There are loads of diverse activities to enjoy in Lanzarote. Here is a selection of some things you can experience during your holiday.
In, On or Under The Water
There are fishing boats moored in Puerto Calero and Marina Rubicón who will take a party or individuals out fishing. Methods include big game and light tackle fishing depending upon the time of year.
We recommend: Lanzarote Fishing
Lanzarote has lovely temperate waters with incredible visibility. Experience divers can enjoy a range of dives in various locations around the island, the favourites are found in Charco del Palo and Puerto del Carmen. Why not book a try dive whilst you’re here and see for yourself!
We recommend: Island Watersports
Lanzarote is nicknamed the Hawaii of Europe for good reason, the 6-Star Prime Santa Pro event is held here each November. If you love surfing then Famara beach is the spot to enjoy hours of surfing or take lessons.
Lanzarote has a choice of kayaking activities ranging from taking a surf kayak out from the beach or organised tours of the coast in enclosed kayaks. A lovely way to discover the hidden beaches of Lanzarote.
There is jet ski hire on both beaches Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen and Playa Dorada in Playa Blanca.
Kite surfing is allowed on a couple of designated beaches in Lanzarote, the main one is Playa de Famara where lessons are also available.
Lanzarote is the last stop before crossing the Atlantic and a popular place for sailing. There are yachts available for private hire for a day trip with crew or bareboat charter if you’re a competent sailor.
We recommend: Atlantic Islands Sailing
Costa Teguise is famous for windsurfing, Playa Las Cucharas is the beach to head for. This resort is slightly windier than the others and the sea is dotted with colourful sails in the afternoons. The PWA Freestyle event is held here each June.
On Dry Land
Lanzarote has lots of paths all across the island. Walking is a great way to discover the wildlife, find those hidden views and meet the locals. There are lots of signposts pointing you in the direction of paths or you could try some of our walks in Lanzarote.
We recommend: Lanzarote Active Club
There are both road and mountain style bikes available for hire in Lanzarote. The island is popular with road cyclists having little traffic and some stunning roads but we also have 206km of mountain bike routes around the island.
We recommend: ProAction Bike Rental
Take a Segway tour along the coast of Lanzarote, these machines are a fun way to explore the island for anyone aged 14 or older. There are different companies in each of the resorts offering Segway excursions.
Quad biking in Lanzarote is exhilarating, the driver does require a valid driving license and part of the routes are on road but you can take a passenger on the back for partners or children to accompany you. There are some great off road tracks where you can have fun and raise some dust.
Some of the hotels offer archery lessons and competitions as part of their activities but if not you can join in with a local Tiro de Arco club in Macher in the centre of Lanzarote.
There is a model plane runway next to the Complejo at Teguise but our weather offers hours of fun with gliders if you can fit one in your suitcase!
Lanzarote is often described as inspiring, encouraging people to put pencil or paintbrush to paper. Some of our local artists offer classes to visitors including field trips into the landscape with easels.
There are two opportunities to ride camels in Lanzarote. The most popular one is situated in the Timanfaya National Park, the camel trains take tourists up into the Montañas del Fuego. The second is at Lanzarote a Caballo near Uga where you sit on the camel individually rather than on the traditional Canarian seats.
There are two places for paintballing in Lanzarote. There is a hillside course at Lanzarote a Caballo near Uga, the other is an urban style course situated next to the Aquapark in Costa Teguise.
Lanzarote currently has two golf courses. The original course is situated in Costa Teguise, the newer one is on the hillside overlooking Puerto del Carmen.
The Campo de Tiro is situated in Tahiche, not one for general tourists as only Spanish but if you enjoy this sport you will be welcomed.
There are a number of skate boarding parks around the island. The main one is situated just to the side of the beach Playa Reducto in Arrecife, here skateboarders and BMX kids take to the ramps. Others to mention are a half pipe at Arrieta beach, Playa La Garita and a skate board park opposite Lanzarote Bay hotel in Costa Teguise.
Lanzarote has two go karting tracks, one situated close to Puerto del Carmen, the other on the hill above the airport in San Bartolomé. They both off turn up and go racing sessions around the tracks and grand prix racing events if you have a group that wants to compete.
We recommend: Go Karting San Bartolomé
You should have a Licencia de Pesca Marítima de Recreo (fishing license) to fish in Lanzarote although many fishermen have said they have not been asked to show a license whilst fishing here. Popular places to fish are Playa Dorada in Playa Blanca, Playa Chica in Puerto del Carmen and Playa Bastian in Costa Teguise.
More Information: Shore Fishing in Lanzarote
Up In The Air
Conditions are right in the winter months from November to March for paragliding and hang gliding. Many clubs come from around Europe to enjoy the warm climate in Lanzarote.
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