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3 Days in Lanzarote: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2014

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With its endless beaches, glitzy resorts and unworldly scenery, Lanzarote has long been the territory of European holidaymakers and it’s easy to see why so many visitors return year after year. With limited time to explore, you’ll have to cherry-pick the highlights to make the most of your trip, so here are a few ideas for how to spend three days in Lanzarote.

Day 1: Tour the Island
Lanzarote’s small size means you can take in the top attractions in one day, so hire a car or book on a guided full-day tour to make the most of your time. Start with a scenic drive through the Timanfaya National Park, stopping off to admire the imposing peaks of the Fire Mountains (Montañas del Fuego), then head to nearby El Golfo, where the emerald green crater lake is one of the island’s most iconic views. The vineyards of La Geria are also worth a visit, where you can enjoy wine tasting, then head for the unique lava cave resort of Jameos Del Agua, the masterwork of local artist César Manrique.

Day 2: Hit the Beach
You can’t holiday in the Canary Islands without topping up your tan, so set aside a whole day to discover Lanzarote’s famous coastline. The southern beaches of Papagayo and Playa Blanca offer an idyllic setting perfect for swimming and sunbathing, but if you want a little more action, head north to Famara beach, where you can take a surfing lesson, try your hand at kiteboarding or brave a tandem hand-gliding flight off the coastal cliffs.

Day 3: Cruise Around the Islands
Explore further afield with a day trip to the neighboring island of Fuerteventura, renowned for its tranquil beaches, traditional villages and towering sand dunes, and just a 30-minute boat ride from the southern resort of Playa Blanca. Alternatively, enjoy a scenic boat cruise to the small, car-free island of La Graciosa off Lanzarote’s north coast, where you can hire a bike, go snorkeling or scuba diving along the coast, or get a taste of local life in the sole town of Caleta del Sebo.

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Southern Lanzarote Day Trip

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Get up close and personal to the magical landscapes of southern Lanzarote on an action-packed half-day or full-day tour. Both options include a tour of the ...  Read more

Location: Lanzarote, Spain
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $24.89

Volcan Grill in Lanzarote

Discover Lanzarote’s wild side on an evening tour of Timanfaya National Park with an alfresco BBQ dinner, cooked using the area’s natural volcanic heat. A ...  Read more

Location: Lanzarote, Spain
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.69

Lanzarote Day Tour Including Wine Tasting

See beyond the beaches of Lanzarote on a full-day island tour, and discover geological marvels, volcanic landscapes and wine! With a local guide, explore ...  Read more

Location: Lanzarote, Spain
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.00

Fuerteventura Day Trip from Lanzarote

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Experience beautiful Fuerteventura on a day trip from Lanzarote! Twice the size of its busier neighbor, this captivating island is all ancient volcanoes, ...  Read more

Location: Lanzarote, Spain
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.76

Papagayo Beach Cruise by Luxury Catamaran

Kick back and relax on a luxurious catamaran cruise to the waters around Lanzarote’s Papagayo beach at Los Ajaches Nature Reserve, and enjoy free time to soak ...  Read more

Location: Lanzarote, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.42

Lanzarote Gems and La Graciosa Island Tour

Visit little-known Lanzarote gems and the gorgeous island of La Graciosa, where idyllic coastal scenery awaits! The full-day tour starts with an excursion to ...  Read more

Location: Lanzarote, Spain
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.80

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