Everything you need to know for your next Famara surf holidays

The Canary Islands offer their visitors many beaches with extraordinary climate, white sand and turquoise sea, ideal not only to enjoy the sun and charge batteries in a peaceful holiday, but also as a meeting point for surfing, thanks to its favorable conditions, as well as its perfect waves. Of all of them, Famara Beach, located in Lanzarote and offers the best surfing conditions in this part of the world.

This beach, recognized for being one of the best ones for surfing, is quite visited by surfers from all over the world willing to challenge their waves. Both the novice and also the more experienced athletes find in Famara many options to practice of this exciting sport, from the best spots  to surf courses for beginners; the best surf schools are based in this corner of the Canary Islands.

This is why below we will tell you everything you need to know to make your surfing experience in Famara exceptional; from how to get to the island to where to eat, stay or learn how to surf.

Famara Beach

How to get to Famara , best beach to surf in

Famara beach located in Lanzarote´s north part of the island extends along almost six kilometres of coastline. It is located within the Natural Park of this tiny group of Islands called “Chinijo Archipelago”, in this fishing village called La Caleta de Famara and below  Famara´s majestic cliff (“El risco de Famara”)

Thanks to its good waves and wind conditions, Famara´s beach is not only perfect for surfing and body boarding it is also great to enjoy other wáter sports as kite surf and windsurf .Even other adventure sports such as paragliding are practiced in this privileged area. 

To reach Famara, you should take a flight from Lanzarote´s airport, 5km away from Arrecife. This airport recieves flights from the European Union, especially the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Germany. 

surf school private lessons

There is a wide range of low cost flights, so we recommend you to search on specialized platforms such as Skyscanner or Momondo, in order to find the best options for your flight to Lanzarote.

From the airport, it is possible to reach Famara Beach by bus, taxi or in a rental car. Depending on your preferences and budget, you will be able to choose one of these options. 

The most recommended alternative and the one chosen by most surfers who come to visit is to rent a car. It is not only the most comfortable option,  rentals are usually very cheap in this part of the country ; You can rent a car from about 16 euros per day.

But you can also take one of the official airport taxis to “La Caleta de Famara”. For about 40 euros they will take you to the beach fast and safe. In addition, these cars have space to transport your own small surfboard, and if we are talking about a longboard better bring some straps set it on the taxis roof, if you are bringing it with you.  

If your budget is more adjusted, you can always take one of the “guaguas” (that’s what we call the buses) that will take you from the airport to the bus station in Arrecife ( Estación de guaguas ), then take another bus to Famara Beach. However, this option is the one that takes more time and is advisable only if you arrive in the morning.

Accommodation in Famara?

In Famara you will find a surfer atmosphere, with room rentals on the seafront. There are many alternatives, with great rates and diverse services. Whether you are traveling alone or looking for a space to share with your group of friends, you will always find a surf house on this beach to stay comfortable.

We can offer you the accommodation you need, with rooms a few meters from the sea. So, you will not waste time at all moving around in the mornings, once you start your surfing routine in Famara. Our surf house will make you feel at home, with people from different countries who, like you, love to surf

In a 250mts2 comfortable house, you can book shared or private rooms from 20 euros per person, fully equipped, with free Internet service and access to common areas such as its terrace and kitchen.

But, if what you are looking for is to maximize your rest, you can go for some of the luxury apartments located just 300 meters from Costa Teguise beach and near the center of this town. This is an ideal alternative for both individual surfers and those who travel as a couple or groups, who want to enjoy the waves of Famara during the day and the rest and fun of Costa Teguise at night.

A 175 apartment complex witch include equipped kitchen, TV, Internet, pool and solarium from 60 euros per day. In addition, we are able to take care of a free transport service from the apartments to Famara Beach for those who are going to take the surf course.

Other accommodation options that you can get in Famara are the private apartments offered on pages such as Airbnb or Booking, especially for families seeking tranquility.

What options there are to eat around Famara?

Generally in Lanzarote there is good food and Famara is not the exception. Its Gastronomy is pretty recognized and for all tastes and budgets.

Restaurant El Risco can be a very good alternative for those who are looking for high class cuisine. Its menu is based on traditional recipes and prepared with local ingredients. You will be able to enjoy classic moray chips or tuna tartar in this restaurant that sets its tables right over the sea.

restaurante El Risco

With an average price of 35 euros per dish, those who come to surf to Famara should try El Risco.

On the other hand, “La Hamburguesería” is another recommendation from our side due to its perfect combination regarding its price and quality. With a large menu and really cheap prices. Famous for their tapas and traditional dishes, this restaurant offers a pleasant atmosphere and is also very visited by those who come to Famara to surf.

In the Hamburguesería you will be able to enjoy a great meal for a few euros it is the surfer’s favorite fast food place. Located on calle el Callejón, 15.

