The Mirador takes over El Río, the narrow stretch of the sea separating Lanzarote from La Graciosa. Although unassuming on the outside, the inside hides surprising details and impressive glass windows, the eyes of El Mirador, conceived by the artist César Manrique’s
aiming to increase the effect of the panoramic view, and the monumental and unique sculptures hanging off the ceiling challenging gravity.

Photographed by WALTER KOBER

Cueva de los Verdes - the Green Caves

Jameos del Agua is a place on earth where nature and mankind decided to come together.

Jameos del Agua Restaurant The restaurant is located inside a volcanic tube created by the eruption of the Corona Volcano. 

Garlic Shrimp Gambas al Ajilo

Authentic Canarian Potatoes ( papas arrugadas)

The César Manrique Foundation is the institution responsible for keeping the cultural legacy of this great artist alive on his native island. César Manrique was born in 1919 in Arrecife and passed away in 1992, very near to where the Foundation that bears his name currently exists.

César Manrique Foundation is headquartered in a spectacular dwelling designed by César Manrique himself upon his return from New York City, when he decided to locate permanently at Lanzarote. This was his home for the 20 years running from 1968 to 1988, the longest he ever lived in a single place.

High volcanic ash monoliths, that maintain the memory of years gone by, challenging plants from America, Africa and Oceania. At the top, on a small hill, windmills can be seen on the horizon, still standing, where Canarian cornmeal was ground dating back to the 19th Century.

Jardín de Cactus was the last intervention work César Manrique performed in Lanzarote.The artist from Lanzarote could see beyond how run down the ancient rofera was. Roferas were the quarries that raids are taken from to create a very particular home for cactaceae flowers from all over he world. Cactus Garden by Cesar Manrique

Hesperia Hotel Located in the peaceful tourist center of Puerto Calero, the hotel features ocean views. 

If you choose a suite, you’ll enjoy views of the Atlantic and a spacious jacuzzi. The hotel also boasts four different swimming pools as well as a spa with sauna, hot tub and steam room. In addition, the area’s most magnificent beaches are just a 30-minute drive away.                 

Every guestroom has a terrace that is perfect for watching the sunrise.

Make a trip extra special by renting a sports car or convertible. Ride in luxury and comfort.

An exceptional service at the ground and in the air.

Closer to Africa than Europe, the island of Lanzarote is the most popular holiday destination in the Canary Islands. Athletes – in particular bicyclists and triathletes – have long considered Lanzarote the best place to train for the season. While snow is still on the ground in Germany, the hot sun shines upon the Atlantic island, creating pleasant conditions for many types of sport. Lanzarote is ideal for ambitious cyclists: The excellent road network provides competitive racers and leisure cyclists alike with excellent routes. With the right maps, you can explore the serene alternative routes through the island’s prominent volcanic landscape.

Painter? Architect? Sculptor? Interior Designer? Just how do you pigeonhole César Manrique? It´s not easy to label Lanzarote's most famous resident; as this creative Canarian's flights of fancy encompassed all of these disciplines - and many others too. And his imprint on his beloved birthplace is totally inescapable - as any visitor to the island will testify.

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