Saramago and Lanzarote, a beautiful love story


Saramago and Lanzarote, a beautiful love story
It's not hard to imagine why Portuguese writer Jose Saramago fell head over heels in love with Lanzarote. The peaceful volcanic landscape, the constant presence of the intense blue sea with its calm waters, the warmth of the locals...we can find dozens of reasons. No wonder the Nobel Prize winner chose to set up home here in the Canary Islands. But we can't write as well as Saramago, and we know that words can be insufficient when it comes to describing this glorious island. So we've prepared a series of places to visit in Lanzarote in your low cost rental car, so you can really get to know the most volcanic island of the Canaries. Discover them with Payless!

1. Cueva de los Verdes (Verdes' Cave)

Named after the Verdes family, this natural monument will take your breath away. Formed thousands of years ago by a volcanic eruption, the cave has become a unique icon of the island of Lanzarote. As well as its stunning beauty, the Cueva de los Verdes is worth visiting for its extraordinary biological diversity. If you have the time, we recommend taking in one of the concerts that take place inside the cave. You won't believe the acoustics, and your journey in your low cost rental car will definitely be worth it!

2. Timanfaya National Park

Choose your favourite car from Payless, your low cost car rental in Lanzarote, and head straight for the stunning Timanfaya National Park for some truly unforgettable views. Here you can admire the incredible array of colours of the volcanic landscape: reds, browns and ochres that blend together into a stunning display. After a visit here, it's easy to understand why Saramago felt inspired by Lanzarote to write his masterpieces.

3. Salinas de Janubio (Janubio Salt Lakes)

Now for something completely different: after the dazzling volcanic colours, head somewhere almost completely white. Steer your low cost rental car to this corner where you'll discover more than 440,000 square metres of land that produces thousands of kilos of salt. This is a landscape like no other - after travelling through the volcanic countryside of Timanfaya, it's hard to believe that you're still on the same island.