6 Reasons why you need to travel to Lanzarote at least once in your life
Vulcanic Landscape attractivity
Incredible different landscapes are surprising you everywhere on this little canary island. Rent a car to explore every little corner while you are here. You will not believe how many different sceneries to find on Lanzarote. Also, it makes a big difference if you come in summer or in wintertime. Our spring flowers everywhere are just amazing after very few days of rain. So don’t just come for our national parc Timanfaya; there is so much more to discover – but of course the fire mountains are a must do. Preferrably after 15h for better light and less people.
Beach and wave variety on Lanzarote
Enjoy our great amount of different colored sand beaches… Lanzarote is waiting for you with white and yellow sand beaches where you can chill and enjoy a day of swim and relax. You will be surprised by our black beaches and rough waves on the northwest coast. I have collected 26 different sand colors during my years on the island. Possibly you can even find more hidden gems?
Unique wine cultivation with great wines
There is nothing better but enjoying our incredible white wines of Malvasia volcánica grape which is unique in Lanzarote. It is a dry, fruity explosion which you will enjoy. Not to forget our great sweet Moscatel wine, drink it very chilly and try it with some Lanzarote matured cheese. You will never forget the taste. A great day out if you combine the great landscape with some wine tasting in our beautiful bodegas … Los Bermejos, Rubicón or El Grifo to just mention some of them here. Our wine cultivation is unique in the world. Try to get up early in the morning to see the sunrise over La Geria.
César Manrique, the most important artist for Lanzarote
The most famous son of Lanzarote is the artist César Manrique – he brought great ideas for sustainable tourism already in the seventies to the island, after coming back from studying in New York and Madrid. All our buildings are of a maximum height of two floors, some are allowed 4 in the capital Arrecife and in some hotels. You will realize how much tranquility our architecture is contributing to your stay. As a consequence, the island is never crowded.
He created the most amazing sights which will leave you speechless: Please visit them with a lot of time and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere that they all spread out: Jameos del Agua and the Mirador del Río are must-sees. Stroll through the Cactus Garden and find some inspiration in the Foundation in Tahiche. Also, the Monumento del Campesino is worth a visit and don’t forget to enjoy some nice Canarian tapas here. If you are lucky enough to pop in on a Saturday around midday you will be able to listen to a Canarian folk music and dance group.
Honest, surprising local gastronomy
Last but yet most important, you need to explore our wide range of excellent gastronomy. There are amazing restaurants spread out on the whole island and many of them are falling back on using 0km products from the island for their exquisite cooking. We are continuously trying restaurants and bars all over the island and many of the great established restaurants are getting premiums for their great kitchen and smaller new ones are surprising with their innovative kitchen.
If you really want to taste Lanzarote, look for somewhere to stay without half or full board included; you would miss one of the best parts of the island if you cannot go out to discover the unique kitchen of this northern canary island. If you are on the island in November, do not miss the great “Saborea Lanzarote” fair taking place in Teguise on the third weekend. It will give you a great overview of gastronomy and of the island.
All year round excellent conditions for sport activities
Lanzarote offers you 365 days a year excellent conditions for any kind of sport acticity. It does not matter if you are already a pro or if you are just starting. There are many classes on many spots for any kind of sport: you will find the great diving base Daivoon in Costa Teguise, the surf school La Santa Activity and Lanzarote Golf in Puerto del Carmen,they are just some examples of the great variety of activities on the island. Of course Lanzarote is very well know for the outstanding cycling conditions. Our island is well known world wide for the hardest Ironman in the world and new Triathlon events like the OceanLava are getting more and more inscriptions.