he fabulous weather of Lanzarote makes it a place where you can do all kinds of things, from laying on the beach or taking a walk by the sea in one of the coastal towns to other activities like practicing sports or shopping, a perfect place where almost all kinds of activities are possible.
Here is our selection of the best to do in Lanzarote. Have a look at our where to go in Lanzarote for more information about the top places to visit in the island.
Water sports in Lanzarote
In many of the hotels of the island it is possible to take a free scuba diving lesson, take advantage if you would like to try some diving. It is also possible to learn to dive and even to obtain the PADI certificate.
The most popular diving centre is Island Watersports in Puerto Calero, Puerto del Carmen. Find more details in this website www.divelanzarote.com
You will be able to practice surfing and even kite surfing in Lanzarote. Board rental and lessons to learn how to surf are also available in the surf centers. Have a look at www.surflanzarote.com for more information.
If you are more into Windsurfing you will also find centers where you can take windsurf courses at all levels or rent the equipment. For more information go to Windsurf Paradise in Playa Cucharas, Costa Teguise or visit their website www.windsurflanzarote.com.
In Playa Dorada in the South of the island you can enjoy other water activities like flying over the sea hang gliding, taking a high speed ride on a banana or renting a small pedal boat.
Boat and submarine tours
A boat tour or a tour in a submarine can be an amazing experience during your visit to Lanzarote.
For the submarine tour visit www.submarinesafaris.com.
There are many different options for boat trips, from a visit to the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura in the South or La Graciosa in the north to excursions including visit to beaches or sailing. Here is a list with different options:
- Boat trips and tours to la Graciosa www.lineasromero.com
- Catamaran tour including a visit to the beaches of Papagayo and different tour options for families, children or adults only: www.catlanza.com
- Ferries to reach other Canary islands or even to Morocco www.trasmediterranea.es and https://www.navieraarmas.com
Camel ride in Lanzarote
A unique experience can be to take a Camel ride in Lanzarote. The camel park is located in Montañas de Fuego close to the Timanfaya Volcano in the centre of the island. Read more about Montañas de Fuego in the section where to go.
Golf in Lanzarote
Lanzarote’s golf course and club are in Costa Teguise, find more information here: www.lanzarote-golf.com. In many hotels you can also play mini golf and there’s a nice Pitch and Putt golf course in Playa Blanca.
Shopping in Lanzarote
Although you won’t find many shopping malls Lanzarote is a good place for shopping. Don’t miss a visit to one of the markets which usually take place once or twice per week, you will find all kinds of handicrafts, clothing and souvenirs at affordable prices.
Take into account that many items are tax free in the Canaries, therefore buying perfumes, clothes and electronic devices can be cheaper than in some European countries.
Canarian wine and cigars are typical and can be a good idea to buy.
Night life in Lanzarote
To finish your day in this paradise island you may enjoy the nightlife of Lanzarote. English and Irish pubs are popular in the coastal towns and are a good option for a drink and some live music. Cocktails and live music in any of the seaside pubs will be a good option for a night out in Lanzarote.