Seizoen: Hele jaar door Dagen: Maandag, woensdag, vrijdag Tijdsduur: 1,5 uur Lanzarote is one of the best areas for whale and dolphin watching as many species are native to the waters around the beautiful holiday island. Sightings of these fascinating mammals…meer info
Discover the Center of Lanzarote
The central area of Lanzarote is strongly influenced by the volcanic activity on the island. From the satellite perspective, this barren area is visually comparable to the lunar surface. As countless craters of extinguished fire chimneys rise up on an almost black background in this area. Therefore, the visitors of these surroundings think they are on another planet. If you plan to explore the center of the island, a visit to the Timanfaya National Park is a must. It undoubtedly is the glowing heart of the island. On the southwestern boundary of the park you will also find the green seawater lagoon “El Golfo”, which is probably one of the most famous natural attractions in the center of Lanzarote.
If you spend your vacation in Puerto del Carmen, you should definitely go to the nearby La Geria. The vines grow in the island-typical holes here, in the middle of a breathtaking black backdrop. This is the right place for you to go, especially if you want to try the Lanzarote wine. Also visit Yaiza, a beautiful quite village on the edge of the Timanfaya, which has retained its typical Canarian charm to this day. You can find out which excursions you can take in the center of Lanzarote and which sights await you below.
- The excursions in the center
- The sights in the center
- The weather in the center
- The beaches in the center
- The hotels in the center
- All our excursions in the center of Lanzarote
Things to Do in the Center of Lanzarote
Ausflüge Lanzarote Zentrum
Many of the organized excursions include the Timanfaya National Park. For wine lovers who would like to embark on this adventure, we recommend the Fire & Wine bus tour. On this tour you will be accompanied by a professional guide who will initially provide you with all the information about the volcano park. He afterwards brings you to a winery in La Geria where you can taste delicious wines from Lanzarote. If you spend your vacation in the towns of Puerto del Carmen or Puerto Calero, you can choose from most excursions in Lanzarote. Almost every operator offers hotel transfers from your region, due to its central location. At the end of this article you will find all excursions that take place in your area or for which you will be picked up at the hotel.
Selection of Excursions in the Center of Lanzarote
In the center of Lanzarote, tourism concentrates on the coastal towns of Puerto del Carmen and Puerto Calero. If you are accommodated there, you should be able to take part in any excursion without further ado. As both, operators from the south and from the north pick you up from there. Some of the operators are even located in the immediate vicinity of your resort. Holidaymakers in the less touristy places like Yaiza or Tías unfortunately have to consider not being able to enjoy the hotel transfer. This means that you would have to travel to the starting points of the excursions yourself. When choosing your desired excursion it is therefore important that you make sure whether pickup is offered. You can find out all details in our tour descriptions in the menu item “Services & Prices”.
Things to See in the Center of Lanzarote
In the center of Lanzarote you can admire some of the most beautiful and famous sights of the island. You should definitely visit these four:
The area around La Geria emerged during the volcanic eruptions in the 18th century. At that time, large fields were covered with a high layer of black volcanic ash. It was soon recognized that this created excellent conditions for wine growing. The vines grow here in holes of up to three meters depth, which are surrounded by natural stones in the shape of a half moon. The plants are protected in this way, but still get enough sunlight and the particularly fertile volcanic ash supplies them with all important substances. These trough fields have now reached considerable dimensions and give the areas between the volcanoes their extraordinary landscape. By the way, the result is particularly delicious white and sweet wines. You can even visit one or the other bodega and of course try the delicious wines on the occasion.
Yaiza is one of the villages that were almost completely destroyed by the severe eruptions in the 18th century. The reconstruction was complex, but gave the place its charming character of today. Countless palm trees line the streets between the white-painted Canarian houses with green shutters. In the village square, Plaza de los Remedios, you can watch the hustle and bustle of the residents in the shade of the palm trees. No wonder that Yaiza has been recognized as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain several times.
Montaña de Guardilama
At 603 meters, the Montaña de Guardilama is the fourth highest mountain in Lanzarote. At its foot you will find the La Geria wine region. Climbing this mountain is definitely worth it. As you have one of the most spectacular views of all of Lanzarote from its top. No higher elevation blocks your 360 degree panoramic view from here. You can see most of the island. In the northwest you can see the Timanfaya, to the southeast is Puerto del Carmen off the coast and to the south is the volcano Atalalya de Femès.
Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park
This extraordinary park is a zoo and water park in one. The locals jokingly call it “the enclosure in the water”. On the extensive area you will find a pool area with water features same as large and small slides. After the water fun, you can admire the wild animals and the kids can even ride ponies in the Wild West Village. It will be an unforgettable day for the whole family.
