All the solutions to get around the island of Lanzarote. By bus, car, bike, taxi, motorbike and boat, read this post and decide the means of transport you prefer to start your adventure in the Canaries: the choice is yours.
Moving around in Lanzarote is not a problem. Indeed, the bus service is punctual and efficient. However, the island offers wonderful views that can best be appreciated with a road trip by car.
Sports enthusiasts will love to visit it by bike, while those who prefer comfort and have a higher budget will find it easier to travel by taxi. Finally, for those who love the sea, traveling by boat will be a fascinating and irresistible choice.
In any case, whatever your ideal holiday, it will not be difficult to find the way to move to Lanzarote.
Lanzarote is the easternmost of the Canaries: it is located about 125 kilometers from Africa coast and 1,000 kilometers from the Iberian peninsula.
It is the fourth largest of archipelago islands and it is a popular destination for holidays, given the excellent climate, the volcanic landscapes, the beautiful beaches, the friendly and welcoming spirit of the local people and the moderate prices.
Lanzarote is not large island. It is about 800 square kilometers and you can easily cross it by car in a day. It is sufficient to choose the country where to stay and then explore. If you don’t like tourist resorts or hotels, in the various villages you can choose different rural houses and B&Bs.
Choosing these options will give you the great chance to know the inhabitants and enjoy the tranquility of the island.
This island curiously takes its name from an Italian man, the explorer Lanzerotto Malocello, who first discovered it in 1312 and who occupied it for some time.
Lanzarote by bus
The public bus service, Arrecife Bus, serves the whole island frequently and on time. The ticket can be directly paid on board and price depends on journey time.
The buses are clean and air conditioned. On board, there is also a monitor on which the next stops are indicated, so you always know where you are.
The bus is very convenient mean of transport to move from the airport to the various areas of the island, in particular the lines 22 and 23. Unfortunately, some tourist attractions (for example the Timanfaya park) are not served by the public service.
In that case, if you want to travel by bus, you will have to get off at the nearest stop and then continue by taxi. Alternatively, you can book guided tours.
At the website www.arrecifebus.es, you can find all the timetables and bus routes of Lanzarote.
Lanzarote by car
The car is the ideal mean of transport for those who do not want to miss a thing of Lanzarote. There are several car hire companies that you can phone to rent your car.
The most important thing you can’t forget is to have a valid driving license and you must be, at least, 23 years old.
Getting around in Lanzarote by car offers the advantage of being able to decide independently your own destinations and to be able to reach even the most inaccessible or less known areas without difficulty.
Lanzarote by taxi
Moving around in taxis in Lanzarote is not prohibitively expensive, although it is obviously more expensive than traveling by bus.
The island is quite small, so taking a taxi could be a good option for a day tour of Lanzarote. Alternatively, you can use the taxi for short distances or to reach those attractions where buses do not arrive. Taxis in Lanzarote can also be booked in advance.
Lanzarote by bike
Lanzarote is a wild island and cycling is not for everyone. However, if you are trained and love “breathing the road” and enjoy the scenery around without filters, you can opt for a bicycle. There are several companies that rent bikes on the island.
Lanzarote by motorbike
Traveling by motorbike will give you the opportunity to explore and visit the most hidden places on the island without too much effort.
The excursions you can plan on the island of Lanzarote could take several hours and they allow you to take some short walks through the fantastic trails of Lanzarote.
Almost all the routes are suitable for experienced drivers as well as for beginners: you will enjoy the amazing scenery and you will be also fascinated by the typical colors of the island.
Some suggested itineraries for motorbike trips in Lanzarote can be:
- Excursion in the mountains of the south, for example near the Montaña Roja;
- Excursion on the volcanoes and following the wine route;
- Excursion in the area of Famara between beaches and coves of inestimable beauty.
Lanzarote by boat
Diving with a submarine in Lanzarote: enjoy an unforgettable experience with this 1-hour dive under the beautiful waters of Lanzarote. Admire the underwater world, with its variety of fishes and disturbing wrecks, starting from Puerto Calero Marina.
Alternatively, you can choose a 6-hour excursion to La Graciosa: sail to the island of La Graciosa and admire splendid beaches on this 6-hours tour. Swim, snorkel, kayak and relax in the crystal clear waters of the marine reserve. Enjoy delicious lunch and good drinks on board.
Explore the island of Fuerteventura at your leisure, starting a round trip from Lanzarote. Stroll through the local shops, relax on the beautiful beaches or discover the wild landscapes of the Natural Park of the Dunes of Corralejo.
You can also opt for a luxury catamaran cruise to the Papagayo beaches: dail to the Papagayo beaches on board a luxury catamaran. Enjoy an excellent lunch on board and unlimited drinks at the bar. Get the sun or try different water sports with the equipment that will be provided by the compoany you choose.
Moreover, you can do a boat cruise with snorkeling and kayaking: spend a fun day on the water with an adventure tour from Lanzarote.