For Explorers: Lanzarote North Tours
The vast north of Lanzarote contains an almost inexhaustible amount of sights and excursion destinations. The north is therefore an excellent area for explorers. In this part of the island, the most important son and artist of the island of César Manrique has left his unmistakable marks in many places. In addition, the northernmost village Órzola forms the bridge to La Graciosa. The smallest inhabited Canary Island, La Graciosa, is also one of their biggest attractions. In addition, the Mirador del Río viewpoint also offers a breathtaking view of the entire north coast.
There are also countless other sights in the north of Lanzarote. The Pirate Museum in Teguise, for example, is definitely worth a visit. And the municipal capital of San Bartolomé also captivates with its typical Canarian charm. The town of Haría also has a few surprises in store. There are so many organized trips that lead to the northern region. You therefore have the opportunity to explore this charming area in a very comfortable way. How to get there and other interesting information can be found in this article.
- The tours to the north
- The sights of the north
- The weather in the north
- The beaches in the north
- The hotels in the north
- All our excursions in the north of Lanzarote
Things to Do in Lanzarote North
Tours to the North of Lanzarote
There are various guided tours that lead you to the north of the island. For the more active, we recommend hiking to La Corona volcano. On this tour you will discover the Famara massif with its many wonderful viewpoints. Finally, visit Haría and the Valley of 1000 Palms. However, there are also some bus tours to the north. And from Órzola, some operators offer boat trips towards La Graciosa. You can spend an unforgettable day off the coast of this pretty little island. Or you can explore the Chinijo archipelago further north with the island of Isla de Montaña Clara.
Selection of Excursions in the North of Lanzarote
For holidaymakers in the northern part of the island - especially in Costa Teguise - it is crucial to determine whether the operators will pick you up at your hotel when choosing your excursion. As some of the operators based in the south of the island, do not pickup in the north. We have therefore allocated the offers on our website to the pickup regions north, center and south. We want to make it easier for you to choose the excursions that include hotel transfers for hotels in the north. At the end of this article you will find all organized excursions assigned to the North region. We would like to point out that the city of Arrecife hardly plays a role in terms of tourism despite its size. For this reason, most operators do not pick up participants there.
Attractions in Lanzarote North
Many of the most interesting and impressive sights of Lanzarote are located in the north. You should definitely have seen the following three:
Haría and the Valley of 1000 Palm Trees
Haría is the seat of the municipality of the same name. This cozy town lies in the so-called valley of 1000 palm trees. But not only palm trees thrive in the place. They are also tropical plants, some of them even only grow there. This abundance of plants exists thanks to the prevailing microclimatic conditions. The center of the village is Plaza León y Castillo, in front of the church Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación, with its laurel and eucalyptus trees. The artist César Manrique spent the last years of his life in Haría before he died in a car accident in 1992 at the age of 73. He is buried in the local cemetery.
Barranco de Tenegüime
This gorge is the result of millions of years of water erosion. It has been under nature protection since 1994 and is home to a number of rare and endemic plant species. The rock faces rise to between 150 and 500 meters in height on both sides. In winter the river bed carries water and makes this impressive natural monument a worthwhile destination for hikers. The best way to get to the Barranco de Tenegüime is from Guatiza.
This pretty town is also the administrative seat of the municipality of the same name. The typical white painted houses of Lanzarote in the Canarian architectural style characterize its cityscape. Fortunately, San Bartolomé has been able to preserve its originality over the years, and this is what particularly delights its visitors. The indigenous people already settled this place, which lies at the foot of the mountain Mina. For this reason, you can today admire old Canarian handicrafts and wine presses in its Museum Tanit. In the garden of the museum you have the opportunity to stroll over a small market and on the terrace you can relax with a coffee.
Other Sights of the North
We have now described some of the sights in the north of Lanzarote. You can find more on our Lanzarote Sightseeing page. You can also find comprehensive information on the island of La Graciosa and the villages of Arrecife and Costa Teguise on their detailed pages. Just click.
Interesting Facts About the North of Lanzarote
The Weather in the North of Lanzarote
In the north, the weather is increasingly influenced by the Famara massif with the highest island elevation (Peñas del Chache, 670 meters). However, this influence is not as extreme as, in Gran Canaria, for example, where the mountain range of the island center is up to 2,000 meters high. There, the surveys cause that the clouds, which mostly come from the north, stop on the north side and rain down there. In Lanzarote, on the other hand, the clouds usually simply fly over the Famara massif and the island. Nevertheless, the humidity brought along still provides some rain in the north, whereas it has usually already evaporated before it reaches the south part. With just 16 rainy days a year, this is hardly worth mentioning. Otherwise, the climate in the north of Lanzarote is largely balanced. As in the rest of the island, the average temperatures here in summer are around 26, 27 degrees Celsius and in winter around 23, 24 degrees.
