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    Sailing holidays in Lanzarote

    A Guide to setting sail in Lanzarote: Crystal clear waters, black sand beaches and surreal landscapes

    Zizoo's Guide to Sailing in Lanzarote

    Lanzarote is an excellent starting point for exploring the seven Canary Islands. With well-provisioned harbours, gorgeous beaches, and several itinerary options for sailing around the archipelago, you’ll have no doubt why this beautiful island chain is so popular with sailors the world over. Start your Canary Islands sailing adventure when you charter a yacht in Lanzarote with Zizoo.


    • Dynamic landscapes 
    • Island hopping to the other Canary Islands
    • Unspoilt beaches and crystal clear waters
    • Best time to sail
      All year round
    • Currency
    • Boat base locations
      Puerto del Carmen, Arrecife, Marina Rubicon, Puerto Calero, Playa Blanca
    • Languages spoken
      Spanish, English
    • Closest airports
      Arrecife Airport (ACE)
    • Tips
      Timanfaya National Park, the Fire Mountains, windsurfing and other watersports
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    Sailing in Lanzarote

    When you go on a sailing holiday in Lanzarote from Arrecife, you’ll enjoy gorgeous weather year-round as temperatures stay in the low to mid-20's even in the midst of summer. As the Canary Islands are an autonomous region of Spain, visitors from other EU countries, the USA, and Canada won’t need a visa to enter. The local currency is the euro.

    Thanks to the small size of the region, Lanzarote sailing holidays allow you to easily explore the other major islands of the Spanish archipelago. Arrecife Airport is located at the mid-point of the island. As it only takes an hour or so to drive across the island, car hire or taxis are very practical ways to get around. There are five harbours on Lanzarote. Arrecife and Puerto del Carmen, in the old town, are within a ten-minute drive from the airport.

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    windmill in jardin de cactus on the island of lanzarote
    Windmill in the Jardin de Cactus

    Lanzarote makes an excellent starting point for a sailing tour throughout the Canary Islands chain. Enjoy miles of golden beaches up and down the coast and take advantage of the gorgeous Caleta del Fuste and Corralejo beaches on the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura while on your Lanzarote boat trip. Fine dining restaurants, including Lilium and TABLA, are excellent places to savour the local cuisine. Enjoy the well-regarded Tasca La Raspa and Bar Asturias, known for their Canarian wines. Sailing holidays in Lanzarote allow you to experience all this and more in an exciting and unique way.


    Enjoy miles of golden beaches up and down the coast

    The island boasts 16.5 km (ten miles) of stunning beaches, including the white dunes of Papagayo and the quieter Famara, which are great for surfing. Or take advantage of the excellent snorkelling and diving opportunities along the south coast’s beaches. Puerto del Carmen is especially good for scuba diving. You could also make a trip to the aqua park in Costa Teguise for some family fun or enjoy an exhilarating submarine trip departing from Puerto del Carmen or Puerto Calero. Be sure not to miss the dramatic Fire Mountains at Timanfaya National Park while on your sailing holiday in Lanzarote. 

    Rent a boat in Lanzarote and enjoy the island’s many offerings.

    volcanic beach of puerto del carmen
    Puerto del Carmen beach
    sunset cruise in lanzarote
    Sunset in the Canary Islands

    Because of the island’s excellent location at the head of the archipelago, a sailing holiday in Lanzarote is a fantastic option as you can easily travel the length of the island chain. One of the more popular sailing routes in the Canary Islands starts in Lanzarote. From the marina, sail southwest to Gran Canaria, which is known for its alluring black and white sand beaches. From Las Palmas (Gran Canaria), make your way to the popular island of Tenerife. The island is dominated by Mt. Teide and also offers gorgeous beaches and family fun parks. After a day or so in Tenerife, make a stop in Arrecife before sailing back to Lanzarote. 

    The larger islands include well-provisioned marinas such as Corralejo on Fuerteventura, Pasito Blanco on Gran Canaria, and San Miguel on Tenerife. Every island has at least one harbour to recharge and restock.

    Marina in Lanzarote
    Marina in Lanzarote

    A Lanzarote sailing holiday will allow you to enjoy steady, warm seas. Water surface temperatures regularly rise above 20°C in the summer. Arrecife is well provisioned for even large boats, with easy docking facilities. Concrete mooring blocks are readily available and dropping anchor is rarely necessary, although possible. Depths are 30m to 40m. The area is surrounded by shoals and reefs, so it’s advisable to seek entrance instructions from the helpful experts at the port. Alternatively, you can request a skipper for your holiday through Zizoo. 

    A mild northeasterly wind prevails throughout the Canary Islands. You’ll find the waters are generally calm and rarely affected by gales. Because of the high elevation of these volcanic islands, opposing winds occasionally cause wind conditions to reach up to 15 knots- although this is unusual. Wave heights rarely exceed 1.5m and are often well under 1m.

    Zizoo's Guide to Sailing in Spain

    Chartering a yacht in Spain is one of the best ways to explore the beauty and diversity of one of the world's most visited destinations. With 8000 km of stunning coastline, Spain is also one of the most dynamic sailing destinations. From the golden beaches of Marbella to the vibrant coastal city of Barcelona, Spain offers the perfect mix of culture and relaxation. 


    • Incredible island regions
    • Stunning beaches
    • Vibrant cities, charming coastal villages and unbeatable nightlife 

    • Best time to sail
      May - September
    • Currency
    • Boat base locations
      Barcelona, Balearic and Canary Islands, Malaga
    • Languages spoken
    • Closest airports
      Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife, Lanzarote
    • Tips
      Party island of Ibiza, Costa Blanca, architecture by Gaudi, fantastic cuisine