I’m one of those who waits for the summer to pass before going to the beach. That’s why now that summer is almost over I’m going to recommend alternative plans to do in Lanzarote, a site that welcomes you with open arms all year round.
If you ask me which is my favourite island in the world I am almost sure that Lanzarote would be in the Top 5.
As I told you, I am one of those who tries to avoid crowds and this island lends itself (and a lot) to it. Among the positive things it has are alternative plans that do not focus only on beaches.
You probably found a thousand recommendations on what to do in Lanzarote, but few that tell you about alternative plans.
In addition, sleeping options go far beyond the typical beachfront hotels. It is not difficult to rent an apartment or a villa in Lanzarote for very good prices. This will allow you to find more accommodation options, either next to the beach or in the middle of nature.
My idea is that you can have a good time without the need to go where everyone goes or that you can experience something different from what you are accustomed to advice from other websites.
Visit the house of Saramago
José Saramago is one of my favorite writers and if you haven’t read it yet I recommend that you do it before traveling.
This Portuguese writer and Nobel Prize for Literature had chosen Lanzarote as his place to live. Now that he’s no longer with us, you can visit his house just as he left it.
With the help of a guide you will also listen to his anecdotes and you will be able to visit the library with the thousands of books he owned.
You will be surprised to learn that, despite being a volcanic island where vegetation fights for survival, Lanzarote produces wine.
This production is done in a special way where the vineyards are protected with plants to avoid strong winds.
If you are interested you can go to one of the tastings offered by this vineyard or do a half day tour visiting different vineyards and tasting the famous Malvasía wine.
Thanks to the care of its inhabitants and to the fact that it is located in a place far from big cities, the waters of Lanzarote are so clean and crystalline that you can see its underwater nature with great ease.
That’s why a more recommendable activity to do in Lanzarote is a baptism of diving with which you can explore the sea like never before.
Another alternative is to visit the sea with a snorkel rather than with diving equipment. There are companies that offer this service and teach you everything so that you do not have to worry if you do not have experience.
Glass Bottom Boat Tour
If diving is not your thing and snorkeling doesn’t convince you, you may want to experience what it feels like to see the sea from above as if you were transporting yourself on glass.
That I’m not crazy and it didn’t just occur to me. Departing from Plaza Blanca you will be able to sail along the south coast of Lanzarote seeing the bottom of the sea thanks to the catamarans and boats with glass bottom.
Don’t worry that not all the bottom of the boat is made of glass and is very safe. If you want to know more about how to do this tour visit this website.
Hidden villages of Lanzarote
Perhaps the best way to get around the island is to rent a car and go wherever you want thanks to the help of GPS and your sense of adventure.
If you want to go to places that are generally not recommended by anyone for lack of knowledge and want to see more about alternative plans to do in Lanzarote I advise you to visit little known villages.
Touristically maybe places like Uga, Tias or Yaiza do not have many activities, but they are authentic and unique.
That island spirit and little visited by other tourists is what makes these places something charming and you should not miss.