Things to do in Lanzarote

Lanzarote is a breezy, sunny island with a breathtaking lunar landscape. Its diversity and year-round temperate climate makes it the perfect spot for outdoor activities – whether it’s having a crack at windsurfing, visiting the centuries-old former capital of Teguise or taking a camel safari around Timanfaya National Park.
Culture vultures will lap up the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Arrecife, a modern art museum located in the Castle of Saint Joseph – a former 18th century fortress designed to protect the island from pirate attacks. Or take a trip to the imposing Santa Barbara castle (Castillo de Santa Barbara) in Tequise, a 16th century stronghold built high above the former capital on Guanapay peak which – as well as offering sweeping views across the island – also has a museum and visitor centre.
For families, Lanzarote has it all – from sandy beaches, shallow waters and pedalos to all-inclusive accommodation and kids’ clubs. There is an excellent choice of hotels in Lanzarote for families – many provide on-site clubs and crèches for youngsters, along with the more standard facilities such as pools, evening entertainment and on-site dining.
If you need to keep the kids entertained, there are a number of local theme parks such as Guinate Tropical Park near Maguez in the North – home to hundreds of exotic bird and animal species ranging from flamingos and macaws to monkeys, lemurs and meerkats. There’s also Rancho Texas Park near Puerto del Carmen or to make a real splash, try Aqua Park in Costa Tequise.
Boat trips tend to appeal to all ages and you will find these in abundance – why not take a day trip to Lanzarote’s larger neighbour Fuerteventura and explore its glorious golden beaches? You can also extend your stay to get the most out of this laid-back island – check out these online.
These traits make the Canary Islands a cracking year-round destination, each with its own special characteristics. Take Tenerife for example – the largest of the Canary Islands. Aside from its party animal reputation, there is a completely different side to the island – one of quaint authentic villages, rocky coastlines and snow-topped peaks. If you’re planning to stay, you’ll find to suit all tastes and budgets along with numerous transport options, but to get the most out of the island car hire is recommended (check Tenerife car hire quotes before you go).
Although Lanzarote is much smaller than its island neighbours, it doesn’t make it any less appealing. There is an endless list of things to do in Lanzarote and it’s got all the ingredients of a great holiday – whatever your age or interests.
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