Itinerary of one week in Lanzarote (Canary Islands) in January with lots of day hikes, beaches and surfing.
We stayed the entire week in an apartment in Costa Teguise and got around the island with a rental car.
|Our One Week Lanzarote Itinerary|
|2. Famara Beach|
|3. Timanfaya and Los Volcanes Park|
|4. La Geria Vineyards|
|5. La Graciosa|
|6. Costa de Papagayo|
Haria is a small artists’ village located in the valley of thousand palm. A nice hike goes from the centre westwards up the hill to Mirador Rincón de Haría, follow the route until you reach the Barranco La Elvira, follow the footpath up through the canyon and at the end you reach the Mirador Del Bosquecillo.
To go back follow the same way through the canyon and as soon as you reach the street you see a little footpath directly leading to Haria.
2. Famara Beach
Famara Beach is a wide sandy bay below the big Famara Cliff and a popular surf spot on Lanzarote. You can’t rent boards directly on the beach, but there are some shops at Caleta de Famara. The downside is that most people therefore gather on the part of the beach next to Caleta.
If you have your own boards or you go with a surf school you can drive around the Urbanisation de Famara to the northern part of the bay which has more stones but is also less busy than the southern part.
3. Timanfaya and Los Volcanes Park
The biggest part of Timanfaya National Park is just accessible from the official visitors centre. You can take a bus from there which drives one loop through the park in 30 minutes. The landscape is pretty impressive but it’s a very touristy place.
If you want to hike in the area I can recommend the Los Volcanes Park which is just next to Timanfaya. Nice walks go for example up the Caldera Blanca and around Caldera Colorada.
4. La Geria Vineyards
Lanzarote has a remarkable tradition as a wine producer and the grapes all grow around La Geria in little holes in the lava gravel. You can walk through the vineyards on little paths and also do some wine tasting.
5. La Graciosa
La Graciosa is a small island located north west of Lanzarote. You can get there with a little ferry from Orzola.
The island has some nice beaches and you can explore everything by bike or foot. We walked in one day from Caleta del Sebo to Pedro Barba, along the east coast north to Playa de las Conchas and back to Caleta del Sebo.
But you can also walk directly to Playa de las Conchas or to Playa La Francesa.
6. Costa de Papagayo
The beaches on the very south are named by their most famous one the Playa Papagayo. The other beaches are also great you can walk from beach to beach by foot and there are two restaurants on the cliff if you get hungry.
From the beaches you have nice views to neighboring Fuerteventura.