Easter is a very special time throughout Spain but, specifically, Lanzarote is an ideal destination to spend this holiday thanks to its weather, magnificent landscapes, its sports offer, its leisure attractions and its delicious gastronomy, among many other qualities of this Canary Island.
What to do during Easter in Lanzarote?
Lanzarote's climate has nothing to envy the other Canary Islands. Its average temperature in March and April is between 19 ° C and 20 ° C, it rarely rains and there are 12 hours of sun, therefore, you will be able to spend an excellent holiday during Easter with lots of time to both relax and enjoy many different activities.
In Lanzarote you will be able to practise your favourite water sports, visit the Timanfaya National Park, explore spectacular landscapes, amazing beaches and discover its cultural heritage and traditions.
Experience the religious festivities in Lanzarote
If you love discovering traditions wherever you travel to, during Easter in Lanzarote you will find what you are looking for. During those days religious festivities are held in different towns on the island, with parades, masses and popular celebrations.
In Arrecife, each year Señor de la Burrita parade takes place, which officially marks the beginning of the Holy Week festivities. After the mass, which takes place on Palm Sunday in the San Ginés church, the image of this Lord is carried by his parishioners in a procession through the city streets to the sound of devotees’ songs who accompany the March. These celebrations continue on Holy Thursday with the Way of the Cross and on Good Friday with Holy Burial and Solitude processions.
Also, since there is a lot to see in Arrecife, you can take advantage of touring the city. In a tour around its streets you will be able to savour its excellent gastronomy, walk the routes of its historic centres, buy some souvenirs and discover its cultural heritage.
Must visits in Lanzarote
In order take advantage of the few free days during Easter holidays, we recommend you to plan what to see and do so you don’t miss out the best of Lanzarote.
One of the must things to do in the island is visiting Timanfaya National Park. It is one of the most spectacular landscapes in Lanzarote. In this volcanic park there are more than 25 volcanoes, the most well-known being Caldera del Corazoncillo, Montaña Rajada, Montaña del Fuego, among others. There you will also be able to try a camel trek along trails between volcanoes and get to know everything about this volcanic land in its Interpretation Centre and Museum.
If you want, you can take advantage of and go through La Geria to experience the Lanzarote Wine Route. To the east of Timanfaya National Park you will find this town which has many wine cellars where you will be able to taste delicious wines produced in these volcanic lands, accompanied with this region’s most spectacular tapas. The most representative wineries are Bodegas La Geria, Rubicón and El Grifo.
Further down south, in Playa Blanca and Costa de Papagayo, you will find fabulous golden sandy beaches with turquoise waters where you will be able to enjoy the sun, as well as practise aquatic activities and dive in a unique marine museum of sculptures –the Atlantic Museum.
If you like excursions, on the north of the island you will find Cueva de los Verdes, a unique place which surprises visitors, scientists and nature lovers. Legends, stories and facts add charm to this cave. It is told that during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries it was a refuge for the inhabitants against pirate attacks coming from Africa.
Very close to this cave you will find a partially open cave, Jameos del Agua, placed in a volcanic tunnel near the coast where there is an inland lake caused by marine leaks. In its waters there is a species of crab unique in the world, which is just measures one centimetre, is blind and albino.
A little further north, on a cliff designed by César Manrique, you will find a viewpoint – Mirador del Río. It’s located 400 meters from Risco de Famara. From there, the panoramic view is spectacular, you can see the entire island of La Graciosa.
If you are tempted to visit La Graciosa, don't hold back! We will take you to this wonderful and peaceful island. Líneas Romero ferries departure daily from Port of Órzola to Caleta de Cebo in La Graciosa. You can spend a spectacular day on this paradise island.
Lanzarote, the island of Ecotourism
Lanzarote is an island that works to maintain its biodiversity and makes common cause for sustainability. Preserving its heritage is its main objective, hence its conservation is essential.
The island unique natural environment fills its inhabitants with pride. Taking care of it is in everyone's hands and one way of protecting it is through sustainable tourism.
You will find many leisure offers where you can carry out activities in a sustainable way in which they prioritize nature and will introduce you to the wonders of the environment, culture, history, traditions, and more. This way you will experience Lanzarote to its fullest!