Lanzarote is a popular destination, yet the island has retained much of its older character, with its volcanic landscape greatly unaffected by tourism. Playa Blanca is a family resort with a quiet atmosphere and an emphasis on beach holidays, Playa Papagayo being the most well-known. The Montanas del Fuego are a fascinating geological site, you can take a camel ride up the volcanic slopes for great views across the Parque Nacional de Timanfaya. There are tours to be taken across the almost lunar landscape and visitors can enjoy a meal at El Diablo panoramic restaurant. Jameos del Agua caves were formed by a volcanic eruption, and in the sixties were landscaped into a subterranean complex containing a swimming pool, nightclub and restaurant.
Puerto del Carmen is the island’s most popular resort, with easy access to the long golden beach that stretches along the coast. Teguise is a well-preserved town with a lively handicraft market and folk dancing every Sunday. Nearby Mozaga is a centre of wine production on the island.