Salinas de Janubio

Address: El Golfo, Lanzarote, Spain

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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. 

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Expert tips

Birdwatchers take note: a large number of wader birds can be seen here.

Stop off here on the way to lunch at El Golfo.

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • First-time travellers
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Great views / scenery
  • Sightseeing
  • History