This other naturist recommendation is El Sibarita that is specialized in vegan, vegetarian and Asian food. All their dishes are prepared at the moment, using selected ingredients of ecological origin. Recommended for those who are in search of healthy and nutritious food.

El Sibarita is located in la Avenida del Marinero 128 and opens at 13hrs. 

Other food recommendations are Bar Teleclub, located in San Borondon 45, where you can eat great dishes for low rates and Croissanteria El Tertulia, located in avenida El Marinero 22, the perfect place  for breakfast.

Services available around the area

Famara is a unique place, perfect to disconnect from the daily routine. To enjoy it to the fullest, it is necessary to take into account some tips and data of interest:

It is advisable to bring cash to deal with your purchases, since there is only one ATM available in the town. In addition, there are no pharmacies, so you should prepare a basic kit with the basic products just in case may need in an emergency. Keep in mind that the nearest medical service is 12km away, in Teguise..  

While the temperature is warm must of the day, it is always advisable to bring some mid-season clothes to keep you warm at night. Also, we recommend you to bring some booties to avoid any harm while surfing on rocky spots.

You should anticipate that during high season, both flight bookings and car rental services are usually in highly demanded so if you want to ensure yourself a space, we recommend you to make your respective bookings with enough time. This, in addition, is a good way to get the best prices.

What to do in Famara?

Famara Beach is worldwide recognized for being an essential destination for surfing, so it has a wide range of services related to this exciting sport (Yoga, diving, kite surfing, hiking, windsurfing …). In fact, Famara is a surfing reference throughout Europe.

El risco restaurant

Thus, the most important surf schools are located in Famara, with options for introductory surf classes for beginners and surf camps for beginners and experienced, during the twelve months of the year.

Cursos de surf en Famara

Once installed in the area, you can choose the surf course that best suits your level, among a range of options. Our surf school Calima Surf School offers surf lessons for the basic, intermediate and advanced levels, according to the participant’s progress.

Here you can see each of the available options for surfing in Famara:

BEGINNER SURF COURSES: from 50€/person. ¡Come surf with the best climate! Here you can surf all year long and in our Beginner Surf Camps you can stay from 3 to 14 nights!

INTERMEDIATE SURF COURSES: from 50€/person. ¡Come surf with the best climate! Here you can surf all year long and in our Beginner Surf Camps you can stay from 3 to 14 nights!

PRIVATE SURF COURSES: from 150€/person. ¡Come surf with the best climate! Here you can surf all year long and in our Beginner Surf Camps you can stay from 3 to 14 nights!.

SURF COURSES FOR CHILDREN: from 50€/person. ¡Come surf with the best climate! Here you can surf all year long and in our Beginner Surf Camps you can stay from 3 to 14 nights!

Surf Camp

Apart from surf courses, in Famara you could assist to a surf camp for adults and kids. For children there are Junior surf camps available from 50 euros per person with or without accommodation while the Adult surf camps have available options from 160 euros per person 

Initiation Surf Camp: from 195€/person.
Beginner Surf Camps : from 240€/person.
Intermediate Surf Camps : from 290€/person.
Free Surfing Camp: from 160€/person.

Best spots in Famara

There are many the spots that can be found in Famara, with constant waves and barrels for different leve. That is why this beach is one of the most famous for surfing in Lanzarote.

El Muelle de Famara (Famara´s dock) is one of the best-known spot; a wave of great quality, with left and right. It has a rocky bottom and is recommended for experienced surfers. 

“Derecha Sabia” (where the drowned ship is)  quite a long wave, it can hold up to 12 feet height, rocky bottom with a lot of depth, it is surfed with low tide and big swell coming from North.

“La izquierda de San Juan” It is probably the best-known spot. Composed by a rocky bottom, recommended for those who are more experienced. 

“El Cagao” It is a short wave and eaven barrels, ideal for bodyboards and for different surfing levels. It is located near Famara´s dock.

“El codito” It is a mixed spot includes rock and sand, it is ideal for surfing when Famara´s beach is too big is. Other recognized spots are “el molino”, “el palo”, “el bunquer” y “el papelillo”. 

Go ahead and enjoy surfing in Famara

As you can see, Famara is the perfect destination for your next surf trip. In this corner of the Canary Islands you will be able to find everything you need to enjoy your waves, no matter what level you are. The surfer atmosphere that is lived in this place and its wide offer of related services makes it the mandatory destination for surfers from all over the world. You have doubts? Take a look at the best surf guide in Lanzarote that we have prepared for you.

The best climate, unparalleled waves and a wonderful natural environment are the perfect ingredients for a spectacular surf trip; Famara Beach offers you that and much more. Do not forget to visit this surfing destination par excellence on your next adventure trip.