Lanzarote offers an ideal environment in which to do sports. The favourable weather conditions, its enormous open spaces, the sea, the interior of the island, etc., all encourage visitors to practice their favourite sports.
Many schools for beginners prepare tourists for sports they had never even heard about.
Among the professional competitions held each year in Lanzarote, the IRONMAN stands out, one of the most important triathlon events in the world.
Here is a listing of the most popular sports among visitors to Lanzarote, with some interesting addresses that might be of interest.
HANG-GLIDING AND PARA-GLIDING
To enjoy a birds eye view of Lanzarote with its constant and calm winds.
The golf course is located to the foot of an old volcano and has impressive views of the Atlantic Ocean. The field has a route of 18 holes designed by the Briton John Harris and constructed in 1978. The field is not only a wonder by its design but by the favorable climatologic conditions that the year enjoys throughout. The route passes between volcanic lava, cactus and more than three thousand palms that make a place engrandecedor, where is appraised the nature in its Maxima expression and the same nature well-taken care of and maintained by the man, so and as Caesar Manrique inculcated to all the lanzaroteńos.
The waters of the Canary Islands are generally considered among the best in the world for deep-sea fishing. Specially equipped boats can be found on the docks of Puerto Calero, Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca and Caleta del Sebo (on the La Graciosa Island).
This sport allows us to discover the variety and diversity of the sea bed in Lanzarote, as well as the diverse plant and animal life. There are many classes for beginners in all the tourist centres on the island.
Only Hawaii comes before Lanzarote in surf. In La Santa, Tinajo we find the best waves in all of Europe. Recommended only for experienced surfers, the most popular surf spots are found on the north coast.
There are classes for beginners as well as specialized centres on the different beaches of the tourist coast at Tias, Costa Teguise, Playa Blanca and La Santa.
Information about competitions and sports facilities in Lanzarote is available at www.lanzarotedeportes.com