Top Reasons to Visit Lanzarote, Spain

Escape the City Stress in Peaceful Lanzarote

Sunset in Lanzarote
Relax on the beach in Lanzarote.

A far cry from bustling Madrid and cosmopolitan Barcelona, Lanzarote is one of Spain’s most tranquil and beautiful island destinations. As one of the 13 Canary Islands, Lanzarote is found in the Atlantic Ocean, located just off the northwest coast of mainland Africa. Its subtropical temperatures and stunning beaches make it among the most desired destinations for European tourism. Lanzarote is the easternmost island, and perhaps the most fascinating of them all, as its volcanic origins have left a unique and captivating landscape. Easily accessible by the Arrecife International Airport, flights to Lanzarote  are frequent and make it easy for everyone to explore this inspiring part of Spain. If you still aren’t convinced, take a look at what Lanzarote has to offer.

Fantastic Surf Spots

Surfer in Lanzarote
A surfer at Playa Famara, Lanzarote

Whether learning for the first time or a seasoned surfer, Lanzarote offers many great surfing spots. The best choice for those interested in catching a wave is Famara Beach, which is almost certain to offer some great opportunities to practice. If you are a complete novice, try taking lessons with one of the many experienced surf instructors working on Lanzarote.

World Class Diving

Lanzarote Diving Fish
Some of the fish you’ll see on your dive in Lanzarote.

Lanzarote offers some of the best diving in all of Europe, and there are various diving schools where you can become certified or simply have them take you out to the perfect diving spot. Observe the island’s colorful fish or dive down to a shipwreck for an unforgettable experience.

Timanfaya National Park: UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Timanfaya Lanzarote
The Martian looking Timanfaya National Park

A completely unique experience, visiting Timanfaya National Park is a must when staying on Lanzarote. Walk through a sea of black lava (the park is completely made up of volcanic soil), and admire the breathtaking scenery that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. From its Fire Mountains to many rare plant species, a visit is a once in a lifetime opportunity. You can even eat at the park’s signature restaurant, which cooks its food with the park’s geothermal heat!

Breathtaking Beaches

Playa de Lava Lanzarote
Breathtaking Playa de Lava (Lava Beach) in Lanzarote.

From the white sands of Playa Blanca to the tranquil blue waters of Playa de Papagayo, Lanzarote has a beach for every taste. The best part is that beachgoers can enjoy the beaches almost any time of year, as the average water temperature is around 19.5 º C.

Lanzarote really is the perfect island getaway, whether for a relaxing weekend or an entire month’s vacation. The best part is that visitors can enjoy Lanzarote any time of year and take advantage of its warm beaches, unique landscape, fun activites, and natural beauty.

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