Lanzarote Fun Excursions and Great Things to Do!

Lanzarote. A paradise to remotely work from...

Are you a digital nomad or remote worker looking for a new destination to work and play? Look no further than the beautiful island of Lanzarote! 

Located in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote offers stunning beaches, unique volcanic landscapes, and a variety of excursions and activities that are perfect for both work and play. In this blog post, let's take a closer look at some of the best excursions that Lanzarote has to offer, inspired by the exciting offerings of  Canco Lanzarote!

Timanfaya National Park

Welcome to the Timanfaya National Park, one of the most unique and stunning natural wonders in Lanzarote. This magnificent park, situated on the western side of the island, was declared a national park in 1974 and has been attracting visitors from all over the world ever since.

The park covers an area of over 51 square kilometers, comprising a series of volcanoes, craters, and vast fields of solidified lava. It is a place of extraordinary beauty and geological importance, shaped by violent volcanic eruptions that occurred over a period of six years between 1730 and 1736.

Upon entering the park, visitors are greeted by a striking landscape of barren earth, rocky mountains, and valleys covered in ash. The park offers a number of attractions and activities, including guided tours, camel rides, and demonstrations of the intense heat still present below the surface.

One of the most popular ways to explore the park is by taking a guided tour. The tours, which last about 40 minutes, take visitors on a scenic route through the park, providing a fascinating insight into the geology, history, and ecology of the area. The guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic and will answer any questions visitors may have about the park.

Another exciting way to experience Timanfaya is by taking a camel ride. The camel rides last about 30 minutes and provide an unforgettable way to explore the park. The camels are led by expert handlers who are passionate about their animals and their work.

For those looking for a more immersive experience, the park offers demonstrations of the intense heat that still lies just below the surface. Visitors can witness demonstrations of water being transformed into steam in a matter of seconds, and watch as dry branches are thrown into pits, catching fire within seconds.

Finally, no visit to the park is complete without stopping by the El Diablo Restaurant, which offers a unique culinary experience. The restaurant, designed by the famous artist and architect Cesar Manrique, is built into the volcanic landscape and offers panoramic views of the park. The food is cooked using the geothermal heat of the volcanic earth, giving it a unique and delicious flavor.

Los Jameos del Agua

Welcome to Los Jameos del Agua, one of the most breathtaking attractions in Lanzarote. This unique and stunning location is situated on the northern coast of the island and is a testament to the island's rich history and culture.

Los Jameos del Agua is a series of caves and volcanic tubes that have been transformed into a beautiful and unique space. The caves were formed by the eruption of the La Corona volcano, which erupted more than 4,000 years ago. The name "Los Jameos" comes from the local word for the small openings or holes that can be found in the roof of the caves.

Upon entering Los Jameos del Agua, visitors are greeted by an otherworldly landscape of tunnels, caves, and natural lakes. The caves have been transformed into a cultural and artistic center, featuring galleries, restaurants, and even a concert hall.

One of the most impressive features of Los Jameos del Agua is the natural lake that sits at the bottom of the cave. The lake is home to a species of blind albino crabs, known as "jameitos" in Spanish. These unique creatures are found only in the waters of Lanzarote and are a symbol of the island's unique ecology.

Visitors can take a tour of the caves and tunnels, which provides a fascinating insight into the geological history of the island. The tour is led by knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides who will explain the history, culture, and significance of Los Jameos del Agua.

For those looking for a more cultural experience, the Jameos Music Festival is not to be missed. Held every year in the concert hall, the festival showcases the best of local and international music, set against the backdrop of the stunning natural landscape of the caves.

Finally, no visit to Los Jameos del Agua is complete without stopping by the restaurant, which offers a unique culinary experience. The restaurant is built into the caves themselves and provides a stunning setting for a meal. The food is locally sourced and prepared using traditional methods, giving visitors a taste of the local cuisine.

La Graciosa Island

Welcome to La Graciosa, a small and stunning island located off the coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. La Graciosa is a hidden gem, boasting a pristine natural environment and a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere that is perfect for those seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

The island is home to only around 700 residents and has been designated a protected natural park, ensuring that its unique ecosystem is preserved for generations to come. La Graciosa's natural beauty is truly breathtaking, with white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and stunning volcanic landscapes.

One of the best ways to experience the beauty of La Graciosa is by exploring its beaches. The island boasts some of the most stunning beaches in the Canary Islands, including Playa Francesa and Playa de las Conchas, which are consistently ranked among the best beaches in Europe. These beaches offer crystal-clear waters, fine white sand, and an unspoiled natural environment, making them the perfect place to unwind and relax.

Another must-see attraction on the island is the Mirador del Rio viewpoint, which offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding area. The viewpoint is situated on a high cliff and offers unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the neighboring islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

For those looking to explore the island's natural beauty, there are a number of hiking trails that provide an opportunity to explore the island's unique flora and fauna. The island is home to a number of endemic species, including the Graciosa lizard, which can be found nowhere else in the world.

Finally, no visit to La Graciosa is complete without sampling some of the local cuisines. The island is known for its fresh seafood, which is caught daily by local fishermen. Visitors can enjoy a meal at one of the island's many restaurants, which offer a range of traditional Canarian dishes.

Wine Tasting

Lanzarote is home to several vineyards that produce unique wines grown in volcanic soil. Take a wine-tasting tour and sample the island's famous Malvasia wines.

Check out my blog post about El Grifo's wine museum here: 

Cueva de los Verdes

This unique lava tube system offers a fascinating look at Lanzarote's geological history. Take a guided tour of the caves and learn about the area's volcanic activity!

As a digital nomad or remote worker, you deserve to work hard and play hard!

Lanzarote offers a unique blend of natural beauty, history, and culture that is perfect for both. Whether you want to explore the island's volcanic landscapes, relax on its pristine beaches, or attend a cultural event, there's something for everyone in Lanzarote. 

So why not pack your bags, grab your laptop, and head to this stunning island for your next work-and-play adventure?

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