February in Lanzarote. Make the most of the shortest month of the year

Crazy February, with its twenty-eight days.

As you can see, this proverb says it all.

It’s the shortest month of the year and it happens in the winter, so it just can’t win.

In some places, it can even feel very long. 

However, in Lanzarote, it offers the opportunity to enjoy it to the fullest because, as you are well aware, our weather is great all year long.

Even in February.

Are you sure that winter is a good time for visiting Lanzarote?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions because it’s hard to imagine that you can travel to summertime while it’s quite cold in your city.

The answer is, “Of course!”

The days are warm, the nights a bit colder, but the sun continues to shine with the same joy as always.

Here, you can bathe in the waters of the Atlantic or explore the island with its distinctive culture that will surely surprise you.

And there are many more things that we’ll discover today.

However, be warned! As we’ve already mentioned, you’ll find it hard to resist a visit.

We recommend these activities:

A trip to Fuerteventura.

Hop aboard a ferry to visit Fuerteventura’s nearby island and cover the mere eight miles between the two of them in just 30 minutes.

Boats depart from Playa Blanca and arrive at the Port of Corralejo.

You’ll have free Wi-Fi and a bar with drinks and snacks during the trip.

We suggest that you purchase your ticket ahead of time to ensure a spot during your preferred time slot. You can buy it here.

La Graciosa in catamaran.

You’ll love this island. You can come on the first ferry and return on the last, or you can spend the night there and explore it at a more leisurely packages.

The boat departs from Orzola and arrives at Caleta de Sebo, La Graciosa’s main port.

It’s a short ride, only 25 minutes long, and you’ll enjoy free Wi-Fi connection.

Don’t forget to purchase your ticket in advance, and please remember that we’re in a busy season. Go here to reserve your spot on the ferry.

Mirador del Rio viewpoint.

Adorned by a sculpture created by Cesar Manrique representing a bird and a fish, this viewpoint is located about 500 yards above the cliff. It treats you to a panoramic view of Lanzarote and the Chinijo Archipelago that can’t be seen from any other location.

Cueva de los Verdes.

It’s a grotto that forms part of an eight-mile-long collapsed lava tunnel composed of tunnels, arches and interior lagoons.

It’s part of a volcanic tunnel created after the eruption of the Volcán de la Corona.

It includes the Tunnel of Atlantis, one of the biggest volcanic tubes in the world and the largest submerged one known to date.

Jardín de Cactus.

Featuring 4,500 cactus plantsof about 500 different species from every continent, it’s considered one of the largest cactus gardens of the world.

It is the last large project of the artist Cesar Manrique in Lanzarote.

Timanfaya National Park.

Just like the majority of the island itself, this terrain of this 19-square-mile national park has been shaped by earthquakes, eruptions and sea water filtration.

It can only be visited by purchasing an entry ticket (we suggest doing so in advance) that includes a guided bus tour and an on-site demonstration of the heat that still rises from the ground.  

There are travel vouchers that combine this visit with other tourist destinations, such as the Jardin de Cactus or the Jameos del Agua.

Charco de los Clicos.

This isn’t the first time we’ve suggested visiting this natural reserve. However, the deep green colour of this lake in striking contrast to the black sand of El Golfo beach will make you wonder, for a few moments, whether you have been beamed away to another planet.

Dive in a submarine.

If you’re a sea bed enthusiast, you will love the unique experience of travelling inside a submarine.

In this 100-foot-deep immersion, you ‘ll be able to admire marine fauna through large picture windows.

This 40-minute long route is offered with a guide who will tell you all about the wide variety of marine fauna you’ll see.

Salinas de Janubio.

If you love ecotourism, it’s a don’t-miss stop if you’re visiting Lanzarote.

These are ancient salt flats in Yaiza, and you won’t be able to easily forget the views of the colours reflected at sunset.

Jameos del Agua.

Created by Cesar Manrique, this natural space is located inside a volcanic tube.

The word “jameo” originates from Guanche, the language of aboriginal inhabitants of the Canary Islands in the 15th century. It’s used to describe the openings created by a collapsed ceiling of a lava tube, in this case, that of the Volcan de la Corona.

Today, it’s a natural auditorium that boast impressive beauty and acoustics that, along with its abundant underground aquatic habitat, creates a striking crystal clear lagoon .

Teguise street market.

If you’re in Teguise at the weekend, you can visit this street market on a Sunday morning. 

This street market boasts quite a variety of products brought in by  local entrepreneurs. It features a diverse gastronomic offer and small artists showcasing their works.

Castillo de San José.

Built during the reign of Charles III, this castle is known as the “Fortress of Hunger”.

Redesigned by the artist Cesar Manrique, today it houses the International Museum of Contemporary Art, MIAC, in addition to a restaurant with bay views that will leave you with the best taste you could have ever imagined.

Rancho Texas.

Like a theme park, zoo and water park all at once, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the American Wild West.

You can attend a lively show or even see exotic animals such as crocodiles, raccoons and tigers.

Every day there are shows featuring flying eagles and sea lions.

Aqualava Lanzarote.

One of the things that will surprise you most is being able to go to a water park in the middle of winter; what’s more, its swimming pools are heated with geothermal energy.

Located in Playa Blanca in the island’s south, features attractions suitable for all ages, including the youngest members of the family.

It is a tribute to the landscape of this land and to the volcanoes as its most remarkable feature.

Enjoy its water slides; some have quite a few loops designed for adrenaline lovers.

This article was written with all the love we feel for Lanzarote. We hope that you enjoy your February visit as much as we have enjoyed writing this section.

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