Lanzarote is an island in the Canaries Archipelago off the coast of Morocco, famous for its volcanic landscapes, beautiful beaches and mild climate. Extremely popular with Europeans in search of sun and escape, Lanzarote is a cheap and exotic destination accessible in a few hours of flight only.
Recognized as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, Lanzarote is home to many natural treasures popular with travelers, but it also comes to enjoy excellent surfing conditions, varied spots and for all levels on natural sites a incredible beauty. In surfcamp or with friends, this is the ideal destination for a surf trip!
There are many surfcamps in Lanzarote. We have selected for you the best of them to live an unforgettable experience during your next vacation in Lanzarote!Discover the surf camps in Lanzarote
The spots in Lanzarote work 365 days a year even if the best period remains winter and especially the months of September to December. The swell is stronger, attracting experienced surfers from all over Europe, with temperatures that never drop below 15 degrees. Summer is more suitable for beginners and intermediate levels who can enjoy small waves perfect to improve and a less strong current. In any case, the sunshine is permanent, the rather high temperatures and the very varied spots offering numerous possibilities to the travelers in search of waves. Unlike Tenerife or Gran Canaria, Lanzarote has not undergone tourist urbanization and there is a much better preserved wild coastline. The surf trip experience is more authentic with less frequented spots, a relaxed atmosphere and a melting pot of surfers from all over.
For beginners, head for the La Famara spot. This beach break is accessible to all levels and many surfcamps have taken up residence there. We can improve there while enjoying a breathtaking view of the island of Graciosa and the volcanoes of Timanfaya and La Corona. Arrieta is also a good option for novices with regular waves and small size. On the big waves side, Lanzarote nicknamed the "Hawaii" of Europe also holds its "Pipeline": it is on the spot of El Quemao that the experienced surfers will find deep, fast and powerful tubes of world-class. For quality waves, you can also join the spots of San Juan, which hosts international competitions every year or that of Morro Negro and its powerful tubes. Attention however, these two spots are the stronghold of the locals who are not always happy to share their waves.
From volcanic rock stretches to small villages of whitewashed houses, beautiful beaches of golden sand to deserted turquoise creeks: Lanzarote promises you a total change of scenery in the heart of an island of a thousand and one riches. After your surfing sessions, discover the Timanfaya National Park, its volcanoes and lava fields with hallucinating colors. North of the island, let yourself be surprised by La Cueva de los Verdes, these caves formed by an underground lava river. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, Graciosa Island and ancient salt marshes atop the Mirador del Rio in the northeast of the island. Take a tour of the beaches, alternate between golden sand and black volcanic sand to discover the many facets of the coast. On the city side, lovers of history and culture will find happiness in the capital Arrecife, which houses the remains of the maritime history of Lanzarote. The city of Haria in the north of the island or the seaside resort of Puerto del Carmen will enchant you with their multitude of typical whitewashed houses. Finally, do not miss the gastronomy and local wines, an unforgettable experience!
On the "island of volcanoes", the prices are more expensive than on the rest of the archipelago of the Canary Islands. However, doing a low-budget surf trip remains feasible. You can find double rooms for less than 20 euros a night and eat for less than 8 euros per meal. Transport side, you can rent a car easily to one of the many renters of the island for 30 to 40 euros per day. Note that the longer the rental period, the lower the price. But if you also want to save on this budget, know that the bus network works very well, it serves all the villages of the island even the most remote. Only problem, they are not frequent, which will force you to organize according to departure times. In any case, the state of the roads is excellent. Know finally that prices are higher during the winter months, considered the high season in the Canaries.