Do you know the Spanish island of Lanzarote? It is not for nothing that it is called a small island with a huge charm. On the easternmost of the Canary Islands, you will find everything you expect from a holiday by the sea – you won’t miss out on sunny beaches or beautiful resorts – but this time everything will be a little “different”. So what to do in Lanzarote with kids?
The year-round, stable, very pleasant climate that the Canary Islands are famous for also reigns in Lanzarote, of course. Thanks to this, you can visit the island at any time of the year. The whole island could be divided into two main parts – in terms of tourism and geographical specifics: north and south. While the north of the island is popular mainly for its natural beauty, the south boasts beautiful beaches and lively resorts.
Whether you are looking for busy destinations, places with divine peace, or maybe a little bit of everything, you will be satisfied in Lanzarote. Large beaches with perfect facilities alternate with secluded coves where you won’t see a single person for the whole day; energetic cities with countless bars and restaurants, and sleepy villages where time seems to slow down.
The island, which measures 60 km in its longest straight line, is relatively easy to get to know due to its small area, even during a week’s vacation. Guaranteed, the easiest way to go on such a drive around the island is a car, which you can rent, for example, immediately after landing at the airport in Arrecife.
Lanzarote Aquarium – Costa Teguise
Lanzarote Aquarium is the ideal place for lovers of the underwater world. You can see many types of fish and other sea creatures in this modern attraction. Let yourself be carried away by the fascinating exhibits and learn more about the marine ecosystem here. Explore a variety of exhibits, including tropical coral reefs and simulated diving expeditions. Lanzarote Aquarium is a great place for the whole family!
Costa Teguise Aquapark
Costa Teguise Aquapark is the ideal place to have fun with the family. This water park offers incredible water slides, pools and attractions for all ages. Enjoy a full day of fun at this modern park, equipped with everything you need to enjoy a day full of adrenaline and fun. Visit Costa Teguise Aquapark and enjoy a unique experience in Arrecife.
Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park
Visit the Rancho Texas Lanzarote park and experience true wilderness. This park features displays of various animal species, including exotic species from around the world. You can look forward to a show with dolphins and eagles, or try horse riding. For kids, there is also a children’s corner with various attractions. Rancho Texas Lanzarote park is a great place for the whole family.
Cave Cueva de los Verdes
One of Lanzarote’s biggest attractions, the Cueva de los Verdes cave (or “Green Cave”), belongs to a 7 kilometer long labyrinth. The volcanic landscape of the island does not give much indication at first glance, but a few meters below the surface hides a wonderful world of underground passages, halls and lakes.
The Cueva de los Verdes cave was created during the volcanic eruptions of the Corona volcano 3 thousand years ago. Over the centuries, the underground spaces served the local population as a shelter during bad weather or from pirate attacks. And kids love mystery stories. The tour lasts less than an hour and is accompanied by tones of sacred music.
Jardín de Cactus
Jardín de Cactus is one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world. Located in Arrecife, on the island of Lanzarote, it is full of beautiful cacti and succulents. The entrance fee is very reasonable and the view of the surrounding countryside is stunning. Visit this beautiful garden and enjoy the fascinating world of cacti and plants.
The Lagomar Museum in Arrecife is a fascinating museum that offers visitors a unique insight into art and architecture. This unforgettable place was designed by the artist César Manrique and is one of the most important cultural centers in the Canary Islands. Explore the beauty of the garden, sculptures and fountains that adorn this magnificent complex. Visit the Lagomar Museum and discover the magic of art and architecture in Arrecife.
Timanfaya National Park including camel ride
Head to the south of the island to Timanfaya National Park, where panoramas from another planet await. The lunar landscape here was formed during massive volcanic eruptions that changed the landscape of the island. Today you can observe colorful craters and volcanic eruptions here. Your trip will begin at Islote de Hilario, where you will see geysers that are evidence of geothermal activity here. You will then continue along the Ruta de los Volcanes trail and head to the camel habitat, from where you can take a ride on their backs for a fee.
Cruise with dolphin watching
If you want to enrich your stay in Lanzarote with a unique experience, go on a 1.5 hour dolphin watching cruise. The sightseeing boat departs from the resort of Puerto del Carmen and takes you to the places with the highest probability of seeing dolphins. Along the way, you can enjoy beautiful views and observe the sea level with the help of binoculars. If you are lucky, you will also see whales or other marine animals.Spain