Playa Grande is a long stretch of sand with calm waters and a gentle shelf. Perfect for swimming. Sun loungers, pedalos with slides and an inflatable water park.
Playa Chica is a small sheltered beach perfect for snorkelling and diving. Watersports such as jet skiing, parascending, doughnut rides, banana boat rides, jet-boat rides and fly boarding.
Playa del Papagayo, the most stunning beach in Lanzarote, has crystal clear turquoise waters and sheltered, soft golden sand. Kayak Lanzarote offers a 3 hour kayak tour in the clear waters of the Papagayo beaches and stopping for snorkelling off beautiful Papagayo. A great activity for all the family.
Playa Dorada, pictured here, is a 300m stretch of fine, honey-coloured sand. It is a calm and sheltered gorgeous beach perfect for paddling. Banana boat rides, pedalos and parascending are popular here.
Playa Flamingo has fine-grain golden sand in a sheltered cove. The waters are calm and shallow with a gentle shelf. Diving and snorkelling are enjoyed here.
The unique ‘Martian’ landscape, which covers a quarter of the island, was formed over a period of 6 years of near-continuous volcanic eruptions in the 1730’s and another in 1824. Now dormant, it’s still very warm underfoot.
At the Montañas del Fuego (Fire Mountains) visitor centre you can experience the intense heat of this geothermal region as straw re-ignites after being dropped into a shallow pit and cold water is poured into a hole and steam gushes out. While visitors are not allowed to roam freely, a coach will take you through the most spectacular areas of the National Park.
A fun day out for the whole family, this is the largest water park in Lanzarote. With 9 pools, a range of slides, sun-beds, jacuzzis and also children’s activities including indoor paint-balling, climbing walls, an adventure trail and go-karting, there is something for everyone. But it’s only open during the summer months. Opening 29th March 2020 and due to close 1st November 2020. From Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca there is an Aquapark bus service for 4 Euros.
This geothermally heated water park is the smaller of the two water parks but is open 7 days a week all year round. It has the only wave pool on the island and is just perfect for all ages. With plenty of slides, rides, thrills and excitement it is a perfect day out.
This amazing day out for the whole family features a spacious animal park and a much-enjoyed water park. You can enjoy displays of birds of prey, sea lions, dolphins, parrots and cockatoos.
You can also see other exotic birds and reptiles, including the Komodo dragon along with white tigers, raccoons, snakes, bison, pot-bellied pigs, donkeys, horses, armadillo, cougars, deer, goats, rabbits, raccoons and skunks, all of which live in recreated installations and spaces adapted to their natural habitats. Also a cowboy lasso and whip show, and the children can enjoy canoeing and gold-panning and pony riding.
One of the most fascinating attractions on the island, Cuevas de Los Verdes – caves of the Green (family) – is a spectacular system of underground grottoes, caves and a gallery that have been open to the public since 1964. Walk 1km with a local guide through this impressive 4000 year old lava tube, and imagine the locals hiding in the caves from the pirate invaders and the slave traders in the 1600’s. Safe pathways and stunning lighting installations by Lanzarote artist Jesús Soto dramatically highlight the textures and colours of the tunnel. See the auditorium, which seats 600 and hosts classical concerts with its amazing acoustics.
Beautifully designed by renowned Lanzarote artist César Manrique, this is the largest cactus plantation on the island. This visually stunning garden is full of calmness, curves and cacti. It has around 4,500 specimens of 450 different species, from 13 different families of cactus from the five continents, including the Galapagos Islands. The green shades of cactus stand out against the blue sky and the dark volcanic rock creating a harmonious explosion of colour. A quiet place to visit with only the sounds of singing birds and buzzing insects.
Originally a fishing village, Puerto del Carmen’s old harbour is a delightful place to visit. You can watch the Spanish version of boules, walk along the boardwalk and spot the many varieties of fish in the clear water or enjoy the wide choice of coffee shops, restaurants and bars. The new adventure playground will keep the youngsters entertained while you relax.
Lots of choice of boat trips from the harbour including the dolphin cruise, a luxury yacht cruise, a sunset cruise, jet-ski tours and the water taxi to the marina at Puerto Calero.
With a unique Grand Prix track, you can enjoy the most challenging twists and turns on this British owned and run go-karting track. Adhering to all UK karting safety guidelines, they have over 2 decades of experience within the karting industry and is the only circuit on the island recommended by the major tour operators. With three different tracks and many different karts to suit all ages and abilities ranging from Kiddies Electric Carts from 3 years old to 400cc ProKart Extreme, this is a great day out for the whole family.
The Biosfera Shopping Plaza has four floors of shops, coffee shops, restaurants and amusements. Zara, Timberland, Footlocker, Guess, Claires, Levi’s to name a few. The Starlight open air cinema on the roof plays Blockbusters nightly, there are 2 soft play areas, a billiard and pool hall, Jurassic Kingdom crazy golf, and Cine6D virtual reality motion rides.
Market day is Fridays 9am-2pm at the Old Town Harbour. Stalls sell numerous stalls selling everything from local crafts jewellery, clothes, wood work leather bags and belts and food stalls.
Behind the marina along the Paseo de la Mode, there are high end shops such as Armani, Lacoste, DKNY, Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, etc. Along the harbour-front, lovely souvenir shops selling pottery, jewellery and art.
At Marina Rubicón Village, near Playa Blanca, you will find a great variety of shops and boutiques and on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9am – 2pm, a lively market with stalls selling leather goods, handicrafts, paintings, ceramics, food, and local produce.
This is an incredible house built within a series of volcanic bubbles. It was created by local born artist and architect, César Manrique, and is a marvel to see how he combines art with nature. Visitors to this house built in a sea of lava are guaranteed a unique experience
Jameos del Agua is a unique volcanic tunnel and caverns featuring an underground concert hall, restaurant & salt lake. You can dine in this lava tube with its fantastic lighting and unique atmosphere. It is the first art, culture and tourism centre to be built by artist, Cesar Manrique and his creation has resulted in a wonderful natural space where you experience light, shadow and reflection.
Ideal for combining with a trip to the Green Caves, this underground aquatic habitat, with its rich fauna, is home to over a dozen endemic species, including the famous blind albino crabs that dot the rocky floor of the lake.
A film location and on a sunny day, a photographers paradise with the stunning colours. The crater of the volcano on the shoreline near the village of El Golfo has been eroded by the sea and the sea water trapped. Coloured by the concentration of Ruppia-Maritima algae, it is known as the Emerald Lake. Enjoy lunch where the locals eat at one of the many fish restaurants in the village.