Lanzarote is a unique island, with rugged landscapes and a volcanic essence. Although there are a thousand and one ways to enjoy Lanzarote, a different Lanzarote for everyone and even a Lanzarote for each season, the island has some essential activities that nobody visiting the island should miss.
Here we suggest some ideas to make the most out of your experience on the island.
1. Bathe on unspoilt beaches
The Costa de Papagayo is a series of wild beaches in the south of Lanzarote – some large and wide, like the Caleta del Congrio, and others smaller, like the Caleton de San Marcial. With golden sands, crystalline waters and guaranteed good weather.
2. Visit Lanzarote’s entrails
Cueva de los Verdes is within one of the planet’s largest volcanic tubes, where a small section has been adapted for visitors.
3. Walk inside a volcanic tube
Jameos del Agua, like the Cueva de los Verdes, is inside an enormous volcanic tube. It has an excellent restaurant at the entrance.
4. A stroll through Teguise
Villa de Teguise is one of the towns with the most character in Lanzarote. As the island’s former capital, it is a perfect example of its traditional architecture.
5. Try surfing in Famara
Famara is the longest beach in Lanzarote. Golden sands and flanked by cliffs. It is very popular for surfing and windsurfing due to the strength of its waves. And if watersports aren’t for you, a walk along Famara is still an excellent plan.
6. A camel trek through Timanfaya
Timanfaya is one of the most extraordinary landscapes in the Canary Islands, with rugged features, reddish colours and active volcanoes. You cannot leave Lanzarote without having visited the Timanfaya National Park.
7. Admire La Graciosa Island from above
From the top of the Famara cliffs, the Mirador del Rio viewpoint offers one of the most spectacular views of the island of La Graciosa, as well as the other islets that form the Chinijo archipelago.
8. Discover Arrecife’s city centre
Arrecife is Lanzarote’s capital. A beautiful city with an enduring, small, and humble spirit. Much of the island’s population live here.
9. A quick trip to La Graciosa
La Graciosa is the smallest island in the Canarian archipelago and is very close to the north of Lanzarote. You can get there by boat from the small town of Orzola. Many people use their stay in Lanzarote to get to know this small island. Walk around it, bathe on its beaches and enjoy its natural charm. Travelling around it by bike is highly recommended, as well as discovering its scenery and spectacular beaches.
10. Try Canarian food
You can’t pass up the opportunity to try Canarian cuisine in one of the many restaurants that you can find in Lanzarote. Try the ‘papas arrugadas con mojo‘ (potatoes with spicy pepper sauce), grilled squid, or any one of the many traditional dishes from the islands.
11. Peep over the Caldera Blanca
Lanzarote is the island of volcanos – more so than any other Canary Island. Caldera Blanca is the result of powerful volcanic eruptions that have left a unique sight in the interior of the island.
12. Sail along Lanzarote’s coast
Enjoy a mini voyage across Lanzarote’s waters on board a yacht or catamaran to make the most of the Atlantic Ocean and all of the activities on offer at sea.
13. Visit one of the island’s many villages
Lanzarote is full of small and beautiful villages that stand out from the vast and deserted landscapes created by the island’s volcanic character. Lanzarote’s villages are renowned for being safe, tranquil, and welcoming and are the ideal places to get to know the island and its people.
14. Submerge yourself into its water
Dive down and explore the rich submarine life along the island’s seabeds. You can find courses and activities for both beginners and experts.
15. Bathing in the Caletones de Órzola
The Caletones are white sand beaches close to the village of Orzola, in the north of the island. A unique place with crystalline waters and a rugged coastline.
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