Attractions & Things to Do in Lanzarote

Tourist information and guide to attractions & things to do in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain...


Lanzarote, a member of the Canary Islands, is a heaven for the holidaymakers with variety of beaches, volcanic landscape and attractions. The sub aquatic and moon-like scenery, crystal-clear waters, nature, thirsty soil and the oasis of palm trees make Lanzarote one of the most popular holiday resorts in Spain and the Canary Islands. The sun-bathed landscape of the island of Lanzarote, with its delightful, exotic beaches and wonderful volcanic valleys can be enjoyed all year round by the holidaymakers.


Holidaymakers may find great day out attractions in Lanzarote. As for things to do in Lanzarote; holidaymakers may spend their days out with relaxing and enjoying the sun and beaches, windsurfing, enjoying the awesome volcanic landscape created by destructive eruptions centuries ago and even have your lunch barbecued from the heat of the volcano and more...

Beaches of Lanzarote is great and unspoilt. Playa Grande, Punta de Papagayo, Fariones beach, Playa Flamingo and Playa de los Pocillos beaches are the most popular beaches in Lanzarote. Holidaymakers may also find variety of water sports at the Lanzarote beaches. Las Cucharas, La Santa and Famara beaches are mostly preferred for windsurfing.

As for open air and leisure activities in Lanzarote; the island offers an interesting selection of possibilities both for leisure and for relaxation. The range of sports that may be practised on the island is so rich and varied that many professional sportsmen come here to train such as the international cyclists use the island's roads to keep in shape while scuba divers come here to explore the extraordinary seabed, especially off the coast at Mala or in the southern part of the island. Golf, horse riding, tennis, athletics, all kind of water sports such as aquatic motor sports, water skiing, sailing, windsurfing may be practised at the modern facilities available at most of the hotels and holiday resorts in Lanzarote.


There are lots of places to visit and see in Lanzarote. The volcanic landscape is excellent and the places including Timanfaya National Park, El Golfo, and Los Verdes caves is worth a visit and see in Lanzarote together with superb, golden sandy beaches. A visit to the Timanfaya National Park is one of the best things to do and see in Lanzarote. In addition to the attractions of Timanfaya National Park; the surroundings of the Timanfaya National Park also offer many other points of interest that include; a ride around the volcanos on a camel, the unique crops at La Geria, the coastal area of Los Hervideros where lava and the Atlantic have converged to create a tormented rockscape and finally the spectacular emerald green crater of El Golfo.

In addition; the beaches of Papagayo on the south, the cliffs and beach of Famara to the west, the Cactus Garden, the malpais de la Corona with the mysterious volcanic tubes of the Jameos del Agua and Los Verdes Cave and the splendid lookout of Mirador del Rio in the northern part of Lanzarote are other popular sights to visit and see in Lanzarote.

Mirador del Rio is a popular landscape and view point located at 498 meters above the sea level and a must see place on top of the Risco de Famara offering the most spectacular views of Lanzarote.

Eating out in Lanzarote is also fantastic. Holidaymakers may find variety of cafes and restaurants in Lanzarote along the beautiful promenade area of the resorts of Lanzarote and enjoy the local cuisine, traditional tapas, international dishes and fresh seafood.

As for nightlife in Lanzarote; Playa Blanca, Arrecife, Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise are the best resorts in Lanzarote to go for a taste of the great nightlife activities with a choice of charming pavement cafes, dance halls and pubs that are all very tempting.


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