The climate in the Canary Islands is widely regarded as amongst the most enviable in the world. In centuries past the archipelago was often referred to as the Fortunate Islands for this very reason – and today this incredibly clement climate creates the ideal environment for a wide range of sport and leisure activities.
Lanzarote - Sports Mecca
Lanzarote’s low rainfall and near constant sunshine makes the island a real mecca for sports tourism – perhaps best embodied in the annual Iron Man event. But also evident all year round as athletes of all abilities can be soon cycling and running along the islands roads and dirt tracks.
Golf tourism is also on the rise thanks to the creation of Lanzarote’s second golf course just outside the main resort of Puerto del Carmen. Which is a much welcome addition to the links at Costa Teguise Golf, not least as this now gives players the option to enjoy more than one course when they visit the island.
All At Sea
As Lanzarote is surrounded by water this obviously also creates the ideal environment for all manner of nautical and aquatic activities. The island has long been known as a sweet spot for surfing for years – along with windsurfing and the newer sport of kitesurfing.
There are plenty of dive schools for those who would like to explore the waters around the island. And it is possible to learn to sail at both of Lanzarote’s main marinas in Puerto Calero and at the Marina Rubicon in Playa Blanca.
Fishing expeditions are also popular – not least as the Atlantic is teeming with big game such as marlin and wahoo.
Spas, Shopping & Indulgence
If you’re more interested in a spot of pampering then Lanzarote’s growing legion of spas provide plenty of scope for some luxurious relaxation and self indulgence. As do the island’s shops – where visitors can browse the bargains in the surroundings of shopping centres such as the Biosfera in Puerto del Carmen or Arrecife’s Calle Real.
Once suitably relaxed and attired you can then hit the islands bars and clubs, which offer night owls plenty of possibilities for partying long into the night.