We don’t get bad weather often in Lanzarote, but it does happen. Here are some ideas for things to do in Lanzarote when the weather isn’t up to lying on the beach or sitting on a bar terrace watching the world go by:

Go for a walk!

All three resorts have fabulous promenades that run along the seafront that are flat and easy to negotiate, as well as plenty of places to stop for a tapa and a beer or glass of wine. Head inland, and you’ll find the island is full on fascinating tracks that wind around volcanoes, with stopping points at rural villages. Watch out for strong winds when we do have bad weather – avoid high ground. Here’s more about walking in Lanzarote.

Visit one of the 7 attractions

Lanzarote has seven official attractions which are all breathtaking and will give you an insight into the island’s history and volcanic origins. All are unique and well worth a visit. Our favourite is Timanfaya, where you can see some of the world’s most stunning areas, and feel the heat of a volcano for yourself. Here they are: Seven Official Attractions.

Go Scuba Diving

It doesn’t matter what the weather is like at the surface when you’re on the sea bed! Lanzarote offers some of the best diving in the world with it’s magnificent volcanic reefs, benign sea life and the occasional wreck to explore. There are dozens of dive schools on the island who will take our experienced divers or give a novice their first experience of breathing underwater.

Hire A Bike or Scooter And Hit The Road

There are several bike hire shops and a couple of Scooter hire places on the island. For road bikers, the tarmac is smooth and fast and for mountain bikers we have hundreds of kilometres of trails.

Hire A Car And Discover The “Other” Lanzarote

Head to the island’s traditional towns and villages and you’ll find they are a world away from the tourist resorts. Discover the sociedades, craft and famer’s markets and get a glimpse into traditional Canarian life. Car hire here is inexpensive – as little as €75 a week. Here’s where to get a price for car hire in Lanzarote.

Go To A Market

As well as the famous Teguise Sunday market, there are plenty of others to visit on the island, find out more about them here.

Visit Arrecife

The island’s capital boasts some of the best shops, two castles and the fabulous Charco San Ginés, which is a sea water lagoon ringed by dozens of restaurants and bars. Hop on a bus or drive there in your hire car and park in the car park underneath the Arrecife Gran Hotel.

Go To A Marina

Lanzarote now boasts no less than three marinas! You’ll find Marina Rubicon in Playa Blanca, Puerto Calero and the new marina in Arrecife. All of them have some top class shops, plenty of bars and restaurants and lots of interesting boats!

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