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Pre-Book Activities & Excursions in Lanzarote

Lanzarote Active Club Excursion to Alegranza

Note, the date of this trip is likely to change to a day later as the weather conditions look more favourable for Thursday 10th of July.

The Lanzarote Active Club have a few places left on their special boat excursion this Wednesday 9th July  to discover the marine reserve in the north of Lanzarote.

Swim through the sea cave Alegranza ExcursionWalk to Caleta de Sebo

The island of Alegranza is privately owned, so special permission is required from the owner before you can visit. That’s why excursions here are limited and one of the reasons you should take the opportunity when there’s a chance of a trip. This is a full day excursion with the Lanzarote Active Club and it’s one of my all time favourites.

The day starts with a transfer from your accommodation to the harbour in Órzola, where the group departs on a boat for the island of Alegranza. On previous trips we’ve seen flying fish, Cory’s Shearwaters, turtles and on a very special occasion a pod of pilot whales actually came right up to the boat. Alegranza is a bird sanctuary, Eleanora’s Falcons migrate from Madagascar to nest here from March to November, ospreys and Egyptian vultures are also in residence on the island.

It’s normally possible to visit the the volcanic cave known as El Jameito, passengers can opt to swim through this brightly coloured sea cave to the jameo or take a small boat trip if the sea conditions permit.

After some time bird watching and swimming the boat  read more »

Abseiling in Lanzarote

I love trying something different and when the opportunity to abseil down the dam in Lanarote was mentioned, I was in!

David DaysPresa de Mala

This activity was organised by David from Adventure Holiday Lanzarote and in collaboration with instructor Miguel Caballero. We met at the top of the dam which is accessed by a long dirt track from Mala, Miguel decided that today we would be abseiling down the inside wall of the dam, luckily for us, there’s no water in it at the moment.

Abseiling LanzaroteMe and Mum

We were each issued a harness, helmet and pair of gloves before making our way out on to the top of the dam wall. The fencing here has rusted and is loose in places, we were not relying on that to secure our fastenings, there are  read more »

Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park Country Night

Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park on the outskirts of Puerto del Carmen is well-known for its animals and water park. They also host a Country Night and after almost 4 years of living just up the road from it, I decided to check it out.

Rancho Texas Country Night

Because we live locally, a friend dropped us off. If you are driving yourself, remember to head around the back, not to the Park’s front entrance.

So there we are, waiting at the closed gates, there is already an Indian on a horse and a cowboy on carriage as well as some other people already waiting, cowboy hats in hand (or head, more like) ready to party.

We are waiting for the buses that have collected tourists from all 3 main resorts in the island: Puerto del Carmen itself, Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise. As soon as they start arriving, a strong voice from the other side of the gates announces that we should stand back from them as they opened them wide.

And the night begins. We are given a great theatrical welcome and as we are ushered down to the venue, which is bigger than I expected, the western atmosphere starts to engulf you in. There are four sections of long tables arranged around the massive dance floor presided by the stage. All the staff are dressed up in character, cowboys and cowgirls, saloon girls, a grumpy looking granny and more…  read more »

Save yourself worry and money, use your EHIC in Spain

Visiting Spain without proper healthcare cover could cost you time, worry and even ruin your holiday if you end up with big medical bills.

That’s the message to holidaymakers and expatriates who have friends and families visiting them this summer. The British Embassy’s Healthcare Team regularly has to help Britons in hospital without the correct cover.

In 2013, over 2,000 British holidaymakers found themselves in a public hospital in Spain and having to apply for a temporary replacement for their European Health Insurance Card (or EHIC), adding stress and frustration to urgent medical treatment.

If you are coming to Spain for a holiday or temporary stay, a valid EHIC will save you time and expense.  read more »

Ten Things To Do With Kids In Lanzarote

We’re having a bumper year for tourism once again here in Lanzarote and we know many of you have booked to come out this summer with your children.

We thought we’d pull together a list of things you can do with them if the thought of another day at the beach or around the pool is just too much for them to bear!

Visit Rancho Texas – Puerto del Carmen

Rancho Texas splash pool_2

Rancho Texas is great fun for kids and adults. The animals there are enchanting and interesting, and nobody has to miss out on pool time when there – they have a great water park you can spend time at.

Rancho Texas

Enjoy some watersports – Playa Chica, Puerto del Carmen

Playa Chica Water Sports

Head down to the little beach in Puerto del Carmen and  read more »

Go sailing in Lanzarote

Enjoy a day on a Bavaria yacht with Endeavour Sailing in Lanzarote.

Endeavour Summer Programme

The new summer sailing programme from Endeavour who are based in Puerto Calero includes options for a full day sailing aboard Bavaria 37 or 38 yachts. You can get stuck in with some hands on sailing or simply chill out and enjoy the experience, it’s up to you!

A day’s sailing excursion costs €70 per person and includes lunch and refreshments, the yachts can take up to a maximum of 5 people.

A fully qualified RYA instructor will be on board, plus  read more »

Mountain Biking in Lanzarote

Lanzarote’s volcanic landscape provides a challenging terrain for mountain bikers. This video just released features adventure biker David Cachon exploring the municipality of Teguise on two wheels.

The island has many footpaths and dirt tracks for mountain bikers to explore, there’s even a special route signposted around the island taking in 205 km, which is a  read more »

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