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Things to do in Lanzarote

Although its beaches are rather special, there are many more things to do in Lanzarote besides stretch out on white sands. Discover natural splendour, abundant family attractions, great dining and thrilling sports on holidays to this beautiful island.

With its thriving beach resorts bathed in year-round sunshine, Lanzarote is a wonderful destination for sea-and-sand seekers. Lovers of culture are also well catered for, with acres of verdant vineyards and stunning locations of natural beauty. Abundant water sports, trekking and cycling opportunities await the adventurous, while foodies can discover cuisine to tantalise the taste buds.

Lanzarote attractions for families

Lanzarote attractions for families

Get up close to exotic marine life on an exciting submarine safari. Or catch a glimpse of dolphins on a glass-bottomed boat tour. Go horseback riding, paintballing and more at Lanzarote a Caballo. Or see dozens of animals and make a splash in the pool zone at Rancho Texas Park.

Cultural Lanzarote

Cultural Lanzarote

Explore the spectacular volcanic landscape of Timanfaya National Park. Sample the renowned produce of the La Geria Wine Region. Or discover the incredible César Manrique-designed Cueva de Los Verdes and Jardín de Cactus, where the artist and architect applied his innovative eye for design to stunning natural locations.

Lanzarote dining

Lanzarote dining

For a unique gastronomic experience, visit the César Manrique-designed El Diablo restaurant at stunning Timanfaya National Park and sample food grilled on the heat from a volcano. Or tuck into delectable saffron-infused shellfish soup at the superb Castillo De San José. Wine lovers simply must try the world-class wines produced in the La Geria region.

Lanzarote action and adventure

Lanzarote action and adventure

Lanzarote’s warm, clear waters make it perfect for enjoying water sports like diving and windsurfing. Or why take in the scenic southern coast on a boat tour? Trekking and cycling are just some of the land sports on offer. Or golf enthusiasts can hone their game on three courses.

Lanzarote beaches

Lanzarote beaches

Lounge on soft golden sands and bathe in the gentle surf of Matagorda or Playa Grande beaches in Puerto del Carmen. Try exhilarating wind surfing at one of the many schools in Costa Teguise. Or drive to the north coast and ride the frothy breakers around Famara or Arrieta.

Discover the different areas of Lanzarote

Experience everything Lanzarote’s range of resorts has to offer

Costa Teguise

Costa Teguise

With a number of windsurfing schools available in the area, Costa Teguise is the ideal place for water sport enthusiasts to take to the waves. Enjoy family picnics and stretching out on the soft sands of Playa de Las Cucharas, while children splash in safe, crystal-clear waters. A large selection of shops and restaurants here offers a variety of shopping and dining opportunities. Or use your car hire to explore César Manrique’s spectacular Centres of Art, Culture and Tourism.

Puerto del Carmen

Puerto del Carmen

Discover everything you could possibly desire from your Lanzarote holiday in the popular resort of Puerto del Carmen. Six kilometres of golden sands offer an array of beach relaxation or water sports opportunities. Wander down the lively beachfront avenue, where everything from throbbing nightspots to laid-back cafés await. Or head to the charming Old Town and wander around the host of shops, or dine on freshly-caught fish at a delightful restaurant overlooking the picturesque harbour.

Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca

Enjoying a calmer pace than Puerto del Carmen, this thriving family-friendly resort offers a wide variety of hotels. Boasting some of the finest beaches in Lanzarote, Playa Blanca also offers access to the white sands and excellent hiking opportunities of the Papagayo Nature Reserve. Stroll along the scenic promenade and watch yachts drifting into the marina. Browse in the souvenir shops and boutiques before stopping for refreshment at a quaint café or choice of restaurants for every budget.

Puerto Calero

Puerto Calero

Relax with a coffee or glass of wine and watch luxury yachts gliding into the marina in exclusive Puerto Calero. Wander around chic boutiques and enjoy laidback or gourmet dining at restaurants offering a variety of local and international cuisine. Tour the coast in style on a high-class catamaran cruise. Or explore the fascinating underwater world of the Atlantic on a submarine safari. Complement your break in this upmarket resort with a stay at the 5 star Hesperia Lanzarote hotel.

Lanzarote weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • 17°Jan
  • 18°Feb
  • 19°Mar
  • 19°Apr
  • 20°May
  • 22°Jun
  • 24°Jul
  • 25°Aug
  • 25°Sep
  • 23°Oct
  • 21°Nov
  • 18°Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
  • 30
  • 20
  • 20
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 20
  • 30
Average daily sunshine (hours)
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 12
  • 10
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6

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