The climate in Lanzarote provides the visitor with the perfect opportunity to indulge in the numerous sports around the island. There are many facilities catering for all levels of abilities what ever time of year.
Lanzarote is an Island transformed by volcanic activity, taking the land back to its ancient origins and creating the Timanfaya National park an area 51 square kilometres of wonder with the look of a Luna landscape. The accessibility provided to the visitor without the destruction of this surprisingly fragile environment enables you to view the volcanoes in all there awe aspiring majesty. Lanzarote is best described as an Island of extremes frozen in time with its vast areas covered in smooth petrified lava rivers & rock ash thrown from the volcanoes (Erupting from 1730 to 1736) to its impressive shorelines where as the lava met the sea and exploded setting in wonderful shapes changed over time only by the natural erosion of the sea & wind, due to this harsh landscape man was not able to gain access for many years saving these areas from damage and gaining it the status as a biosphere from the European government. As a holiday destination Lanzarote has a generous amount of alternatives for the visitor from the abundance of tourist attractions to is culture so well preserved with pride by its indigenous population.
The canary islands are known by the local people as the Islas Afortunados or the fortunate Islands due to the wonderful climate they have of which Lanzarote has more than its fair share, making it a wonderful place for out door sports or just soaking up the sun by the pool or on one of its wonderful beaches.
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Children can also enjoy many of the activities that are available on the Island in the picture left children are discovering scuba diving in the safety of a complex swimming pool, in most cases the diving school's have a minimum age of fourteen before they can progress to a sea dive.
As with all activities it is important for you to obtain the correct insurance cover for the activity in which you intend to participate. Although most schools are required to have there own liability insurance it is your responsibility to make sure you are adequately covered.
For the adventuress you will find that Lanzarote offers many exciting sports. Parasailing is available from the old town of Puerto Del Carmen.
For a family day out there is the Catalanza Catamaran which offers excursions from Puerto Calero. Please note there are many boating excursions available on the Island.
The golf course is situated in Costa Teguise and is one of the few green areas on the island giving the appearance of an oasis.
There are two main horse riding centers on the island Lanzarote Caballo which offers rides through the mountains & Rancho Texas which offers beach rides.
The race consists of a swim of 3.8 km then cycling 180km around the island through the volcanic landscape and finally a run of 42.2km in the hottest part of the island.Probably the largest sporting event on the island is the iron man competition which is held in the month of may, it has a reputation of being the ultimate triathlon event.