Best Things To Do In Lanzarote

Updated 3 March 2020 | by Nakita Mason

Lanzarote is well known for being one of the best holiday destinations for families in the world, and with so much to do and see it’s easy to see why. If you’ve yet to experience the brilliance of this fabulous holiday resort, then why not have a read below and find out some of the amazing activities and attractions that are available to you?

1 Paragliding

“Paragliding in Lanzarote is like heaven: the waves crashing against the shoreline, emerald waters with tiny surfers far below, the other islands on the horizon and the hawks and seagulls leading the way through the rising thermics. We at Famaraiso have learned how to read this unique landscape to bring our passengers to the best flying spots for a safe and terrific tandem flight.”

-The Team at Famaraiso

paragliding in Lanzarote
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Sounds magical right? If you do anything on a trip to Lanzarote, then going Paragliding is a must and with Famaraiso you can be sure you’re in experienced hands. Working in tandem with an instructor you’ll be treated to the most unique views of Lanzarote imaginable as you take in the glorious feeling of flight! Better still, you’ll even have photos and videos emailed to you the following day so that you can remember your adventure! For a great experience with licenced professionals, you can do no better than the friendly team at Famaraiso.

Location: Lanzarote, Spain.

2 Museo Atlantico Underwater Museum

Diving in Lanzarote

Say hello to the first underwater museum in Europe and be warned: you’re going to be bowled over! As you descend below the waves, you’ll find you’ve entered a mysterious other world that goes far beyond what typically lurks below, throwing you down the proverbial rabbit-hole and leaving you filled with wonder. Featuring artworks of Jason deCaires Taylor, these human sculptures are both beautiful and eerie, sitting in their silent world and often explored by schools of fish along with other marine life. We highly recommend this as something you’ll be talking about long after you leave.

Location: Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain.

3 Old Town Harbour

old town harbour

The old town harbour is a favourite of those that travel often to Lanzarote and it’s easy to see why. The harbour itself is a charming and peaceful location to stroll around, with idyllic little boats bobbing on the horizon and plenty of nods to its past as a fishing village. You can easily make a day of things here by popping into the plentiful restaurants and cafes, enjoying some well-earned grub as you take in the view.

Location: Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain.

4 Biosfera Plaza Shopping Centre

shopping in Lanzarote

Fancy some retail therapy? Then why not visit the bustling Biosfera Plaza Shopping Centre. Set on three levels and particularly lovely during Christmas, it’s a great place to amble around and find some trinkets and gifts. With a mix of standard high-street stores as well as little cafes and play areas for the children, you can be sure to spend a few happy hours here enjoying the bargains and vibrant atmosphere.

Location: Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain.

5 Playa Dorada Beach

A trip to Lanzarote isn’t complete without a trip to the beach and when it comes to finding a good one you would be mad to miss out on the beautiful Playa Dorada Beach. With lovely warm sand and plenty of sun loungers, it's easy to while away your days here as the children play and paddle, but you’ll also find it’s a great location for the more adventurous among you, with access to jet skis, snorkelling and pedalows.

Location: Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain.


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