Lanzarote sits to the north of the island of Fuerteventura and makes up one seventh of the Spanish controlled Canary Islands. Whilst thousands upon thousands of tourists from all over Europe and beyond head to Lanzarote in search of its famous beaches and blistering sun, a small but growing number are attracted for different reasons – most notably the vast array of heart stopping and adrenaline fuelled water-based activities which Lanzarote can provide all year round!
Learn to Surf
You do not have to be a bronzed Australian to be able to ride upright on a board, so if you have ever wanted to be a cool surfer like in the movies, now is the chance. The surf in Lanzarote is so good that it regularly features as a leg of the World Championships in surfing. Its beaches are the perfect place for surfing, with conditions near perfect most times of the year. If you are an experienced surfer, you’ll already know the reputation Lanzarote enjoys. But, if you have never even been on a board before but really want to learn, the island has many top surfing schools for you to join and learn the basics. There really is no better place to learn.
Water Park Adventures
Lanzarote, like many sun-kissed islands, takes advantage of its abundance of sunshine by building a water park perfect for people of all ages and to suit all budgets. If water based fun floats your boat then head here for some childish fun. It is by no means a super sized park but it does what it says on the tin – there are slides, flumes and pools which can keep kids or the young at heart entertained for hours.
Surfing not really your thing? Are you not really a water park lover? Then fear not, as there is still loads of other water based fun to be had in Lanzarote. There are many diving schools on the island where you could learn how to become a confident diver and explore the underwater treasures the islands has hidden below. House reef; the Cathedral; the Blue Hole; all are well known and regularly explored dive sights which draw in the inexperienced alongside master divers. Failing this, you could learn to kite surf, wind surf or go on a fishing trip.
Water is always fun, and what better place to enjoy it than on an island in the middle of the ocean? You do not really need an excuse to visit, as Lanzarote holidays can be tailored to fit your exact needs – but if it is water sport fun you are after, you will be especially impressed!
Written by Ricky Durrance for Beat the Brochure.