Water sports on Lanzarote

When you come to Lanzarote, you want to see the Atlantic, go swimming and enjoy the beach life. If that is not enough, the Canary Island has much more possibilities to offer to enjoy your vacation.

Besides hiking, mountainbiking, climbing and paragliding of course water sports are in trend. Therefor the island is perfect.

The whole year the mild-warm climate and the cristalclear water offer the possibility to practise all kinds of water sports. Thereby even in winter the water rarely gets colder than 19 degrees.

Strand Papagayo

(Picture: Gema Campos)

Many beaches of Lanzarote are ticketed with the european blue flag. They are clean, safe and attractive. The southcoast is especially suitable for swimming, but also for snorkeling, because the coasts offer a rich and fascinating underwaterworld.

Kite Surfer

(Picture: Tinajo, Lanzarote)

Surfers, sail boarders and kitesurfers benefit from the everlasting wind just as well as the sailors.
Surfers enjoy the good waves, which break at the numerous sandbanks and reefs all around the island. La Izquierda and El Quemao are the most popular surfspots of the island and for beginners Famara suits best as a perfect spot for practising. All of the three spots are located at the northcoast of Lanzarote. Sail boarders surely know the beach Las Cucharas at the Costa Teguise. The worldcup in sail boarding also takes place here, because it is one of the world’s best spots for sail boarding! But also other places all around the island are good for sail boarding as well. Not only on Lanzarote has some Hotspots for surfing, also Tenerife is famous for its surfing spots. Especially Playa El Médano is favoured by surfers, because of its steady wind flow and so the good waves.
As result of this you have at El Medano the largest frequency of surfing shops and schools.


(Picture: MarkYourWaves Surf)

For the kitesurfing the wind is ideal and there is enough distance to possible obstacles, so that also for this kind of sport Lanzarote is perfect. For all kinds of surfing there is a big amount of surfing schools and rentals, so that not only professionals, but also beginners can get their money worth. Sailors have the possibility to rent yachts and other ships for sailing. Yachtclubs offer courses and also lend the necessary equipment.


So if you want to do water sports Lanzarote is the perfect place for your next holiday!