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Things to do in El Golfo, Spain

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Volcanoes and Caves: Full-Day Tour of Lanzarote

1. Volcanoes and Caves: Full-Day Tour of Lanzarote

Enjoy a fantastic day out on this tour of Lanzarote. See the picturesque village of Yaiza on the edge of the volcano, where you’ll have the opportunity to admire the volcanic crater of the Timanfaya mountains or simply enjoy a cup of cafe con leche (coffee with milk). You then head west towards the impressive rocky coast of Los Hervideros, with unique structures formed by volcanic eruptions. See Lago Verde, a green lake in the middle of the black sand beach of El Golfo. Admire the bay made from tuff and lava, with unusual colors and bizarre shapes. You’ll than travel by bus towards Timanfaya National Park. Here you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a short ride on a dromedary and to experience the world on top of these fascinating animals. Marvel at the Montañas del Fuego (Fire Mountains), try out amazing experiments with the geothermal energy, and enjoy the breathtaking tour through the national park. Learn about the history of this natural wonder's development. During a break in Mancha Blanca, take the opportunity to visit the famous church of Nuestra Senora de los Dolores. Admire the beautiful Canary architecture and see the statue of Madonna which, according to legend, halted the flow of lava from a volcanic eruption. Visit the picturesque wine-growing region of La Geria and learn more about the painstaking work associated with the local methods of wine growing. You can also taste the delicious local wines in a local Bodega (cellar). Passing by the Monumento al Campensino, the tour heads to the green northern side of the island with the Valley of 1000 Palms. Experience a landscape completely different from what you have seen so far on the island. Enjoy the enchanting atmosphere along the way to one of the island's highest viewpoints. Admire the fantastic view of the Valley of 1000 Palms, Monte Corona, and the northeastern coastline with its picturesque villages. Visit Jameos del Agua, one of the most beautiful places in Lanzarote. Visit a cafeteria decorated with beautiful hanging baskets, a concert hall, a pool, and a small lake which connects to the sea.

Lanzarote: Full Day Bus Tour with Scenic Views

2. Lanzarote: Full Day Bus Tour with Scenic Views

Explore the diverse landscapes of Lanzarote on a full-day bus tour of the island and compare the north and south. Get pick-up from your hotel in Playa Blanca, Arrecife, Puerto de Carmen, or Costa Teguise and journey to Timanfaya National Park to see the lunar landscapes formed by the last eruptions of the 18th century. Witness the geothermal activity that provides heat for the island. Then, follow the route of volcanoes as you head south and cross the area bordering Timanfaya and the protected landscape of La Geria. Stop at El Golfo, known for its spectacularly green lake. Go to the capital city at Teguise and admire the stunning views from Peñas del Chache at the highest point on Lanzarote. Take photos of the northeastern coastline and Haria, home of The Valley of the Thousand Palm trees. Finally, visit Jameos del Agua, a series of lava caves with an underground auditorium, restaurant, and salt lake. See nature and mankind come together in this space created by César Manrique. Admire the subterranean gardens, blind albino crabs, and the fascinating museum of La Casa de Los Volcanes. After appreciating artistic creation in harmony with the environment at the volcanic caves, it’s time to go back to Lanzarote.

Lanzarote Day Tour of Timanfaya National Park Area

3. Lanzarote Day Tour of Timanfaya National Park Area

On this 7-hour excursion, you’ll explore the natural sites of southern Lanzarote. The last volcanic eruptions in the area occurred in the 18th century, creating a unique landscape. The centerpiece of the tour is the stunning Timanfaya National Park, which has been the shooting location for several films. The park’s terrain was used to represent the landscapes of other planets, such as Mars. See geothermal demonstrations on the Islet of Hilario, where the latent heat from past eruptions is still potent. Continue on a drive along the famous Volcanoes Route. Surrounding the park you’ll find natural wonders such as the Sea of Lava near the white village of Yaiza. Take in panoramic views as you pass Los Hervideros, El Golfo, and Green Lake. At El Camacho, you can take an optional camel ride. In La Geria you'll visit a winery. This area is known for its Malvasia grape vineyards and the unique methods the local have devised to cultivate the difficult land.

Lanzarote: 3-Hour Guided 3-Wheeled Roadster Tour

4. Lanzarote: 3-Hour Guided 3-Wheeled Roadster Tour

Embark on a fun and unique tour experience as you explore Lanzarote on a 3-wheeled roadster. See more of the area in less time, visit famous locations and enjoy entertaining commentary from your local guide along the way. Meet your guide, and get an instructional session on riding a roadster. Explore the central-southern part of the island, from the volcanic landscapes of La Geria vineyards to charming villages like Tinajo. Travel the road to Timanfaya National Park and the Fire Mountains, then head to Yaiza and the Salinas de Janubio, where you can see where salt is produced. Visit the fishing village of El Golfo, and stop in Los Hervideros to snap awesome photos and change drivers.

