06:18:14 Tuesday, 22nd August 2017
Mostly clear

21°C

Walk in the footsteps of famed artist César Manrique, who spent some of his happy teenage years in the picturesque fishing village of La Caleta de Famara on the north coast of Lanzarote. Tranquil and idyllic, this seaside community is an ideal place to spend some time to relax and enjoy a nice meal in one of the seafood restaurants here.

La Caleta marks the beginning of Playa de Famara, a long beach with white sand – many consider it the most beautiful on the island – stretching along the foot of the rugged cliffs of Risco de Famara. These impressive precipices rise up to around 1,970 feet (600 metres) and are a popular starting point for dare-devil hang-gliders. The waves here attract water sport enthusiasts like experienced surfers and kite-surfers since waves and currents are too strong for swimmers.

The road from La Caleta to Famara, a modest settlement with white and green bungalows, is often covered with sand and from time to time it even needs a sweep.