How to have fun in Lanzarote
Disclaimer: Please make sure you are up to date with the government’s latest foreign travel advice by checking out our blog post on travelling to the Canary Islands during the coronavirus before booking a holiday. It is also worth noting that, due to COVID-19, some attractions listed in this blog post may not be currently operating.
If you’re thinking about booking a Lanzarote Holiday but are not sure what there is to do on this famous Canary Island then this is the blog post for you. The other-worldly, Mars-esque playground of Lanzarote is not only a treat for the senses but also a haven for fun with some of the best waterparks, clubs, daytrips and natural wonders of all the Canary Islands.
Most famous for its climate and sandy beaches of various colours (red, pink, black, golden and white), Lanzarote offers the all-inclusive loveliness and year-round balmy weather you’d expect from the Canaries, as well as plenty of attitude, with some of the best club nights around in glitzy Puerto del Carmen.
If scenery and natural wonders are what you’re looking for from a Lanzarote holiday then the Timanfaya National Park is for you. It draws visitors from around the world with its black volcanic landscape and unique fauna and flora. However, let’s start with Lanzarote’s number one attraction.
El Reducto, the best beach in Lanzarote, can be found in the island’s capital, Arrecife. This beach is tucked into a bay, so it benefits from very calm waters, which makes it the perfect swimming and snorkelling spot for toddlers and young children. Another reason to visit this beach is that it’s close to many dining options and bars, meaning you can spend the full day and evening here without needing to return to your hotel.
If being at a city beach isn’t your thing and you’re into peace and tranquillity then the island of La Graciosa, located just north of Lanzarote, is the ideal spot for you. The beach on this little island is named La Laja and the secluded white sandy beaches look more Caribbean than Canary, as you can see in the photo below.
There’s one place to head for a fun packed night out where you can dance til dawn and club hop throughout the night and that’s Puerto del Carmen. This town is chock-a-block with bars, clubs and a lively atmosphere and is enjoyed by all age groups. The Venue is one of the most popular clubs of the last decade with Café la Ola and Harbour Heineken growing in popularity recently. We adore la Ola as a great place to start your evening as the meals there are famous in Lanzarote as some of the best.
The Wide Open Spaces
There’s one place to head for a fun packed night out where you can dance til dawn and club hop throughout the night and that’s Puerto del Carmen. This town is chock-a-block with bars, clubs and a lively atmosphere and is enjoyed by all age groups. The Venue is one of the most popular clubs of the last decade with Café la Ola and Harbour Heineken growing in popularity recently. We adore la Ola as a great place to start your evening as the meals there are famous in Lanzarote as some of the best.Lanzarote is famous for its beaches and party life but it’s also home to one of the world’s most beautiful natural parks. Timanfaya National Park was first formed when over 50 volcanos rose up in the region, though only one - Timanfaya - is still active today. The park is made up entirely of volcanic soil and looks more similar to a lunar or Mars landscape than something of this earth. At the park you can take camel rides, enjoy a picnic or eat at the restaurant. You can also explore the local flora and fauna that is special to the park or hire a guide to take you around the best areas of this vast landscape.
The Food and Wine
Lanzarote benefits from the same culinary delights as the other Canary Islands such as papas arrugadas and mojo verde. Each of the islands has a little twist on traditional Canary dishes but for Lanzarote it’s the wine that sets itself apart. None of the other Canary Islands produce such sought after or expensive wines as Lanzarote. The wines of the Canary Islands were incredibly popular in the UK back in the seventeenth century, even appearing in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night when Sir Toby Belch called for a “cup of Canary”.
You can visit many of Lanzarote’s top producers throughout the year. We recommend a trip to Bodegas Rubicon or La Geria with their showstopping examples of Lanzarote wines available by the glass. The vines set amongst the dark black soils will be unlike any vineyard you may have visited in Europe and really highlight what is special about this landscape.
If you’re interested in spending a week or two in Lanzarote then we recommend giving us a call and letting us find the best deal in Lanzarote for you and your party.