We went there to surf, but the incredible landscapes of Lanzarote are what you’ll remember and want to return for.

Caleta de Femara

The  main bay where our Airbnb was located
The main bay where our Airbnb was located

Lanzarote is one of the most surprisingly beautiful places I have ever visited and I’m not quite sure why it isn’t a more well known destination for hiking, surfing and photography. We were staying in the north of the island, on the coast, near some incredible cliffs with astounding views. After finding this viewpoint we returned after some surfing to see one of the most incredibly beautiful sunset scenes.

The surf wasn't the best when we were there, but the location was perfect
The surf wasn't the best when we were there, but the location was perfect

We found an incredibly accessible but remarkably quiet viewing area over the cliffs of the bay. If you go to Lanzarote, make sure you go to Cueva De Las Cabras!

Yé and Caldera Blanca

The following day we hiked up numerous volcanoes to witness more vastly impressive landscapes. Some of the hiking was a bit touch and go at times, due mainly to the loose volcanic rock underfoot, but the effort was well worth it.

The views made he risky ascent worth it
The views made he risky ascent worth it

We waited for sunset, which made climbing down rather risky, however sitting on a volcano and watching the sun go down isn’t something you get to experience every day.

In addition to the surfing and hiking there were also plenty of wineries and great restaurants to choose from. And, as Lanzarote has great scenery and incredibly smooth roads, it is also a perfect location for cycling enthusiats.

In summary, Lanzarote is a vastly beautiful country with plenty to do no matter if your interest is in outdoor sports, hiking, or simply drinking wine!