The municipality of Tinajo occupies the central western part of the island and is marked by its volcanic nature, especially by the eruptions originating from Timanfaya and from its highest volcano, known as Tinguatón, part of which is included within its boundaries. These have covered a large area of the municipality in lava.
PLAZA DE SAN ROQUE (San Roque Square)
The Plaza de San Roque is located in the heart of the town of Tinajo. It is situated next to the Church of San Roque, the patron saint of the municipality, and Tinajo Town Hall. Around the square can be found small shops and bars.
MERCADO AGRÍCOLA Y TRADICIONAL (Traditional Agricultural Market)
Every Saturday morning, the traditional agricultural market takes place in Mancha Blanca. Different sectors participate, selling traditional products from the area’s agriculture and cattle farming, as well as sea produce and baked goods.
ERMITA DE LOS DOLORES (Los Dolores Chapel)
Located in the town of Mancha Blanca, the chapel was built in 1781. Inside can be seen the Virgen de los Dolores (or de los Volcanes), the patron saint of the island, worshipped in Lanzarote for her supposedly miraculous role during the volcanic eruptions of 1730-1736 and 1824. It was precisely her supposed intervention during the 1730-1736 period of eruptions that led to the promise to build the chapel. Next to the church can be seen the cross that marks the point where the lava changed course. Every 15th September the island celebrates a holiday in honour of its patron saint.
MIRADOR DE GUIGUAN (Guiguan Viewpoint)
The Guiguan volcanic crater is located to the south of the town, on the slope towards Mancha Blanca. It is about 324 metres high and is located close to the Parque Natural de los Volcanes. A group of houses have been built around the crater. There is a small viewpoint, and next to the viewpoint can be found Bodegas Guiguan.
CENTRO DE VISITANTES E INTERPRETACIÓN DE MANCHA BLANCA (Visitor and Interpretation Centre)
The Centro de Interpretación y Visitantes de Mancha Blanca, located on the right hand side of the road that goes from Tinajo to Yaiza, is dedicated to the display of information and the presentation of interpretative activities that prepare the visitor to fully understand and enjoy the Parque Nacional de Timanfaya.
VOLCÁN DEL CUERVO (El Cuervo Volcano)
The Volcán del Cuervo is the perfect place to explore and immerse yourself in Lanzarote’s volcanic landscape. There is a signposted trail, which is rated low difficulty, which allows you to go around the volcano and inside the crater.
Opposite the Volcán del Cuervo, on the other side of the road, you will find another trail, rated low difficulty, which is about 6 km long and which provides enjoyable views as you go around Montaña Colorada. This is a fascinating landscape in which the reddish colours and volcanic bombs stand out against the slopes of the mountain.
CALDERA BLANCA (Blanca Crater)
Caldera Blanca is located in the centre of the island and forms part of the Parque Natural de los Volcanes. It was the product of eruptions long before those of 1730 and 1736. It is the largest crater on the island and measures 6 km in diameter. There is a signposted trail, rated low difficulty, that takes you up to the top and then borders the crater. You will be able to observe a large area of volcanic landscape and cross the hardened lava flows.
LA SANTA – THE QUEMAO WAVE
La Santa is the municipality’s fishing town. As well as being known for its fresh fish and its prawns, it is here in la Santa that the famous Quemao wave breaks, creating an internationally recognised surf spot.