Lanzarote is an island of the Spanish archipelago of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Each of the territories of this area has a distinct and beautiful landscape, and Lanzarote is no exception. This volcanic island has areas of brown or black desert that sometimes make you feel like on the Moon. And also it has lovely golden or dark sand or rock beaches, and caves in the cliffs. We suggest this 7-day sailing itinerary for Lanzarote to let yourself be seduced by its original landscape and take advantage of its pleasant weather all year round.
The best time to sail in Lanzarote is between November and March, the coldest months in the rest of Europe. The climate in the Canary Islands makes navigation optimal during the winter, when it is not so good to do it on the Spanish mainland coast or in other countries like Italy, France and Greece.
Wind and Weather
The weather in the Canary Islands and Lanzarote is very pleasant throughout the year. In the colder months in Europe, minimum values in Lanzarote are around 15 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 20 or 25. In summer the temperatures are higher, and although they are also good for sailing, at this time most rental boats move to the Balearic Islands. The wind in Lanzarote is intense throughout the year, which greatly help navigation but that can be a challenge for navigators. The trade winds blowing from the Atlantic make this a paradise for surfers.
Itinerary: Lanzarote (7 days/ 81NM)
Day 1. Arrecife – Puerto del Carmen (8NM)
We will start our sailing itinerary for Lanzarote in the capital, Arrecife, and head south toward Puerto del Carmen. This is the most touristic area of the island, where we can find long beaches and lots of entertainment both day and night.
Day 2. Puerto del Carmen – Papagayo Coast (8NM)
We will continue to the southern point of the island and reach the Papagayo Coast. Here the beaches are beautiful and very difficult to reach by land, so the boat is the best way to know them.
Day 3. Papagayo Coast – Timanfaya National Park (17NM)
We will continue our sailing itinerary for Lanzarote knowing its natural heritage. Timanfaya National Park has several volcanoes and a landscape that recalls the planet Mars, with red sand and mountains. We can also enjoy the Hervideros, wild cliffs on the west coast.
Day 4. Timanfaya National Park – Famara (15NM)
Keeping our way north we stop at Famara, where we can enjoy the beaches at the base of the cliffs. The boat is a comfortable and wonderful way to access these wild places.
Día 5. Famara – La Graciosa (9NM)
We will know the island of La Graciosa, of only 700 inhabitants. Here we can enjoy beautiful beaches with little influx of visitors as Las Conchas beach or know its villages La Caleta del Sebo and Casas de Pedro Barba.
Día 6. La Graciosa – Punta Mujeres (10NM)
We will return to Lanzarote and to the east coast. On the way to Punta Mujeres we can visit the Jameos del Agua, with its unique species of white crabs, or the Verdes’ Cave.
Día 7. Punta Mujeres – Arrecife (14NM)
We will finish our sailing itinerary for Lanzarote in Arrecife. We will do it sailing a rugged coast with cliffs, where we can find beaches next to the main towns.