Salinas de Janubio

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El Golfo, Lanzarote

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By Jane Egginton, your Lanzarote expert

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expert-rated things to do in Lanzarote
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
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Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Great views / scenery, History, Sightseeing

Best for Escapists - Expert review of Salinas de Janubio

Spectacular saltpans offering lovely views and a historical insight.

I always make sure to stop off here on the way to El Golfo to lunch. When I stopped here with my father on my last visit, he chuckled: 'Of course you planned it that way', as if I had just stumbled across this magnificent vista by happy accident. Stand at the viewpoint at the side of the road to get a birds eye view of the painterly landscape of lilacs, yellows, greys and blues that changes colour almost minute by minute in the shifting light. The saltpans – the largest in the Canaries – are the last vestiges of an industry that has gone on for hundreds of years, and is now preserved by the EU. 

Expert tips: 
Stop off here on the way to lunch at El Golfo.
Birdwatchers take note: a large number of wader birds can be seen here.

More information on Salinas de Janubio:

Price guide:
Free
Type:
Natural wonder, Viewpoint
Address:
El Golfo, Lanzarote
Months open:
All year round
Indoor/outdoor?:
Outdoor

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