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Things to do in Lanzarote

Things to do in Lanzarote

Discover a land where beautiful shades of blue sea meet rugged volcanic coastlines for incredibly scenic seaside views that make the perfect setting for a summer holiday! This welcoming island offers gorgeous year-round sunshine with paradise beaches, pretty marinas and crystal-clear choppy waters that are simply perfect for watersports. So whether you’re a thrill seeker looking to ride some waves, fancy kicking back on a beach break with the family, or you’re after a fun island adventure with the one you love, we’ve picked out our top things you to do in Lanzarote.

Things to do in Lanzarote...

...for families | ...for couples | ...for groups | ...on a budget | ...for culture

Things to do in Lanzarote for families

Head off and explore the oceans for some dolphin spotting fun! Take to the seas and set sail on a sea life adventure, with one of the many mini cruises that tour the best dolphin spotting sites of the island. Discover the land from a different perspective and admire the picture-perfect coastlines, whilst on the lookout for dolphins, whales and other fascinating marine life. Choose from snorkelling stop offs to sunset cruises and all-day dolphin trips, there’s sure to be a tour to suit you and your family.

Looking to take the little ones on a fun-filled day out? Try the Aquapark in Costa Teguise, where you can laze by the pool and soak up some sun, whilst the little ones let loose on the thrilling waterslides. With a whole range of exciting attractions including spiralling rapids, crazy kamikazes and splash parks perfect for toddlers, there’s something for the whole family. So it’s sure to add an exciting touch to your Lanzarote escape.

Things to do in Lanzarote for couples

Love exploring with your loved one? We recommend checking out the magical Cueva de los Verdes, this wondrous looking cave came about after a huge volcanic eruption and has a long and fascinating history. Wander through old underground lava flows, beautifully lit caverns and atmospheric caves for a trip back through time to remember. It’s a great chance to escape the sunshine and experience something new with the one you love.

Another great place for couples to visit is the Rooftop Biosfera in Puerto Del Carmen. This lively little hotspot boasts stunning ocean views, with an open-air cinema, a range of restaurants and beautiful terrace bars. So, whether you fancy cosying up and watching a film under the sunset, tucking into a delicious evening meal or sipping on a juicy cocktail whilst listening to laid-back live music performances and DJ sets, it’s the place to be on your holiday to Lanzarote.

Things to do in Lanzarote for groups

Get your group in the waters and discover the island’s world-famous watersporting scene. These choppy waters are perfect for surfing, so get the whole gang involved at one of the surf schools with a group class or rent some boards and try it out for yourself. If surfing isn’t your thing, you could also opt for a deep sea diving adventure or buckle up and skim across the waters on a thrilling jet ski ride, there’s so many different options to explore.

If you and your group are seeking an adventurous day in the sunshine, why not try a vineyard tour? Take to the rolling hills and discover the vineyards that stretch out for miles across the volcanic lands, which produce a one-of-a-kind unique taste. The La Geria area is perfect for wine lovers, so venture down the bumpy roads and discover the secrets to this island’s tipple. Of course the trip wouldn’t be complete without sampling the goods! Sip on a fruity glass of red or try out the island’s famous sweet malvasia, with its crisp, dry taste. The whole group are sure to love a wine-infused day in the sunshine.

Things to do in Lanzarote on a budget

You don’t have to blow the budget to experience the best that Lanzarote has to offer! Exploring the fiery, rocky landscapes of the Timanfaya National Park is possible with only a small entrance fee. Jump on the bus and discover the effects that years of eruptions have had on the jagged, moon-like lands that surround you and witness the mesmerising active volcano first hand. There’s even a restaurant here where the food is freshly cooked using the heat from the lava that flows below! This fantastic, budget-friendly day out is a must whilst in Lanzarote.

Make the most of the island’s craggy coves, like the fantastic Playa del Papagayo. This secluded stretch of beautiful unspoilt sands boasts warm turquoise waters that are too tempting not to take a dip in. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the many breathtaking beaches across the island. So, pack up some snacks and get set up for a sun-soaked day full of fun and be sure to take your snorkel, as you’ll find a frenzy of fish that call these Atlantic Ocean waters home.

Things to do in Lanzarote for culture

Why not take a meander through the Teguise markets? It’s the perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday and ideal for getting a real feel for the island’s culture. Stroll through an array of different stalls with hand-made souvenirs, pretty patterned tapestries and street food eateries. This colourful event takes over the streets every week bringing the locals together and the tourists too!

A great way to get in touch with the true essence of the island is with a tour of Casa-Museo del Campesino. This centre was crafted by the famous artist Cesar Manrique to take visitors on a cultural adventure of Lanzarote. Taste traditional island dishes, try your hand at a pottery making class or snap up a ticket to one of the many events on the jam-packed calendar. From fancy flamenco shows to music-themed museum nights, you’ll feel truly in touch with Lanzarote after a visit here!

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