10 Things to Do in Famara That You Shouldn't Miss

March 22, 2018 Karren Gelb

Discover the best top things to do in Famara, Spain including Lanzasurf, Red Star Surf, Kite & Yoga Camp, Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique, Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, Jardin de Cactus, Northdiving Lanzarote, Surf School Lanzarote, Parque natural del Archipielago Chinijo, Castillo de Santa Barbara, Calima Surf.

Calle Chirimoya 15 | Famara Bungalows, 35558 Caleta de Famara, Lanzarote, Spain
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5 based on 376 reviews

Lanzasurf

Aloha! We offer surf classes, surf camps, surf Safaris and yoga for all levels, year-round, at beautiful Famara beach and other spots in Lanzarote. Join us for an unforgettable experience - we want you to feel part of our family and to share amazing Surfing memories! The weather in Lanzarote is sunny and beautiful all year round, with some of the best waves in Europe. There are also plenty of options for trekking, cycling, kitesurfing, diving, snorkeling and many more. We are located in Caleta de Famara, a little fishermen's and surfers' village on the north shore of the island with a very laid back feel. We can organize shared or individual accommodation by the beach for you and can also help find the best flight option to Lanzarote. Contact Carolina and Evandro for more details! We look forward to meeting you!

Reviewed By philippe p

What a great school, i came in Lanzarote to improve my surf level, and Lanzasurf Was a really good choice. The professors are real professionnals and passionate. And the lessons are given in a very good atmosphere...
I even took à carver lesson with Julien that made me understand lots of things about Surfing...
Have to go back soon!

2. Red Star Surf, Kite & Yoga Camp

Avenida Marinero 9, 35558 Famara, Lanzarote, Spain
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5 based on 78 reviews

Red Star Surf, Kite & Yoga Camp

Our surf school offers individual and group surf lessons on Famara beach, Lanzarote, daily and year round. We keep the groups small, due to safety reasons, and to give the highest possible attention for each student. Consequently, everybody will have a great time, regardless of knowledge and abilities! The Red Star Surf School is located in Caleta de Famara, Lanzarote, Canary Islands. A village just in the middle of the Natural Reserve “Parque Natural del Archipielago Chinijo” most noteworthy a Biosphere Reserve protected by UNESCO. Lanzarote is a unique place in Europe with warm and pleasant weather surrounded by endless ocean, which provides us waves all year round. Our instructors are lifeguards certified by the ISA (International Surfing association) and the RLSS (Royal Life Saving Society). Multilingual courses are available since we speak English, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Russian. We always find the right approach to each student, in conclusion, you will love Surfing!

Reviewed By Tomáš U

We took a half-day lesson which was perfectly suited for beginners. Our instructor, Mariano, was great. He paid same attention to everyone from the group and was very helpful. The atmosphere was cool, relaxed and we had lot of fun. We definetly recommend this surf school.

3. Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique

Calle Elvira Sanchez, Haria, Lanzarote, Spain +34 928 84 31 38
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4.5 based on 908 reviews

Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique

Reviewed By Lanzabianco - Holywood, United Kingdom

A surreal trip around one of Lanzarote's favourite son's house. The furniture remains as if untouched, and there is still a warm, homely feel about the place. His workshop/studio is available to see, and his famous SEAT Ibiza sits outside in prime position.
While here, also make sure to walk around the beautiful, picturesque town of Haría where this hidden gem lies. A real surprise which I stumbled upon, and which I hope you do too!

4. Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe

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4 based on 143 reviews

Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe

Reviewed By Onleaveagain - Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Excellent church located in the centre of Teguise with a large square in front. This church probably gets overlooked when the Sunday market is on but it is well worth a visit on any other day. Lovely small church with impressive internal features. A nice place to visit on a hot day as cool inside.

5. Jardin de Cactus

Carretera General del Norte, s/n, 35530 Guatiza, Lanzarote, Spain +34 901 20 03 00
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Jardin de Cactus

Jardín de Cactus was the last intervention work César Manrique performed in Lanzarote. The artist from Lanzarote could see beyond how run down the ancient rofera was. Roferas were the quarries that raids are taken from to create a very particular home for cactaceae flowers from all over he world. Surrounded by the largest cactus plantation of the island, dedicated to crops of cochineal insect, a product of great financial relevance in Lanzarote in the 19th Century. Jardín de Cactus has around 4,500 specimens of 450 different species, of 13 different families of cactus from the five continents. The green shade of the plants stands out against the blue sky and the dark volcano creating a harmonious explosion of colour that impresses visitors. The only sounds that break the peace and quiet that prevails, are singing birds and boozing insects, enjoying their very own oasis.

Reviewed By Ellen R

An enormous variety of cacti, beautiful to see. Some weird ones I had never seen before. There's a nice little restaurant there as well, and a little windmill you can check out inside. A nice place to visit.

