Must-do activities for your family holidays in Lanzarote
If you are planning a family holiday, traveling to Lanzarote with your children can bring you lots of fun and adventure. You can go hiking, visit and explore other islands around. Do you know there is an island, located in the north, with only 700 residents and unpaved roads? It’s called La Graciosa. You can also visit an aquarium or discover different villages in waterbus. Keep reading and get to know more about this fascinating holiday. Lanzarote is definitely worth visiting with kids. Go for it!
Enjoying adventure in Lanzarote with children
Lanzarote is a good place to visit with children. No matter when you decide to travel, it will allow you to enjoy a holiday with a privileged weather the whole year. You will enjoy the sea and marine life to the fullest.
Discover nature will be a great experience for the little ones. Some fantastic unforgettable activities families can enjoy are traveling around Timanfaya National Park’s volcanos, or running and swimming in El Jabillo, Chica, Flamingo, Dorada beaches, even go sailing!
You can also enjoy sea wonders with a boat with underwater vision. As you can see, there are plenty of things to do and choose between. One of our favourites is the excursion from Playa Blanca to the Papagayo coast. If you are really adventurous, you can enjoy a catamaran excursion, go on a banana boat, or go kayaking close to the coast. The adventure is guaranteed!
Montañas de Fuego
Timanfaya National Park is a unique place where children will enjoy themselves and discover many new things. Can you imagine being able to grill chicken over a volcanic crater or riding a camel through a black sand desert? This and so much more is possible in this magical corner of the planet.
It is the only geological national park of the Spanish National Parks Network. You can see the volcanic eruptions effects occurred recently, about 200 years ago. The 50 km2 landscape is impressive: there’s no vegetation, mounds made of dunes and a beautiful range of colors: orange, red, ochre, brownish, black… Plus the crater silhouettes and the abrupt coast, all together make it a unique place in the world.
The well-known Islote de Hilario carries the artistic mark of Cesar Manrique. It is one more example of nature turned into art. It is a National Park museum and guaguas (buses) leaving point to the most attractive park. In this area there is also a curious restaurant called El Diablo, where ingredients are cooked with the heat of the earth. Simply amazing!
Lanzarote has an incredible aquarium. It has more than one million liters of water, distributed in 33 areas. If you visit this aquarium, you will see hundreds of different marine species and stroll along a tunnel surrounded by sharks and other dangerous species. In addition, there are 3 tactile aquariums, in which you can touch and get to know better some species such as hedgehogs or sea cucumbers.
Do you want to feel how the adrenaline rises? If you like action and you are bold, Lanzarote Aquarium also offers shark diving. Live a unique and wild experience you will remember forever. But if you prefer to stay far away from them, you can just enjoy a sharks feeding activity. The aquarium organizes interesting visits so visitors can see how the most global dangerous sea animals are fed.
Shall we take a Waterbus?
Can you imagine using a boat as a bus? In Lanzarote, it is possible. It’s not like Venice, because in this experience you will travel on the open Atlantic Ocean, and you will have lots of fun. You can go on a day trip from Puerto Carmen to Puerto Calero for a reasonable price. There are 6 departures per day, from 10am to 5.45pm.
In this area of the southern side of the island, you can visit Marina Rubicon. It is always a good time to walk on its cobbled streets and see its wharfs with beautiful moored yachts. However, Wednesdays and Saturdays are special days: from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. you can enjoy a flea market; the wharf is full of colorful and joyful shops. In addition, occasionally there are dynamics and activities prepared for children. Here you can take the chance to buy something that will remind you of this journey, like original souvenirs, local volcanic wines, or very distinctive aloe vera treatments of Lanzarote.
Discover La Graciosa
La Graciosa is a paradise island a few kilometres away from Lanzarote, where you can easily travel with children by regular ferry lines. In just 25 minutes, which is what it takes to cross the narrow river which splits the two islands, you will discover a new world. La Graciosa is an island where the time seems to be stopped. An authentic land, full of Canary tradition and a spectacular scenery.
In La Graciosa you can enjoy the unspoilt beaches with kids and walk around the island. You can also rent Jeeps and explore unpaved roads.
It is very easy to go to Fuerteventura from Lanzarote. There are regular ferry lines or one-day guided excursions departing from Playa Blanca. Once there, you can visit Corralejo Dunes Natural Park, a huge amazing sea sand. The little ones will have fun running crazy and be playful on the dunes of this mini desert.
These are just some of the plans you can make with your family, and there’s still so much to discover. The important thing is to enjoy this experience all together and make these holidays truly unforgettable. You all deserve it!