Lanzarote - The Hawaii of Europe

Lanzarote - the hawaii of Europe

Lanzarote is the most northern of the Canary Islands, 100 km off the Moroccan coast, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

Lanzarote is the "Hawaii of Europe" with its mystical and volcanic landscape and countless surf spots, from "world class reef breaks" to deserted beach breaks for beginners.

Our surf school in Lanzarote is based in Caleta de Famara, a small fishing village, surrounded by the "Parque Natural de Famara" (natural reserve), where hotels were never (or will be) allowed to be built.

DESTINATION AIRPORT: ACE (LANZAROTE)

 

Caleta de Famara - An Unspoiled Paradise

Surf Famara Lanzarote

Famara is unlike anywhere else in Lanzarote. It boasts the longest beach on the island, with a stunning backdrop of 2000' cliffs. People love Famara because of its laid-back atmosphere, barely touched by tourism.

Surfers come here to ride the world-class waves; the rest of us come to just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet….

Away from mass tourism and surrounded by the marvelous 700 m high "Risco de Famara", we teach on the 4km long beach break of "Playa de Famara".

 
Surf Famara

La Caleta de Famara has several excellent fish restaurants and bars, some with amazing views over the sea. For good snacks, tapas and fast food try HAMBURGUESARIA FAMARA... with it's internationally renown "FAMARA BURGER" ,o))))

Caleta has a 'wild' look about it - the streets are covered in sand and there are almost as many boats 'parked' in the streets as cars. However, the welcome is warm, the atmosphere is laid back and the food and drink is always good and reasonably priced.

 
Surf Lanzarote

You can also engage in many extra activities.

With the spectacular climate in Lanzarote you can choose from a variety of outdoor, water or adventure sports such as kite surfing, windsurfing, diving, trekking, climbing, parasailing, ultra light, cycling, tennis, golf, fishing, etc.

The perfect complement to your your surfing holidays…

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Nightlife in Lanzarote

The NIGHTLIFE in Lanzarote offers various possibilities. You can have a meal and chill out with a beer after a grueling surf session in the villages, but why not head into town to party. Here's a quick rundown of what's on offer:

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:-)

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.

FAMARA: Stay in the village and work your way through the tapas bars, restaurants and surf style beach parties.

COSTA TEGUISE: After a great day of surfing or kite surfing, head back to your apartment, take a refreshing shower and discover the many pubs, snack-bars, restaurants and many more! And don't miss a night out at LAGOMAR! If you time it right you may get to experience a Carnival when the whole island stops to party!

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What Else is There to See in Lanzarote?

Surfing in LanzaroteFamara beach and Caleta de Famara are fantastic places to kick back and relax, but you might want to sample more of the beautiful island of Lanzarote.
We strongly recommend renting a car if you want to explore Lanzarote as the roads on the island are good and finding your way around is easy.

Costa Teguise is a fifteen minute drive from the airport and also from Arrecife, the capital city of the Island. Arrecife has a reasonable selection of shops and is worth a visit if you want a break from the beach.

The main resorts in Lanzarote besides Costa Teguise are Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca. To be honest the only reason to visit these places is if you get the sudden urge to have an English breakfast, want to watch the footie or need to go shopping for stuff to take home.

 
surfing lanzarote

A must while you are in Lanzarote is a visit to the Timanfaya National Park. The amazing scenery in this area 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 what it´s like to experience an earthquake.

From Famara you can see the neighbouring island of La Graciosa. This beautiful island is tiny and well worth a visit. There is a ferry four times a day from Orzola in the north of the island. It´s a great place if you like walking as you can walk around the whole island in a day.

 
Wine in La Geria - Lanzarote

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!

 
El Golfo - Lanzarote

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 specializing in fish.

 
Market in Teguise - Lanzarote

Teguise has become one of the main cultural and tourist centres in Lanzarote.

Each Sunday morning, Teguise turns itself into a picturesque and lively market where you can find pottery, goat cheese, homemade bread, clothes, aloe derived products and other handcraft. The main square usually has a band playing and sometimes there are 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!

 
The vulcanic tunnels of Jameos del Agua - César Manrique work in Lanzarote

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.

 
Jardin de Cactus - Lanzarote

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. 

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.

 
Manrique - Lanzarote

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.

Jameos del Agua, Mirador del Rio, 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.

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How to Get to Our Surf Camp in Lanzarote

How to get to FamaraTransfers from the Airport are not included in our surf camp packages/kite surf packages.
Famara
and La Santa are a 25 minutes drive from the Airport.

Clients usually rent a car or get a one of the many taxis at the airport arrivals to come to our headquarters. Lanzarote has very little public transportation but 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.

 

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What should I pack?

Famara - Surfers Paradise

Sun Block (40+), hat, sunglasses, towel, t-shirt, beach sandals, shorts, toiletry articles, personal medication.

With the spectacular climate in Lanzarote you can choose from a variety of outdoor, water or adventure sports (surfing, kite surfing, windsurfing, diving, trekking, climbing, parasailing, ultra light, cycling, tennis, golf, fishing, etc.) perfect to complete your surfing holidays...

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