Things To Do In Lanzarote, Canary Islands: Tips for Families

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Lanzarote is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Europe for families. It has been ranked by Forbes as the second-best island destination. With its beautiful beaches, natural wonders like El Teide Mountain, the highest mountain in Spain, and exciting water sports to try out, there are plenty of things to do while you’re here! To make your stay even more enjoyable and less stressful, we’ve compiled a list of things that will help turn your family vacation into an unforgettable experience.

Discover The Beautiful Beaches In Lanzarote

Lanzarote is home to some beautiful beaches and the perfect way to relax after a day of exploring. The island has an abundance of natural wonders and activities for children and adults alike, so why not take a break from all that adventure by spending a few hours at one or more of these wonderful beaches. So whether you’re looking for something secluded in nature or with plenty of amenities nearby, we guarantee there’s one here for everybody!

Sandy Beach In El Charco Del Conde

El Charco del Conde (or “the pond” as it translates) is located on the southeast side of the island in Puerto Calero Marina. This sandy beach offers visitors everything they need: showers, changing rooms; restaurants; bars; and even a kids playground! There are also plenty of water sports to try out, including jet-skiing, parasailing, windsurfing, diving lessons…you name it. If you’re looking for more than just relaxing on the beach or playing in the sand at El Charco del Conde, there are kayaking tours through mangroves, which is perfect if your children want to learn about marine life.

Los Cancajos Beach In Costa Teguise

Just south of Puerto del Carmen is Lanzarote’s most popular resort town: Playa de las Américas. This tourist hotspot offers visitors everything they need on holiday, like restaurants, shopping centers; festivals; nightlife, etc. But what makes it unique is its beautiful beach, where you can enjoy all the amenities of a luxury resort…

Club La Santa

Club La Santa is a luxury Lanzarote resort that offers all inclusive holiday packages for singles, couples and families.  Each villa is equipped with a private pool and daily maid service. Visitors can enjoy the luxury amenities of Club La Santa, including an onsite casino, a golf course, several restaurants and various other amenities. 

Club La Santa is located in Puerto del Carmen on the Canary Island of Lanzarote.

Piracy Museum In Costa Teguise

Whether you like pirates or not, this museum is definitely worth visiting. The Pirate Ship Museum in Puerto del Carmen offers visitors a unique insight into the world of piracy and how it affected Lanzarote’s history. You can learn about famous pirates, including Blackbeard, Francis Drake, and Henry Morgan…to name just a few. There are plenty of activities for kids too at the museum: dress up as pirate characters with your children to take pictures together! Learn more about their lives by playing games throughout the exhibition space…or even become one yourself by dressing up in authentic costumes from their time period!

Submarine Safari

Lanzarote’s submarine safari is an exciting opportunity for children and adults alike to learn more about marine life.

This isn’t just your average glass-bottom boat trip, where you get a glimpse of some fish every now and then; this full hour-long undersea journey gives visitors the chance to observe all kinds of sea creatures in their natural environment! There are plenty of opportunities throughout the expedition, too: watch sharks up close…or spot dolphins playing around your vessel, the typical dolphin tricks like balancing on its nose or jumping out of the water will amaze kids.

Waterparks In Lanzarote

In the south of Lanzarote, there’s a water park that will bring joy to both children and adults alike. Set in one of the most beautiful areas on earth, Timanfaya National Park, you can enjoy all kinds of exciting activities at Aqua Lanzarote: from swimming pools to water slides.

In conclusion, there’s so much to do in Lanzarote that it would be impossible for us to list all the attractions here. However, we hope this post has given you some ideas of what you can experience on your family vacation there!

About the Author

Julie Henning
Julie Henning is a freelance writer and journalist based out of Eugene, Oregon. She is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and owner of the family-travel website She is a recent past member of the Midwest Travel Writers Association and the Association for Great Lakes Outdoor Writers. Julie is the Oregon Coast destination specialist for Bindu Media, an itinerary-focused website launching in Spring 2016 and featuring the work of 200+ professional, indie travel writers. Julie has been published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Wisconsin State Journal, The Daily Journal (Kankakee, Illinois), the Rochester Post Bulletin, Wisconsin Natural Resources (DNR) Magazine, Sustainable Chicago Magazine, Group Tour Magazine, Student Group Tour Magazine, Silent Sports Magazine, Intercom Magazine,, and FTF Geocacher Magazine. Julie has appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio, Ohio Public Radio, and KCBX FM Central Coast Radio and is an affiliate producer with the Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer, a National Public Radio travel podcast. She has blogged for, Travel Oregon, and VISIT Milwaukee. Julie travels with her three kids and black lab as much as possible and lives by the motto, "Not all who wander are lost." Check out some of her best work at