Travelling and surfing in Lanzarote | What to see and where to go

Travelling and surfing in Lanzarote | What to see and where to go

Lanzarote is one of the islands that make up the Canary archipelago and is located in the Atlantic Ocean.

Lanzarote is one of the islands of the Province of Las Palmas and its capital is the city of Arrecife; it is the third largest island in terms of population and occupies fourth place in terms of territorial extension.

The island of Lanzarote was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1993.

Being in Lanzarote will make you think for moments that you are visiting another planet; you will find large volcanoes in sight and immense extensions of lava that form black sand beaches, to later find a beautiful and wonderful turquoise blue sea.

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What to know before organising your trip to Lanzarote?

It is important to be clear about a few things before deciding to organise a trip to Lanzarote.

  • The best way to get to know Lanzarote is to go on your own or “on your own”; you can choose to rent a car with which you can travel around the island and get to know it in all its splendour.
  • In terms of health and safety, the organisations in charge of these aspects take great care to provide the best attention, making Lanzarote a safe island.
  • You can always take out an additional insurance policy for your trip to Lanzarote.

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Best time to visit Lanzarote

Best months of the year to travel and visit Lanzarote are October, November and also from February to June.

These are the months of good weather and “low season“, so you can enjoy your trip to the full; in the summer months, the wind can be very strong and can become a bit annoying at times.

The months of December, January, July and August are the so-called “high season” months, during which prices rise to astonishing levels.

How to get to Lanzarote?

You want to go to Lanzarote, but you are not sure how to do it; you can take a plane, as there are direct flights to the island of Lanzarote from several Spanish cities.

It is also possible to reach Lanzarote by boat from mainland Spain and from the Canary Islands of La Palma, Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

There is a weekly ferry service from the city of Cadiz to the city of Arrecife; the journey takes approximately 30 hours.

What to see in Lanzarote?

Once you are in Lanzarote, getting around is relatively easy as there are no long distances, so getting from one tourist site to another takes little time as the distances are quite short.

In just under an hour you can travel from the northernmost point of the island to the southernmost point.

Timanfaya National Park

There you will find a first-hand sample of recent volcanic activity that will make an impression on you.

With virtually no vegetation, rugged shapes and a colour palette ranging from reds, ochres, oranges and blacks, it will show you places that have never been in your imagination or dreams.

Parque Nacional de Timanfaya Lanzarote Canarias

View of Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote, Canary Islands.

Papagayo Beach

Located towards the south of the island, in this unspoilt and protected area is a small cove with white sands and crystal clear waters that range from turquoise blue to green; its sand is very soft and fine and you can bathe as if you were in a swimming pool.

Playa Papagayo Lanzarote Canarias

View of Papagayo beach, Lanzarote, Canary Islands.

Famara Beach (Caleta de Famara)

Playa de Famara is a pretty coastal fishing village, where you can find restaurants, supermarkets and flats for rent. It’s fantastic beach is flanked by the impressive Famara cliff.

Famara beach is ideal for people of all ages who want to practice and learn how to surf.

Playa Famara Lanzarote Canarias

View of Playa Famara, Lanzarote, Canary Islands. Here you can find our Canary surf school.

Protected landscape La Geria

Wine grapes are grown in this area; the vines are planted in excavations made in the volcanic soil, protected from the wind by small stone walls.

The wines obtained from these crops are excellent and have a denomination of origin.

Paisaje protegido La Geria Lanzarote Canarias

View of the protected landscape of La Geria, Lanzarote, Canary Islands.

Cueva de los Verdes

It is a journey to the centre of the earth as you explore this cave that was once a refuge for pirates; you will be able to observe multiple colours resulting from volcanic action.

Cueva de los verdes Lanzarote Canarias

Photograph of the entrance sign to the Cueva de los Verdes, Lanzarote, Canary Islands.

Best excursions on Lanzarote

  • Excursion to the island of La Graciosa.
  • Jet ski tour along the coast of Lanzarote.
  • Lanzarote complete.
  • Excursion to Timanfaya National Park.
  • Visit to Famara Beach and its best surf schools.

The best surf schools in Lanzarote (Playa Famara)

Lanzarote has activities for everyone; sea tours of beaches and harbours, jeep safaris to get to know the most hidden and hidden part of the island or private flights to get to know Lanzarote from the air and discover wonderful landscapes.

You can also choose to be on the beaches, enjoying quiet days of sun, sand and water and lots of tanning.

In Lanzarote you can also practice various sports and exercises such as cycling, horse riding, golf, karting, hiking and water sports like scuba diving, sport fishing, surfing and many other adventures.

Thanks to the good climate, surfing is possible all year round in Lanzarote, as there are plenty of waves for surfing.

Among the best surf schools in Lanzarote, specifically in Playa Famara, we can find the following:


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