is a great town to poke around on your own, but the market is
only open on Sunday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Even if you
don’t enjoy the market kind of thing, it is worth a trip to
see the architecture, and watch the people. While you are
there, go to the top of the Guanapay mountain to visit Castillo
de Santa Barbara (€3).
Built in the 16th century to be a watchtower over the shores of
Lanzarote, it was converted to a museum for emigrants in 1991.
The views are simply breathtaking.
can access these spectacular beaches by either a long drive
across unpaved roads that are not covered by your rental car
insurance, or by boat from either Puerto del Carmen or Playa
Blanca. Years ago, these beaches were so remote that only
the brave few would go there, which made them extra special.
They were originally nude beaches, but I don't think that is
still the case. With recent additions of a toll booth for
access (€3) and some smoothing of the road surface, access
is much easier. Shame really, but the addition of tourists
doesn’t do anything to alter the beauty of this part of the