Lanzarote Shore Excursions: Natural Island Beauty

An exciting combination of great beaches, forested summits, extraordinary volcanic remains, and art and culture are all ready and waiting for you when you book Lanzarote shore excursions as you cruise to Spain’s Canary Islands.

Treat yourself to one of the most popular Lanzarote shore excursions, a day of relaxing at Puerto del Carmen. This beach, lined with dark volcanic sand, invites strolling, exploring, and relaxing on a chaise in the sun after a dip in cool, clear ocean waters. Walk along the promenade and enjoy the lush landscape of tropical flowers and palm trees with a backdrop of towering mountains. Shop nearby boutiques, have a drink at a chiringuito (beach bar/tapas bar) and have fun people-watching while on your Lanzarote cruise.

See some of the island’s most breathtaking natural sights, including active and dormant volcanoes, on Lanzarote cruise excursions to Timanfaya National Park. You can explore the park while riding atop a camel or trekking on foot to see the ancient volcanic craters up close. You’ll hear from knowledgeable guides about the history of the park, made up entirely of volcanic soil, and listen to fascinating tales, including one about a priest who survived a volcanic eruption.

On a guided tour of the Salt Flats of Janubio, you’ll learn about the part this salt plays in the island’s economy. Purchase coarse salt and fleur de sel after the tour for yourself and your favorite food fanatic back home.

Wine lovers will love Lanzarote shore excursions to the island’s wine region. Visit three wine cellars and sample vintages from each, including the grandfather of Lanzarote wineries, El Grifo, which was founded in 1777. In addition to tasting award-winning vintages, explore the winery’s museum and library for a fascinating peek into the island’s social culture and viticulture.  

Another popular island excursion introduces you to Lanzarote’s most popular artists as well as its most stunning architecture. Tour the house and gardens that was once the home of actor and champion bridge player Omar Sharif. Built in the 1970s, the home is a work of art that incorporates the natural beauty of the volcanic quarry from which it is formed, complete with labyrinths and caves. The former home now incorporates a museum and restaurant. Your cultural tour continues with a visit to architect and artist Cesar Manrique’s Secret Mansion. Built in 1968 inside five volcanic bubbles, it now houses a modern art museum.

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