Caleta de Famara

Caleta de Famara is a small coastal village located on the north shore of Lanzarote, in the Natural Park of the Chinijo Archipelago, away from the island’s more touristy areas in the south.

In the last few years Famara has become the place to be for numerous surfers from all over the globe, who have come to check out the best beach and reef breaks of the island known as the “European Hawaii”. The 6-star ASP event La Santa Pro, leg of the world surfing championships, is held every year in October at the beautiful beach of San Juan, a few hundred meters away from the village.

At present Famara is a multi-cultural mix of locals and surfers from all nationalities living together in a laid back atmosphere. There are several restaurants, bars, terraces and grocery stores, all within walking distance of each other. In the village you will also find skate, bike and car rental, a training centre, Pilate and Yoga classes, and a massage centre.


Famara Surf, Lanzarote

How to get here

There is only one airport in Lanzarote, in Arrecife, the island’s capital city. It is located in the south of the island, a 25-minute drive from Famara.
To get to Famara from Arrecife airport, the best options are either getting a taxi (approximately €40 one way) or renting a car, which may actually work out cheaper than the return taxi fare and will give you the flexibility to get around the island during your stay.