Where to watch the Perseid meteor shower in Lanzarote

Eyes up this week, for a chance to catch the most spectacular meteor shower expected in the last 20 years.

The prime time is tomorrow night of the 11-12th August, when the experts are expecting to see up to 150 shooting stars per hour!

For the best chance to see The Perseids you need to find a space away from ambient light, our suggestions for good locations in Lanzarote include:

One of Papagayo’s spectacular beaches in Playa Blanca

Caletón Blanco beach near Órzola

Bosquecillo picnic area near Haría

Mirador del Río

Famara beach

El Cuervo in Timanfaya National Park

Green lagoon in El Golfo

Salinas de Janubio near Yaiza


You should plan to be outdoors for a few hours, it will take around half an hour for your eyes to adjust to the dark. You don’t need a telescope or binoculars, you can see the shooting stars with your naked eye. We suggest taking a picnic blanket / towel to lie flat on your back, and watch the night sky.

The best time is during the early hours of Friday 12th August, from when the moon sets around 01:00 until dawn breaks. The tip is to look about two thirds up in the night sky from the horizon, don’t continue looking in one spot, let your eyes wander and your peripheral vision should pick up the meteors.