The development of Lanzarote for tourism was advised by the local artist, César Manrique, so there there are no high rise buildings that often spoiled tourist expansion on mainland Spain. He campaigned for traditional and environmentally friendly development, and even controlled the use of colours used on buildings.
Out and About
Most tourists stay in Puerto del Carmen and this is a well established centre with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. There are good links to beaches nearby and this centre offers the best entertainment facilities for tourists. There are other newer developments in Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise where all inclusive hotels offer complete holiday entertainment, and holiday makers seldom leave their complexes as everything is provided.
The striking volcanic scenery on Lanzarote is best described as “out of this world”.
Timanfaya National Park is the best place to see the lava fields, salt marshes and volcanic cones that dominate the surreal landscape.
The coast of Lanzarote provides unique walking opportunities, with the northern coastline being more rocky and rugged and the south coast offering sandy beaches and gentle hills.