Lanzarote has been a popular tourist destination for decades, famed for its lush beaches, sparkling seascapes, and warm weather. So, When heading out to Lanzarote for a vacation, here are 5 must-do activities that need to be checked off your bucket list in “Things To Do in Lanzarote.”
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Take a tour around the Canary Islands
One of the fantastic things about the Canary Islands in general is how easily accessible they are to holidaymakers. Many cruise ships like the P&O Azura offer Canary Islands cruises that embark from most of the islands – though this is typically Tenerife – before spending the next couple of days to a week touring around Madeira, Gran Canaria, and, of course, Lanzarote. If you are already in Lanzarote, you can easily travel between the Canaries by local boats for a similar experience. Whichever boat you choose, exploring the Canary Islands by sea can offer the opportunity to spot dolphins, whales, and other marine life.
Go Scuba diving
Lanzarote is world-renowned for its scuba diving experiences, with many different options offered along the south and east coasts, at most of the popular beaches and quays frequented by tourists. For something a little different, head to the Marina Rubicón in Playa Blanca, before setting out to explore Europe’s first-ever sculpture museum that is entirely underwater – Museo Atlántico. These cement sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor are found 12 meters under the surface, and offer a unique cultural experience – no one trip is the same, as the sculptures are becoming nesting points for various marine wildlife.
Explore Timanfaya National Park
Timanfaya National Park gets its iconic lunar-like landscape due to volcanic eruptions, largely between 1730 and 1736. Out of Spain’s 15 national parks, it is the only one with a geological nature. However, don’t worry, as the volcanoes are now dormant – they haven’t erupted since 1824. To learn more about the history and geology of the park, check out the Visitor Centre in Mancha Blanca. Then, take a tour of the Montañas del Fuego via the Ruta de los Volcanes. For more adventurous travelers, there are also various hiking routes in the area – such as the Coastal Route and the Tremensana Route – and even camel rides at the Echadero de Camellos.
Swim in nature
Lanzarote boasts a range of areas to swim outdoors for those who aren’t confident with wild swimming in the sea. Along the south and east coasts, there are many swimming areas in the sea itself – either purpose-built or formed naturally by the settling of rocks but with the addition of safe access. You will also find lidos near the beaches of Punta Mujeres and Los Chalcones. If swimming is not your thing at all, but you want to check out fascinating outdoor pools, Jameos del Agua is the place to go. Though you can’t swim in the underground pool, it is really something to admire.
Also Read : The Ultimate Guide to Safe Scuba Diving.
Last, but by no means least, Teguise is the oldest town or village across the entire Canary Islands, founded in 1402. As such, it served as Lanzarote’s capital for over 450 years. Over the centuries, Teguise has experienced a fascinating history that is well worth exploring. There is also a Sunday market that offers an authentic insight into Lanzarote’s culture.
And there you have it – 5 brilliant things to do in Lanzarote, exploring culture, the seas, and Lanzarote’s history alike.