How well do you know your favourite island? This is a fun quiz you can do to test your knowledge about everything to do with Lanzarote.
1/ Which village on the island has the shortest place name?
2/ Where did César Manrique live prior to his death in 1992?
3/ How many rivers are there in Lanzarote?
4/ Which of the three tourist resorts on the island is the newest?
5/ Which is the busiest day of the week at the airport for arrivals and departures?
6/ What’s the name of the naturist resort in the north of the island?
7/ Where is the green lagoon in Lanzarote?
8/ What does Cueva de los Verdes mean?
9/ How many volcanoes are there in Lanzarote?
10/ What are the three colours that windows and doors should be on houses here?
11/ Name the only high-rise building on the island
12/ Where was the capital of Lanzarote before Arrecife?
13/ What was the currency here before the Euro?
14/ Cochineal beetles were cultivated here before tourism. What were they used for?
15/ What’s the name of the flour used here extensively that is made from toasted grains?
16/ Which other Canary Island can you see from Puerto del Carmen?
17/ There are seven municipalities in Lanzarote – Arrecife, Haria, Teguise, Tias, Tinajo and Yaiza. Which one is missing?
18/ Which grape variety for wine is most commonly grown on the island?
19/ Which province of Spain does Lanzarote come under?
20/ Who is the patron saint of Lanzarote?
21/ What is the name of the monument in the geographical centre of Lanzarote?
22/ Name the surf beach that is known as “The Hawaii of Europe?”
23/ Are there wild snakes in Lanzarote?
24/ What’s the name of the oldest winery in Lanzarote?
25/ If you were to drive from Mirador del Rio to Playa Blanca – the length of the island – about how many KM would that be?
26/ What’s the name of the national park where the Montañas del Fuego, or fire mountains are?
27/ How high is the highest part of Lanzarote?
28/ What’s the real name of the road in Puerto del Carmen known as “The Strip?”
29/ How many yacht marinas are there in Lanzarote? And can you name them?
30/ Ironman is Lanzarote’s biggest sporting event. It’s a swim, a bike ride and a run. Can you list the distances for each part?
31/ Which resort is most popular for wind surfing?
32/ British tourists make up around half of all visitors to Lanzarote. But which airport in UK has the most flights?
33/ What is the name of the island you look down on from Mirador del Rio?
34/ What is the name of the shopping centre in Puerto del Carmen which has an open air cinema on the roof?
35/ There’s a lagoon in Arrecife surrounded by restaurants. What is it called?
36/ What’s the spanish name for those prawns served in hot oil with lots of garlic?
37/ What is the name of the ship that ran aground between Arrecife and Costa Teguise and can still be seen today?
38/ What do you call the long, extruded donuts served with chocolate sauce?
39/ What is the name of the place where you can see statues under the ocean in Playa Blanca?
40/ What is the name of the castle overlooking Teguise, that is home to the pirate museum?
41/ How many beaches are there in Costa Teguise? Can you name them?
42/ What is the name of the crushed black rock used to cover soil on the island?
43/ What alcoholic drink is most associated with carnival in Lanzarote?
44/ Most villages have a bar / restaurant that is “owned” by the village itself and offers exceptional value food and drinks. What are they called?
45/ We don’t have VAT, but we do have a purchase tax here called IGIC. What is the general percentage?
46/ What is the real name of the famous “yellow submarine” based in Puerto Calero?
47/ Which movie star allegedly once owned the property at Nazaret called LagOmar?
48/ The King of Spain once owned a house in which resort of Lanzarote?
49/ What is the correct name in Spanish for a small beer?
50/ What is the Spanish name for the small wrinkly potatoes served with many meals?
We hope you enjoyed our fun quiz – some of the questions were easy and some were stinkers!
See the answers here: The Big Lanzarote Quiz Answers.