Mirador Del Rio, a fabulous cliff top road with panoramic views

Mirador Del Rio is a very scenic viewpoint at an elevation of 473m (1,551ft) above the sea level, located in the northernmost part of the Canarian island of Lanzarote. It’s a fabulous cliff top road affording panoramic views.

Mirador Del Rio

The twisting road to this location, created in 1974 by the local artist César Manrique, is asphalted but very narrow. It’s called LZ-202. It’s a fabulous cliff top road affording panoramic views. The scenic cliff drive is nicknamed as Mirador Del Rio Scenic Road. The road can get quite busy during the holiday season. It’s closed to caravans due the winds. It’s just large enough for 2 cars (with not much space to spare if the cars are large).

The journey offers an exhilarating driving experience, with superb views. An incredible journey, an unforgettable experience. Located near the remains of an ancient military base that dates back to the end of the 19th Century the viewpoint provides unique, panoramic views. This is definitely one road trip that you want to record with lots of photographs. There are lots of viewpoints, official and unofficial. The road is a delight to drive, with every kind of twist and turn. In clear days the viewpoint offers stunning views of the eighth Canary Island, La Graciosa, and the group of islets part of the Chinijo Islands National Park. Starting from Hoya de la Pila (LZ-201 road), the ascent is 2.9 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 106 meters. The average gradient is 3.65%.