If you are the adventurous type, someone who wants to do more than just lay by the pool or sit on the beach Lanzarote is a great option. Of course, the beach and pool life is available, but there is a whole lot more to enjoy on this relatively small island. Here is a roundup of some of the more exciting attraction s that we have found on offer on Lanzarote.
The Best Beach in Europe for Water Sports
Famara Beach, Lanzarote was named as the best beach in Europe for water sports by The Sunday Times. It attracts people from across the world who go there to surf and experience the unusual reef breaks.
The resort is ideally located for those who like to enjoy exploring on a bike; you can also hire inline skates to explore the area. It also has Yoga and Pilates centre.
All year round, you can enjoy kite surfing off Famara Beach. The winds are steady and the water relatively shallow, so it is good for both beginners and experienced kite surfers.
Climbing on Lanzarote
The island is not home to many high peaks, but boulder climbing is an enjoyable alterative that is very popular with the locals. It is a lot of fun and is an activity that is easy to fit in because most climbs only last a couple of hours. Meaning that you can fit one in before lunch. If you fancy something a bit higher, Los Bolas de Órzola provides a good challenge.
The island is dotted with volcanoes, many of which you can climb. The views are fantastic and the landscape is like nothing else you will have seen. There are also plenty of nature treks to enjoy across the island.
Caving is amazing on the island. Over the centuries, the volcanic lava has ripped through the island leaving behind some spectaculor caves full of colourful and unique minerals. If you want to try this activity, you will need to get some experience in your home country first. Normally, guides will only take people who know what they are doing into these complex cave systems.
Ziplining and Absailing
On various parts of the island, you can also enjoy absailing and ziplining. This pastime is growing in popularity, so there is always something new to see and experience if you enjoy these sports.
When to go
If you are looking for an active holiday on Lanzarote the best time of year to go is the winter or spring. In the summer, the temperatures on the island reache 29C, sometimes more, which limits the amount of time you can safely spend doing strenuous outdoor activities. Therefore, if you want an active holiday it is usually better to take advantage of the cheap deals to Lanzarote during the winter. At that time of the year, temperatures are around 20C, which is much better for enjoying these kinds of activities. Of course at that time of the year it can rain, but most months it only rains on one or two days and even then the rain does not last long.