Activities in Lanzarote
Lanzarote is packed with things to do and see, from hikes through otherworldly volcanic landscapes to wine routes, extreme sports and family-friendly beaches. Plus, the balmy climate means you can get out and about all year round.
Things to do in Lanzarote
Lanzarote, the most north-easterly of the seven large Canary Islands, has been shaped by volcanic eruptions, the Atlantic Ocean and a long history of human settlement, from the ‘Majos’ (the island’s original inhabitants) to pirates to world-renowned architect, César Manrique.
The Spanish island’s warm days and cool nights – being closer to the Sahara than to mainland Europe – make it a pleasant place to visit year-round. With an average annual temperature of 21°C, you’ll always find things to do in Lanzarote, indoors or out.
Its sandy beaches, charming villages, packed events calendar and amazing volcanic landscape mean you’ll never get bored! The lively capital, Arrecife, has one of the world’s longest coastal promenades, connecting it to our own resort in Puerto Del Carmen.
The shallow, Blue Flag award-winning waters of Los Pocillos beach, in front of our hotel, are great for kids. If you can tear yourselves away from the beach, you’ll find lots of things to do in Lanzarote for families, from water parks and submarine safaris to castles and a cactus garden.
Grown-ups will love the island’s beautiful churches, markets, buzzing nightlife and its busy events calendar. Check out the Lanzarote Wine Run if you want to mix wine tasting with running, trekking, and culinary treats!
BIOSPHERE RESERVE LANZAROTE
Lanzarote is a UNESCO biosphere reserve, with 41% of the island’s surface covered by 13 distinct natural reserves. Hiking trails and cycle paths criss-cross the island, while viewpoints and sandy beaches make ideal scenic rest stops.
With its amazing volcanic landscape and top-notch infrastructure, it’s easy to see why so many people come to take part in extreme sporting activities in Lanzarote. But, don’t worry; your stay doesn’t have to be so strenuous!
NATURE, ARCHIPIELAGO AND AGRICULTURE
Marvel at the island’s volcanic influences and fragile ecosystem in its national parks, including Los Volcanes and Timanfaya. Lanzarote has been shaped by volcanic eruptions, including the 1730 eruption of Timanfaya, which buried around a quarter of the surface of the island.
The island-speckled waters off Lanzarote are teeming with diverse marine life. The world’s greatest diversity of whales can be seen a little way away from the coastline. Closer to shore, diving and snorkelling fans can spot rays, octopuses, seahorses and an unbelievable range of marine flora.
Layers and troughs of volcanic ash make large areas of Lanzarote perfect for agriculture. Thanks to its volcanic eruptions, the island has been able to develop some superb vineyards. Check some of them out on the Lanzarote Wine Route.
If you’re wondering what to visit in Lanzarote, just ask at reception! We’ll help you plan a guided tour, book a car, rent a bicycle, or we can recommend attractions and activities to suit your family.
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Arrecife en vivo
22nd and 29th of September, 6th and 13th of October.
Four concert routes with music in a wide variety of styles to spread local talent and culture along the bay of Arrecife.