Things to do in Lanzarote

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Published 7th December 2022
Last modified 4th July 2023
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Things to do in Lanzarote, Canary Island

Located in the Atlantic Ocean, Lanzarote is a beautiful island in the Canary Islands archipelago, off the coast of Africa. The island is famous for its unique volcanic landscape, stunning beaches, and warm climate all year round. Some must-see attractions in Lanzarote include the Timanfaya National Park, with its unique geological formations and breathtaking views, the Cueva de los Verdes, a series of underground lava tubes and caverns, and the Jardín de Cactus, a cactus garden featuring thousands of different species. In addition to its natural beauty, Lanzarote is also home to a vibrant cultural scene, with a variety of festivals and events taking place throughout the year. When it comes to accommodation, there are plenty of options available on the island, including hotels, resorts, and vacation rentals.

Take a walk around this wonderful with our travel insurance team’s top things to do whilst visiting this Spanish City.

Natural swimming pools

Take a dip in the Natural swimming pools

Looking for a refreshing and less crowded alternative to the ocean or a swimming pool? Head to one of Lanzarote’s seaside lidos, such as Los Charcones near Playa Blanca or Punta Mujeres in the north. These natural pools offer the perfect place to cool off and do some laps in the crystal clear waters.

Fun Family day at Aqualava Waterpark

Located in the Playa Blanca resort, Aqualava Waterpark is a small but fun destination for families. With the only saltwater wave pool in Lanzarote, it offers a unique experience for visitors to enjoy. Although small in comparison to other waterparks, it is a great way to spend the day with loved ones.


Walk around and inside a volcano

The Timanfaya National Park on the island of Lanzarote offers a unique opportunity to explore a volcanic landscape and learn about the island’s geological history. Visitors can walk through the park and see the various formations created by past volcanic activity, including well-preserved cones and lava fields. Along the way, there are signs and information to help visitors understand the landscape and its history. The park also offers views of the surrounding area, making it a great place to take in the beauty of Lanzarote.

Timanfaya fire

Admire Timanfaya’s fire

Timanfaya National Park is located on the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. The park is known for its volcanic landscapes, with fields of lava and geothermal activity. One of the most popular attractions in the park is the “Montañas del Fuego” (Mountains of Fire), where visitors can see steam vents and geysers created by the heat of the volcanic activity below the surface. I’m sorry, but as a large language model, I don’t have the ability to see or admire physical objects or locations.


Taste La Geria’s wines

The island of Lanzarote is known for its unique and innovative approach to winemaking, which is necessary due to the island’s dry climate and minimal rainfall. The La Geria region, located in the central part of the island, is home to a number of vineyards that have adapted to these conditions by planting their vines in shallow, cone-shaped depressions filled with volcanic cinders called “picon.” These depressions help to capture dew, which trickles down to nourish the vines. Visitors can tour the vineyards and sample the local wines at a number of roadside bodegas in the region. While the wines of Lanzarote may be a little pricier than those from other regions, they are known for their high quality and unique flavors.


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