First Published: May 20, 2022 | Last Updated: January 4, 2024 | Author: Jan Daniel

Things to do and places to visit in Lanzarote

In this post we want to tell you about the best things to do in Lanzarote during your next holidays. We also present you the places you should visit so you don’t miss any of the charms of this beautiful island. We offer a wide variety of activities for you to enjoy and have a great time, we have boat trips where you can see dolphins and other cetaceans, as well as a variety of excursions and activities on land. We invite you to discover and enjoy the beaches of Lanzarote, a gift from the Atlantic to relax and enjoy nature.

We will start with the characteristics of Lanzarote and then tell you about its beaches. Finally we present a complete list of the best places to visit on your holidays in Lanzarote, so go to the end and don’t miss a single detail.

What to do in Lanzarote?


This is one of the most visited islands of the Canary archipelago, a land of volcanoes and paradisiacal beaches where everyone wants to go. You will find wonderful places with different characteristics and contrasts. In its interior you will have all the services you need such as banks, shops, bars and restaurants and other urban services.

The main tourist activity on the island is around the promenade where you will find the main beaches and the hotel complex. On the other hand, you can visit the beautiful villages full of friendly people and where the traditional architecture is noticeable, small white houses that contrast with the black left by the volcanic action.

Things to do in Lanzarote

Here is a list of the best things to do to make the most of your time on the island:

Boat rentals and boat trips

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You can’t visit Lanzarote and leave without enjoying a nice sailboat ride. Book an excursion and enjoy with your family and friends the wonders of the island from its coasts. They pick you up at your hotel and take you to the most beautiful beaches of the island where you can go down for a dip. The tours include food, music and other services for the comfort of the tourist. Remember to write to us to clarify your doubts, as each of the activities offers different characteristics and prices.

Dolphin Watching

This is one of the best things to do in Lanzarote, and this activity attracts many tourists who love nature and these fantastic animals. In addition to the services mentioned above, during the boat trips in Lanzarote the skipper will take you to the specific places where the dolphins and other cetaceans usually swim. Enjoy their beauty from the boat and watch how they do different pirouettes to the delight of their visitors. Remember to contact us in advance to reserve your place, our WhatsApp is always active to help you choose your next trip.

Excursions in Lanzarote

Book one of our excursions and get to know the different attractions of Lanzarote from the hand of the guides. The advantage of taking a tour is that it includes the entrance fees to the attractions and they are designed to make you enjoy all the places without worrying about entrance fees, timetables, etc. From this island you can take excursions to Fuerteventura, a beautiful island with great attractions waiting for you.

Places you should visit

These are the places you should visit during your stay on the island:

Punta del Papagayo

This is a small part of the coastline in the south of the island, where you will find great beaches of volcanic sand and dreamlike landscapes. It is very close to Playa Blanca and can be reached via a road that is accessible to tourists and visitors.

Papagayo Beach

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This is the most famous beach of Punta del Papagayo. It is protected by the cliffs so the wind is very calm, ideal for rest and relaxation. Due to its characteristics, it is a fabulous place for snorkelling.

Famara Beach

It is one of the longest beaches you will find on the island with more than 5 km of extension. It is a paradise for surfers looking for the best waves. It offers a special and different atmosphere to the rest of the beaches on the island with its immense Famara Crag, which projects into the sea like a protective shield.

El Ancla Beach

This is a beach where the conditions are perfect for snorkelling and refreshing dives. Because of its golden sands and crystal clear waters, it is the meeting point for many tourists who come in search of fun and enjoyment.

Janubio Beach

This is a wild beach with dark sand of volcanic origin. This beach is not suitable for bathing as it has strong currents.

Honda Beach

This is a semi-urban beach that receives many visitors all year round.

Charco de los Clicos

You will be surprised by the landscape you will see here and the contrasting colours of the landscape. It is a beach of red and black sands that combine with the turquoise waters of the sea. In addition, you’ll find a few lagoons of radiant green that are here to add even more life to the colourful landscape.

