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Lanzarote: Jet Ski Tour with Hotel Pickup

1. Lanzarote: Jet Ski Tour with Hotel Pickup

Get your heart pumping with a thrilling jet ski ride along the Lanzarote coast. Choose from 3 different routes, see fascinating rock formations, and enjoy panoramic views of the coast. Start with a pickup from your hotel and be taken to the meeting point. Get set up with your wetsuit and a life jacket. Make your way to the boat and set sail from the harbor. Receive a safety briefing and guidelines on how to use your jet ski safely before letting the fun begin. Follow your expert guide out onto the open water. Enjoy the fantastic views of the coastline of Lanzarote. Admire the beautiful beaches and rugged volcanic rock formations as you ride across the waves. Depending on your time chosen, see areas such as Playa Quemada, Punta Grande, and Las Coloradas. Then make your way back to port, change out of your wetsuit, and be taken back to your hotel. Choose from the following routes: Playa Quemada Route (40-minute ride)Route: Puerto del Carmen - Barranco del Quíquere - Puerto Calero - Playa Quemada and return.Navigate along the coast of Lanzarote towards the virgin beaches of Playa Quemada. Papagayo Route (1-hour ride)Route: Puerto del Carmen- Puerto Calero - Playa Quemada - Papagayo beaches and return.Navigate through the volcanic coast of Lanzarote towards the most golden, paradisiacal sandy beaches of the island. South Route (2-hour ride)Route: Puerto del Carmen-Playa Honda- El Cable- Arrecife and return.Sail along the coast of Lanzarote to the beaches of Las Coloradas including Papagayo beach.

Following the Footsteps of César Manrique: Four Art Centers

2. Following the Footsteps of César Manrique: Four Art Centers

César, a multidisciplinary artist, painter, sculptor, conservator of monuments and tourist resorts, designer of landscapes and gardens, and recognized ecologist, created from natural volcanic accidents a tendency that impacted the world. He managed to unite Art, Urbanism and Tourism in a single concept, under a philosophy and model of urban intervention based on sustainability and respect for the natural values of the territory, into what is now a world reference. The Island would be different without the Monument to the Peasant, Los Jameos del Agua, Mirador del Río, Cactus Garden or the Cave of the Greens. It would certainly be less attractive and with much less personality. Not visiting these Centers and works of art, being able to interpret them, is like not even having travelled here. This tour offers you the opportunity to discover the North of Lanzarote having a panoramic of Haría, Riscos de Famara and Volcán de la Corona. You will have the privilege to visit the art centers of Cesar Manrique such as Monument to the Peasant, Cactus Garden, Mirador del Río and Fundación César Manrique. Choose if you wish to visit Jameos del Agua or Cueva de los Verdes, two marvelous art centers which are a must in your visit to Lanzarote.

Lanzarote: César Manrique Foundation and Cactus Garden Tour

3. Lanzarote: César Manrique Foundation and Cactus Garden Tour

Immerse yourself in César Manrique's last work on Lanzarote with a tour of the delicately manicured Cactus Garden. Step into the eclectic César Manrique Foundation to see paintings by Spanish artists in Manrique's old studio and home. Discover the village of Teguise at your own pace. Be picked up from your accommodation and ride aboard an air-conditioned bus. Stroll through the magical Cactus Garden and César Manrique Foundation with the guidance of a local expert. Marvel at the way nature, art, and architecture come together in one place. Admire the unusual dwelling of the artist, embedded in one of the longest lava flows on the island. Observe natural lava walls and their curious shapes, which inspired Manrique's world-famous creations. Walk through the otherworldly cactus garden, with over 1,100 species of cacti. Then, head to Teguise, the old capital of Lanzarote. Enjoy free time to roam the quaint streets and see the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On Sundays, peruse the market for local cuisine, handicrafts, and souvenirs. Return to your hotel at the end of the tour.

North Lanzarote: The Work of César Manrique

4. North Lanzarote: The Work of César Manrique

Be transported to another time through the paved streets and historical plazas of Teguise, the municipal capital of Teguise. Enjoy a great view of El Valle de las Mil Palmeras (the valley of the thousand palm trees) on the way to Los Valles towards Haría. Then visit the Cueva de los Verdes, a uniquely beautiful cave with an indescribable interior formed by volcanic eruptions. After passing through Arrieta and Mala, stop at the aloe museum where you will learn about the benefits of aloe. Continue to Guatiza to have a look to the prickly pears plantations where the natural dye, cochineal, is produced. Explore the old quarry where the famous artist César Manrique perfectly fused nature and art. Follow the road to the César Manrique Foundation, located in the old house of the magnificent Lanzarote-born artist. Here, we have the opportunity to contemplate Manrique’s work, as well as various paintings and sculptures by different avant-garde artists.

