Maybe you’ve gotten the memo: Lanzarote is a phenomenal destination for all manner of watersports. And while many of its beaches will do the trick, one in particular is especially ideal should you be looking to get your surfing or kitesurfing fix. If that’s the case, point your compasses toward the western shore, where you’ll want to head to the village of Caleta de Famara and its namesake Playa Famara.
On the Canary Islands’ Lanzarote you’ll find otherworldly landscape, quaint whitewashed villages, and paradisiacal beaches and sea. And though you can experience these sights the conventional way — by foot or by traditional car – why not make your exploration of Lanzarote as unique as the island itself? With that in mind, here are three adventurous ways to get to know Lanzarote.
Pilgrimages are a big thing in Spain – there’s the Camino de Santiago, which finishes in the northwest, and the Romería de el Rocio that crosses Andalucia. The Canary Islands hold various annual religious walks too, and one of the very most famous is certainly Fiesta del Pino (Our Lady of the Pine, for short), […]
Artist, architect and sculptor César Manrique left a lasting impression on his native island of Lanzarote. And not only through his creations, but also by encouraging the preservation of the island’s natural beauty. Imaginative, almost-magical, and always in harmony with the world around them, here are the three Manrique attractions on Lanzarote that you won’t want to miss.
The Canary Islands may technically be a part of Spain, but in many ways they feel a world away; not only are they situated right off the coast of northern Africa, but certain aspects of their culture are quite distinct. It should come as no surprise then that the people of this archipelago of seven main islands, all off on their lonesome in the Atlantic, feel a great sense of regional patriotism. With that in mind, here are 7 ways to get better acquainted with Canarian culture.
Most of today’s Gran Canaria action centers around the main city of Las Palmas. But, back in the day — hundreds upon hundreds of years ago — the town of Gáldar was at the heart of the land’s activity. Nowadays, you can discover Gran Canaria’s ancient past, along with its recent past, and present, with a trip to this northwest corner of the island.
Nestled under the protective arch of a volcanic rock mountainside on the Canary Islands’ Gran Canaria, you’ll find the ancient grain storage cave of Cenobio de Valerón. There’s plenty to explore in this ancient pantry!
Tenerife may be especially known for its sky-piercing El Teide volcano – the highest point in Europe — and all the outdoor activities that come along with it. But the island is also home to loads of unique Canarian culture, and, thankfully, little pueblos where you can get to know it. Garachico Get away from […]
If you can’t make it to Rio come February for Carnival, maybe you can make it to the Spanish Canary Islands, where it is considered one of the biggest celebrations of the famous holiday around. For the ultimate of Canarian Carnival celebrations, though, you’ll want to head to the biggest island, Tenerife, and its capital […]
Amidst fields of cactus in a valley not far from Lanzarote’s northeast coast, you’ll inevitably do a double-take at the sight of an eight-meter-high cactus. With perfectly prickly arms it stretches up to the sky and invites you to come explore further. It may appear as a king among cacti, but really this is just […]