Mirador del Rio

Price guide: Budget

7km North of Haria, Lanzarote, 35520

Price guide: Budget

Mirador del Rio
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By Jane Egginton, your Lanzarote expert

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#16 of 30
expert-rated things to do in Lanzarote
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Great views / scenery, History, Nature / wildlife

Expert review of Mirador del Rio

Magnificent lookout with sweeping views.

I always get a thrill coming up to this viewpoint at the northerly most point of Lanzarote. It's a wonderful spot to brush away the cobwebs and just drink in the spectacular scene below. Named after the 2-km-ribbon of water (Rio means river) that lies between the two islands, local architect, César Manrique even had his hand in this island attraction, announced by one of his handworked signs in metal. Originally a gun battery, the mirador (viewpoint) stands at 480 metres on top of the cliffs of Famara, commanding a panoramic view across the blue waters to the island of La Graciosa and the oldest salt pans in the region, the Salinas del Río. Visitors walk inside through a long white curving corridor to two huge underground domes with enormous glass windows, a bar/cafe and shop.

Price advice: 

The 4.50 euros entry fee seems a little steep – this is after all a viewpoint.

Expert tips: 
Go on a fine day.
If you walk a little to the left of the entrance, it is possible to see a similar view without paying.

More information on Mirador del Rio :

Price guide:
7km North of Haria, Lanzarote, 35520
928 526 548
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Daily 10am–5.45pm.

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