Fuerteventura is, within the Canary archipelago, one of the favorite vacation destinations for travelers, not only for the many diversions it offers to adventurers but also for its easy connection to other small islands and islets.
One of them is Lanzarote, located at a short distance of only 14 kilometers north of Fuerteventura.
Visiting Lanzarote is considered one of the best things to do in Fuerteventura during a vacation. If you want to know in detail everything that involves this experience read on to the end.
How to book a boat trip in Lanzarote from Fuerteventura.
Visiting the island of Lanzarote is one of the most demanded activities by travelers and, for this reason, you will find several local tour operators that offer this type of experience, in small groups.
For travelers whose stay will take them only a few days on the island, say 5 days in Fuerteventura or less, the best alternative is an organized excursion that allows them to save time and see the best of Lanzarote in just one day of exploration.
While it is true that the specific details of the experience may vary depending on the company you hire, most of them include in the price the following facilities: round trip ferry ticket from Fuerteventura; transportation from the hotel to the port of embarkation; an accompanying official guide; entrance fees to some attractions; lunches and drinks.
If you organize the trip on your own you may have to book at least 2 days to have the full adventure, losing valuable time that you can use for other experiences.
Duration of the boat trips in Lanzarote from Fuerteventura.
The duration of the excursions to Lanzarote from Fuerteventura usually varies depending on the company you book the experience with. Some companies offer tours of 4 to 5 hours duration, perfect for those travelers with short stays of 3 days in Fuerteventura or less.
However, other more comprehensive tours can take up to 8 hours to complete. This option is my favorite, as it allows you to get the most out of the experience, spend more time in Lanzarote and enjoy more of its attractions.
Thus, the ferry trip only takes on average about 30 minutes to complete.
What will I see on this type of excursion?
It is worth visiting Lanzarote from Fuerteventura to admire a different landscape than the other islands of the Canary archipelago.
From rugged and undulating mountains to beautiful white sandy beaches, through dense palm groves, Lanzarote has the ability to enchant everyone equally.
Its architecture between volcanoes
One of the first things that will impress you about Lanzarote is the way the place has been sustainably developed in harmony with nature.
Lanzarote's architecture is mainly made up of tourist enclaves that merge with the environment and at the same time are interspersed with picturesque villages.
On this island you will find from large coastal hotels and bungalows, to traditional rural houses or boutique hotels in the inland villages.
Its wonderful beaches...
You can not go to Lanzarote without enjoying a while of its wonderful beaches, with its crystalline turquoise waters ideal for those travelers looking for good places to snorkel in Fuerteventura during the vacations. Many of the beaches of the island are ideal for children, as they are protected from waves and currents. If you go to Fuerteventura with your family you can take advantage of the day and practice this or other water sports with your family.
The wine landscape of La Geria
Often the wine landscape of La Geria is considered one of the hidden gems of Lanzarote. Upon arrival you will find an area covered with fragments from the eruptions of the Timanfaya volcano.
Local farmers have taken advantage of the moisture retention capacity offered by this material for the cultivation of vines. The result? Impressive landscapes that you will hardly find anywhere else in the world.
In addition, the wine of La Geria is internationally renowned and famous, so you should take advantage of the visit to the wineries to enjoy it.
Tips for an excursion to Lanzarote from Fuerteventura...
If you are already decided to visit Lanzarote on your next trip to Fuerteventura, take into account the following tips.
Find a complete tour of Lanzarote.
A tour to Lanzarote is considered one of the best things to do in Fuerteventura. As a result, you will be able to choose from numerous companies that offer this type of experience.
I recommend looking for those companies that offer complete and longer tours in order to make the most of the day and get to know more of Lanzarote.
Book in advance
The excursions to Lanzarote are experiences with a limited number of participants. Booking in advance is super important if you are going to the Canary Islands for a few days, for example 4 days or less in Fuerteventura and want to ensure availability for the day of your convenience.