Lanzarote: César Manrique & Cactus Garden from Cruise Port

5. Lanzarote: César Manrique & Cactus Garden from Cruise Port

Immerse yourself in César Manrique's last work on Lanzarote with a tour of the delicately manicured Cactus Garden. Step into the eclectic César Manrique Foundation to see paintings by Spanish artists in Manrique's old studio and home. Discover the village of Teguise at your own pace on this tour. The excursion departs from the port of Arrecife to Tahiche. There you will find the house museum of Cesar Manrique, a loving and respectful protector of nature. You will be amazed by his fascinating idea to create a house inside a lava tongue. Then you will visit the latest work of this international artist: the Cactus Garden. More than 10,000 plants are arranged in a sort of theater with a small pond at its center and an old 18th-century mill as a watchtower. Finally, you will visit the Teguise market where you will have some free time. Return to the cruise ship at 14:00.

Puerto del Carmen : Catamaran Trip with Water Sports

6. Puerto del Carmen : Catamaran Trip with Water Sports

Board a shared or private catamaran in Puerto del Carmen and head to Playa Quemada. Sit back and relax as you admire the scenic views and enjoy drinks and snacks. Take the opportunity to enjoy snorkeling, standup paddleboarding, kayaking, or more extreme watersports like donuting. Depart from Puerto del Carmen and pass through Puerto Calero on your way to Playa Quemada, enjoying the unique beauty of the Lanzarote coast along the way. Once moored, savor seasonal fruits, cheese, and sausages along with a selection of drinks. Enjoy sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, or head out on a kayak or standup paddleboard. One of the activity provider's fast boats will follow behind so thrillseekers can use the banana or donut boat as well.

Lanzarote: Beginner Scuba Diving Course with Two Dives

7. Lanzarote: Beginner Scuba Diving Course with Two Dives

Immerse yourself in the beautiful marine world of the Atlantic Ocean on a scuba diving course with an instructor in Lanzarote. Choose between a group or a private session, learn about the techniques and safety measures of scuba diving, and discover the island's marine life up close during two dives. Enjoy pickup from your accommodation in Costa Teguise before getting a safety briefing and an introduction to scuba diving. Then, jump right in with your first dive where you'll go to a depth of five meters. Get to grips with the diving techniques and marvel at the ocean's marine life. Take a short break before heading down for your second dive of up to 12 meters. You'll discover even more amazing sea creatures like exotic fish, octopuses, and seahorses. Feel the thrill of shallow water diving and find hidden creatures and beautiful spots with the help of your instructor.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 221 reviews

To start from the beginning upon making the booking I was sent a WhatsApp message by the company in relation to the booking. The days until the booking I was provided with more information including the exact pickup time, location, photo of the location and a picture of the bus. All of this meant I knew exactly where to be and what time for the excursion. The bus arrived a little late but we got to our first destination at exactly the right time so all was well. Our driver angel and guide Nazaret were both brilliant and made the experience pleasurable. I would reccomend this company and this excursion both.

IT WAS THE BEST EXPERIENCE EVER! It was the first time I rode a Jet Ski. The guides taught me how it works and I enjoyed it a lot. What I liked most is that they give you liberty to go on the speedy you want to. I felt I was flying across the sea. It is safe and lifesaver jackets are provided. I will definitely do it again. They only take very nice pictures (although they need to be purchased afterwards). They do pick you up which is great. My advice is: do not take an unadventurous person with you. If your fearful friend wants to go, have them rent a jet ski for themselves. Go and have fun!

We booked a 60 minute jet ski tour which wasn't cheap but was a lot of fun. We were picked up at the hotel on time and didn't have to wait long to get on the water. Time flies pretty quickly, which is why I would recommend 60 minutes, especially for couples.

The excursion was great. The explanation was easy to understand in English. Only the pickup location should have been better stated. We couldn't find it and had to contact them by phone.

Excellent experience, brilliant watersport activities