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Puerto del Carmen: Music Hall Tavern Comedy Drag Dinner Show

1. Puerto del Carmen: Music Hall Tavern Comedy Drag Dinner Show

Embark on a night of dazzling costumes, laughter, and a cast of unique characters who sing and dance the night away at the Music Hall Tavern's comedy drag show. Tuck into a 3-course dinner and choose optional return hotel transportation from Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise to keep the whole evening stress-free. Take the entire family out for a fun night filled with fantastic frocks and fabulous feathers, and go on a musical and comedic journey through the decades of drag with an English-speaking hostess. See the glamour and comedy in live song, mime, and dance. While watching the show, tuck into a delicious 3-course meal. Savor a seasonal vegetable soup for starters, a turkey roast dinner with mash and roast potato, seasonable vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, and gravy for your main meal, and cooling ice cream for dessert.

Lanzarote: 2.5-Hour Sunset and Dolphins Cruise

2. Lanzarote: 2.5-Hour Sunset and Dolphins Cruise

Commence your sunset tour of Lanzarote at 18:00 in the summer season (April - October) or 16:00 during the winter season (November - March) with pick-up from your accommodation. Hop aboard an air-conditioned bus and travel to the Marina Puerto del Carmen in the Old Town harbor.  Climb aboard the modern "Biosfera Jet" boat get panoramic views of the coast as you go in search of dolphins frolicking in the water. Look for whales and other marine mammals in their natural habitat, and get detailed information about the cetaceans from the expert crew. Benefit from a trip with a high percentage of success spotting the wildlife. Then, watch the sunset over the ocean as you sip Champagne and nibble on complimentary pastries. Sail back to Puerto del Carmen, where a shuttle bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

Lanzarote: Day Trip to the Papagayo Beaches by Catamaran

3. Lanzarote: Day Trip to the Papagayo Beaches by Catamaran

Set sail along the Costa de Papagayo on a catamaran cruise from Lanzarote. Sample a traditional Spanish paella, enjoy a welcome mojito, try out fun water sports, and help yourself to drinks from the open bar. Be picked up at your resort and transferred to the port in Puerto del Carmen to board the Lineas Romero sailing catamaran. Be welcomed with a refreshing Mojito cocktail and a tapa and receive a short introduction from the experienced crew. Sail to the southern tip of Lanzarote, making your way to the Costa de Papagayo, where the beaches are golden and the natural environment is still untouched. Drop anchor and enjoy plenty of free time to soak up the sunshine and try out the many water sports on offer. Tuck into a delicious lunch on board, consisting of a traditional Spanish paella, pasta and tomato sauce, and a fresh fruit bar. Relax on board as you sail back to port and take in the dramatic evening views. On arrival, the bus will be waiting to take you back to your resort.

Lanzarote: 1.5-Hour Dolphin Watching Mini Cruise

4. Lanzarote: 1.5-Hour Dolphin Watching Mini Cruise

Climb aboard the "Biosfera Jet" fast boat and sail along the west coast of Lanzarote from Puerto del Carmen marina. Get a quick briefing about the trip and safety issues before you set off. Then, look for dolphins, whales and other marine species with the help of the crew and binoculars. Listen to detailed information about the different species of cetaceans you will encounter, along with other technical and historic information to ensure a complete and unique experience. Take in the views of the coast, and then relax with a swim and snorkel with the aquatic wildlife of the Atlantic Ocean. 

Lanzarote: Dolphin-Watching Sunset Cruise with Transfers

5. Lanzarote: Dolphin-Watching Sunset Cruise with Transfers

Set sail for the sunset on this round-trip evening catamaran cruise from Las Palmas. Admire the beautiful colors along the horizon, spot wild dolphins, and relax on deck with refreshments and delicious canapés. Be welcomed aboard with a chilled mojito as the crew prepares the sails. Then, head for the sea and admire the stunning views of Puerto del Carmen’s coastline while trying to spot dolphins around (being wild animals, their sighting cannot be guaranteed) As you sail, enjoy a selection of delicious canapés as well as a complimentary drink of your choice. Feel the sea breeze roll by as you take in the panoramic views of the sun setting on the horizon.

Lanzarote: Jet Ski Tour with Hotel Pickup

6. Lanzarote: Jet Ski Tour with Hotel Pickup

Get your heart pumping with a thrilling jet ski ride along the Lanzarote coast. Choose from 3 different routes, see fascinating rock formations, and enjoy panoramic views of the coast. Start with a pickup from your hotel and be taken to the meeting point. Get set up with your wetsuit and a life jacket. Make your way to the boat and set sail from the harbor. Receive a safety briefing and guidelines on how to use your jet ski safely before letting the fun begin. Follow your expert guide out onto the open water. Enjoy the fantastic views of the coastline of Lanzarote. Admire the beautiful beaches and rugged volcanic rock formations as you ride across the waves. Depending on your time chosen, see areas such as Playa Quemada, Punta Grande, and Las Coloradas. Then make your way back to port, change out of your wetsuit, and be taken back to your hotel. Choose from the following routes: Playa Quemada Route (40-minute ride)Route: Puerto del Carmen - Barranco del Quíquere - Puerto Calero - Playa Quemada and return.Navigate along the coast of Lanzarote towards the virgin beaches of Playa Quemada. Papagayo Route (1-hour ride)Route: Puerto del Carmen- Puerto Calero - Playa Quemada - Papagayo beaches and return.Navigate through the volcanic coast of Lanzarote towards the most golden, paradisiacal sandy beaches of the island. South Route (2-hour ride)Route: Puerto del Carmen-Playa Honda- El Cable- Arrecife and return.Sail along the coast of Lanzarote to the beaches of Las Coloradas including Papagayo beach.

