We give you six of our best spots. Promise to cherish them!

We spent last week on the edge of the world, Famara on the northeast coast of Lanzarote. It’s a special place; washed by the dramatic Atlantic; flanked with pinkish sunsets over black volcanic mountain backdrops and constant red flags on the surf-friendly beach. One of the bungalows where we stayed plays an important part of Pedro Almodóvar’s Broken Embraces – see it!

After a week of planning the future of Make it last we spent the weekend visiting some of our favorite spots of Lanzarote – all far from Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen and Arrecife (yes, there’s much more to this island than the tourist traps).

We give you six of our best spots. Promise to cherish them!

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Playa Famara 

For coffee and surf vibing at Croissanteria by the village square, fish dinners at El Risco, and most importantly, walks on the beach and beyond as well as surfing and swimming in the dramatic Atlantic. We could stay in Famara for months, in one of the bungalows near the Famara cliff, staring at the ocean writing our memoires.

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El Golfo

To see the green lagoon Lago Verde (Charco de Los Clicos), have lunch at Casa Rafa (just eat whatever fish of the day that they offer, and don’t you dare say no to the garlic, they say it’s good for your memory) and to take a volcanic walk at the start of the National Park of Timanfaya north of the village.



To chat with the nice brits (their baking is so-so, but the scones are ok!) of Jonny Bakes, have lunch or dinner at Cantina (when you’re tired of fresh fish and salted potatoes, if that’s even possible), and an afternoon drink at La Palmera behind the church.


Casa César Manrique in Haría

Walk through the dream house that served as home of Lanzarote’s pride, artist and architect César Manrique, the four years before he died in a car accident in the village Haría. Did we say DREAM HOUSE? It’s amazing, from bathrooms to studio space.


Jardín de Cactus

Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech has nothing on this cactus garden. As with most sights worth visiting on the island, it’s compiled by César Manrique. Located near the town of Guatiza, this spot is good for escaping the wind.


Mirador del Rio

Also Manrique’s work, initially envisaged as a grand restaurant, Mirador del Rio serves as an aesthetically perfect space framing the breathtaking view across to the island of La Graciosa. No food by good for a drink and snacks.


Aziza Azim: WONDERFUL!!!
April 6, 2015

Alexa: Great guide! thank you x
March 31, 2015

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