Tips & Tricks
Puerto del Carmen (beach) – this beach is located just 10 minutes from Arrecife Airport. Stretching 6 km, this beach, which (like others in Lanzarote) has been awarded Blue Flag status by the EEC for cleanliness and lack of contamination, is considered among the most tranquil in the Canary Islands. This beach is fit for […]
Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park (Alcalde Cabrera Torres, Puerto del Carmen) – this is an American Cowboy Western-themed wildlife park, with an interesting collection of mammals, reptiles and birds. A wild tiger and cougars are on site, as well other animals – such as skunks, prairie dogs, armadillos, and raccoons. There’s also a lasso & whip […]
Playa de Papagayo (Beach) – located 45 minutes (37 km) southwest of Arrecife, this is one of the most popular beaches of the island — a cove of white sand, reduced size and great beauty. In the shape of a bay or shell (some locals prefer to call it the latter), Papagayo wins you over […]
Marina Rubicon (Urbanización Castillo del Aguila, Calle el Berrugo 2, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote) – located 38 minutes (35 km) southwest of Arrecife, this is a marina at Playa Blanca which has shops, restaurants, and bars. There are also recreational options, such as a diving center (Rubicon Diving Lanzarote), a sailing school, and nautical outings (from […]
Lanzarote IronMan Triathlon (tournament) – held annually every May, this event is considered to be one of the most difficult Ironman tournaments in the world. The swim course takes place at Playa Grande, Puerto del Carmen, the main tourist resort of the island. It is a two-lap course with a short running passage between the […]
Playa Famara (surfing) – this beach, located on the northwest coast of Lanzarote, offers ideal conditions for water sports, such as surfing, windsurfing, and kiteboarding. Surfing outfits such as Famara Surf (www.famarasurf.com) and Surf School Lanzarote (www.surfschoolanzarote.com) provide visitors with surfing lessons and outings.