Attractions Nearby Lanzarote, Day Trips and Excursions
(Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain)
Lanzarote is one of seven main Canary Islands located in the Atlantic Ocean, near to mainland Spain. Many other stunning island attractions are just a short distance from Lanzarote, with the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura sited directly to the south of Lanzarote. To the west of Lanzarote, the other main island attractions include Gran Canaria and Tenerife, with 'island hopping' being popular with both locals and tourists. All three of these islands are connected to Lanzarote by regular ferries and cruise trips, which are a particularly relaxing and scenic way to travel, with each of these islands offering a different selection of tourist attractions, sandy beaches and popular resorts, where visitors are always welcomed.
The smaller island attractions of La Palma, Gomera and Hierro can all be found to the west of Lanzarote and although less touched by tourism, are all still popular excursions.
Fuerteventura is situated directly to the south of Lanzarote, separated by just 10 km / 6 miles from the harbour in the Playa Blanca area. Full of a diverse selection of attractions suiting all ages, Fuerteventura is a relaxed island with a population of around 65,000 and always popular with visitors staying on Lanzarote. Most people travelling to Fuerteventura head to the island's many spectacular beaches, such as the Playa de Sotavento de Jandia, which is around 20 km / 12 miles in length. Apart from its sandy beaches, Fuerteventura is also known for its clear waters and exceptional range of water sport attractions, with windsurfing, sailing, scuba diving and snorkelling all being extremely popular, together with a selection of coastal golf courses and a legendary nightlife. Close to Fuerteventura, the Isla Lobos (Los Lobos Island) is an important nature reserve, with short ferry trips available from Corralejo.
Attractions in Fuerteventura
One of the biggest of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria has a population of around 735,000 and is situated to the southwest of Lanzarote. Within easy reach of Gran Canaria, several weekly ferries depart from Arrecife, with the journey lasting less than ten hours, Home to many villages full of character, such as Arucas, Teror and Vega de San Mateo, other noteworthy attractions on Gran Canaria include the yachting town of Puerto de Mogán, the lively resort of Maspalomas and the endless beaches around the Playa del Inglés area, where sunbathing, swimming and a range of water sports are available.
Close to Lanzarote, many families choose to visit Gran Canaria for the variety of tourist attractions and theme parks on offer, such as the Cocodrilo Parque (Crocodile Park) in Villa de Agüimes, and also the thrilling Holiday World in Maspalomas - where you will find fast roller coasters and rides. Those travelling from Lanzarote is search of more historical attractions on Gran Canaria will find plenty to see, with the Catedral de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Las Palmas Cathedral) constructed around 600 years ago, and the Cenobio de Valerón in Santa Maria de Guia containing many important pre-Hispanic remains and old treasures.
Attractions in Gran Canaria
The largest of the Canary Islands, with a population of around 810,000, Tenerife is within easy reach of Lanzarote and contains many excellent attractions, suitable for all ages, connected by regular ferries between Arrecife and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the island's capital city. Famous for its spectacular beaches and top resorts, many visitors staying on Lanzarote choose to travel to Tenerife as a part of their holiday, with noteworthy attractions including Loro Parque in Puerto de la Cruz - containing parrots, sharks, dolphins, gorillas and tigers, amongst other exotic animals; Aqualand Costa Adeje - with various water slides, swimming pools and a spectacular dolphinarium; and the ancient Black Pyramids of Güimar - an intriguing reminder of Tenerife's past. The island of Tenerife is famous for its party atmosphere and nightlife, together with rugged mountainous landscape and magnificent coastline, which offers perfect conditions for a number of water sports, such as scuba diving, snorkelling, surfing and windsurfing.
Attractions in Tenerife