I also recommend booking in advance if your plans are to travel to the Canary Islands during the high season, which includes the months from December to April.
How much does a boat trip around Lanzarote from Fuerteventura cost?
Keep in mind that prices for boat trips in Lanzarote may vary depending on the company you hire for the experience and the services included. For adults the average rate is around 105€, while children pay around 55€ each.
Many companies offer discounted prices for groups or special rates for the younger ones. If you are going to Fuerteventura with children take advantage of the reduced rates for a day of family fun.
As you will soon realize, visiting Lanzarote is a perfect family excursion that many local families and visitors often do.
Why is it advisable to do an excursion to Lanzarote from Fuerteventura?
One of the best parts of visiting the Canary Islands is undoubtedly the ability to move between the different islands that make up the archipelago. Fuerteventura for its part is a key strategic point that allows easy and quick connection to other important sites, including Lanzarote or the nature reserve of Isla de Lobos.
Due to its geographical location, in the eastern part of the Canary Islands, take time out of your travel itinerary in Fuerteventura to visit Lanzarote is one of the smartest decisions you can make. This way you will get to know two different and complementary sides of the unique archipelago of the Canary Islands.
When you have explored the northern part of Fuerteventura, I recommend you to take one of the many buggy excursions that take place on the island, you will notice a marked contrast compared to the volcanic landscapes that characterize the environment of Lanzarote.
The best part is that, despite its many virtues, the island of Lanzarote is a small destination, whose highlights can be visited in a day if you plan your trip carefully.
What are the advantages of taking a guided tour vs. visiting Lanzarote on my own?
A guided tour to Lanzarote provides the traveler with numerous advantages, especially if it is the first time you go to this area of the Canary Islands. Below, I will explain in detail the main ones.
You can save time and planning effort
From my point of view, the main advantage that organized tours offer over the option of visiting Lanzarote on your own is the possibility of saving time and effort in planning your vacation.
The tour operators do all the logistical work, so the traveler only has to worry about being at the meeting point on the agreed day and time. This makes it the best alternative if you are going to Lanzarote for the first time.
You will be accompanied by a local guide
The organizers of excursions to Lanzarote offer the group of travelers an expert local guide who accompanies them during the most important parts of the experience.
This guide is a valuable acquisition, as you acquire orientation and knowledge about the place directly from trained and prepared personnel.
You get more out of your travel itinerary
Organized excursions to Lanzarote not only save you planning time, but also exploration time during your vacation, as tour operators are able to structure a hassle-proof itinerary that takes the group of travelers through the highlights.
As a result, you will be able to complete in a single day an excursion that on your own could take at least 2 days. The remaining time can be spent on other activities, such as taking surfing lessons in Lanzarote.
You can save money
Guided tours save money on your trip to Lanzarote. Most tickets to tourist attractions on the island cost between 5 € and 15 €, but the operating companies manage special tourist passes that allow access to most of them with a lower budget.
Where to eat in Lanzarote
When you book an organized excursion to Lanzarote, the tour operator will usually arrange lunch options and sometimes include them in the price to be paid.
However, those who decide to visit Lanzarote on their own should take the time to research some good local food options.
Here are some of the best restaurants in Lanzarote.
- El Caletón in El Golfo: Located near Timanfaya, it is one of the best alternatives in the area. The gastronomic offer is mainly Spanish Mediterranean cuisine, with fish, seafood and excellent vegetarian options.
- Restaurante Grill Volcán La Corona: One of the best steakhouses on the island, ideal if you feel like savoring traditional Spanish cuisine and enjoying a grilled sirloin steak.
- El Navarro in Costa Teguise: Considered one of the best restaurants in Lanzarote, the gastronomic offer is mainly composed of Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine.
- Jameos del Agua Restaurant: A luxury restaurant that I recommend to all my traveling friends mainly because of the location. Built in the middle of an ancient volcanic tube, the view is simply spectacular. The gastronomic offer is Spanish and Mediterranean food.