6. Northdiving Lanzarote

Calle Garita 33, 35542 Arrieta, Lanzarote, Spain
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5 based on 84 reviews

Northdiving Lanzarote

NORTHDIVING Lanzarote is located in the north of Lanzarote in Arrieta, just meters from the shore an is a PADI Dive Center and an IANTD Training facility. As a team of passionate divers, we organize amazing experiences and adventures for other passionate divers and ocean lovers. Our team is multilingual and speaks English, German, Spanish and a bit of French. We offer snorkeling, introductory dives, guided dives, a wide range of PADI courses from Scuba Diver to Divemaster and many Specialties and professional underwater camera training, as we have a prof underwater cameraman in our team. For experienced divers we offer IANTD courses up to technical Hypoxic Trimix Diver level, technical guided dives and even IANTD Instructor courses until Normoxic Trimix / Technical Instructor level. come on down… As we are the only dive center in the north of the island, we can guarantee un-spoilt and uncrowded dive sites far away from mass-tourism. Diving the northern dive sites is an adventurous experience. The lava formations, arches, caverns, drop-offs and swim-throughs are simply amazing. Underwater you can find big schools of fish, lots of barracudas, angel sharks, big tunas, garden eels, octopus, cuttle fish, nudibranchs and many rays. take a peek… The dive center is just 10 meters away from sea, and just here in the north we can offer around 15 different dive sites all ranging from a 5 to 15 minute drive away – most of them located in the area around Mala. Northdiving Lanzarote is equipped with ScubaPro and Apex regulators, ScubaPro, Seaquest and DiveRite BCDs, 7 mm suits … and quite a bit of knowledge about diving and having a great time in Arrieta and Lanzarote! see you here ! Our focus is on individualized diving holidays, high quality diver training, high safety standards and of course having lots of fun with our divers. Fortunately we can offer this - far away from mass tourism and crowded dive sites. The Northdiving Lanzarote Team is looking forward to seeing you here!

Reviewed By Ivette M - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

After a week of hustle and bustle in the South of Lanzarote, it was a relief to be hosted by Northdiving in Arrieta. While some other DCs at the island are aiming at quantity, they aim for quality. Detailed briefing, personal approach, taking the time and keen on taking individual requests into account is what makes this diving center worth a visit. The dives sites offered are not too busy, hence more chance to spot marine life. The diving center self is very well organized, spacious and comfortable, with large 'cleaning station' area (although no cleaning shrimps has been reported), place to sit and re-hydrate after the dives and log your dives (with many marine life identification books available). There is also small workshop space, in case you need to repair your gear. All level divers will feel there at the right place and taken care of by hospitable staff. If you never been to the North of Lanzarote and you are hesitating whether its worth it - go and you will not regret (unless you fancy purpose-built tourists resorts with crowds and long lines indeed...). I did 9 dives with them, including one night dive (highly recommended!) and I would do more if I would stay longer. Certainly there will be 'next time' in the future.

7. Surf School Lanzarote

Calle Callejon 4 | Alto Derecha, 35558 Caleta de Famara, Lanzarote, Spain
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5 based on 320 reviews

Surf School Lanzarote

Do use our website please to find out more about the school and contact details. There you will find out about the course that suits you and all our price structure.

Reviewed By ale91felli - Rome, Italy

The instructors are super friendly and professional at the same time, they give you all the attentions to improve your surf skills. I had a great time there with my friends for 5 days and I definitely recommend this surfcamp to everyone especially for beginnersThats great to get and thanks. Do keep in touch with a any surf related questions and hope we get to see you again soon.

8. Parque natural del Archipielago Chinijo

Famara, Lanzarote, Spain
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Parque natural del Archipielago Chinijo

Reviewed By David G

Parque situado en la isla de graciosa, a la que se accede en ferry desde orzola.
Parque muy tranquilo y solitario. Te puedes acercar en jeep-taxi de la isla o alquilar bicis. Muy bonita y salvaje la playa de la cancha.

9. Castillo de Santa Barbara

Mounte Guanapay, Teguise, Lanzarote, Spain +34 928 84 50 01
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4 based on 381 reviews

Castillo de Santa Barbara

Reviewed By Michael T - Leeds, United Kingdom

On the outskirts of Teguise it can be reached on foot or by driving.
It tells the story of piracy, mainly through posters in both Spanish and English, though there are also video presentations in both languages. It was interesting to learn the names of various pirates. I thought it could benefit from having displays of the weaponry that the pirates used, and perhaps models of pirates.
It’s only 3€, so it’s not going to break the bank, but it could be a bit better.
You do get good views over Teguise from it, but you don't have to go in to get those views

10. Calima Surf

Avenida Marinero 13, 35558 Caleta de Famara, Lanzarote, Spain
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5 based on 472 reviews

Calima Surf

Calima Surf School and Surf Camp since 1996 in Famara Natural Reserve (Lanzarote). Book any complete surf course level 1 (beginners) , 2 (intermediate) or 3 (advance - surfaris) and stay for free in our Surf house located barely 90 meters from Famara Beach. We are open all year round.

Reviewed By LaureAnnePrm - Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

I have been there three times and I'm thinking about going back as soon as possible!!! The instructors are friendly AND qualified!!! Thanks to Dominic, Sebas, Borja and Melina!!! The spot is perfect to learn how to surf!!! And the surfhouses are full of nice and sweet people from everywhere on earth!!! The island is beautiful and the weather is good!!!

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