Lanzarote is the perfect place for activity holidays. As part of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, it is only a short flight away and has the benefits of a warm and stable climate all year around.
On Lanzarote holidays there is always plenty of activities to do and amazing places to visit. This wonderful island has something to offer for everybody. Get inspired and start prepare for your next holiday right here.
On the southern part of Lanzarote, you will find the Timanfaya National Park. Due to dry climate and lack of erosion the landscape here looks like it did right after the eruptions in 1730 and 1824. On Lanzarote holidays, it is a must to explore the iconic lava covered landscapes, and also take a 7 km leisurely walk through the longest Volcanic lava tunnel in the world; The tunnel of Atlantis.
2. Sandy beaches
In a beautiful contrast to the iconic volcanic landscapes of Lanzarote, you also find a selection of harmonic beaches. Let the bone white beaches around the island set the scene for a day to enjoy the sun and the beautiful marine life the island also has to offer. Spend a few days finding your favourite beach. Maybe it's down in the old fishing village of Playa Blanca or in the quiet coves on The island of La Graciosa.
3. Spectacular views
On your holiday in Lanzarote, you shouldn’t miss out on the stunning views from Mirador Del Rio. From the top peek in the telescopes and see if you can spot the islands of Montana Clara and Alegranza. If you are brave enough find your way to the balcony. Go to the edge and look straight down into the 400 meter drop below!
4. Bike tours
Every year, Club La Santa hosts the toughest Ironman in the world. Due to wind and altitude the 180 km bike ride around the island sets the scene for a challenging tour around the hidden gems of Lanzarote. On your holiday, you don’t need to go to the extreme. The island offers many bike routes for all levels - both for Mountain Bikes and Road bikes.
5. Wine tasting
Did you know that Lanzarote is the home of award-winning wine? At first glance, the volcanic soil doesn’t seem like a place anything could grow. But actually the lava foundation “capsules” moisture and gives the vine stocks the perfect circumstances for growing. During your holiday, stop by some of the vineyards and have a taste.
6. Shopping in Teguise
Every Sunday from 09.00 to 14.00, you can experience the vibrance of the Teguise Market. The entire city center of Teguise is transformed into a big marketplace filled with pavilions of locals selling everything from handicraft and artwork to handbags. After you have tested your best bargain skills, find one of the nice cafés and start your siesta here.
7. Day trip to La Graciosa
Just 30 minutes by boat from Lanzarote, you find the island of La Graciosa with white sandy beaches, a small fishing village and paths you can only access walking or cycling. This is your chance to unwind in a setting, where it feels like time has frozen. Tranquillity and relaxation are keywords. No traffic, no contamination. Just nature and exquisite gastronomy. On Lanzarote holidays, this is a perfect getaway to a sanctuary of beautiful beaches, slow living and quality time.
8. Attractions by Cesar Manrique
Artist Cesar Manrique has made a beautiful mark on his home island. His purpose was to integrate the iconic natural sceneries of Lanzarote with architecture. Driving north from the airport in Arrecife, you can spot the Al Campesino. The famous statue is his tribute to the hard-working people in the fields.
Jameos Del Agua is another beautiful scenery created by Manrique. In the remains of a volcanic tube, he created a beautiful scenery garden, pool, a restaurant and an observatory.
9. Explore the green caves
Beneath the sunny surface of Lanzarote you are able to find the exceptional mythological green caves. In ancient times, the lava caves worked as the perfect hiding place for locals when the island was invaded or attacked by pirates. The beautiful colour of the caves are a hidden treasure and also one of the reasons why the place was voted “Travelers’ choice 2020” on Trustpilot.
10. Surf the waves
Famara beach in the northwestern part of Lanzarote is the place to be, if you want to surf during your holiday. The waves at the 5 km long beach are perfect for beginners and intermediate surfers. Placed in the Nature Reserve of the archipelago "Chinijo", the mountains offer a spectacular view of the beautiful La Graciosa. In Famara village, you can find a variety of nice cafés to wrap up a great day of surfing.
Discover Lanzarote whilst staying at Club La Santa
If you need a break between all the activities, there are plenty of option to discover the island. Join one of our many excursions, borrow a bike in the bike centre or rent a car directly from Club La Santa and explore the sights of Lanzarote on your own.