The Canary Islands are the ideal destination for your summer thanks to the diversity of its islands and their authentic charms. We introduced you to Tenerife here, then Fuerteventura right here, and now it’s the turn of Lanzarote, the volcanic island. Lanzarote may be less well known than its big sisters, but it has many surprises in store for you! Indeed, this volcanic island between black sand beaches, turquoise waters, contemporary art and natural park has many things to offer you during your next group trip! Whatever team building activities you are looking for, Lanzarote can provide them! In this article we will show you why Lanzarote is the ideal island for your group travel and incentive trip.
Lanzarote a surprising volcanic island!
An island where nature is at its best
Lanzarote is known as a volcanic island and not for nothing. The last eruption on the island took place in 1730 and definitely changed its face by covering 23% of its surface with lava. The island offers landscapes like nowhere else. If you want a change of scenery, this is the island to go to. Its Timanfaya National Park will give you an insight into the island’s volcanic history. Discover breathtaking landscapes during a team building activity such as a hike or a jeep tour. The black, red and orange coloured landscapes of the island’s volcanic past are spread out before your eyes. Thanks to its sublime landscapes like nowhere else, the island was recognized as a biosphere reserve in 1993 by UNESCO.
An island with different and paradisiacal beaches
The beaches of Lanzarote are also a testimony to its volcanic history. On the island, paradisiacal white sand beaches and black sand beaches exist side by side. There are many beaches not to be missed, but if there were to be only two, it would be Papagayo beach and El Golfo beach. Papagayo Beach is located in the south of the island and is a wild and untouched beach that is perfect if you are looking for white sand and turquoise waters. El Golfo, on the other hand, is a black sand beach where a small lake was formed after the eruption of 1730 craters. Come and admire the contrast of the green of the lake, the black of the sand and the blue of the sea in this unique place. Whether you want to admire them, lounge around or do a team building activity, the beaches of Lanzarote are ideal for a group trip.
Top activities on a unique island!
Water sports in focus!
Like the other islands of the Canary archipelago, Lanzarote is ideal for water sports. Whether you are looking for paddle boarding, catamaran excursions or snorkelling, Lanzarote is a perfect island! But let’s not forget surfing, the island has many surfing spots ideal for both experienced and novice surfers! Located in the north of the island, we particularly recommend Famara and its small fishing village. For its authenticity, but also for its 3 km long wild beach, so well known that a stage of the world surfing championships takes place there every year! Known as the “Hawaii of Europe”, Lanzarote is an ideal destination if you are looking for team building activities for your group trip or incentive trip!
An island renowned for its wines!
Like other Canary Islands, Lanzarote is known for its quality wines, which may seem strange considering the volcanic nature of the island. Indeed, theinhabitants have not lacked ingenuity to grow vines in the ashes of the island’s centre. These vineyards, located in the protected landscape area of La Geria, are amazing, the green of the vines contrasting totally with the black of the soil. Volcanic stone walls arranged in circles shelter the vines and protect them from the wind.
This surprising and unique landscape is to be discovered during a team building activity of wine tasting during your group trip. In order to introduce your team to some of the best white wines with a protected denomination.
When culture and nature become one, the legacy of César Manrique
Lanzarote is the birthplace of the artist César Manrique and his largest and best-known canvas. For yes, volcanoes have shaped the island, but the second force that has given Lanzarote its current face is Manrique. The fact that the island is so wild and untouched by excessive urbanism is also thanks to him and his strong ecological convictions. His works can be seen all over the island, whether they are plastic works or sculptures, architecture or gardens, Manrique’s works are all intended to pay homage to his native island and make it shine.
Cesar Manrique’s must-sees
The Jameos del Agua is a must-see. A true testament to the harmony between Manrique’s art and nature, the artist used part of a lava flow tunnel to create his first art and culture centre. He also built a palm garden and an artificial lake to create a unique and wonderful landscape.
Would you like to have a magnificent view of the island of Lanzarote and the small archipelago of Chinijo in the north of the island? The Mirador del Rio is the place to be! An architectural marvel by Manrique made of volcanic stone, this viewpoint allows you to have one of the most beautiful views of the island, and even of the Canaries!
The cactus garden is also worth a visit. Manrique’s last work on the island, there are more than 1400 species of cacti from all over the world. This garden is once again a testament to the artist’s love of nature and his island.
As you may have gathered, Manrique was very attached to Lanzarote and the island returned the favour, becoming his most beautiful work. So, if you are looking for a unique team building activity, Lanzarote is the place to go on your group trip!
Lanzarote is an ideal island for your group trips!
We hope we have inspired you to discover this wild, unique and off the beaten track island! If this is the case, you should know that flights to Lanzarote take about 3.5 hours from Paris and take place on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and four flights take place in summer. The island may not be accessible every day, but it is definitely worth a visit!
Lanzarote is without doubt an atypical island and different from the other Canary Islands. It offers you all the team building activities you could dream of in a unique and exotic setting! The island is an ideal destination for your group trips! As a specialist in Spain and the Canary Islands, Secret Barcelona will help you plan the best group trip to Lanzarote! So don’t hesitate to contact us !