Since I specialise in customised one-to-one holidays in Lanzarote, I make it part of my service to recommend places to stay, if required. This is important since this kind of spiritual escape places great emphasis on connecting with natural the beauty of the unspoiled landscape. Yes, Lanzarote is a mass tourist destination and there are some fine places to stay within the 3 main designated tourists areas of Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca (I avoid PLaya Blanca, as it doesn’t fit with the tours logistically) and Costa Teguise.

However the rest of the island, thanks to the work of Cesar Manrique is pretty much unaffected by the standard seaside developments. Most people have no idea that Lanzarote is an important Biosphere Reserve and has a wealth of astonishing places incorporating cliff top walks, volcanic tours, secret beaches with sand of all colours, (including white!), nearby desert islands, geological treats, wildlife and Canarian  architecture. See below a picture gallery of a lovely converted Canarian Villa with superb views, owned by my friend Vincent and you can contact him directly here. He also has an apartment with a great view in the surfing village of Famara

My suggestion is to stay in off-beat rural, finca or eco accommodation where you can  deeply connect with healing mother Earth and enjoy stunning natural vistas. The owners are very keen to make your stay pleasurable and they can give you local information to make the most of your stay. I feature here a remarkable refurbishment of a rural lanzarote finca cottage which offers all the modernised architectural features with solar heating and photovoltaics but with Internet WiFi connection too. The views of the Chinijo archipelago, La Graciosa in particular, and the cliffs of Famara present a vista you will not see from any hotel or tourist facility.

There are a number of private accommodations in AirBNB with prime locations including an off-grid place owned by a friend of mine. 

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Check out the Gallery of Vincent’s Eco Cottage at Tao. (In slideshow mode, click to advance)