The Most Beautiful Beaches in the North of Lanzarote
Playa Caletón Blanco
The northern coasts of all the Canary Islands are often avoided by holidaymakers as they are known as wild and impetuous. And therefore vacationers on Lanzarote miss out on one of the most beautiful natural beaches of the island. The powdered white sand stands in an exciting contrast to the black lava rocks in the area. At low tide, some natural water pools are created, which are ideal for children. However, there are no lifeguards, restaurants or other infrastructure.
Are you looking for tranquility and need a day to relax, far away from the hustle and bustle? Then this fine white sandy beach is the right one for you. However, the journey is a bit tedious. First you will have to take the ferry from Órzola to La Graciosa. Then walk about 45 minutes on foot to reach this little treasure. You will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the Famara massif in Lanzarote and an idyll. The lagoon-like beach is protected by the surrounding rock formations in such way that the sea is always calm and the beach is also suitable for children.
Playa de Famara
This beach is only suitable for sightseers and surfers. Waves and currents are so strong that bathing can be dangerous. The fine sand strip is framed by the Famara massif, so that an exciting backdrop invites you to have a walk. Surfers can stock up on equipment in the village of Caleta de Famara and other visitors can enjoy the view of the Atlantic from one of the small beach bars.
Charco del Palo
The small town of the same name was the first place in the Canary Islands to receive a nudist license in 1980. Since then, the island's nudist center has been located there, which has resulted into commercialized nudist tourism. In the facilities of the center, it is normal to stay without clothing. Some natural pools have been created in the rocks of the local beach, which can be reached via ladders and stairs. But you are also welcome to this beach if you prefer to stay dressed.
Hotels in the North of Lanzarote
In the northern part of Lanzarote you will find most of the hotels in the holiday resort Costa Teguise. But also in the less touristy places like Charco del Palo and Caleta de Famara there are a few apartment complexes and holiday apartments. As everywhere in the Canary Islands, there are hotels in every star category in the north of Lanzarote. According to Internet research, the 5-star Meliá Salinas and the 4-star facilities Grand Teguise Playa and the Barceló Teguise Beach are among the most popular hotels in the north of Lanzarote.
Tours and Excursions for Holidaymakers in the North
Boat and Yacht Excursions, Dolphin and Whale Watching
Season: All‑season Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Duration: 2,5 hours Two of the most beautiful nature experiences on Lanzarote combined to an absolutely fantastic boat tour. Experience whales and dolphins in the wild and enjoy the stunning Canarian sunset on…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Monday*, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday* Duration: 5 hours / * from 15.07. to 15.09. On board of this luxurious sailing catamaran you will be greeted in style with a mojito. This fabulous tour takes you to the beautiful Papagayo beaches of Lanzarote. You start…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Duration: 3,5 hours Embark to this awesome boat trip to the exceptionally beautiful Papagayo Beaches during your holiday in Lanzarote. Go kayaking, snorkeling or just relax on the inflatables. Drinks and food…explore
Bus and Minibus Excursions, Jeep Safaris and Day Trips to Fuerteventura
Season: All‑season Days: Tuesday and Thursday Duration: 7 hours An exciting expedition in safari style into fascinating volcanic landscapes. The volcanic imprint is omnipresent in the south of Lanzarote. With the 4x4 convertible minibus, which is like a…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Duration: 7 hours Discover a Lanzarote that remains hidden to many. The all-terrain convertible minibus in Jeep style make it possible. Your adventurous route takes you off the usual tourist beaten tracks…explore
Buggy and Quad Tours
Season: All‑season Days: Daily except Sunday Duration: 2,0 hours An exhilarating tour through the beautiful Lanzarote with the unique Polaris Slingshot. The open roadster on 3 wheels undoubtedly provides a unique driving experience and driving pleasure without…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Daily except Sunday Duration: 3,5 hours An exhilarating tour through the beautiful Lanzarote with the unique Polaris Slingshot. The open roadster on 3 wheels undoubtedly provides a unique driving experience and driving pleasure without…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Daily except Sunday Duration: 5,5 hours An exhilarating tour through the beautiful Lanzarote with the unique Polaris Slingshot. The open roadster on 3 wheels undoubtedly provides a unique driving experience and driving pleasure without…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Daily except Sunday Duration: 3 hours An exhilarating quad tour through the volcanic landscape of Lanzarote’s fascinating neighboring island of Fuerteventura. It is known that the excitement increases with the extension of the off-road track…explore
Bicycle and Segway Tours
Ride Excursions on Horses or Camels
JetSki, Parasailing, Flyboard and Water Sports Combinations
Hiking and Climbing
Season: October to April Days: Thursday Duration: 6,5 hours Conquer the volcanic craters of the impressive Famara massif. This guided hiking tour across the mighty rock wall, which rises 500 m from the Atlantic Ocean, offers spectacular panoramic…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Wednesday, Friday Duration: 5 hours Cross solidified the lava flows and climb the volcanic cones of Lanzarote. Discover the wonderful world of volcanoes: Lava canals, volcanic tunnels, cold lava seas and spectacular craters. This is…explore