Lanzarote is considered a poor cousin in the romantic stakes compared to the rest of the Canary Islands. However, maybe it is because you haven’t looked hard enough into what Lanzarote offers. As a couple, you will want to seek out the Top Romantic spots in Lanzarote, and this guide will lead you in the right direction.
So whether you want a romantic interlude to your life, or are planning a surprise proposal, then Lanzarote can deliver the spectacular setting you want.
Sightseeing and Chilling in la Graciosa
Consider this. An island without roads or vehicles with 6 stunning beaches and crystal clear water, yet big enough for you to find private space.
Take the ferry or private charter from the port of Órzola in northern Lanzarote. Within half an hour, you are in the Caribbean-like paradise for a fraction of the cost. After all, there is a cost of living crisis, so everyone has to tighten their belts; Mauritius can wait for now.
Hire a bike or E-bike and explore the island with your partner. Pack a picnic and find an intimate spot to enjoy sunbathing, fun in the sea, and a fabulous lunch. Maybe even enjoy a bottle of one of Lanzarotes’ famous wines.
At only 8km in length, it is easy to get around. There are fantastic walks into the island’s centre if you are the active type.
You could climb Montana Bermeja within an hour and enjoy the stunning views with your partner.
Relaxing in One of the Most Romantic Hotels in the World
Lanzarote hosts one of the most romantic hotels in the world, according to Tripadvisor reviewers. The Lani’s Suites Deluxe has won multiple awards for customer service and being one of the smallest hotels.
The hotel opened in 2015 and is “”Adults Only””. It is on the beachfront of Puerto del Carmen, with direct access to two beaches. The hotel has 25 rooms of six different types, all with exclusive views of the Atlantic Ocean.
So what makes this hotel so popular with couples, and why is it so romantic?
Lani’s Suites Deluxe was originally a project of famed Lanzarote architect César Manrique. This comes through in the design, the minimalist white walls, and the abundant use of glass.
The hotel is renowned for its quality and service. Given the significant number of awards it has won and retained, it continues to deliver daily.
There is no need to leave your romantic sanctuary for food as the hotel restaurant is top quality, and the terrace is open to the sea breeze during the day.
At night the glass curtains are closed, allowing you to enjoy cocktails or a romantic meal all year round.
Obviously, this type of luxury and romanticism doesn’t come cheap. Still, if you want the ultimate memories of a romantic break with your partner, sometimes you just have to pay the price!
Charter a Boat
Not exactly a romantic spot, but you could argue, what is more romantic than being on the ocean with the sun on your back?
There are plenty of charter companies on the island that offer private charters as well as companies providing public boat trips.
If you fancy some private time, then charter a boat with a captain. You can have exclusive use of a boat for the day or for a few hours. You can charter catamarans and speedboats with a skipper for around €300 for a couple of hours, which is pretty good value for money.
Alternatively, you can hire a “”self-drive”” boat. You can hire a boat without needing a boat licence for less than €50 per hour.
Now, imagine it is sunset, you are out on the ocean, on your private boat, a chilled bottle of cava in hand; what is in the other hand? Maybe a ring.
There are plenty of great restaurants in Lanzarote with romantic atmospheres. But none quite like Jameos del Agua.
The restaurant, designed by César Manrique, is located in the Jameo Chico. It comes to life every Friday night with a magical evening, dinner, and concert.
Jameos del Agua opens at 7.00pm and offers an outstanding romantic evening where lights and shadows intermingle with the reflections of the interior lake and the volcanic rock.
There are 3 menu options Classic and Vegan, both at €55 and the Premium menu at €65 per person. The menu is a gastronomic tour of Lanzarote cuisine and includes drinks depending on the chosen menu.
The ticket price includes the opportunity to wander the caves and savour the chic, upmarket ambience.
Following your meal, there is a musical concert at 22.30 held on the dance floor by the lake or in the auditorium.
The concert lasts approximately 45 minutes, then a DJ takes over until around 11.30 and the evening closes at 24.00.
What a unique, romantic evening! Who wouldn’t enjoy eating, drinking, dancing and laughing in a cave with your most special companion?
Stroll the Historic Streets of Teguise
Teguise is the former capital of Lanzarote and has tons of appeal. The town was once frequented by pirates; in the town, there is a museum dedicated to this.
This old historic town is full of traditional Lanzarote colours, with bougainvillaeas growing on the fronts of beautiful white-washed buildings.
Visit mid-week, and it will be quiet and laid back, but Teguise comes to life on Sunday.
Sunday is market day with over 400 stalls that pleasure browsing through gastronomic treats, art and local crafts. This bazaar is divided into two, Canary square and Craft square.
There will be stalls selling leather goods, handicrafts, wine, cheese, fresh produce, and much more. Look for locally produced goods, and avoid cheap imported souvenirs and counterfeit items.
One piece of advice, haggle! The prices quoted will have plenty of wriggle room.
Afterwards, soak up the town’s festive ambience at some of its bars or shops, most of which are open on Sundays. The main square generally has dancers and musicians performing, so you can have some culture while sipping a cold beer.
While shopping in the market, as you are shopping with your loved one, why not buy a pair of “Novios del Mojón“. This translates as “Boyfriends of Mojón” Mojón is a small town in Lanzarote.
It consists of two clay figures, a man and a woman, with highly exaggerated sexual organs! The idea was to seal an engagement where the man would offer his girlfriend his male figurine, and if she accepted, she would give him her figurine.
I’m not sure what happens for same-sex couples; maybe they have this sorted now; why not ask?
Teguise also hosts the Lanzarote Art Gallery. The Gallery is home to regular exhibitions, and the artists represented come mainly from Spain, Italy and Argentina. Definitely worth a visit.
Scientists have been studying the effect of laughter on romance between couples, and the results are certainly compelling. Couples who laugh together have a stronger bond and are better at facing adversity.
So what better way to re-enforce that romantic bond than a drag show?
No, I’ve not gone absent-minded.
Although there are other Drag Shows on Lanzarote, The Musical Hall Tavern stands out and has been operating for 25 years.
For €49 per person, you get a basic 3-course meal of soup, a turkey dinner and ice cream, and the hour-and-a-half show.
The show is hilarious, and reviewers comment how they laugh so hard they cry. Take my advice and laugh with your partner; it is the best medicine.
Romance is a complicated beast, with both parties in a state of perpetual enjoyment in the company of their partner. Romance has to be nurtured to grow.
A visit to any of the Top Romantic spots in Lanzarote will do your relationship good.
Whether you prefer the pampered luxury of a top-flight hotel or a picnic on a beach, Lanzarote will keep the romance alive.