The Octopus continues its cruise in the Canary Islands, and invites you to discover the best anchorages of Lanzarote.
The island is famous for its volcanoes, its incredible rock formations, and its black and reddish lands that contrast with the white houses and the blue of the ocean.
The landscape is filled with austere mountains and beautiful white and golden sand beaches. All of this makes Lanzarote the ideal place for an unusual stopover.
Without further ado, let’s get on a tour of the best anchorages in this natural paradise!
3 things to do in Lanzarote
1- The must-see beaches of Lanzarote
In Lanzarote you will find a large number of exceptional beaches.
Whether you are looking for a spectacular setting, beautiful sunsets or a quiet place to rest, Lanzarote has a beach that will satisfy your desires.
If you are looking for a wild volcanic beach with black sand, Playa Quemada is the ideal spot for you. For those who want to discover long stretches of golden sand in a breathtaking setting, go to Playa Mujeres. Finally, awarded for many years as the most beautiful beach in Spain, Playa de Papagayo will brighten up your stay. Surrounded by high dark cliffs and clear azure waters, this place will definitely seduce you.
2 - We walked on the moon in Lanzarote
Lanzarote is often compared to the moon for its uncommon landscapes. It is a must-see in the Canary Islands.
Impressive volcanoes, arid landscapes, lush vegetation and natural parks ideal for hiking, these are some of the countless wonders for you to discover in Lanzarote. Escape to a phantasmagorical world and discover numerous anchorages with exceptional panoramas.
3 - The Island’s sustainable values
Lanzarote is a very popular destination for sustainable and responsible tourism. The island is based on sustainable values which have led to it being declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1993. Its refined architecture and its protected natural areas represent some of the many values that make the Island so special.
The best anchorages in Lanzarote
For our first stopover, we reach the anchorage of Playa Mujeres, in the south of Lanzarote. Its location provides fair protection from northern to eastern winds by the north. Moreover, its seabed is mostly made up of sand and rocks offering fair holding for your anchor.
From the anchorage you will witness a spectacular setting. Deep blue waters surround the long sandy beach.The steep mountain range in the background, invites you to enjoy wonderful walks in an absolutely magical setting.
Near the anchorage, visit the Museo Atlantico, a unique museum of underwater sculptures built 12 meters below the ocean surface. You can discover this unique motionless aquatic ballet created by Jason deCaire Taylor, by snorkeling, diving or through the glass bottom of a boat.
Playa Mujeres is a marvelous anchorage to visit and spend a memorable time with family and friends.
Our next stopover, Rubicon, is located in the south of the island. At the anchorage, the seabed features a mix of sandbanks and rocks, 6 meters deep. There, you will enjoy a fair protection from winds blowing from the north-west to east by the north.
Near Rubicon, you will find a second anchorage : Playa del Pozo. The seabed remains the same as the one in Rubicon, however the anchorage is a little more exposed to the wind.
Both of the anchorages will allow you to enjoy a very special and typical landscape. In Playa del Pozo, the setting is simply breathtaking! Roaring waves against the cliffs, mountains that slope down to the sea and steep dark rocks surrounded by blue waters make a remarkable setting.
The Rubicon anchorage is located next to the marina, which means that the setting is not the most spectacular. However, the location offers good accessibility to many amenities (restaurants, shops, playground for children …) for a pleasant and strategic stopover.
Finally, near the anchorages you will find Playa Papagayo. An ideal beach for sunbathing, swimming, hiking or simply stopping by to enjoy the view.
Our next destination is located in the southeast of the island, and fully deserves its place among the best anchorages in Lanzarote. In Playa Quemada, the good protection from the western to northern winds by the north, ensure you a pleasant stay.
Once anchored in the sandy bottoms of the anchorage, you will be able to enjoy a view on an incredible landscape.
A black sand beach surrounded by cliffs, contrasts with the deep blue waters of the ocean. A small haven of peace in a wild desertic setting. What more could you ask for?
Next to the anchorage, you will find Playa Arena, a small secluded beach with golden sand. It’s the ideal place for a good swim!
Finally, visit the local fishing village of Playa Quemada, and enjoy the various restaurants and shops in the area.
To end our tour of the best anchorages in Lanzarote, we set sails to Playa Blanca. At the anchorage, you will be protected from northern winds. Once anchored in the sandy bottom of the anchorage,you can enjoy the amazing landscape lying before you.
However, be aware it can be a bit rolly during the day, due to the few ferries that pass near the anchorage.
Playa Blanca is a perfect spot to experience an unforgettable stay. The beach is magnificent and offers a perfect place to swim. A welcoming atmosphere in a peaceful and airy setting as described by our users.
Moreover, the bay is wide enough to accommodate a large number of boats.
Finally, on land, enjoy the many local restaurants and shops and explore the streets of Las Palmas.
We reach the end of our tour of the best anchorages in Lanzarote. We hope that this selection will inspire sailors planning to cruise in the Canary Islands!
Good luck captains,