Traveling in Lanzarote with kids


Lanzarote has long been a favourite with families. Great weather all year round, beaches, fascinating volcanic landscapes and superb surf. It also has some of the coolest family friendly, eco friendly places to stay which are far from the all inclusive resort vibe that parts of Lanzarote are notorious for. From yurts to traditional farmhouses to a fishing cottage right on the water’s edge, at Responsible Travel we pride ourselves on reaching the parts that mass tourism cannot reach. Always travel responsibly. Strictly for under 18s.

Activities for children in Lanzarote

Lanzarote family activities

Stay in a yurt

The yurts in the finca at Arrieta are one of our favourite family places to stay. As well as sleeping under canvas, the sound of the Atlantic soothing you to sleep, there is a wonderful family atmosphere, with a donkey, chickens, pool and a safe beach within walking distance. Choose between luxury yurts or slightly more basic yet totally beautiful sleeps .

Hike the volcanoes

The trip to the top of Timanfaya National Park is fantastic, but get there early in the day as the queues to get in go ballistic. Consider going on a hiking trip instead, with expert guides, who inspire your young ones to learn about geology and the workings of the planet in ways that are too cool for school.

Beach bliss

From the lovely little beach at Arrieta with its village vibe, to the wide, black strand at Famara where all the surfers go, there is a corncucopia of coastal delights in Lanzarote. The beach segues into fish filled reef on the island of La Graciosa, and the volcanic lagoons outside Orzola on the north coast make for gorgeously warm, shallow swimming. All enclosed by natural volcanic walls.

Tips for families


Catherine Mack, travel guide author at Responsible Travel and a big fan of Lanzarote for her own family vacations, shares her top Lanzarote tips for families: “Take a boat trip out to La Graciosa, off the north coast. Or if you like a bit of speed, get the high speed RIB boat. This is a stunning island, with no roads, just sand covered streets. Bring a snorkel and head off to the beach just beside the tiny campsite, there are lots of fish there. There are lots in the fish shop at the harbour too, so bring some back home to put on the bbq. Don’t miss the very special island chapel, with stunning glass windows dedicated to fishermen.”
Michelle Braddock from our supplier Lanzarote Retreats: “Lanzarote is a magical place; it has the power to move you spiritually, to take you to a place that seems beyond this world. There is a reason that the island has been the location for so many films: Moby Dick, One Million Years BC, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Planet of the Apes, Mad Max: Fury Road, and many more. Lanzarote is a wonderfully safe destination for families, with no health issues, no malaria and no vaccinations needed. Also there are no snakes, scary spiders or any dangerous animals.”
Photo credits: [Top box, stay in a yurt, hike the volcanoes: Ⓒ Catherine Mack: All Rights Reserved] [Helpdesk: Tatyana Vyc] [Beach bliss: Francesco Crippa] [Catherine Mack La Graciosa quote: Ⓒ Catherine Mack: All Rights Reserved] [Michelle Braddock quote: xlibber]
Written by Catherine Mack
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