Lanzarote Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing

(Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain)

Waterfront of Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote pictureThe many tourist attractions in Lanzarote suit most ages, ranging from cruising, flying and parasailing around the coastline, to lively nightclubs and bars. Visitors to Lanzarote will often head to the sandy beaches first, which are without doubt one of the main draw cards, although the island has much more to offer.

Lanzarote's numerous water sports and recreational attractions are always popular and include hiking, golf, scuba diving, snorkelling, surfing and windsurfing, fishing and sailing.

Families staying in the Lanzarote area often visit the Guinate Tropical Park and Rancho Texas Park, two major theme parks which are full of attractions for children of all ages. Those searching for more unusual and natural sights should be sure to visit the Los Jameos del Agua (Water Caverns) and Cueva de los Verdes (Green Caves), which are underground, volcanic cave networks.

Guided Walks

Address: Canary Trekking, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
Guided walking tours are available around the island of Lanzarote, taking in a number of nature reserves and protected areas. Designed for a range of ages, small groups of up to 16 take in many popular sights and attractions during the walks, including craters within the Natural Park of Volcanoes, canal trails, scenic gorges and historic buildings, often providing impressive views. The island features an enormous array of native flora and fauna, and walking tours are the perfect way to really appreciate the island's wildlife.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge

Lanzarote's Puerto del Carmen marina photo


Address: Puerto Calero, Yaiza, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
Tel: +34 928 510 850
Lanzarote is home to a large number of marinas which are full of boats and yachts of all descriptions. Offering both cruises and boat hire, one of the main marinas is Puerto Calero. With exceptional facilities, over 400 berths and a convenient location, to the south of Puerto del Carmen, Puerto Calero is a particularly scenic harbour. Amongst the main attractions at the marina include walking trails along the waterfront, a number of speciality shops, restaurants, submarine trips and catamaran cruises. Puerto Calero is also home to the popular Canary Cetacean Museum (MCC), which is dedicated to whale and dolphin research.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free

Photo of a bird of prey dispaly at Lanzarote's Rancho Texas Park

Rancho Texas Park

Address: Calle Noruega, Puerto del Carmen, 35510, Tias, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
Tel: +34 928 841 286
Rancho Texas Park is a major tourist draw card in Lanzarote's Puerto del Carmen. A vast theme park full of things to see and do, attractions here include crocodiles, birds of prey, parrots and exotic birds, an Indian village, farmyard animals, a gold mine, caves and restaurants.
Open hours: daily - 09:30 to 17:30
Admission: charge, discounts for children

Guinate Tropical Park

Address: Calle Majadita, 14, Guinate, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
Tel: +34 928 835 500
Guinate Tropical Park is one of the island's few theme parks and is a particularly popular family attraction. Situated on the northern side of the island, at the base of the Corona Volcano, the park contains many appealing animal and exotic bird attractions. Highlights at the Guinate Tropical Park include landscaped gardens, lakes, stunning views, a restaurant, a gift shop, and even parrot shows.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts for children

 View over Lanzarote's Playa Blanca


Address: Paracraft Lanzarote, Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
Tel: +34 619 068 680
Always popular with holiday makers, parasailing is the perfect attraction for thrill seekers. Riding high above the ocean, parasailing consists of being harnessed with a parachute and pulled into the sky by a powerful motorboat. With truly spectacular views of the coast and beyond, parasailing is provided by Paracraft Lanzarote, who also offering motorboat cruises and fun banana ski-buses.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge

Photo of Los Jameos del Agua in Lanzarote

Los Jameos del Agua (Water Caverns)

Address: Carretera de Orzola, Malpais de La Corona, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
Tel: +34 928 848 020
The Jameos del Agua caverns are one of the island's most unusual sights and consist of a series of underground caves, tunnels and grottoes. Standing at the base of the Monte de la Corona volcano, the caves and passageways are the result of volcanic activity and accumulations of gas and huge bubbles within the molten lava, around 3,000 years ago. Highly developed with tourism in mind, the Jameos del Agua caves now incorporate a swimming pool, gardens, a nightclub with bars, and an enormous concert cave, which can hold around 600 people.
Open hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday - 09:30 to 19:00; Tuesday, Friday and Saturday - 09:30 to 02:00
Admission: charge, discounts for children

Image of Cueva de los Verdes on the northern side of Lanzarote

Cueva de los Verdes (Green Caves)

Address: Carretera de Orzola, Malpais de La Corona, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
Tel: +34 928 173 220
Standing on the northern side of Lanzarote, the Cueva de los Verdes is part of the same underground lava cave network as Jameos del Agua, with is situated nearby. Stretching for around 4 miles / 6 km, many of the passages are fairly narrow and guided tours last around one hour, being available both in English and Spanish. Famous for being a much-used local refuge from pirates many years ago, who once searched for slaves on the island, modern lighting effects add character and drama to the caves.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 18:00
Admission: charge, discounts for children

Air Tours

Address: Lanza Air SL, Avenida de la Islas Canarias, CC Los Charcos, Local 20, Costa Teguise, 35509, Teguise, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
Tel: +34 928 590 533
Offering one of the most memorable and exciting ways to fully appreciate the scale of the island and its stunning scenery, air tours of Lanzarote are provided by Lanza Air. Flying close to volcanic mountains, craters, lava fields, parks, the coastline and natural areas of extreme beauty, most air tours last for around one hour. Flying lessons are also available here.
Open hours: hours vary
Admission: charge

Jeep Safaris

Address: Tamaran Jeep Safari, Calle Roque Nublo, 2, C.C. La Hoya, Local 18, Puerto del Carmen, 35510, Tias, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
Tel: +34 928 512 475
Jeep Safaris around the island are becoming extremely popular and offer easy access to many locations around Lanzarote which are hard to reach. Attractions visited include beaches, volcanoes, villages and parks, all in the comfort of a fleet of 4X4 vehicles. Various stops are made along the way, to allow you to fully explore the area and appreciate the views. Endless photographic opportunities present themselves en route.
Open hours: hours vary
Admission: charge

Lanzarote Nightlife and Nightclubs

Although not quite as lively as nearby Tenerife or Ibiza, Lanzarote is home to a good selection of nightclubs and bars, easily suiting most requirements and tastes. Many of the island's most popular nightclubs are sited in the Puerto del Carmen area, along the promenade, including the 'Avenida de las Playas' and also the 'Centro Atlantico', which are often busy. Further nightclubs are located in the Costa Teguise area, along the Avenida Islas Canarias, close to the Toca shopping centre. Those looking for more traditional island nightlife should head to Arrecife, where the nightlife is more authentic and typically Spanish, with colourful Flamenco dancing and many friendly restaurants. Opening at around 22:00 or 23:00, nightclubs in Lanzarote remain open until the early hours of the morning, which can be as late as 05:00 or more.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free, charge for some nightclubs