Month: April 2019

Inland tours & sporting activities

Visiting Lanzarote

César Manrique

An appreciation of Lanzarote’s aesthetically stark contrasts and Biosphere Reserve status starts with an introduction to César Manrique, born a century ago and yet vastly ahead of his time with a sustainable vision that has served to preserve and celebrate the island’s most intrinsic cultural values.

Visit the Fundación César Manrique in Tahiche or the Casa Museo César Manrique in Haría for some insight into this iconic figure.

 

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Manrique’s hand is easily acknowledged in these spectacular visits that include:

 

Watersports enthusiasts

With a plentiful supply of wind and waves, Lanzarote has some superb spots for surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing. Try the spectacular beach of Famara where beginners or those wishing to improve their skills can join a class with experienced instructors from Lavaflow Surf Lanzarote [link to partner]. Just a few minutes’ drive from the base, windsurfers can hire gear or take lessons from Windsurfing Club Las Cucharas [link to partner] in nearby Costa Teguise.

Lanzarote’s underwater world is a genuine paradise with volcanic reefs creating some stunning scenery and a rich marine biodiversity offering plenty to see. Check in with Rubicon Diving [link to partner] for guided visits to one of the many sites, including Museo Atlántico: Jason deCaires Taylor’s underwater museum and aquatic marine project, with sculptures offering a sensitive appraisal of some of today’s socio-political issues.

Kayaking is another way to enjoy a gentle coastal and beach tour or set out to find some more challenging Atlantic conditions! Join or tour or rent equipment with Kayak del Mar [link to partner]

 

CR Lavaflow Surf Lanzarote

 

 

Land sports

Get out and experience Lanzarote’s fantastic year-round climate and some truly dramatic scenery:

Hire road bikes, mountain bikes or e-bikes from our partner Renner Bikes [link to partner] or join tours with fellow cyclists through exciting terrain.

During the winter months, a unique way to appreciate the landscape is tandem paragliding. Book with Volcano Fly Lanzarote [link to partner] for an experience to remember.

Join a hiking tour with Eco-Insider [link to partner] and benefit from fascinating insight from geologists as you tour some of Lanzarote’s emblematic craters.

 

Local culture: Wine tours

The popularity of Lanzarote’s prize-winning wines has been synonymous with a surge in interest in broadening the island’s gastronomic identity with a tantalising array of craft cheeses and conserves. A visit to Lanzarote’s wine district in La Geria reveals however a series of surprises regarding the curious factors and emphatically nature-led processes involved in the creation of the island’s best wines.  [link to wine blog]. Contact Eco-Insider [link to partner] for a tour that includes wine tastings and an engaging introduction to this unique viniculture.

Download this guide prepared the Lanzarote’s tourist board. [link to tourist board wine upload]

 

Bird tours

As an offshore island, with its surrounding uninhabited islets, vast cliffs, desert plains [link to bird-watching blog] and saltpans, Lanzarote is an extraordinary place for birdwatching. Marvel at the survival skills of some captivating endemic species and enjoy the chance to spot a myriad of migrant raptors and passerines. For a great day out and some top tips on where to go next, contact Eco-Insider [link to partner]

Please find further useful information at the Biosphere Reserve office website

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Lavaflow Surf Lanzarote

Join experienced, professional instructors for an unforgettable day in the water!

Having hosted various top-level international competitions, Lanzarote offers some excellent surfing conditions and the wide, sandy beach of Famara provides a perfect place to learn. Lavaflow Surf Lanzarote, with an emphasis on accessibility, safety and fun, will never throw you in at the deep end and encourage you to progress at an optimum pace, steadily breaking down the mechanics of surfing. Small, friendly groups ensure that the ISA, RLSS-qualified instructors are able to provide everyone with plenty of first-rate coaching.

The school provides boards, wetsuits and a packed lunch and can offer one or multiple day courses. For more information on times and rates and to book the pick-up service, please visit www.lavaflowsurf.com

Book directly all year round: (Use the code provided at check-in to obtain a Lava Resorts /Lava Charter 10% discount):

  Tel: +34 636 39 15 49 (incl whatsapp) | info@lavaflowsurf.com

 https://www.facebook.com/lavaflowsurf/

 

 

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Kayak del Mar

Sea-kayaking adventures in Lanzarote

Lanzarote’s unique volcanic coastline is best enjoyed from the sea. The island’s temperate climate and clear waters are just too inviting not to get out there! Kayak de Mar offers half-day or full-day guided tours with both single and double seater kayaks, including introduction trips for beginners and also rental options for experienced kayakers. Explore Lanzarote’s quiet city waterfront with 17th century forts and bridges, typical coves and beaches.

Take a change of clothes, towel, food and drink, sunscreen, sunglasses and a cap.   For more information on the activities available, please visit www.kayakdelmar.com/

Book directly all year round: (Use the code provided at check-in to obtain a Lava Resorts /Lava Charter 10% discount):

Tel: +34 630 223962  | info@kayakdelmar.com

 

(With limited spaces, we kindly request that if after having booked a place, you expect to be unable to make it, that you please advise Kayak del Mar the night before.)

 

 

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Windsurfing Club Las Cucharas

From beginners to foilers: surfing Lanzarote’s breeze!

Windsurfing Club Las Cucharas was set up back in 1989 by two instructors, passionate about their sport. Located in Costa Teguise, the centre enjoys great views over the water and a convivial and relaxed atmosphere. They offer a wide range of the latest Fanatic and Northsails boards and sails with lessons and courses for all levels from beginners to pro-clinics and international events. Las Cucharas bay is perfectly suited to catch the best of Lanzarote’s famous breeze, although the sheltered beach access offers a reassuringly easy introduction for those starting out.

Take swimwear, towel, food and drink and sun protection. For more information on courses and rates, visit their website.

Book directly all year round: (Use the code provided at check-in to obtain a Lava Resorts /Lava Charter 10% discount): Tel: info@lanzarotewindsurf.com | Tel: +34 928 590731

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