Mirador del Rio

Address: 7km North of Haria, Lanzarote, 35520, Spain
Telephone: 928 526 548

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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.

Value for money

Price advice

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

Expert tips

If you walk a little to the left of the entrance, it is possible to see a similar view without paying.

Go on a fine day.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • First-time travellers
  • Mature travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • History
  • Nature / wildlife