Los Hervideros

What a peculiar name for a place, but it suits it very well as it is a site of many craters and caves of volcanic origin. But don’t think it’s difficult to walk through, a special path has been prepared so that everyone can walk through it and enjoy such a geological wonder.

Jameos del Agua

This is one of the visits most enjoyed by tourists. We are talking about the 5 millennia old volcanic tube known as the Cueva de los verdes with many galleries and caves inside. Inside there is a jameo, this is an area of the tube whose roof has been detached. In this in turn, a beautiful lake was formed in which live some cute little albino crabs that are unique in the world. Here you can contemplate the way in which the architect César Manrique managed to add, with his works of art, more beauty to what nature had created.

Timanfaya National Park

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This is a park with unique characteristics that make it one of the most famous in the whole of Spain. Visit it by bus or hiking through its spectacular trails. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover the species that flourish in the park and breathe the purest and most pleasant air that you will enjoy on your holidays.

Curiosities of Lanzarote

Lanzarote is a wonderful island with an unparalleled charm, it is made up of beautiful beaches and small inland villages where you will find the friendliest people you will ever meet.

There are more than 600 volcanoes that will leave you speechless, you will think you are in a Jurassic film. The volcanic landscape you’ll see on your visit is the product of a series of volcanic eruptions that occurred two centuries ago. You’ll even pass roads that cut through the lava flows that formed during those eruptions.

Lanzarote’s landscape is magnificent, unique and unrepeatable. You will witness a sea of lava that will leave you in awe, as if it were a place outside the earth. Different craters and volcanic cones add even more impact to the landscape, and the photos you take here will be the most impressive ones you will take with you in your camera. And if you still have any doubts, don’t hesitate to write to us, we have all the services you need to enjoy Lanzarote from its beaches to its enigmatic volcanoes. We have many years helping tourists to live the best experiences during their visit to this beautiful island. Fill in our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible, remember that our mission is to make our clients happy during their holidays.

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What our customers say:
Dean Smith
Dean Smith
17. November, 2022.
Definitely recommend to include in your trip when visiting Tenerife. One of the best days we had! Amazing service and nice touch with water and snacks!
Maria Stanko
Maria Stanko
14. November, 2022.
Es war eine grandiose Reise, das Personal war sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend, das Schiff sauber und das Essen lecker. Sehr beeindruckend waren die Wale, Delfine und die wunderschöne Natur Teneriffas.
Gillian Webster
Gillian Webster
2. November, 2022.
I hired the atlanca boat as a surprise for my husbands 40th birthday and it was honestly the best day and lots of fun. Easy to book, when we arrived Patrick did the paperwork and explained everything then Fran gave us all the safety information on how to ride the boat. Everything was provided and additional special touches were much appreciated. They were both great, really friendly and put us at ease. We had 3 hours booked and we got the full time, everything excellent. Highly recommended. Thank you
Shaun Daymond
Shaun Daymond
28. October, 2022.
Very easy to deal with over WhatsApp. Booked 5 months in advance and had no issues with the booking at all. Boat was lovely and friendly skipper 👍🏻
Banana Palm Bay
Banana Palm Bay
4. August, 2022.
Can only recommend it ;)
Juan Antonio RT
Juan Antonio RT
26. July, 2022.
Hemos disfrutado de un paseo en barco por la costa de Adeje divisadlo cetáceos. Muy recomendable. La tripulación muy amable en todo momento pendiente de nosotros.
younes benkahla
younes benkahla
5. July, 2022.
Capitaine tres gentil et très compréhensible ne pense pas qu’à l’argent et pense d’abord à la sécurité et surtout à la bonne expérience de la clientèle je recommande !
Guillermo González Meyer
Guillermo González Meyer
14. June, 2022.
Alquilamos una excursión para ver cetáceos y dar un paseo de 3h. En general la experiencia estuvo bien. Toda la gestión de reserva fue fácil y el trato con Bananapalmbay fue un gusto.
Al llegar al barco tuvimos alguna confusión con lo acordado, pero tras comunicarse la empresa del barco con Bananapalmbay se solucionó y pudimos disfrutar del viaje. Además vimos ballenas piloto.