Tips & Tricks
Papagayo Bike – one way of exploring the volcanic terrain of Lanzarote island is by bike. This service (located at Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise) gives individuals the option of renting bikes and exploring the island on their own, as well as signing up for a bike excursion (going through the island’s mountains, as well […]
Timanfaya National Park – the main attraction of this other worldly landscape is the Islote de Hilario volcano. Tourists can go on buses to tour this park and see the extraordinary rock formations. A restaurant designed by famed local artist César Manrique can be found at the summit (there, meat and fish are grilled using […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]