Are you coming to Lanzarote and you want to squeeze some sports in your holiday routine? Say no more!
Lanzarote is great to go to on vacation to enjoy some sun, great weather, amazing people and food and much more. What some people don’t know is that Lanzarote is also great for sports. Especially water and adventure sports.
In fact, Lanzarote is famous for its surfing locations like Playa Blanca or the Famara beach. However, if standing on a surfboard, waiting for waves and riding them is not your thing, we have the perfect alternative: kayaking!
How do you describe kayaking?
As the name indicates, kayaking involves the use of a kayak, a narrow boat with a paddle to move on water. The driver of the kayak navigates through waterways by sitting face-forward and marching ahead with paddle strokes. Kayaking was originally invented for hunting ands now is mostly done for fun and as a low-intensity sport for people who don’t want to stress their body.
Can anyone get into kayaking?
As with most water sports, there are several different levels and difficulties when it comes to kayaking routes and places. But the short answer is yes!
Kayaking is a great sport for any person to learn. It’s relatively easy to pick up and it’s not too physically demanding. Within a few hours you’ll be paddling along and with some practice you will be able to go on a big number of routes across the world.
There are tons of different types of kayaking for you to try – from flatwater to sea and whitewater kayaking. Our advice is for you to get started and discover which one is your favorite while you perfect your paddling and kayaking skills
Kayaking in Spain, where?
Although Spain is mostly known for its culture, food and people, there are plenty of spaces where you can connect with nature and get a hold of a kayak to start your water adventure. Here are just a few places worth visiting:
Mediano reservoir, Huesca
Located in northern Spain, this 1700 hectares reservoir is a must see for every kayak lover. It is surrounded by mountain peaks as it’s located next to the Aragonese Pyrenees and it has a whole village submerged under the surface of the Cinca and Ara rivers.
Mijares river, Montanejos
A higher difficulty excursion from La Monzona to the Arenoso reservoir. On the way you will be able to see and paddle through class II rapids that will get your adrenaline levels to a peak.
The island of Mallorca doesn’t have a specific spot as all of the island is great for beginners and advanced people. It has transparent and calm waters with an astonishing number of beaches, coves and hidden spots only accessible by kayak.
Cabo de Gata, Almeria
Kayaking in the natural park of Cabo de Gata is truly a unique experience. You will paddle through the coastline of this park with pristine beaches, incredibly clear water and volcanic formations.
Differently from the rest, once you get to Lanzarote and start learning how to kayak, you will realize that there is a big difference when it comes to sea kayaking. It’s not easier or harder, it’s just a completely different experience.
Lanzarote offers lots of kayaking spots that will blow your mind. From ‘Playa Blanca’ to the Natural Park of Los Ajaches and Papagayo beach, you will be able to see the whole island from the comfort of the kayak.
Why kayaking in Lanzarote?
As we already said, sea kayaking is a unique experience that will take you out of your comfort zone and will show another side of this great water sport. Furthermore, the island has perfect weather all year around and will allow you to practice any time as the water temperature even in winter doesn’t drop below 18ºC.
Aside from the kayak tour being a great experience for both children and adults, you will be able to choose between different difficulties and different spots depending on what you want to see. You can leave from Playa Blanca to enjoy the views offered by the south coast of the island from the sea. Or you can adventure yourself into Los Ajaches and Papagayo, unique locations with an incredible ecosystem.
Our recommendation is to combine your kayak tour in Lanzarote with some snorkeling to make the most out of it and see the best of both worlds (the surface and the underwater life).
Finally, if you are not sure what water sport is right for you, don’t worry! At Kaboti we have been teaching people to surf, kayak, kite surf and stand up paddle for ages and will be more than happy to provide you with advice. Just hit us up and we will get right back at you!