Source: Lee Dyer
Located on the eastern side of Lanzarote is the pleasant resort town of Teguise filled with bustling shopping centers, golden sand beaches, mediocre restaurants and cafes, and completed with a stunning landscape that’s breathtakingly outstanding. It’s a perfect family-oriented holiday destination unless you’re not expecting the usual medieval scene of white-washed buildings and cobbled streets. It boasts a year-round Mediterranean climate, making it an ideal beach destination for locals and visitors alike.
1. Camel Ride in the Timanfaya National Park
Create a memory of a lifetime by taking a camel ride in the wonderful Timanfaya National Park. Lies in the southern part of the island, the National Park stretches for almost 51 square kilometers from the Montanas del Fuego to the sea, followed by outstanding rock formations created during the volcanic eruptions in 1730. The park is definitely one of the most important tourist attractions on the island.
- Name: Timanfaya National Park
- Address: Las Palmas, Spain
- Phone: +34928118042
2. Experience the Science of Art and Nature
A splendid oasis of art and nature, the Teguise Cactus Garden was one of the last works of the renowned architect Cesar Manrique which bring together over 1,000 species of cacti from all over the world in a terraced former quarry. Located in a pretty setting to the east coast of Lanzarote, this unique garden is astonishingly integrated into the island’s gorgeous landscape which is a spectacle in itself.
- Name: Cactus Garden
- Address: Carretera General del Norte, s/n, 35530 Guatiza, Las Palmas, Spain
- Phone: +34928529397
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 10:00 to 17:45
3. Discover Lanzarote Off-Road
The best of the island’s hidden gems and untapped territories can be best enjoyed in a 4×4 vehicle as you make your through the rugged landscape and drive down the splendid coastal tracks that share some spectacular views out to the sea. You can learn about the island’s interesting geology on your tour while enjoying the lunar-like vistas of the magnificent volcanic craters. This off-road trip might get a little bumpy, so hold down your breath for a journey of a lifetime.
4. Discover the Traditional Side of the Island
Explore the greener, more traditional side of the island on a tour of the northern corner of Teguise, where you’ll see the splendid Green Caves, and walk along the beautiful galleries and passages, and natural stairways that lead to an impressive auditorium. Tumble down the volcanic cavern and you’ll be amazed by the wonderful rock gardens and a lake filled with white crabs.
5. Go on a Fishing Adventure
Enjoy a day off at the sea for a terrifying fishing experience perfectly tailored as per your specifications and requirements. The Atlantic waters and the steady climate make for an amazing fishing trip on the island, doesn’t matter if you’re a skilled angler or a beginner. You can as well look out for some fun searching for the big players like marlin, tuna or sharks.
6. Experience the Thrill of Walking Underwater
Feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins as you explore the seabed wearing the futuristic-looking helmets in near zero gravity surrounded by incredible marine life. This is one hell of an experience, walking underwater on the ocean floor completely dried up from the shoulders up and walking with the amazing marine species such as the trumpet fish, angel sharks and barracudas.
7. Soak up the Summer Heat in the Beaches
The Playa Cucharas is the most popular and the central beach in the resort, and a locals’ favorite during the summer months but equally appreciated by the international crowd. This is a haven for windsurfers and an ideal choice for the beach lovers who like to enjoy sunbathing with regular dips in the ocean. If you’re looking for something less crowded, Playa Los Charcos is your ticket which is relatively quiet with easy access to the sea.
8. Fun-Packed Adventure in Aquapark
Enjoy a fun-packed day at one of the biggest water parks in Lanzarote, sliding and slipping along the tubes, rapids and flumes. The only water park in Lanzarote, the Aquapark is an outstanding assortment of breathtaking rides and slides, so that the little ones won’t get bored. Here, you’ll find eight racing slides, a white-knuckle kamikaze, a big pool, children’s slides and a large splash area for water babies.
- Name: Aquapark
- Address: Avenida de Golf, s/n, 35500 Costa Teguise, Las Palmas, Spain
- Phone: +34928592128
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 10:00 to 18:00
9. Tap into the Wonderful Marine Life
One of the largest aquariums in the Canary Islands, the Lanzarote Aquarium is home to more than a hundred marine species such as a wide range of tropical fish, moray eels, rays, and colorful anemones among others. Fancy yourself diving with the super-sized sharks? You can enjoy a bumpy dive in the aquarium where you can come face-to-face with a 2m catshark, a stingray and some gray carpet sharks.
- Name: Lanzarote Aquarium
- Address: Centro Comercial El Trébol, Av. Las Acacias, s/n, 35508 Costa Teguise
- Phone: +34928590069
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 10:00 to 18:00
- Website: http://www.aquariumlanzarote.com/
10. Dance to the Tunes of Costa Teguise Carnival
The island switches to its wild side to seven days of revelry, packed with a live music scene, dancing, and fancy costume events, plus a massive procession that could knock you off. Carnivals play a major role in the cultural scene of Lanzarote with all towns on the island dance to the tunes of the Carnival and Teguise is no exception. A superb street party continues for the whole night and the celebration finishes off at the Pueblo Marinero Square.
Have a good trip and travel!