Puerto Del Carmen: Try Scuba Diving Experience with 2 Dives

7. Puerto Del Carmen: Try Scuba Diving Experience with 2 Dives

Discover the magical world of colourful fish and living reefs in crystal clear warm blue waters. Dive into a whole new world with instruction from someone you can trust. Learn from a professional diver and explore the magical world below the water. You will meet at the dive centre where a diving professional will teach you everything you need to know and, under their guidance, learn the skills you need to enjoy this first experience underwater. There is a maximum of two divers per instructor. After an instructional session, head to the dive site, assemble the scuba equipment and perform safety checks. Then, at your own pace, enter the water to explore the underwater world of Lanzarote. For the first dive, you'll descend to a maximum depth of just 6 metres to gain confidence with 30 to 40 minutes in the water. When you have completed your dive, you can take a break and have a snack to prepare yourself to take your second dive. This time dive to a maximum of 12 metres with plenty of time to see sea life. At the end of the day take home a diving diploma as proof of your new skills!

Lanzarote: Puerto del Carmen & Puerto Calero Boat Transfer

8. Lanzarote: Puerto del Carmen & Puerto Calero Boat Transfer

Climb aboard a water bus and experience the coast of Lanzarote from a different perspective on a 25-minute boat trip from Puerto Calero to Puerto del Carmen. Relax in the open-air or covered seating area for great views of the island. Save money on expensive cruise tours and marvel at the luxury yachts in the marina. Watch the world go by at the bars and restaurants, and explore the old town of Puerto del Carmen at leisure to discover some of the best shops and restaurants on the island. Go to the Tuesday market in Puerto Calero harbor and pick up some bargains. Choose from a 1-way or round-trip option to suit your schedule.

Puerto del Carmen: Snorkeling Trip with Dive Instructor

9. Puerto del Carmen: Snorkeling Trip with Dive Instructor

Enjoy a fun time during your holidays and come snorkelling in Lanzarote. Put your wetsuit, mask and fins on and off you go. Snorkelling is suitable for anybody that likes to be in the water. Come on your own or bring friends & family. During the briefing your guide will introduce you how to use the snorkelling equipment correctly and be safe in the water. You will learn, what kind of marine life you can see in the Atlantic and how to make the best out of your day. Once everybody is dressed you will enter the water from the shore and get started. Whilst staying within a small group your guide will assist you and help you spotting lots of coulourful fish and amazing critters. For about one hour you will float around on the surface and follow the fish. You will be surprised, how easy and relaxing snorkelling can be, after learning a few simple tricks. The wetsuit will keep you warm, which makes snorkelling also possible during winter times. Also it helps you to float on the surface. When coming out of the water, cookies are waiting for you. Have a chat with your guide and the rest of the group and enjoy a little break with a fantastic sea view before heading back. Snorkelling is all about exploring the marine life and the clear and blue waters of the Atlantic from the surface. You will be suprised how relaxing it actually is to float and follow the fish. Also it is a great alternative in case you are not much into scuba diving yet. Even if it's your first time, no worries, your instructor is always ready to help you. The snorkeling program is an introductory experience, not a certification course. The price includes the snorkel equipment, insurance, and guide.

Lanzarote: César Manrique Foundation and Cactus Garden Tour

10. Lanzarote: César Manrique Foundation and Cactus Garden Tour

Immerse yourself in César Manrique's last work on Lanzarote with a tour of the delicately manicured Cactus Garden. Step into the eclectic César Manrique Foundation to see paintings by Spanish artists in Manrique's old studio and home. Discover the village of Teguise at your own pace. Be picked up from your accommodation and ride aboard an air-conditioned bus. Stroll through the magical Cactus Garden and César Manrique Foundation with the guidance of a local expert. Marvel at the way nature, art, and architecture come together in one place. Admire the unusual dwelling of the artist, embedded in one of the longest lava flows on the island. Observe natural lava walls and their curious shapes, which inspired Manrique's world-famous creations. Walk through the otherworldly cactus garden, with over 1,100 species of cacti. Then, head to Teguise, the old capital of Lanzarote. Enjoy free time to roam the quaint streets and see the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On Sundays, peruse the market for local cuisine, handicrafts, and souvenirs. Return to your hotel at the end of the tour.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,557 reviews

Absolutely amazing experience on board a catamaran with a superb crew who can not do enough for you. The mojitos were lovely with beautiful fresh mint and lemon too. We were so privileged to have a pod of dolphins swim in front of us when we started the journey back to shore. Life-changing experience!

The cruise is amazing if the weather is sunny, we had cloudy skies, so we haven't seen the sunset and we couldn't find any dolphins either. Also, my advice is to wear warm clothes if you are going in autumn, spring or winter months. The host is such a nice lady! Overall, I would recommend this cruise.

Amazing Experience, would recommend to all. We had just myself and my partner in the group, and it was amazing learning so much from our guide.

after an exciting trip and I no longer have faith in seeing dolphins, the guide let out a cry. Yes, there they were. Beautiful to see.

Great diving point and professional staff, also friendly. Top experience