Lanzarote: Volcanos of Timanfaya and Caves Tour with Lunch

5. Lanzarote: Volcanos of Timanfaya and Caves Tour with Lunch

Enjoy the incredible views of the volcanic island of Timanfaya on a guided day trip from Las Palmas. Visit the green lake along the rugged coastline of El Golfo. Stop for lunch in Yaiza and head to La Geria for a wine tasting. Finally, explore the volcanic tunnel and caverns of Los Jameos del Agua. Start by going to the southern part of the island throughout the lava coast with a panoramic view of Las Salinas de Janubio and Los Hervideros. Then, visit the sailor’s village of El Golfo to see the green lagoon. Continue your journey towards the volcanos and feel the heat of volcanoes and craters. For an additional cost, you can also ride camels. Then, visit the Timanfaya National Park and discover the Volcanoes Route. Enjoy lunch at Yaiza and stop at one of the wineries of La Geria to taste delicious wine. From there, head north and pass by the valley of the thousand palm trees. Then, arrive to Los Jameos del Agua to visit this natural cave associated with the artist César Manriquethe.

South Tour: Timanfaya National Park

6. South Tour: Timanfaya National Park

Discover the south side of Lanzarote enjoying the incredible views of this unique volcanic island. See the picturesque village of El Golfo with the fascinating Green Lagoon. This coastline is spectacular and the beauty of Los Hervideros and Salinas de Janubio will leave you impressed. Enjoy Timanfaya National Park and learn about the historical eruptions that took place on the island in the 18th Century. The landscape is unique. Admire the different forms and colors of the volcanoes. Ride a camel (not included) and feel like a explorer in a unexplored land. Visit the unique landscape of La Geria, the wine region of the island. Learn about the peculiar way of harvesting in this magnificent area. Then, taste the delicious wine yourself.

Full-Day Tour to the Volcanoes in Southern Lanzarote

7. Full-Day Tour to the Volcanoes in Southern Lanzarote

Experience a magical day in the fantastic South of Lanzarote. See the picturesque little town of Yaiza near the volcanoes and relish the opportunity to take beautiful panoramic photos of the volcanic craters at Timanfaya National Park or enjoy a café con leche. Then head west to the imposing rocky coast of Los Hervideros, where the unique structures arose from volcanic eruptions. Follow the coast to Lago Verde, a green sea off the black sand beach of El Golfo. Admire the bay of tuff and lava with its surprising colors and bizarre forms, then head to the camel park for an unforgettable ride on a camel if you so choose before going further into the volcanoes or Montanas del Fuego. Experience the astounding experiments with geothermics and enjoy the breathtaking round trip through the National Park. Learn more about the history of these natural wonders and hear authentic explanations of a volcanic eruption in the 18th century by a priest in Yaiza. Get an idea of how people's lives would be dictated by this force of nature. At the end of the day, visit the wine area in La Geria and sample wines from the region at a local vineyard.

Lanzarote: VIP Trip

8. Lanzarote: VIP Trip

There is no better way to discover Lanzarote island than with an 8 seater, air-conditioned minibus that allows you to drive on the secondary roads and see the beauty of the interior and its coastline. Explore the beautiful places of Las Salinas, Los Hervideros, El Golfo and Caleta de Famara during the morning. Stop in los Hervideros, where the ocean sculptured the lava, El Golfo village, visiting the unique green lagoon, a great natural attraction of the Island of Lanzarote and Caleta de Famara, one of the best surfing areas in Europe. Enjoy a typical Canarian lunch at Tao village, before you head to Teguise village, the first capital of the island, then the Castillo de Guanapay, where you can visit the Pirates Museum. Admire the two most important viewpoints of the island, Las Nieves, the highest point of the island and El Risco del mirador del Rio, where you can view the north part and La Graciosa island. Taste local products in Ye Village and finally, a small stop at one of the best beaches of the island “Caleton Blanco”, before returning to your hotel.

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What people are saying about El Golfo, Spain

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,896 reviews

Everything as described and punctual. The visit to the National park is amazing and really worth. If you go by your own with the park buses the queues to reach there are terrible, the parking is small so people have to wait in the car for hours. With this tour you go directly in the bus and skip the queues. The guide, Michael, made all the explanations really interesting. The visit to the winery was the worst part, nothing to see there, there are other wineries with a more interesting visit. The food at the restaurant is not that good, but fair enough for an all you can eat for 9 euros.

Fantastic guide, Roland, who spoke four languages with perfect accents. It was great to get out of the resorts and see more of the island. Pickup very close to hotel. Comfortable bus

It was a great way to enjoy the day and see lots of things. Our guide Erich was funny.

It was an amazing experience with a very funny guide man :) Thank you so much

very good. driver is very experienced, and the tour was excellent.