Playa Famara and Caleta de Famara are fantastic places to kick back and relax, but you might want to sample more of the beautiful island of Lanzarote.
We strongly recommend hiring a car if you´re staying in Famara as the roads on the island are good and finding your way around is easy.
Famara is a thirty minute drive from the airport and also from Arrecife, the capital city of the Island. Arrecife has a reasonable selection of shops and is worth a visit if you want a break from the beach.
The main resorts in Lanzarote are Costa Teguise (25 minute drive from Famara), Puerto del Carmen (30 mintue drive from Famara) and Playa Blanca (45 minute drive from Famara). The only reason to visit these places is if you get the sudden urge to have an English breakfast, want to watch the footie or need to go shopping for stuff to take home.
A must while you are in Lanzarote is a visit to the Timanfya National Park. The amazing scenery in this area was the result of the last volcanic eruption in the 1700s. Here you can have a steak cooked by volcanic heat and enjoy a coach tour through the stunning lava fields. There is also a visitors centre with interactive displays and a simulator where you can feel what it´s like to experience an earthquake.
From Famara you can see the neighbouring island of La Graciosa. This beautiful island is tiny and is well worth a visit. There is a ferry several times a day from Orzola in the north of the island. It´s a great place if you like walking as you can walk around the whole island in a day.