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Pre-Book Activities & Excursions in Lanzarote

Arrecife Autumn 2014 Update

Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote is a lovely city break destination if you fancy a change from our tourist resorts.

Playa del Reducto Arrecife LanzaroteHotel Lancelot

Sunbeds and umbrellas have been available to hire on the beautiful Playa del Reducto since the end of August. There’s 160 available in two areas of the beach, the daily price is €3 for the sunbed and €2 for an umbrella, or €8 for two beds sharing an umbrella. Apparently this beach used to have sunbeds on, way back in the 60’s according to the council. Sunbathers will also be able to hire pedalos & kayaks from this location.

This beach in the heart of the capital also has a lifeguard service, ramp access and showers, their aim is to win the blue flag award for 2015.

The Hotel Lancelot has been nominated for the Distinguished Tourism 2014 award by the Tourism Department of the Ayuntamiento de Arrecife, the winners of which will be decided on the 27th September as part of World Tourism Day. The Lancelot was specifically constructed for the tourism market, opening in 1969 making it the first in Arrecife and second tourist hotel on the island, the Fariones in Puerto del Carmen was the first.

Charco de San GinesLeon y Castillo Arrecife

A traditional market with up to 58 stalls returns to the Charco de San Ginés area of Arrecife on Wednesdays & Thursdays from the first week of September coinciding with the start of the cruise season, after a two month summer break at the request of the stall holders. The capital also has a Tourist & Handcraft Market on  read more »

Bottom Fishing & Coastal Trolling Excursion

The Katfish departs from La Tiñosa harbour in the old town area of Puerto del Carmen three times a week for bottom fishing and coastal trolling excursions in Lanzarote.

Katfish Puerto del Carmen HarbourKatfish Sport Fishing Lanzarote

We arranged our trip with Sport Fishing Lanzarote, through Touristticket both of whom have an office in the harbour itself. There were 17 of us booked for the excursion and our crew included Captain Osiris, Louie and Mathew. What’s nice about this particular fishing excursion is that the boat is comfortable for spectators, there’s plenty of space, the deck is flat and you can walk around the Katfish without fear of falling over board.

El Capitán Osiris welcomed us aboard, he’s a Lanzaroteño with an unusual name taken after an Egyptian god, so commonly known as Captain Sparrow. The rods were already set up and in position along the length of the Katfish, after a quick briefing on the day we cruised out of the harbour heading south.

Louie Sport Fishing LanzaroteSport Fish Lanzarote crew prepping the bait

Once we were out on open water, Louie called the group together to explain about  read more »

Lanzarote Walk, Giant Fossil Eggs

We attended the “Pisadas sobre huellas - Los avestruces de Órzola" walk organised by the Cabildo of Lanzarote today to visit the sites of archaeological interest at Valle Grande & Valle Chico.

Footpath to Valle GrandeGiant egg fossils Lanzarote

There are two short walks both within a kilometre of the main road, where you can visit the area that has been excavated to discover these giant fossil eggs which are believed to be around 6 million years old. We met the latest team of 30 students from different areas of Spain who are spending the month of August excavating to try and uncover more fossils and hopefully bones, although it is rare to find any in situ with the eggs.

Valle Grande

Valle_Grande

To find the footpath to Valle Grande pick up the dirt track on the right of the LZ-203 heading towards Pardelas Park. The track becomes a single file footpath to the barranco of Valle Grande. You will see the layer of basalt that has been carefully chipped away over several years, if you climb up to that level, you can find a smooth egg shaped dish on the furthest section where one of the eggs was found.  read more »

5 Secret Places To Visit In Lanzarote

Lanzarote is full of wonderful tourist attractions, and a quick web search will quickly list them for you, with all the information you could possibly want to know about them.

But what about the secret places only the locals know about? The places you won’t find in any tourist guide? You’d be surprised how many there are!

We’re going to share five of them with you now:

Mirador de Guinate

Guinate view point 2

Take the main road from Haria and Maguez towards The Mirador del Rio. When you see the sign for Guinate tropical park, turn left and follow the road through the village and out of the other side. Eventually,  read more »

Surf Lessons in Lanzarote

We both enjoy a spot of bodyboarding off the beaches of Arrieta or Famara once in a while, but despite living here for fourteen years, we hadn’t tried learning to surf until recently.

Lavaflow Surf kitting up

There are many surf schools in Lanzarote the majority of which are based in Famara. Lavaflow Surf however is listed as the top attraction on TripAdvisor for Puerto del Carmen and they’ve been awarded the Certificate of Excellence 2014 with 143 excellent reviews published. We arranged to meet up with surf instructors Paul and Phil and give it a go!

We met our group of wanna-be surfers at Playa de Famara. There was a mix of nationalities and ages and it was going to be an interesting day out on the water. After kitting up in wetsuits and rash vests, we all took part in a stretch and warm up session on the beach. Afterwards we were divided up into those that had tried surfing before, and novices. Phil took the more experienced people and we headed off with Paul and our surfboards for a safety briefing on the sand.

Lavaflow Surf Instructors

The guys are passionate about water safety and before they would let loose in the ocean, they gave us a detailed briefing and showed us how to recognise a rip current and what to do if you get caught up in one. Famara is not a beach for  read more »

The Canary Way of Surf

The Canary Islands Tourism Board have launched a new promotion for wind & wave sports with the slogan “The Canary Way of Surf. Full Day Full Year”.

Fotos presentación Viento y Olas

The campaign focuses on our ideal conditions for windsurf, surf and kitesurf featuring local enthusiasts for these sports. This promotion is aimed at the younger generation, the three short videos portray the islands as the perfect place to enjoy these sports, it’s a way of life with great camaraderie and international friends.

Playa Las Cucharas in Costa Teguise is the place for windsurfing in Lanzarote.  read more »

Picture Movie Of Lanzarote

Our friend Jalle has been on another visit to the island over the last few weeks.

This time he has put together a fabulous video of all the still pictures he took, and set it to music. You’ll see plenty of places you recognise here, so grab a  coffee and enjoy his work:

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