More sights in the center of Lanzarote can be found here. You can also find detailed information about the Timanfaya National Park and the coastal towns of Puerto del Carmen and Puerto Calero. Just click.
Interesting Facts About the Center of Lanzarote
The Weather in the Center of Lanzarote
The weather in the coastal towns of central Lanzarote is considered the mildest and most balanced of the entire island. However, when you get away from the coast to the highlands and mountains from the center of the island, you will notice a few temperature differences. In summer it gets much hotter at high altitudes, while in winter it is significantly cooler, this is because the air masses of the Atlantic cannot get there. In general, the rain hardly has any importance to the weather in the center of Lanzarote. There are, on average, only 16 rainy days throughout the year, and all of them occur in the winter half year. Therefore, you can basically expect a sun guarantee on your vacation at any time of the year. After all, the sun shines on the Canary Island about 2,500 hours a year.
Special Beaches in the Center of Lanzarote
Playa El Golfo
This natural beach is right next to the famous green lagoon “El Golfo”. It is bordered by a horseshoe-shaped rock formation. A number of brightly colored wooden boats are on land here and make wonderful photo motifs. However, waves and currents should not be underestimated on this beach. It is therefore rather not recommended with children. You can experience the most beautiful sunsets from here.
Playa del Cochino
This natural beach is located on the west side of Timanfaya National Park. It is about 700 meters long and 70 wide and is made of dark sand. Waves and wind are strong here, which makes this beach absolutely unsuitable for children. However, it is an insider tip among nudists. Access to the beach is quite difficult. The best way to get there is by boat.
Playa Montaña Bermeja
This natural gray-black sandy beach is easy to reach by car. Due to the great view of the reddish mountain Montaña Bermeja, this beach is very suitable as a photo opportunity. However, it is less good as a bathing beach because the waves and currents are too strong. You will also be very impressed by the large crabs that populate the stones by the water.
Hotels in the Center of Lanzarote
In the immediate vicinity of the beach you will find some very nice hotels in Puerto del Carmen and Puerto Calero. They can be found in each star category and are designed for different needs. If you prefer something more active, check in at a fitness or wellness hotel. In the center of Lanzarote you can also find adults-only hotels and facilities that specialize in families. Popular hotels include: the Secrets Lanzarote Resort & Spa (Adults Only and 5 stars), the RIU Paraiso and the Suite Hotel Fariones (both 4 stars). We created this list after researching it on the Internet. We therefore do not give any guarantees.
Activiteiten voor vakantiegangers in het midden van het eiland
Boot- en jachtexcursies, walvissen en dolfijnen spotten
Seizoen: Hele jaar door Dagen: Maandag, woensdag, vrijdag Tijdsduur: 2,5 uur Two of the most beautiful nature experiences on Lanzarote combined to an absolutely fantastic boat tour. Experience whales and dolphins in the wild and enjoy the stunning Canarian sunset on…meer info
Seizoen: Hele jaar door Dagen: Dinsdag, donderdag, zaterdag Tijdsduur: 3,5 uur Embark to this awesome boat trip to the exceptionally beautiful Papagayo Beaches during your holiday in Lanzarote. Go kayaking, snorkeling or just relax on the inflatables. Drinks and food…meer info
Seizoen: Hele jaar door Dagen: Maandag tot zaterdag Tijdsduur: 5 uur Dit is veel meer dan gewoon een typische catamaran tour op Lanzarote! Niet alleen brengt u een fantastische dag door op zee en bezoekt u een prachtig strand; u ontdekt…meer info
Seizoen: Hele jaar door Dagen: Dinsdag, donderdag, vrijdag Tijdsduur: 5 uur On board of this luxurious sailing catamaran you will be greeted in style with a mojito. This fabulous tour takes you to the beautiful Papagayo beaches of Lanzarote. You start…meer info
Bus- en minibustochten, jeepsafaris en dagtochten naar Fuerteventura
Seizoen: Hele jaar door Dagen: Woensdag en donderdag Tijdsduur: 7 uur Vaar van Lanzarote naar Corralejo op Fuerteventura en maak kennis met uw prachtige buureiland! Bij deze veelzijdige reis krijgt u werkelijk waar voor uw geld. Tijdens de overtocht ziet…meer info
Seizoen: Hele jaar door Dagen: Zondag Tijdsduur: 6,5 uur A successful combination of two absolutely authentic canarian experiences in Lanzarote. Get to know island’s typical handicrafts at Teguise market and live the beauty of untouched canarian nature in…meer info
