For those who love the great outdoors, nothing beats a Lanzarote holiday.
After all, this sun-kissed island boasts over 300 days of sunshine per year.
If you’re planning to visit, take a look at these 5 island activities which shouldn’t be missed.
Hiking the Fire Mountains
With its volcanic terrain and rugged coastal landscape, Lanzarote is best explored on foot. Begin your adventure at the Timanfaya National Park, home to the Fire Mountains. Although some areas are too hot to walk, there are some hiking trails which safely navigate the dormant lava fields.
If that didn’t leave a lasting impression, a visit to the largest volcanic gallery in the world should do it. Known as Cueva de los Verdes, this underground tube covers an expanse of 2km. Guided treks run daily and are suitable for all abilities.
Scuba diving in Lanzarote
No trip to Lanzarote would be complete without taking an underwater adventure. It’s the only way to admire the diverse eco-system and marine life. Dive centres can be found at most of the resort towns, but it’s worth travelling to the harbour of Puerto del Carmen. Here you can dive among shipwrecks which often the home of lurking predators. If you’re lucky, you could spot a common ray or even an angel shark.
Whether you’re a pro or novice, the windy shores of Lanzarote offer some of the best surf conditions in Europe. The more advanced should travel to the northern shores where you’ll find screaming hollow waves which break over volcanic reef. If you’re just starting out, there is also some beginner friendly options. At Famara Beach, you can learn the basics on small, gently breaking waves. A selection of surf schools offer tuition and board rental.
What better way to visit the sights and take in the rural scenery than on two-wheels. For the serious cyclist, Tabayesco is the islands largest climb. It takes you from sea level to over 630m in just over 10.5km. It may be a challenge, but the views are rewarding and you can stop to admire hillside villages along the way.
If you prefer the slower pace, why not tour the wine valleys of La Geria?
They’ll be plenty of opportunities to sample the local vino too.
Nestled at the foot of volcanoes and overlooking the Atlantic, Lanzarote’s golf courses are likely to be the best you’ve ever visited. Designed by the famous Ron Kirby, Lanzarote Golf Resort in Puerto del Carmen is a must-visit. This 72 par course promises an unbelievable day of golf and you can even hone your skills at an academy.
If you prefer active holidays to lounging by the pool, Lanzarote is the perfect option.
Visit this compact island and try some of these thrilling activities for yourself.