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Pearl of the Canaries

With plenty of pristine landscapes, both on land and at sea, Lanzarote is a slice of paradise for nature lovers. Besides ample opportunities for surfing, scuba diving and hiking, this Canary Island offers authentic island life away from mass tourism.

Children playing in the streets, cosy corner cafés and whitewashed fisherman’s cottages along the coast: with many places largely spared from classic tourism, Lanzarote offers island charm at its best. The island’s mild climate and gentle winds make this a great holiday location for those who prefer warm to overly hot temperatures.

Quick facts Lanzarote

Flight time

03:50 h

Distance

2810 km

Time difference

- 1 hour CET
Ø Temperature in January
21 °C

Exchange rate

CHF
1.00
=
EUR
0.88
Car rental & airport transfer

Language

Spanish

A cup of cappuccino costs around

CHF 2.11

Surf-riding and submerging

Lanzarote captivates sports fans with stunning turquoise waters and impressive surfing conditions along rocky coastlines. The northwest of the island is especially well known for its surf spots. Scuba divers also have plenty to look forward to: Lanzarote is home to Europe’s first underwater museum whose contents stand submerged in fifteen metres’ depth. Besides creating a mystical ambience, the museum’s sculptures serve as a habitat for a wide array of marine life. Courageous divers will not want to miss the chance to explore underwater caves. With a bit of luck, they might also catch sight of some sharks and rays.

Excursion to the moon

If keeping fit ashore is more your thing, Timafana National Park with its solidified fields of lava is a great place to explore. Hiking across the park’s volcanic landscape can be likened to walking on the moon. Just a few centimetres below the surface, the volcanic rock is still so hot it can set hay bales afire. A special attraction awaits visitors by the sea: the Green Lagoon (“El Golfo“) offers a spectacular contrast between the black sand on the beach and the sea surf. The best way to take stock of such an eventful day is at a wine tasting - with Lanzarote’s volcanic wine providing for a perfect culinary finish.

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  • 3 Ratings
    Timanfaya and South Lanzarote Day Trip

    Escape the city for the day on this 7-hour day trip to Timanfaya. See the natural sig ...

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    Dolphin Mini Cruise

    Experience the thrill of searching for dolphins, whales and other marine mammals in their natural habitat aboard the modern and fast boat "Biosfera Je ...

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  • 6 Ratings
    Monte Corona Volcano and Cliff Hike from Lanzarote

    This medium level trek takes us to the ridge of th ...

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    Diving Museo Atlantico, the only underwater sculpture museum in Europe

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    Discover Scuba Diving

    We offer a try dive program in the sea for people who want to experience scuba diving. During this program you will see ...

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    Lanzarote Off Road Quad Tours

    We offer you an unforgettable experience exploring the dirt roads of the north of Lanzarote in quads with an experienced ...

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    Craft Beer on Board

    ¡Take advantage of your visit to the local market on Wednesdays "Marina Rubicón" - Playa Blanca,  and join this tasting of 4 craft beers.! Exper ...

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    Taste wine Lanzarote on board an oceanic and luxury sailboat

    Lanzarote wine tasting on board an exclusive luxur ...

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    Arrecife Shore Excursion: Small Group La Corona and the Famous Famara Cliffs

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    Arrecife Shore Excursion: Small Group Moonscape Trek of Lanzarote

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