The beaches on Lanzarote are many and varied, providing options for those looking for an active, relaxing, or romantic day at the water. Costa Teguise has played host to the 2011 world windsurfing championships and visitors can find lessons at various local surf shops. The secluded beaches of Famara can be reached by an exhilarating hike down from a path entry near Finca la Corona, and the black sands of El Golfo can be intriguing for kids and adults alike. More than a few brides have chosen to take pictures here for the beautiful contrast between the white dress and black beach. Couples looking for a little more peace and quiet can take the ferry from Orzola to the neighboring island of La Graciosa, and follow one of many paths to the semi and fully private beaches, secluded but still offering majestic views of the cerulean blue waters and cliffs of Lanzarote.
Lanzarote is currently home to two 18-hole golf courses situated in Costa Teguise and Puerto del Carmen. Both of these courses offer a challenge worthy of any golfer no matter the skill level, and great views of their respective parts of the island. Costa Teguise Golf (link) guests also have at their disposal a full service restaurant, paddle courts, and an on-site golf coach should you want to take a private or group lesson.
Although Lanzarote is a relatively small island, it still offers a number of hiking/walking opportunities to please the outdoor enthusiast. With it’s 846 sq km and over 300 volcanoes the island has ample opportunities to see a truly unique scenery. Between the months of February and March, when the Lanzarote gets it’s yearly dose of rain, the island comes into bloom with a sea of grassy meadows covering the previously barren volcanic ash. Although these months offer quite the opportunity for amazing photography, the rest of the year is more characteristic of the islands natural state.
Some of the more intriguing hiking trails can be found in the north and south tips of the island along it’s main mountain ranges, Famara and Los Ajaches. That said, there are numerous opportunities to hike around the coast, particularly around Costa Teguise, and on the neighboring island of La Graciosa.