Lanzarote's unparalleled combination of volcanos and beaches render it one of the most filmed locations in the world. Here are 20 truly photogenic places found on the island.
1. Timanfaya National Park
The extensive volcanic landscape this park has to offer is an absolute must-see for every Lanzarote visitor. It was formed between 1730 and 1736 AD, a period which saw continuous volcanic eruptions on the island. Walking in the park feels like walking on the surface of the moon and there are even live demonstrations to show how volcanoes erupt!
2. El Charco de los Clicos
El Charco de los Clicos is the island's most outstanding nature reserve due to its bizarre formation. The juxtaposition of the green lagoon and the striking blue of the sea make for a breathtaking view. To appreciate its beauty in fruition, it's recommended to visit during sunset.
3. Playa de Papagayo
This is arguably one of the most popular beaches in the region and it's no surprise as to why. Located in the natural monument of Los Ajaches, the beach is well sheltered from the wind, creating perfectly still turquoise waters. The calm and clear sea makes it the perfect beach to bring children and to try activities such as snorkeling.
4. Playa Famara
A beach like no other: Famara's dramatic appearance explains why it was chosen as the setting for the filming of Broken Embraces. With reflective sand and impressive cliffs, the beach truly looks postcard-perfect. Appearances aside, the formation of the beach creates the perfect environment for watersports. So, if you are looking to surf, body board or kite surf, Famara's winds and waves are a surfer's dream!
5. Jardin de Cactus
Over 1,100 species of cacti can be found in this special garden, which was created in a disused quarry. Whether you are a plant lover or lacking a green thumb, the garden is so unique that every visitor is left feeling as though they have walked into a completely different world. If walking around does not appeal, you can grab a cactus-tinged burger at the cafe and enjoy a top down view.