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.
As many places on Lanzarote are largely spared from classic tourism, you will experience 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. Lanzarote captivates sports fans with stunning turquoise waters and impressive surfing conditions along rocky coastlines. Scuba divers also have plenty to look forward to: Lanzarote is home to Europe’s first underwater museum whose contents stand submerged in 49 feet depth.
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Edelweiss tips for Lanzarote
Sightseeing in your Lanzarote holidays
Lanzarote is still not as well known for its surf spots as the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura - but this seems to be changing more and more in recent years. Especially in winter and spring the island attracts many surfers. Surf spots in Lanzarote
The Famara beach is located in the nature reserve of the Chinijo Archipelago. The long sandy beach has become a hotspot for surfers, windsurfers and kite surfers in recent years. View in maps
The Mirador del Río viewpoint is worth a visit. Located at 475 metres above sea level on the cliffs, it offers a breathtaking view of the cliffs, the Strait of Rio, the Chinijo Archipelago and the Roque del Este rock. View in maps
For those who prefer to keep fit on land, the Timanfaya National Park is recommended. You will quickly get the idea that instead of walking on the volcanoes of the Canary Islands, you are walking on a lunar landscape. View in maps
The Jardín de Cactus was created by the artist César Manrique. In this special place 4500 cactuses from five continents were planted. The visitors are captivated by the explosion of colours. View in maps