Lanzarote - Things To Do & Attractions

Top Things to do in Lanzarote

Fun & Family Time

Families are spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do in Lanzarote! Away from the beaches, Rancho Texas Theme Park is an unforgettable day out, with exotic animals and themed evening shows.

Water parks like Aquapark Costa Teguise are the perfect solution for keeping sun-worshippers and adrenaline junkies happy, and kids will jump at the chance to sail in a real submarine and see what lives beneath the surface of Lanzarote’s ocean!

Nightlife

Often overshadowed by neighbouring island Tenerife when it comes to nightlife, Lanzarote more than holds its own with the island’s busiest late-night bars and clubs on Avenida de las Playas in Puerto del Carmen.

More traditional nightlife can be found in the capital, Arrecife, including tapas bars, live music and salsa dancing.

Nature & Outdoors

Fancy a break from the beach? A great Atlantic Adventure awaits at the "Ajaches" Natural Park! Adventure buffs can go kayaking or snorkelling, wildlife fans have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to spot dolphins, whales and flying fish in their natural environment and kids and adults alike will love getting acquainted with the local marine life through the glass-bottom boat!

Explore the Volcanoes!

Think Lanzarote’s all about the beaches? If so you’re gravely mistaken as the island’s volcanic national parks are even more amazing than its volcanic coastline! Walk across lava flows, ascend to volcanic cones and see spectacular craters, lava tunnels, lava lakes and more, with the lunar landscape giving you the feeling of being on another planet!

Hit the Beach!

White or black sand; calm water or waves; Lanzarote has enough beach to keep every holidaymaker happy! Matagorda, just east of Puerto del Carmen, is one of the island’s largest beaches and stretches a long way to the sea, making it perfect for families with small children. Las Cucharas in Costa Teguise is popular with windsurfers and surf schools due to its windy conditions.

Lanzarote – Quick Facts

Language:
Spanish
Flight Time from UK:
Approx. 4h 5min
Currency:
Euros
Airports:
Lanzarote Airport is in San Bartolomé.
Main Resorts:
Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise, Playa Blanca
Capital:
Arrecife
Opening Times:
  • Shops are usually open from 9am - 1.30pm and from 5pm – 6pm.
  • Banks are open from 8am – 2pm
  • Post offices are open Monday - Friday from 9am - 9pm. Saturdays from 9am – 2pm.
Temperatures:
  • Temperatures in Tenerife range from an average of 17°C in January to an average of 25°C in July and August.
Telephone:
  • Country code: +34
  • Area code: 0928
  • Emergency Services Number: 112
Electricity
EU standard, 220 V

Getting Around in Lanzarote

Getting around Lanzarote is pretty easy as it’s a relatively small island with a good transport network. Most places of interest can be accessed by local transport and all resorts can be reached via Arrecife.
Bus
Arrecife Bus (www.arrecifebus.com) runs a frequent service around the Arrecife area, mainly to the resorts of Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise.
Car
  • Car rental offices are easy to find in Lanzarote, with both large international companies and smaller local ones.
  • Lanzarote is well-known for keeping hire car prices low and street parking is relatively easy to find, especially in Arrecife.
Taxi
Taxis are easy to find in the main resorts, but as Lanzarote’s public transport system is good and car rental much cheaper, they’re normally recommended for short journeys only.

An island of year-round sunshine, golden and volcanic beaches and incredible national parks - the choice of things to do in Lanzarote make it a firm favourite for families, sun-worshippers and party animals alike!

If it’s nightlife you want, the resort of Puerto del Carmen is the place to go for late-night bars and clubs to dance 'til dawn. Playa Blanca is a great choice for families looking for fun in the sun, with lots of secluded, calm beaches to choose from.

Inland, the spectacular volcanic “lunar landscape” is one of the most popular Lanzarote attractions and a must-do adventure on a day away from the coast!

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