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Mirador del Rio, Lanzarote

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Designed by an artist, Mirador del Rio is a viewpoint perched 475 m (1,558 ft) on the Batería del Río. Once a lookout for ships landing clandestinely on the shore, this location was used to represent an alien planet in the BBC's "Doctor Who.” At the cafe lookout, you can view the island of La Graciosa. The gift shop located next to the cafe is built into the volcanic rock that makes up the small mountain. Use our Lanzarote trip itinerary maker to visit Mirador del Rio on your trip to Lanzarote, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The best views are found in this viewpoint where the colors mingle and the great landscape of this island can be seen. Accessible by car and well-signposted, it is advisable to purchase tickets before. I recommend buying the bonds that offers tourism of Lanzarote to visit the island, renting a car and visiting the sights in your air. These bonds can be purchased at any ticket office of the monuments. The most expensive is the 6 centres which costs 30 euros for adults (child 15 euros) and includes bonus 6: Cueva de los Verdes, MIAC - Castillo de San José, Cactus, Jameos del Agua, garden gazebo on the river and mountains of fire - Timanfaya. This bonus is valid for 14 days.
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  • Rode from Haria. Steady climb with a few steeper Kms in the middle. Great views from the top. Arm warmers needed for descent  more »
  • This is a great spot to enjoy stunning views over the Lanzarote coast line and La Graciosa island. Worth going out of your way for!  more »
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  • Well worth a visit with amazing views. Sadly this visit was dampened by heavy rainfall accompanied by thunder & lightning. We were however rewarded with sunshine & a rainbow at the end of our visit.
  • We had missed out seeing Mirador on previous visits so made sure we didn't miss out this time around. Cesar Manrique made use of the volcanic forms to create a stunning viewpoint overlooking Isla La Graciosa atop the high cliffs of El Risco. Get there early on a clear day and get yourself some breakfast and enjoy the views. Vertigo sufferers may want to ease themselves cautiously towards the railings.
  • Great views but it is strange to pay to enter a cafe, especially when the food on offer (pre-packed snack type food) is really poor even if it's very reasonably priced. I think it would be better to get rid of the entrance fee and improve the food offerings (with higher prices). Although theyd need to put in a kitchen. Until that happens eat before you go...
  • View is great! Food offer can be improved :) Roads are an adventure !
  • Beautiful view. Includes restaurant. Unclear why this costs euro 4.50 to go to as you can see the same view from the road 100m further.