Family holidays in Lanzarote: The essential activities

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Lanzarote has long been a great place to unwind and top up your tan by the sea. A multitude of beaches, lush all inclusive resorts and of course great weather all year round, have made it one of the top holiday spots for all ages and types of travellers. With activities ranging from lazing on a beach and swimming at your own pace to full on extreme sports and watersports, the activities provided are almost endless. In case that you decide to have family holidays in Lanzarote however, here are some of the best things to do.

Beaches and Watersports

With sea all around Lanzarote, it would be almost impossible to not practice a watersport on one of its magnificent beaches. Rent equipment or bring your own and head to one of the famous playas such as Papagayo, Playa Dorada and Playa Chica for a full day of fun. Family holidays in Lanzarote are all about relaxing by the sea and this is also well catered for by the numerous shops, bars and infrastructure.


Rancho Texas Amusement Park

A taste of the far west in the Canary Islands? Yes, the Rancho Texas is all that and a bit more, so if you’ve opted for family holidays in Lanzarote, this is one of the things to certainly put on your list. Watch some of the spectacular animal shows, swim with sea lions or hop on the waterslides and splash in the pools. In all, a well worthy investment of your time and money.



Despite mainly being a beach destination, the volcanic land of Lanzarote has a lot more to show. Hike or cycle around the wonderful Timanfaya National Park and watch the barren volcanic landscape, or in case you want to explore it in a unique manner, hop on one of the camel rides around the area. If you are not easily impressed however, a visit to Los Hervideros will make your jaw drop. Witness the power of the waves and the sheer force of volcanoes which shaped the landscape while their blue and red colours contrast in front of your eyes providing you with a picture to remember.


Jameos del Agua

One of the most unique features of Lanzarote, the Jameos owe their presence to the ever present volcanoes in the area. A result of trapped gas explosions thousands of years ago, the Jameos del Agua are nowadays a spectacle for the whole family. Dine or have a drink by the stunning pool or book tickets for a concert into one of the world’s largest volcanic tubes.


Cesar Manrique museum

For a spectacular change of scenery during your family holidays in Lanzarote make sure you visit the Cesar Manrique museum! Once the home of the famous Canarian architect/artist Cesar Manrique, this exceptional museum is a fine example of his unique architectural style. Some of the works of the artist are on display and the place itself puts you in a serene mood as its tropical pool and wonderful surroundings are a feast for the eyes.

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