If you’re considering taking the family away somewhere hot for a week or two this year, you may well have already thought about Lanzarote, but no many people realise just how cool this volcanic island really is. For athletic types who love to engage in sporting activities, this place beats all of its neighbours. Hotels in Lanzarote are also very reasonably priced for the Canary Islands, so don’t worry too much about your budget, as you should have no trouble locating somewhere to stay for around £120 per night.
So, if you are seriously thinking about visiting this tranquil Spanish island, this guide will fill you in on everything you need to know about some of the most popular pastimes undertaken by UK tourists.
For those who enjoy boat trips, but aren’t afraid of taking a dip, Waverider is an amazing experience that will see you sail around the coastline of the entire populated side of the island at incredible speeds. Some reviewers even compare it to a ride you might find at the English theme park Alton Towers.
After the initial boating experience, tourists are given the opportunity to take a dive in full scuba gear and explore the ocean floor. Although this might not be for everyone, many visitors recommend it highly, claiming that “it’s worth every penny”.
Costa Teguise Golf Club
It’s not only the yanks and us English who love golf you know, in fact, it’s incredibly popular all over the civilised world, so it should come as no surprise that Lanzarote has many top class golf courses just waiting to be enjoyed. With over 3400 palms and breathtaking views of the local volcanic landscape, it really is easy to see why so many people chose to visit the Costa Teguise Golf Club during their stay on the island. However, don’t think that playing this course will be comfortable, in fact; it’s known as one of the most advanced courses in the Spanish speaking world thanks to it’s narrow layout and high winds.
Pedales de Lava
For the avid cyclists amongst you, perhaps a quick stop off at Pedales de Lava would be a good idea. At this place, you can rent a top of the range mountain bike, purchase a map, and disappear for a few hours, or even a few days if you’re so inclined. Most routes will take you over volcanic rock and through mountains that allow for amazing sights and let you see the island like never before. Just remember to plan ahead and take enough food and water as local bus drivers are notoriously stubborn about carrying bikes, so it’s almost a certainty that you will have to cycle back to the hire center, no matter how tired and hot you may be.
So there you have it my sporty friends. A quick and simple guide to some of the most popular sporting attractions on the beautiful island paradise of Lanzarote. Now all you need to do is book your flights and pack your bags.