Tips & Tricks
Playa Blanca (beach) – located at the southernmost tip of the island, this one-time fishing village is now one of the most popular beaches in Lanzarote. The coastline around Playa Blanca is essentially one large 9 km.-wide bay which is then broken up into three smaller, but still large, bays. This basic geography means that […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]