Whether you want to sit down and relax or enjoy the beauty of the surroundings and climate, while on vacation in Lanzarote there is something to do. To make the most of your time on this Spanish island, we have compiled a list of travel tips that will be suitable for the whole family.
One of the best things about a sunny holiday is spending time on the beach, and Lanzarote has a pristine coastline worth exploring. The Canary Islands are an archipelago of nine main islands known for their beauty and unique formations. In fact, the easternmost island is known for its fantastic beaches.
If you love diving, head to Puerto del Carmen with its clean, calm water and a variety of underwater life. Windsurfers will like the Costa Teguise, or if you want something special, head to Arrieta beach with black sand.
There is no shortage of activities and places to visit on holiday in Lanzarote, and you should bring strong and comfortable shoes for sightseeing, as much of the land was destroyed by strong volcanic eruptions in the 18th century. One of the most popular spots is the Timanfaya National Park, also known as the Montanas del Fuego (or Fiery Mountains) with its still active volcano and environment similar to the lunar landscape.
The combination of sunshine and culture offers variety. The elegant Spinola Palace was built in the 18th century for the governor of the island. Visit on Sunday, when there are many market stalls in Tegis, and live musicians entertain visitors outside the square.
During the tour, stay in the Green Caves, which were formed as a result of volcanic eruptions and were once used by locals to hide from pirates and thieves.
Charco de los Clicos is a green lagoon and bay perfect for the whole family – you will be fully grateful for the afternoon visit and the surrounding water and rocks. Take a walk on the beach or dine at a restaurant in the village of El Golfo overlooking the sea.
Rest is also good food and restaurants, and Lanzarote’s cuisine is unique and diverse. If you want to try a local offering, many traditional dishes prefer to use roast lamb and beef, while seafood is of course also very popular; Try Pescado a la Sal, a seafood dish cooked with salt, or Sancocho Canario, a local stew of potatoes and dried fish.
Need a new camera? It is worth waiting until landing, as Lanzarote is a duty-free island, so prices for it are 20-30% lower than in the UK. Other electrical devices are also cheaper, but it is always worth looking for them and comparing prices.