Despite its relatively small size and low population, Lanzarote is an island rich in culture, events and tourist attractions. If you are here on holiday for a week you will almost certainly not be able to see everything that Lanzarote has to offer, and will need a second or third trip back. In fact many people love the island so much as a destination that they come back here year after year! Even if you live here there are different events at least once a week or more. These can be regular attractions like the biggest market in Lanzarote, every Sunday in Teguise, or events that only happen once a year.
|Teguise Market every Sunday
Some of these are major annual events which attract people from all over the world such as the Lanzarote International Marathon, taking place this Saturday, or the Lanzarote IronMan which happens every summer. Lanzarote is becoming known more and more on the global stage as an excellent sporting destination due to its amazing year round climate. Other sporting events that attract international competitors include the ISA World Masters Surfing Championship (WMSC), and
PWA World Championship Wind Surfing Competition in Costa Teguise.
|I Love Graciosa Catamaran Excursion
Of course Lanzarote is not just renowned for sport, there are activities and events for everyone, whatever age you are and catering for a range of different interests. This includes markets across the island on everyday of the week, many different fiestas throughout the year, music concerts with lots of musical variety from rock, to pop, to dance music and some excellent clasical music concerts held in the Jameos del Agua tourist attraction! One of the biggest music events on the island is called ‘Arrecife en Vivo
” in which over a series of four days (two in September and two in October), bands from all over the Canary Islands and beyond come and play live in Arrecife. This is a really popular and free annual event!
Just over a week ago there was a huge food tasting event called Saborea Lanzarote held over a weekend in Teguise which attracted 1000s of tourists and residents. The event gave the opportunity to taste lots of different tapas and drinks from restaurants, cafes and food producers from all over Lanzarote. Another great event that combines sport and food and drink is called ‘The Wine Run‘ and this takes part every year in Lanzarote in June.
|Discover Lanzarote by Bike!
How can you find out about these events though? With so many different events and things to see and do, it can be easy to miss some of them. Here at Lanzarote Business and Residents Association we like to help out residents and tourists alike in discovering all that the island has to offer. We have compiled a list of different websites so you can keep on top of what is happening at different times of the year here.
Lanzarote Government (Cabildo):
7 Town halls/Ayuntamientos:
For cultural information:
- The Cultural Programme of the Cabildo of Lanzarote (Programación cultural del Cabildo de Lanzarote):
- Tourist Centres (Centros Turísticos):
- Lanzarote Tourism (Turismo Lanzarote):
There are always new websites being added and many of these sites have a presence on social media so it is worth following them there. We hope that this list gives a good idea of the extent of different events, and tourist attractions that you can find on the island.
If you have any suggestions for other useful websites or social media accounts please leave a comment below, as we love to hear about sites to let others know about. Thanks! – See more at: http://lanzaroteassociation.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/discover-best-of-lanzarote-with-this.html#sthash.Nr5wcXkO.dpuf