Welcome to the heart of Femes, a tiny mountain village in Lanzarote. Perched atop one of Lanzarote’s highest peaks, this is where you will find the Balcón de Femes. It’s a marvellous panoramic viewpoint towards Playa Blanca, Montaña Roja and, on a clear day, out across the Atlantic Ocean to Fuerteventura.
This hidden gem in Lanzarote is also ideal for sipping a drink or enjoying a meal while appreciating the view. And if you love watching the sun go down, you’ll want to come here to see it happen.
You’ll find three restaurants in Femes. Two have a viewing terrace, and the other is in a pretty garden across the road. Balcon de Femes Restaurant gets very good reviews on Tripadvisor.
Apart from the view and restaurants, there’s nothing else to do here, but Femes is still worth visiting. A few traditional whitewashed buildings are scattered around the 16th-century Church of San Marcial del Rubicon. There’s also a statue of the fictional beauty Mararía, who is featured in one of the most popular Canarian novels. One thing is for sure, you won’t find any tacky souvenir shops in Femes!
There is a walking trail that starts in the village. If that’s what you want to do, then ask inside the restaurant where the trail begins.
Femes may be a bit windy, but trust me, once you see the picture-perfect views cascading down the mountainside, the wind will be the last thing on your mind!
How to get to Femes in Lanzarote
If you’re heading towards Playa Blanca, consider taking this scenic back route through Femes instead of the main LZ-2 Arrecife to Playa Blanca Road. You’ll see the Femes turn-off on the roundabout by two petrol stations. Trust me, it’s worth the detour.
If Playa Blanca is your starting point, follow the road to the Papagayo beaches, take the Femes turn at the roundabout, and gear up for a straight drive towards the mountain top. Yes, the climb is steep, but the journey promises to be as awe-inspiring as the views from the top.
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