Risco de Famara

The village of Famara is located in the north of Lanzarote, along the west coast. The village itself is fairly deserted in February. To get to the promenade along the sea, we have to pass a few 'sloppy', even 'dirty' streets. In the small bay, on the beach, there are a few restaurants with a view of the Risco de Famara. The menu is actually superfluous. The waiter recommends FISH and we can only give one advice : order it.

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Famara is mainly known by surfers, who use the (sometimes high) waves on the long sandy beach of Famara. Surf equipment can be rented on site.

From the village you have a magnificent view of the Risco de Famara : cliffs over a length of about 15 kilometers, that rise steeply from the sea to a height of 550 meters. On top of the cliff is the highest point of the island, the Penas Chache (672 meters).

Hiking along the Risco de Famara

The area north of Famara, together with the 5 islands north of Lanzarote, belongs to the Natural Park of the Chinijo Archipelago.You are therefore supposed to follow the paths. From Famara there are two hiking trails along the Risco de Famara.

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If you drive to Famara, you will pass Teguise, the old capital of Lanzarote (currently Arrecife owes this honor). You will not find real attractions, but the narrow streets invite for a walk. If you are not afraid of the crowds, you have to come to the Teguise market on Sunday morning. The local merchants stow their goods. Keep in mind that you can walk over the heads. Even in February it was very busy. What would this be in the high season?