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Lanzarote is a meca for water sports for kids. Famara beach has to be one of the best beaches in the world for surfing. And surfing is an ideal sport for kids. No experience needed, there are schools which will teach your kids from scratch. In one week your children can be catching waves and standing on their surf boards. One of the first things you and your family will want to do upon reaching Lanzarote is explore its volcanic landscape. The longest volcanic tunnel ever discovered is Lanzarote’s Atlantida Tunnel, which measures about 8 km in length. While many sections of the tunnel have been preserved as natural wonders, other sections have been put to more creative uses: as concert halls, as gardens, and as underground pools. There are over 100 beaches over the island which have gentle shelving making them very family friendly. The family holidays website, takethefamily.com suggests Punta del Papagayo plus various family friendly accommodation options.
Be sure to tell your kids that many of the “alien” scenes from the movie Planet of the Apes were filmed on Lanzarote, which was considered ideal because of its eerie, volcanic setting. Indeed, many travelers feel as though they are on an alien planet as they navigate through bumpy lava floes and plains of volcanic rock. Children and adults alike will enjoy the sensation of “walking on the moon.”
Another great alternative for the family is sailing, snorkelling, and of course jet ski riding...
If you’re hoping to give your family a taste of what the locals do, explore Lanzarote’s festivals. As a highly religious people, the islanders annually organize grand festivals to honor holidays from both the Christian and native traditions. The most widely celebrated feast day is Corpus Christi, and it is common for tourist families to take part in the festivities since it occurs in June. Lanzarote marks the occasion by dyeing salt into various brilliant shades and scattering it in front of church walkways – children should certainly enjoy being given permission to throw food! Other Saint’s Days are celebrated throughout the year and should not be missed if your family’s visit coincides with one.