3/5 Lanzarote – for energetic older kids and teens
Lanzarote might be called the ‘island of eternal spring’, but it’s far from a sedate Canary. Closer to North Africa than most of Spain, temperatures can easily hit 35˚ in July and August, which doesn’t stop play here for a second. The west coast is a world surfing legend, and great for kids surf schools and camps. Cyclists rave about the smooth roads, and perilous mountains, so you can take your pick of biking adventures: or just pedal peacefully along car-free, and pretty, coastal paths. And, because much of the island is also a protected biosphere – the part that isn’t immense Timinfaya National Park – it’s awesome for walking and hiking too.
Why choose Lanzarote
- Direct UK flights to Arrecife, year round, four hours.
- Costa Teguise is top Canary Island destination for beginner windsurfing.
- Surf School Lanzarote on the north west coast is one of the best in Europe.
- The Risco de Famara range is the island’s highest and criss-crossed with biking and hiking trails.
- Guided eco-treks in volcanic Timinfaya National Park are fun walking adventures for kids (you can camel trek too).
- Enormous Famara Beach is fantastic for kitesurfing (and beginner’s lessons).
- Try unique caving, on guided tours of the underground lava tunnels all over Lanzarote.