5 Things to Do in Lanzarote
If you can bear to tear yourself away from the pool, then there are plenty of exciting experiences to encounter on the the Island of Lanzarote. For visitors wondering what to do on Lanzarote, here are some of our recommendations (in no order of preference):
1. TIMANFAYA NATIONAL PARK
Timanfaya National Park is a must for every visitor to Lanzarote, with a breathtaking volcanic landscape that covers a quarter of the island, created over six years of near-continuous volcanic eruptions that took place between 1730 and 1736, with a smaller episode in 1824.
Arrive with your car to the ticket office, continue the 2km road to the Hilario Islet, where you will find the parking lot. Next to it is where the Geothermal experiments are carried out and where the park bus is taken. While visitors are not allowed to roam freely around, they do get to view the park from one of the coaches that carefully threads its way around the ‘Ruta de los Volcanes’ – a narrow road, closed to normal traffic that snakes through the most spectacular areas of the National Park. This short coach trip around the park is included in the entry fee. As well, you could visit El DIablo restaurant.
Visitors get to witness demonstrations of this intense heat as straw auto-ignites after being dropped into a shallow pit, steam gushes out of the ground moments after being poured into a hole as cold water, and the gravel under your feet is hot enough to burn your hand! The cleverly-designed El Diablo restaurant uses this geothermal heat for cooking by placing a large grill over a deep pit. This pit serves a dual-purpose since it was originally created to ventilate conducted heat from the restaurant’s foundations.
One of the most impressive natural works of art in the world, making this a place you’ll never forget.
- Price: Adult: 10€ Children 5€ which includes the geothermal experiments and the Mountains of Fire bus route.
- Estimated duration: an hour and a half
- Opening hours: 9am to 5.45pm
- Camel rides in the Timanfaya Mountains available for 12€ per Camel
2. RANCHO TEXAS LANZAROTE PARK
Rancho Texas Lanzarote is a fun theme park, zoo and water park located in Puerto del Carmen, south of the island of Lanzarote. Known as the Corral del Agua (The Water Ranch) it has a big area with water activities for both adults and children. Within the park there is a bar restaurant where you can enjoy a drink or a snack.
There are many exotic animals at the Zoo, such as: crocodiles, raccoons, komodo dragons, sea lions and tigers.
The Park also offers many other activities such as, pony riding, treasure hunts, canoeing, cowboy show with lasso and whip, Parrot shows, swim with the sea lions and Dolphins, bird of prey show, Children’s Splash park, water park with Slides.
An outing to this zoo is the perfect way to have an unforgettable fun family day out: see wild animals, enjoy the different shows and cool down in the pools and on the slides.
· Price for Adult 30€ Children 22€
· Opening hours of Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park are from 9. 30 am to 5. 30 pm.
· The entrance fee includes access to all live exhibits: Dolphin Show, Macaw and Cockatoo Show, Raptor Show, Sea Lion Show, Lasso and Cow Whip Show, and Water Park with slides.
- Price for Adult 30€ Children 22€
- Opening hours of Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park are from 9. 30 am to 5. 30 pm.
- The entrance fee includes access to all live exhibits: Dolphin Show, Macaw and Cockatoo Show, Raptor Show, Sea Lion Show, Lasso and Cow Whip Show, and Water Park with slides.
3. AQUALAVA WATER PARK
Aqualava water park lies in Playa Blanca to the south of Lanzarote. Open all year round it’s a great day out for the whole family, with plenty of rides, amusing slides with numerous loops, fun wave machine in the Beach pool, lazy river with double or single rubber rings, Children’s splash area and the TimiKitchen Restaurant with freshly-cooked food. It’s a wonderful place enjoy the Lanzarote Sunshine. All pools are heated all year round with geothermal energy. With plenty of things for both young children to do as well as adults who just want to relax, Aqualava Waterpark is well worth a visit.
- Restaurants and lockers available
- Open all year round from 10am till 6pm (summer) 10am till 5pm (winter)
- Price adult 22€ Children 15€ (babies under 2 free)
- Wi-Fi, sun loungers and umbrellas included
4. TEGUISE MARKET LANZAROTE
The biggest market on the island every Sunday in the charming town of Teguise. This small normally peaceful town comes alive on a Sunday and sellers of art, crafts, clothes, gifts, food, scarves (you name it they have it) flock to be met by tourists and locals looking to buy wonderful souvenirs and unique items. With the plus of live entertainment from roving musicians and stalls with freshly cooked food.
You can also explore the town of Teguise by walking along the cobbled streets where you will also fine many bars and restaurants to choose from, and lots more Spanish shops.
UPDATE 2022: The market has reduced in size temporarily due to Covid restrictions but we hope to see it back to its formal size later this year.
- Every Sunday 9am till 2pm
- Biggest Lanzarote market
All kinds of water sports can be enjoyed in Lanzarote thanks to its extraordinary year-round climate, whether you’re an Adventurous adrenaline junkie or looking for a relaxing water experience there are many of activities on the Island to choose from.
In the northwest of the island your find Famara beach, ideal for doing water sports like surfing and kite surfing, thanks to the swell of the waves and constant winds. Many surf schools operate out of Caleta de Famara, you can also hire boards too.
On the east coast of the island of Lanzarote, within the tourist town of Costa Teguise, is Las Cucharas beach here is the perfect location for windsurfing, half of the water off the beach is cordoned off to separate them from swimmers. There are a couple of Windsurfing schools and you can hire equipment within walking distance from the Beach.