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Pre-Book Activities & Excursions in Lanzarote

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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Lanzarote Active Club Excursion to Alegranza

The Lanzarote Active Club have a few places left on their special boat excursion on Friday 8th August 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 »

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