How to get from Lanzarote Airport to Famara
If your are planning your surfing holiday in Famara, look for flights to Lanzarote's international airport: Lanzarote (ACE)
DESTINATION AIRPORT: Lanzarote (ACE)
Famara and La Santa are a 25 minutes drive from the Airport. Transfers from Lanzarote Airport are NOT included in our surf camp packages or kite surf packages. By law in Lanzarote only taxis and shuttle services can pick people up at the airport. You can take a taxi at the airport (+-35€/way) to come to Famara or rent a car.
Lanzarote has many great places of interest to visit such as the National Park of Timanfaya, Foundation Cesar Manrique, Jameos del Agua, Cuevas de los Verdes, Mirador del Rio etc.
With scarce public transportation options the best way to travel around the island is to rent a car. Car rental in Lanzarote is very cheap (as little as 100€/week). Taking into account that airport transfers are +-70€ (both ways) it is worth to pay a few more Euros a have the freedom to visit the entire Island at your own time and leisure.
How to get to Famara:
- TAXI - You can find taxis right outside arrival gate at the airport. A taxi to CALETA DE FAMARA will cost you around 35€ each way.
- CAR - You can find really cheap deals on the internet (as low as 100€/week). Please find driving directions from Arrecife airport to Caleta de Famara here.
- BUS - There are no direct buses to Famara. You have to catch one from the airport to ARRECIFE city center and then another to CALETA DE FAMARA. You can find all schedules @ http://intercitybuslanzarote.es (bus line to Famara is #20).
Caleta de Famara
Famara is unlike anywhere else in Lanzarote. It boasts the longest beach on the island (over 4 km long) and a stunning cliff backdrop 672 meters high (El Risco) that mesmerizes anyone visiting Famara beach.
Caleta de Famara has a 'wild' look about it with streets covered in and almost as many boats 'parked' in the streets than cars. However, the welcome is warm, the atmosphere really laid back and the food and drink is always good and reasonably priced.
People love Famara because of its laid-back atmosphere, barely touched by tourism. Together with many others surfers from all over the world come here to ride good waves all year round and relax and enjoy the peace and quiet away from mass tourism, surrounded by stunning nature
Here you won’t find hotels or swimming pools. Famara is located inside a natural park ("Parque Natural del Archipelago Chinijo"), certified as a Lanzarote UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. In fact, Famara is just a small fisherman’s village, a real “surf city” away from mass tourism, where you can just kick back and chill out but still enjoy the comfort of full amenities such as supermarkets, bars (not many), restaurants, ect!
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What to see and do in Lanzarote
Famara beach and Caleta de Famara are fantastic places to kick back and relax, but you might also want to enjoy more of the beauty and culture of Lanzarote. We strongly recommend renting a car if you want to explore Lanzarote as public transportation although of quality it's scarce and the roads on the island are good and easy (mind the many cyclers). Famara's central location makes going any where in the island a short drive away.
From Famara you can see the neighbouring island of La Graciosa. This beautiful island is well worth a visit. There is a ferry cross four times a day from Orzola in the north of the island. It´s a great place for trekking
Arrecife (Lanzarote's capital) has a reasonable selection of shops and is worth a visit if you want a break from the beach. Close by is Playa Honda with its shopping mall and awesome beach.
The main touristic resorts in Lanzarote are Costa Teguise, Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca. These are good places is if you get the sudden urge to have an English breakfast, watch the footie or do some heavy partying. Playa Blanca is home to the famous Papagaio beach and where you can dive and visit Lanzarote's Underwater Museum with its amazing display of underwater sculptures by Jason deCaires.
Don't miss Timanfaya National Park (volcanic park). Its amazing scenery was the result of the last volcanic eruption in the 1700s. Here you can have a steak cooked by volcanic heat and enjoy a coach tour through the stunning lava fields. There is also a visitors centre with interactive displays and a simulator where you can feel experiencing an earthquake.
La Geria is Lanzarote's wine growing region. Take a drive through thousands of semi-circular walls surrounding vines planted in hollows. It’s a unique landscape! Most of the wine that is produced in Lanzarote is Malvasia, which is one of the oldest known varieties of grape.
