Crystal-clear waters, year-round sunshine and spectacular scenery make Lanzarote the perfect place for water activities and sports.
Lanzarote is a paradise for all kinds of outdoor sports, with an average of 9 hours of daily sunshine, less than 8 inches of rainfall a year in coastal areas and water temperatures that rarely drop below 18 C.
The island is also a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve meaning that a large part of Lanzarote’s coastline and its species is protected.
The best thing about water sports is that they take place near the beach! There’s something for everyone, regardless of age, level of experience or preference – Lanzarote offers so many things to do with under, on or over the water.
Check out my list of the top 6 water activities in Lanzarote you really must try:
1. Sea Trek: take a walk under the sea
The Sea Trek in Lanzarote is a fantastic experience for anyone over 8 years old. You don’t even need to know how to swim!
It’s also a perfect chance to experience being under water before trying out diving. It’s really simple and a lot of fun, without the need for specific techniques or training.
One of only two centres that offer this in Europe, the friendly folk at Native Diving in Costa Teguise will show you everything you need to know in just ten minutes.
The helmet is just like those used for diving in the old days, with an oxygen tube that connects to a supply tank on the surface.
On the beach the instructors lead you into waist-high water before the putting your helmet on. From then on you just breathe normally and enjoy. You’ll feel totally weightless and like you’re walking on the moon!
Prepare yourself for an amazing sensation as shoals of fish swim around you. also discover other wonderful marine creatures such as starfish, sea urchins and sea cucumbers.
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2. Experience diving in Lanzarote’s amazing underwater world
If you’ve always wanted to try diving, then Lanzarote is the best place. Try a Baptism Dive in Lanzarote and explore this beautiful marine reserve in turquoise waters among a multitude of fish.
There are many places to do baptism dive in Lanzarote and many spots to discover. La Graciosa, the eighth Canary Island, is one of them.
I had already booked the I Love La Graciosa catamaran cruise which leaves the port of Caleta del Sebo at 12:20h. I decided to head to La Graciosa earlier, on a ferry with Lineas Romero, so that I could try a baptism dive in the morning.
Amalia from Buceo la Graciosa accompanied me and showed me everything I needed to know to take my first plunge.
The sea was calm and deserted, we were the only ones on the tiny beach at La Caletilla. We entered the water slowly and Amalia made sure I was comfortable with my equipment.
I was amazed by so many types of fish, urchins, squid, shells and sea sponges. The freedom of breathing freely while exploring underwater was awesome. My only problem was that I had to resist the urge to talk and open my mouth in amazement!
3. Surfing courses in Lanzarote
Lanzarote has some of Europe’s finest beaches and best waves. Be part of the island’s surf culture and learn to surf on one of the most magnificent beaches you’ll have ever seen.
Famara Beach has three kilometres of golden sands at the foot of sweeping, dramatic cliffs. A wild and unspoilt surfing paradise on the northwest coast.
There are a range of surf schools on the island to book your surf course in Lanzarote. You’ll learn about the sea, show you the basics and encourage you to enjoy the thrill of riding your very first wave.
Surfing is so much fun! Imagine riding a wave in transparent waters with spectacular views of the cliffs. Feel the sun and the salty breeze on your skin. You’ll feel totally energised (and rather tired) after a day of nature and adrenaline.
If you already surf, then there are courses for you too. Many schools offer intermediate and advanced courses. They’ll show you the local spots, depending on the conditions that day and help you improve your technique.
4. Kayak excursions to Papagayo
If you prefer calmer waters, then glide along coast with a kayak excursion to Papagayo beach.
Papagayo is a true paradise: a protected horseshoe cove with pristine white sands and turquoise waters. It’s not surprising that it was a popular anchoring point for pirates of old.
See the fish swim below you as you admire the stunning views of the coast against a backdrop of dormant volcanoes. This is a unique way to discover the Lanzarote coastline from Colorados beach to Papagayo.
5. Paddle surf tour in Lanzarote
Paddle surf – or stand up paddle – is great for your body toning and balance, not to mention for getting a suntan! With the island’s dreamy weather, calm waters and stunning scenery, it’s one of the best water activities in Lanzarote.
Book a paddle surf course where professional instructors will teach you the essentials you need before heading to the water. They’ll guide you through the calm waters of Arrecife, Puerto del Carmen or Playa Blanca so you can enjoy the landscape.
If you already paddle surf, or feel confident enough, you can also opt for a guided tour to explore Arrecife, Puerto del Carmen or Playa Blanca. This is a two-and-a-half-hour tour where your guide will show you the best coastline in the resort of your choice.
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6. Parasailing experience. View Lanzarote from the sky
Fly like a bird over Lanzarote with a parasailing in Puerto del Carmen or Playa Blanca Beach. This is an amazing experience for both adults and kids. You’ll see the island from a whole new perspective, for around five minutes at a maximum of 400 metres.
Feel the rush as you marvel at the deep blue ocean below. Enjoy panoramic views of Lanzarote’s volcanic landscape on one hand, and the island of Fuerteventura on the other.
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So now you have many reasons to get wet in Lanzarote! Choose the best water activity in Lanzarote for you and make incredible lifelong memories.