Located in the geographical center of Lanzarote, just outside San Bartolomé, Casa-Museo del Campesino was designed by César Manrique to recognise the efforts made by country people from Lanzarote and it provides an insight into architecture, agriculture, handicrafts and traditional gastronomy. In front of the museum stands 15 meters tall sculpture Monument of Fertility, built from water tanks of former fishing boats. Admission is free to the museum.
Red de Parques Nacionales offers free guided walks in the Timanfaya National Park. There are limited spaces available in the tours so it is important that you book online in advance. The walks are available in Spanish and English languages, it is required to speak the language in which the service is offered.
Aloe Vera is one of the wonders of Lanzarote, the varieties grown on the island are considered one of the best varieties of the world. You can visit Lanzaloe plantation in Orzola, the north of the island. The entrance is free and there are guides who will unveil to you the secrets of Aloe vera in 5 different languages (Spanish, English, French, German, Italian and Dutch).
El Golfo is a small fishing village and also the place of a breath taking natural phenomenon that is called the Lago Verde or Green Lagoon. Seawater got trapped on the shores in a form of a small lake that turned into green colour due to the algae living in it. From the car park you can easily walk by the cliffs to the Green Lagoon where you can adore the red colour of the cliffs, the green of the lake, the black of shores and the blue of the ocean creating a dramatic panoramic view.
On the way from El Golfo on road LZ-703 are Los Hervideros the so-called Boiling Waters. Why is that name? This natural formation consists of caves and inlets. The waves force the water through these holes making the water look like bubbling and eventually bursting through the holes leaving steam like vapour in the air. Although this attraction is quite off the beaten track, you will find a comfortable parking area by the road.
On the road LZ-703 towards Playa Blanca you will find the Salinas del Janubio, the only operating commercial salt works on the island. The main use of salt production was in the fish industry for preservation and processing. With the invention of the refrigerator the salt production decreased drastically but a small part of the production is still sold as high quality table salt.
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