Seizoen: Hele jaar door Dagen: Dinsdag, donderdag, zaterdag Tijdsduur: 7 uur An exciting expedition in safari style into fascinating volcanic landscapes. The volcanic imprint is omnipresent in the south of Lanzarote. With the 4x4 convertible minibus, which is like a…meer info
Seizoen: Hele jaar door Dagen: Maandag, woensdag, vrijdag Tijdsduur: 7 uur Ontdek een Lanzarote dat voor velen verborgen blijft! De off-road cabrio minibus in jeep style, maakt dit mogelijk! Deze avontuurlijke route neemt u off the beaten track, over verborgen…meer info
Seizoen: Hele jaar door Dagen: Dagelijks behalve zondag Tijdsduur: 7 uur Your chance to discover the real Lanzarote away from the tourist centers. An impressive minibus tour, packed with interesting facts about the origin, history and present of your beautiful…meer info
Buggy en quad tours
Seizoen: Hele jaar door Dagen: Dagelijks behalve zondag Tijdsduur: 2,0 uur Experience the stunning Lanzarote in a quite casual way with this stylish trike tour. Already starting the engine gets under your skin and ignites boundless enthusiasm. Lean back…meer info
Seizoen: Hele jaar door Dagen: Dagelijks behalve zondag Tijdsduur: 3 uur This guided buggy tour across Lanzarote is perfect for all those who love action and adventure. The powerful Polaris RZR and Can-Am Maverick with massive 1000 cubic centimeter are…meer info
Seizoen: Hele jaar door Dagen: Dagelijks behalve zondag Tijdsduur: 3 uur An exhilarating quad tour through the volcanic landscape of Lanzarote’s fascinating neighboring island of Fuerteventura. It is known that the excitement increases with the extension of the off-road track…meer info
Seizoen: Hele jaar door Dagen: Dagelijks behalve zondag Tijdsduur: 3,5 uur Experience the stunning Lanzarote in a quite casual way with this stylish trike tour. Already starting the engine gets under your skin and ignites boundless enthusiasm. Lean back…meer info
Seizoen: Hele jaar door Dagen: Dagelijks behalve zondag Tijdsduur: 5,5 uur Experience the stunning Lanzarote in a quite casual way with this stylish trike tour. Already starting the engine gets under your skin and ignites boundless enthusiasm. Lean back…meer info
Fietstochten en segway tours
Seizoen: Hele jaar door Dagen: Dagelijks behalve zondag Tijdsduur: 1,5 uur Explore Playa Blanca on the trendy Segway with this city safari. Float silently to the various highlights. Find out about the history and customs of Lanzarote on this fun ride…meer info
Seizoen: Hele jaar door Dagen: Dagelijks behalve zondag Tijdsduur: 2,5 uur An absolutely unusual sightseeing tour: by Segway through the unpaved paths of the bizarre lava landscape of Lanzarote. The vehicle is stylish and it will amaze you and…meer info
Seizoen: Hele jaar door Dagen: Woensdag Tijdsduur: 3,5 uur Thanks to modern e‑bike technology, you can discover the unique vineyards of Lanzarote in a comfortable manner, even by bicycle. This sightseeing bike tour with tasting is also really fun…meer info
Paard- en kameelrijden
Jetskiën, parasailing, flyboard en watersport combinaties
Seizoen: Hele jaar door Dagen: Maandag, dinsdag, donderdag, vrijdag Tijdsduur: 1 uur Sightseeing voor avonturiers! Een jetski safari mag niet ontbreken tijdens een vakantie op Lanzarote. Klim aan boord van het pittige watervoertuig en volg uw gids op een spannende…meer info
Seizoen: Hele jaar door Dagen: Maandag, dinsdag, donderdag, vrijdag Tijdsduur: 30 min. of 60 min. Flyboard, the world‑wide trend in water sports is certainly also available in Puerto del Carmen on Lanzarote. You can choice between 30 and 60 minutes. A holiday fun…meer info
Wandelen en klimmen
Seizoen: Hele jaar door Dagen: Woensdag, vrijdag Tijdsduur: 5 uur Steek de gestolde lavastromen over en beklim de vulkaankegels van Lanzarote! Ontdek de wondere wereld van het vulkanisme: lavakanalen, vulkaantunnels, lavastromen die door de zee zijn afgekoeld en spectaculaire…meer info
Seizoen: Oktober tot april Dagen: Donderdag Tijdsduur: 6,5 uur Conquer the volcanic craters of the impressive Famara massif. This guided hiking tour across the mighty rock wall, which rises 500 m from the Atlantic Ocean, offers spectacular panoramic…meer info
Duiken, snorkelen en duikcursussen
Seizoen: Hele jaar door Dagen: Dagelijks Tijdsduur: 30 minuten A guided underwater walk on the seabed of the volcanic island Lanzarote. The helmet from Sea Trek makes it possible. Explore the hidden landscape and fascinating life of the blue wilderness.…meer info