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Lanzarote Travel Guide

Lanzarote — Things to Do

You won’t have any trouble finding entertaining and/or relaxing things to do while visiting Lanzarote, the jewel of the Canary Islands. From the central volcanic highlands to the beautiful sprawling beaches that dominate the coastline, enjoy the thrill of underwater exploration on a SCUBA diving mission, a mainstay of the island’s tourism industry. On land, sunbathe at the many beaches from the resort town of Puerto Del Carmen to the secluded shores of the Papagayo inlets.

Scuba diving is one of the most important features of Lanzarote’s tourism industry. There are plenty of spots that are excellent dive sites, including Playa Blanca, Costa Teguise and Puerto Del Carmen. Dive Lanzarote is well known for its tours and instruction.

With a diverse landscape, Lanzarote is also a great place for walking tours. Olita Treks offers a range of different environments, including the outer islands like Isla Graciosa, Timanfaya National Park and coastal paths. English or Spanish guides are available.

See the magnificence of Lanzarote by boat. A range of water tours can be booked, including an old style galleon for trips around the coastline or peripheral islands. Excursions Lanzarote rents both motorized boats and sailing vessels for full day or half day excursions.

Surfing has gained popularity in recent years, as the world now knows about Lanzarote’s rolling breaks. During the winter months, the north shore is home to fantastic reef and rock breaks, and excellent windsurfing. Contact Errant Surf Travel and Instruction for more information.

Golfing is another favorite pastime on the island, although there are only a few courses. Costa Teguise is an 18-hole delight which is home to plenty of interesting clubs, sessions and a golf school. Verano Golf Tours can help you organize trips to Lanzarote’s golf course near Puerto del Carmen or others around the Canary Islands.

Sunbathing is the main reason people flock to Lanzarote every year. There are dozens of crowded and secluded beaches across the coastline, which boast clean sand and pristine water. Lanzarote Beach Holidays provide the best hotels and day trips to famous resorts including Puerto Del Carmen, Playa Blanca, Haria, and Arrecife.

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