The Canary Island of Lanzarote is known for its volcanic landscapes, beautiful beaches and a warm climate that lasts all year round. There are many activities to do in Lanzarote, and below we will show you some of the most interesting ones.
15 things to do on Lanzarote to make it a special trip
Sun, beach, nature, art, theme parks, sport... nothing is missing on the spectacular island of Lanzarote. Every day is an adventure.
Hiking in Timanfaya National Park
The volcanic eruptions that began in 1730 shaped the current landscape of the island.
The "fire mountains" of the park are one of the great natural attractions of the island.
In order to protect the natural space, the excursions can only be made in buses that run on authorized paths. You can take one of these buses at the visitor centre, where you can get there by car.
Hiking in Los Volcanes Natural Park
Unlike the Timanfaya, hiking is allowed in the Parque Natural de los Volcanes.
It is a simple 6-kilometer tour in which you will be amazed by this corner of the island that seems to be taken from another world.
César Manrique's Tour
Among the most essential things to do in Lanzarote is to know the work of César Manrique, the most representative artist of the island.
Manrique knew how to perfectly integrate his works with the nature of Lanzarote.
Among its many traces on the island is the Mirador del Rio, in the north, a building suspended on a cliff and with wonderful views.
Other noteworthy works are in the Cactus Garden, the Cave of the Greens and the Jameos del Agua.
Tour of vineyards and wineries in La Geria
Wine lovers also have many activities to do on Lanzarote. Despite its volcanic landscape, the island is a land of wine.
The cultivation of malmsey grapes is very abundant in the area of La Geria. The vineyard plantations form a very characteristic landscape, with stone walls in the shape of a crescent that protect the vines planted in small holes.
After enjoying the view, don't forget to give your palate a treat by tasting some of the magnificent white wines of the area.
Diving in the Atlantic Museum of Lanzarote
Lanzarote's underwater museum is located 14 metres below sea level, the only one of its kind on the European continent.
In order to descend to the museum you need a diving certificate. Once underwater you will be able to admire a large number of sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor. These sculptures represent human figures and are sculpted in pH-neutral concrete, so as not to damage the marine biodiversity in any way.
One of the main objectives of this institution is to raise awareness of the need to conserve the sea and nature in general.
Something must be going right because you can already see an increase in marine species since the opening of the museum in 2016.
Shopping at the Teguise market
Teguise is a beautiful little village in the north of Lanzarote. Although it is characterized by its great tranquility, on Sunday mornings Teguise is transformed into a place full of animation thanks to the more than 400 stalls of its popular market.
There are few things you won't find at this Sunday market, because they really have everything from wine, cheese, fruit and local delicacies to all kinds of accessories, clothing and handicrafts.
Once you've filled your bag with souvenirs, don't miss out on seeing the historic centre of this beautiful town, because it's well worth it.
The bus lines that arrive in Teguise are 14, 13, 12 and 11, which come from different parts of the island.
Dolphins are the favorite animals of many children and no less adults. From Puerto del Carmen, boat trips are organized to cross the crystal clear waters of Lanzarote in search of dolphins.
You can almost always spot these friendly sea mammals, but if you don't, you can always take advantage of the boat trip to take a dip and observe the magnificent sea beds of the area while snorkeling.
Sailing in the Atlantic on a catamaran
Without leaving the sea, that for something we are in an island, another interesting activity that to do in Lanzarote is the excursions in catamaran. There are several companies that organize this type of excursion, which lasts one day and includes lunch.
You have the possibility to know different points of the coast of Lanzarote, as well as other islands: the island of Los Lobos and La Graciosa.
Exploring the coast by kayak
Another type of boat that has a growing number of fans. The alternatives are numerous, and in some you can enjoy the magnificent sunsets of Lanzarote.
The clear, calm waters of the south of the island are a favorite for kayaking.
Enjoy a go-kart race
Karting is an activity that appeals to both young and old. On the island you can find different options, always with the fun of competing with your partner, friends or family. Fun and laughter are guaranteed for all ages.
Practice canyoning on the coast
The coast of Lanzarote has an endless number of sea inlets and outlets, cliffs and caves where you can practice canyoning, an adventure activity of the most adrenaline.
Biking along the coast
From Puerto del Carmen to Costa Teguise, in the south of the island, you will find a wonderful walk that you can easily go through by bike. On the way you can stop for refreshments while you are enjoying the scenery, or take a dip on a beach.
Outdoor cinema is an activity that many would like to do, but it is something that requires the eternal spring weather of Lanzarote to enjoy it without the danger of cold or rain.
In the Starlight Openair Cinema in Puerto del Carmen you can watch movies outdoors with the comfort of your own sofa.
Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park
A perfect activity to do on Lanzarote when travelling with children. This is an animal theme park where the little ones know first hand a large number of reptiles, mammals and birds.
The complex also has water attractions and several restaurants.
We finish our tour of the best activities to do in Lanzarote at the Aqualava water park, located in the south of the island.
Among the main attractions of the park is the Magma River, a river where you can sail alone or in pairs, the Timan Firea set of large slides and Aqualava BeachA saltwater and wave pool that perfectly recreates a beach.
The complex also has a restaurant and a shop.
You see that you will not lack activities to do in Lanzarote during the holidays. The island has a reputation for being very quiet, and that's true, but soon you will find all the adventure and entertainment you want.
Photos: Canary Islands Government, Wikipedia, Cabildo of Lanzarote, teguise.es, civitatis.