With its endless beaches, glitzy resorts and unworldly scenery, Lanzarote has long been the territory of European holidaymakers and it’s easy to see why so many visitors return year after year. With limited time to explore, you’ll have to cherry-pick the highlights to make the most of your trip, so here are a few ideas for how to spend three days in Lanzarote.
Lanzarote’s small size means you can take in the top attractions in one day, so hire a car or book on a guided full-day tour to make the most of your time. Start with a scenic drive through the Timanfaya National Park, stopping off to admire the imposing peaks of the Fire Mountains (Montañas del Fuego), then head to nearby El Golfo, where the emerald green crater lake is one of the island’s most iconic views. The vineyards of La Geria are also worth a visit, where you can enjoy wine tasting, then head for the unique lava cave resort of Jameos Del Agua, the masterwork of local artist César Manrique.