Farmers dig thousands of small hollows into the 1½ meters thick layer of porous volcanic granules that trap moist and plant the vines in the volcanic ash that lies beneath. The semi-circular walls around each of these hollows protect the vines from the wind. Step into one of the many whine cellars and have a taste of the local wine!
One of the principal attractions of Lanzarote is the El Golfo, a semicircular crater formed from the volcanic eruptions in 1730. Also known as the green lagoon, it’s striking green colour is from the algae that inhabit the sea water trapped in the lagoon. The sea connects underground and passes through the crater forming a beautiful black beach, which contrasts with the green of the lagoon.
El Golfo itself is a charming fishing village with many restaurants, mainly specialising in fish.
Teguise (Lanzarote's old capital) has become one of the main cultural and tourist centres in Lanzarote.
Each Sunday morning, Teguise turns itself into a picturesque and lively street market - Mercadillo - where you can find pottery, goat cheese, homemade bread, clothes, aloe derived products and other handcraft. There is live music and displays of Canarian folklore.
Shoppers come from all over the island! It’s a great place to hunt for souvenirs, as many of the products are cheaper here, especially if you like to bargain! In Teguise you will also come across some of the best restaurants in Lanzarote. You can get anything from and English breakfast to tapas!
You can't say you've been to Lanzarote if you haven't visited at least one of Cesar Manrique's works, sculpture, painter, architect and one of the pioneers of modern art in Spain. . Jameos del Agua, Mirador del Rio, Cueva de Los Verdes, Jardín de Cactus, the Museum of Contemporary Art and his wind sculptures are just some of his works located all over the island. César Manrique and Lanzarote offer a perfect symbiosis and expression of art amongst the volcanic peaks that teaches us to respect the natural world.
The artist and architect had a major influence on the planning regulations in Lanzarote. He created the 7 tourist centres of Lanzarote and had a great influence on the protection of nature and culture of the island. For Manrique, nature was the fundamental reference of his work, so he convinced the local government to forbid the construction of high buildings and the use of billboards that would spoil the beauty of the natural landscape.
Jameos del Agua is a very interesting set of galleries, caves and underground grottoes located in the north of Lanzarote, very close to the extinct volcano Monte de la Corona.
It is one of the many places in the islands that was developed by César Manrique. Visitors get the chance to visit the volcanic tunnels, an amphitheatre, a beautiful garden with a large swimming pool, a small volcano museum and see the blind crabs found in the Jameos del Agua lagoon, which was also formed by a volcanic eruption.
during the nights, Jameos del Agua transforms into a dance floor with two bars built into the rocks and create and exciting night club.
An important part of Manrique´s work are his mobiles, that he called wind toys. These solid structures are cast in iron and made up of spheres, circles, pyramids... no doubt associated with his images with the wind mills, abundant in Lanzarote in the past. His wind sculptures are placed in different strategic spots throughout the island.
Nightlife in Lanzarote
The nigh life in Lanzarote offers various possibilities. You can have a meal and chill out with a beer in the villages, but why not head into town to party. Here's a quick rundown of what's on offer:
- FAMARA: Stay in the village and work your way through the tapas bars, restaurants and surf style beach parties.
- TEGUISE & NAZARET: Teguise is known mainly for its Sunday street market (Mercadillo), but you can also have a lot of fun in the evenings - be sure to visit La Villa for a drink! Nazareth is another nice village close to Teguise, where you will find the amazing Lagomar! Don't miss a night out at Lagomar
- ARRECIFE: If you fancy sampling the local culture then head to the capital of Lanzarote and party with the locals. Live Spanish music and relaxed atmosphere.
- PUERTO del CARMEN: A short drive across the island (30 min. approximately) takes you to Lanzarote's answer to Las Vegas, which is one long strip of busy bars and clubs mainly frequented by tourists :-)
- COSTA TEGUISE: Discover the many pubs, snack-bars, restaurants and many more!
How is the weather in Lanzarote
Lanzarote has a mild and pleasant weather throughout the year. Air temperature has small variations with mid 25+ C during summer months and down to 16ºC in winter. There is a distinction between the summer and winter months but extreme temperatures are rare.
Sea water is also warm all year around: +-20C. You'll need a 3/2 mm wet suit for the winter months.
If you want to avoid the peak summer May/June and September/October are an ideal time to visit the island. The weather is great, not too hot, less windy and less crowded!