Picture sipping a mojito, reclining on a luxury catamaran and sailing past glittering seas – well, this is exactly what this full day catamaran cruise to Papagayo promises. You'll hit the seas in search of Lanzarote's pristine bays to snorkel, siesta and soak up some sun. Step on board in Puerto del Carmen and sit back ready for a day of total relaxation at sea. We'll cruise along Lanzarote's picturesque coastline all the way to Papagayo while you sip on a cocktail, sunbathe and watch out for dolphins along the way.
Just north of Lanzarote's busy beach resorts lies La Graciosa, an unspoiled Canary Island with few cars and no paved roads. The best way to explore is by sea, so you'll catch the ferry before boarding a luxury catamaran to begin your cruise. Welcomed aboard with a glass of champagne, you'll find plenty of spacious decks to relax on. With an open bar, you can enjoy a drink or two in the sunshine, as we head to Francesa beach, tucked away in the south. Here, you can snorkel, kayak or spread out your towel on the pearly white sand. After a tasty lunch on board, we'll sail back along the coast to round off in the village of Caleta de Sebo.
Graceful by name and appearance, La Graciosa is the ‘other' Canary island – one that few ever visit. Lying just a kilometre north of Lanzarote, it's like a different world – there are no cars, so no need for paved roads. And this luxury catamaran cruise is the ideal opportunity to get to know this rustic volcanic island.Board the ferry and cross the El Rio Strait over to the sleepy village of Caleta del Sebo, the larger of the island's two settlements. Explore it at your own pace or with your guide. Next, jump aboard the catamaran – where you'll be handed a mojito – and glide past the island's rugged coastline. You'll head to Playa Francesa beach, which lies in the shadow of the Amarilla volcano. Here, you can snorkel, kayak or spread your towel on the wave-washed golden sands.Meanwhile, back on board, you'll be served a lunch of paella, washed down with cool drinks. Afterwards, you can take in the views from the deck before catching the ferry back to Lanzarote.
Lanzarote's colours radiate beauty at any time of the day, but they're on a different level come sunset. This two-hour-long cruise takes to sea at the best time of the day. Sip on a sweet and tangy mojito as you enjoy Mother Nature's show from the decks.After pick-up, you'll head to Puerto del Carmen to hop on a catamaran. Nurse your mojito as we glide along a coastline with a spine of more than a dozen volcanoes silhouetted against the horizon – a unique panorama. You'll also be able to munch on tasty canapés and enjoy a complimentary beer, sangria or soft drink.Sit back and relax as the sky changes colours and the contours of Lanzarote's volcanic landscapes come into their own. Feel the salty sea breeze and watch the sun slowly set to the sound of the waves lapping against the hull. A perfect way to end the day.
Fuerteventura is just a 45-minute ferry ride away from Lanzarote. It makes for an ideal and alternative day trip. Both islands are volcanic but the contrast in landscapes is evident straight away. You'll be picked up and brought to Playa Banca harbour to catch the boat to Corralejo. Enjoy free time here and make sure to check out its famous dunes.
Fuerteventura is just a 35-minute ferry journey away from Lanzarote, and makes for an ideal day trip. There are up to seven crossings per day with Naviera Armas from Playa Blanca to Corralejo in the north of Fuerteventura. This traditional fishing village boats an atmospheric old town, a lively harbour scene and over 11km of sandy beaches and dunes.
This exclusive excursion leaves no stone unturned. The adventure starts at the Jameos del Algua subterranean salt lake – one of the many brainwaves by local architectural legend Cesar Manrique – before visiting the Lanzaloe Park in Orzola to learn about aloe vera. After lunch in Haria, you'll sample wines at Bodega Rubicon in the volcanic grape-growing La Geria region. Deep in Timanfaya National Park, you'll follow the Lunar Route through lava fields, volcanos and steaming geysers. Rounding off the day is a trip to the green lagoon of El Golfo.
This half-day tour is Lanzarote in a nutshell. You'll call in at El Golfo lagoon, journey through Timafaya National Park and visit the Salinas de Janubio. We'll even throw in a wine tasting session to round off the morning.First up, you'll visit the waters of El Golfo - it's emerald waters have starred in many a Hollywood film over the years. But that's just an appetiser for the main event – the visit to Timanfaya National Park. Famed for its moonlike landscape is dotted with lava fields and black rocks, you'll see the ‘Fire Mountain', to name but a few.We'll continue the morning with a stop in La Geria for a sip of some local wine before we reach Salinas de Janubio, the largest salt flats in the Canaries. Snap a few selfies with the miles of cotton-white salt mounds as your guide fills you in on the history of this all-important island resource. You'll even get a chance to try some, too.
Aquapark Costa Teguise is the place to go to for adrenaline-fuelled hydrotherapy. Here, you'll find a white-knuckle Kamikaze, eight racing slides, some children's chutes, a big pool and a special splash area for water babies. There are also spacious sunbed areas and plenty of places to relax. The children can keep themselves busy speeding around on the slides, whilst grown-ups can join in or spend the day lounging by the pool. And when you feel peckish, the park has a small shop and a restaurant for you to fuel up for more fun.
Down periscope for a journey to the seabed. On this submarine trip, you'll encounter an underwater world that's usually only reserved for scuba divers.You'll board the state-of-the-art submarine at Puerto Calero. Take a seat at the large viewing portholes and then dive 30 metres down into the crystal-clear seas. And from there, it's a case of just enjoying the aquatic antics. Watch as shoals of colourful fish flit past your window. Keep your eyes peeled for shimmering barracuda and slinky stingrays. You'll see a rusty shipwreck, too. On-board commentary and TV monitors bring all the action to life as well.And when you emerge after 45 minutes, you'll get a personalised certificate as proof of your voyage. A fantastic experience for all the family.