somewhere you can find all about Lanzarote and this unique man. It was built in 1968, and uses the natural spaces created by five volcanic bubbles at the lower level.
It’s a fascinating spot to visit to discover the best of Lanzarote, both thanks to the building itself, and the chance to learn about Manrique. Perfect for the couple with a taste for culture.
Famara Beach in Lanzarote
Famara beach can be a great surfing spot under the right conditions, but in this case the couple chose to go paddle boarding here.
When you’re making your list of what to do in Lanzarote, it has to include watersports. Choose from a whole range of watersports on this striking beach, with majestic cliffs that are reflected on the sand at low tide.
Surf beach in Lanzarote: La Santa
If you’re looking for the best beaches in Lanzarote for surfing, Christian found his in the shape of La Santa.
This surf spot is only for experienced surfers, as the swell is strong. Anyone whose skills aren’t quite up to it can enjoy the show from the shore, preferably beer in hand.
The small village of La Santa is a nice place to visit, surf or no surf, with a peaceful harbour and plenty of good restaurants.
On the hunt for calmer waters, they headed for this tranquil spot. There are a few white sand beaches in this area, and a few sandy coves called the Caletones.
This is also where you can catch a ferry to the island of La Graciosa. With only 600 inhabitants living in Caleta del Sebo and no cars, it’s like stepping back in time. Taking the ferry out to this tiny island is a great day trip for beach lovers.
Last but most certainly not least, they rounded their visit off with a stop in Arrecife.
It’s a vibrant city that was once a small fishing village, and for a time was the island’s capital. There are some fantastic spots for snorkellers and for swimming, and the harbour is very picturesque, but there are also plenty of shops and restaurants to be discovered.
Round off a day here with a stroll along the promenade between the town’s two beaches.