Places of interest
Lanzarote is the ideal island if you are looking for the best plans for beaches, nature and towns with a lot of history and culture. During your visit to Lanzarote, you cannot miss the capital of the island. In Arrecife we recommend you to visit the castles of San Gabriel and San José. Visit villages such as Punta Mujeres, Villa Teguise or Haría, the charming villages of Lanzarote.
For beaches and nature, there are plenty of places where you can take a dip. Beaches such as Punta del Papagayo, Famara, the natural pools of Los Charcones or Charco del Palo. Although not everything is going to be just a dip, other places you can visit are the Timanfaya National Park, the Charco Verde, the Cueva de los Verdes or the beautiful viewpoint of El Rio.
Get ready because the island awaits you with an infinite number of plans and beautiful places to see during your visit to Lanzarote.
Lanzarote is an ideal place for adventure sports. And the best place for activities such as surfing is the beach of Famara. This sandy beach of more than 5 km is the favourite beach for surfers.
And with the best beach, there is nothing better than surfing with the best professionals. From Red Star Surf, we offer you a wide variety of surfing and kitesurfing lessons for beginners or to perfect your technique. So don’t hesitate any longer and find out more about one of the best water sports.
We will start the menu with the most typical starters of the island. Nothing better than tasting some delicious papas arrugadas (the most popular dish), gueldes, limpets, cheese, marinated tuna or jareas are some of the most typical options of Lanzarote.
As main dishes, fish dishes are the most typical, such as sancocho, fish with onions or fish broth. But you will also find options for carnivores based on rabbit, chicken, pork or goat.
And finally, we can’t leave out the confectionery. Desserts such as peanut bread, rosco del alma, frangollo or bienmesabe. These are the most popular desserts on the island.
Supporting local trade
Especially now we have to support the small trade and make sure that the consequences of the global pandemic we are suffering do not affect to a greater extent the small shops that are struggling to open their doors day after day.
One way to support small businesses during your visit to Lanzarote, apart from choosing these options over the big chains, is to share your experiences online. How can you do this? It’s very simple and it won’t take you more than 2 minutes. With actions such as sharing photos of the place on social networks, experiences and opinions on platforms such as TripAdvisor or Google and, above all, sharing it with your closest circle. Increasingly, there are many of us who look for these opinions or visit a place after receiving good recommendations.
Another way to support this is by making reservations. This booking system is implemented by many establishments and helps to better manage the workload and reduce customer waiting time. Establishments such as bars, restaurants, adventure activities or even car parks. If the latter is your case when it comes to making your trip to Lanzarote, remember that you can compare and book your parking space at Madrid airport, or whatever your airport of departure is with Vuelapar. Vuelapar helps you save time and money in the process of finding a parking space at airports in Spain, Portugal and France.
We start the festivities in Lanzarote with Carnivals. These depend on the dates of Easter, but are usually at the end of February. The streets are filled with people in fancy dress, dancing and street parties all over the island, and the Carnival Queen contest is held.
Other festivities celebrated on the island include the fiestas of the Virgen del Carmen and Los Dolores, as well as the fiestas of San Ginés and San Juan Bautista. These are celebrated between the months of July and September. The most important of these is the Fiestas de la Virgen de los Dolores, as she is the patron saint of the island. The Lanzaroteños wear their typical costumes and gather in honour of the virgin.