Mirador Del Rio, Lanzarote

4.2
Lookout · Tourist Spot
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. Using our world travel planner, Ye attractions like Mirador Del Rio can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Second visit to Mirador Del Rio. The drive up is eyepopping to say the least (We took the real scenic route) The views out across the Islands is absolutely breathtaking. Small entry fee.  more »
  • "Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times” Is really great to go there. The view is even nicer than I expected.  more »
  • Built into the side of a mountain, this place has the most spectacular views. I felt like I was at the top of the world, you could almost touch the clouds. A Cesar Manrique creation, the man was a...  more »
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  • Such an amazing drive along the north side of this beautiful and unique island. Just after visit of the nearest caves, follow the north road.Lanzarote may not have forest and green lands, but definitely something incredible experience to visit this island. All the Vulcanos and other interesting parks, like the famous cactus park and aqua parks. Also recommended to take the ferry and visit the local islands. Good weather all year round.
  • Fantastic views... Good shop.... Good food... Lovely coffee.... The view from the coffee shop was amazing. Well worth the visit... Lots of parking.
  • If the weather is good, it gives great views of the small island neaby, usually 30-60 minutes is enough. But I wouldn't recommend to go when its cloudy there even if the entry feels is half of normal, unless you are willing to wait for 1-2 hours for weather to possibly get better. Entry fees to here are reasonable, make sure to check opening hours before to you as most tourist attractions in Lanzorate are closed by 5-6 pm.
  • Best !WOW! effect I had so far. Angry that have to pay to enter some cafe but as You go inside and see the views....I was left speechless. Didn't expect this kind of place. Great cakes and coffee. Must see! Not a great photos-sorry.
  • Absolutely BREATHTAKING views of the northern coastline and the island of La Graciosa. It's like something from a 70s/80s James Bond movie; it would make an excellent villain's lair !!! Nice cafe and gift shop too. Well worth the visit !! Between photos and lunch we probably stayed about an hour !!

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