It looks very inviting but do you think you have the stamina to reach the beautiful beaches at the base of the Mirador del Rio. There are steps that lead you down the 600m drop to the base of the mountain. The deserted beaches and aqua blue waters make it look very worth while. This route used to be a regular causeway for the wives of fishermen who used to take this route to trade fish from the island of Graciosa many,many years ago
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The latest attraction at the Biosfera Plaza Shopping Centre in Puerto del Carmen is no other than a Skating Rink!
The synthetic rink is environmentally friendly and is a hundred square metres large. It’s located on the top floor of the shopping centre together with the Cine 6D, Jurassic Park Crazy Golf and Open Air Cinema.
A great attraction for all ages and it is open from 10am until 10pm every day. Tickets cost 5 euros for 30 minutes and children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.
Regular travellers to Puerto del Carmen will have noticed a major refurbishment taking place over the summer in the commercial centre of Central Atlantico on the main beach road. A large part of the upper level has been taken over by O`Reillys irish bar taking over the space that was once occupied by 3 bars. This bar is popular for breakfast, lunch and evening meals. There are open and covered terraces with telivisions showing up to date sporting events and live music.
LanzaroteON are offering a free digital discount card which can be used in various locations on the island just by downloading their app. It’s a great aid with information on excursions, shopping, restaurants and bars. If you have booked your holiday and are looking for more information at hand then this app will help you explore the island. Acting as your personal tour guide listing the venues on the island with discounts. For more information or to download click here
If you would like to try something very different and daring during your Lanzarote holiday then this could be for you…
Famaraiso invite you to fly with the birds over the volcanos and beautiful Famara cliff tops. They will teach you to Paraglide from different launches across the island each to suit the wind direction of that day. Starting off from gentle slopes you will progress to flights with a 600m height difference.
You can view more information and contact them by clicking here
Have you heard that Lanzarote now has 2 Escape Rooms?
If you haven´t heard about this new popular craze, it is a new type of adventure game where people are locked in a room and have to figure out how to escape by using clues, puzzles and riddles.
Sounds intriguing doesn´t it?
If you want to find out more, there are 2 on the island. One in Arrecife and the other in Playa Blanca,
Escape Room Lanzarote – www.escaperoomlanzarote.com
Island Quest Escape Rooms – www.islandquestlanzarote.com
Its quite easy and cheap to keep fit in Lanzarote. You dont need to find a gym to burn off those extra calories. If you want to incorporate a bit of exercise in to your day you can always hire a bike from the many shops that are dotted around the resorts. You can spend a day sight seeing whilst stoping off at a local bar for a smoothy or fresh fish lunch. If you have a fitness regime that you dont want to miss then you have plenty of good places to run or walk. There are plenty of people in the morning and evenings running along the seafronts of all the resorts and if you want to step it up then you can run across country or on the beach whilst breathing in that fresh sea air!. A great tip for some exercise is to locate your nearest exercise machines. These are free and every zone has them. They are not hi tech machines but help you work against your own body weight. There are also some step machines and cross trainers. The local councils have installed these in certain areas to help the public do some exercise, so there’s no excuse
Feeling energetic? Cycling enthusiasts will be aware of the new fatbikes that have become the latest craze. You can choose which ProAction Fat Bike Tour which suites you best
MTB Timanfaya – Technical: Medium Fitness: Medium to High 67km
MTB Volcanic Bomb – Technical: Low Fitness: Medium 45km
MTB Santa Barbara – Technical: Low Fitness:Medium 45km
MTB Rollercoaster (Costa Teguise) – Technical: Intermediate Fitness: Medium 30km
Wine Valley MTB Tour – Technical: Intermediate Fitness: Medium 37km
Complimentary coffee and cake is included with all tours.
For a full breakdown of the tours click here
Throughout the first quarter of the year, more than 426,500 travelers passed through the ports of Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen, Órzola and Caleta de Sebo, according to a summary released by the Councils Data Center. This is a percentage increase of 6.5% compared the first three months of 2017. The port of Playa Blanca remains the busiest in terms of passegers which as not surprising as there is a constant flow of travellers between Fuerteventura and Lanzarote with 2 ferry companies offering multiple services during the day.231,300 have travelled this route between January and March. There has been almost 68,000 vehicles in the first quarter wich a difference of more than 11,000 in relation to last year.
A trip on the ferry from Lanzarote to Fuerteventura or Graciosa is well recommended for a day out
For dedicated hikers The Route Litoral is a walk that runs along the coast of Timanfaya National Park. You can take the guided tour or carry out the walk freely through the coastal public domain of this protected area. Guided tours should be previously arranged. If you go under your own steam its worth knowing that its not an easy walk not only because it is 9 km long but the terrain is rough and abrupt as a result of walking over the solidified lava flows.