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Kitesurf Introductory Course (3 days)
Kitesurf Introductory Course (3 days)
Kitesurf Introductory Course (3 days) 3 days
A 9 hours introductory to kitesurfing course spans over 3 days. You will learn the basic techniques of this exhilarating sport and accomplish your first rides on the waves.
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Kitesurf Improvement Course (3 days)
Kitesurf Improvement Course (3 days)
Kitesurf Improvement Course (3 days) 3 days
Feeling a little rusty or needed a course to further enhance your kitesurfing techniques? Then this course is for you. Learn the base position on the kiteboard, body angles on board, “toeside” and “heelside” and attempting your first jumps.
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Travel Inspirations - Caleta de Famara

Overview The small fishing village of Caleta de Famara is located on the north-west coast of Lanzarote  island. This scenic village is home to a stunning beach surrounded by steep cliffs which afford stunning views of the nearby island of La Graciosa. Known as a surfers' paradise, the nearby  Playa de San Juan beach hosts the annual international surf competitions. The village itself has a relaxed, laid back atmosphere with the community centred around the historical harbour. Once used for commercial importing and exporting, nowadays the harbour is filled with private boats and locals enjoying a refreshing dip. History Aside from the fact that it is an old fishing village, there is not much detail about the history of Caleta de Famara. However it is known that famous achitect and artist César Manrique spent his teenage years living in the village, before fighting in the Spanish Civil War in 1938. How to get there By Bus: Caleta de Famara is about 45 and 60 minutes by bus from Arrecife  and Costa Teguise respectively. Bus number 20 bus leaves Arrecife  for Caleta de Famar 5 times daily between 06:30 and 20:45, weekdays only. If you are travelling from Costa Teguise, bus number 31/33 runs 8 times during the week, and 7 times on weekends. By Car: Caleta de Famara can be reached from the airport via the LZ-402 route. The journey by car should take approximately 30-40 minutes if you go this way. A taxi, with three people will cost around € 40. However, if there are a few more of you, it may be worth hiring a minibus. This will cost around € 60 including petrol. Museums If surfing isn't your cup of tea, you may want to visit the nearby Museo Agricola El Patio, an agricultural museum located nearby in Tiagua. Museo Agrícola El Patio (Agricultural Museum) A restored, traditional farm, visitors are given guided tours around various windmills and farm buildings. There are also animals here and the museum even gives visitors the opportunity to learn about traditional farming methods. Wine and goats' cheese are also produced on the farm. This museum is on the bus number 20 route between Arrecife  and Caleta de Famara. Address: Calle Echeyde 18, 35558 Tiagua, Teguise, Lanzarote  island. Telephone: +34 928 529 134 Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays 10:00 to 17:30, Saturdays 10:00 to 14:30, closed on Sundays. Admission fee: €6 Activities Thanks to the wind conditions, Caleta de Famara is the ideal place to try surfing and kitesurfing while the high cliffs are a perfect starting point for paragliding. There are numerous sporting schools and shops in the area, all of which will cater for your recreational needs. Surfing Caleta de Famara is a surfers' paradise in Lanzarote . There is a full range of reef breaks along the coastline to suit all levels of ability, making it a sport worth trying out during your holiday. All year round surfing is possible due to the consistently warm weather and water temperature. There are surf shops offering courses, board rental, and surf packages which include lodgement. Famara Power Surf Shop Address: Calle El Islote no. 2, (off Avenida del Marinero), 35558 Caleta de Famara, Lanzarote  island. Telephone: +34 629 386 289 Facsimile: + 34 928 528 677 Paragliding Lanzarote , and Caleta de Famara in particular, is one of the best-renowned paragliding destinations in Europe. Due to the high winds and warm weather, the conditions in the region are perfect for the sport. There are plenty of experts in field, which means there is seldom at time that paragliding is not possible. The conditions in Caleta de Famara are suitable for all abilities, with most paragliders choosing to fly in the early morning and late evening, when the wind is just right. Beaches There are two beaches at Caleta de Famara; Playa de Famara, and its smaller sister, the San Juan beach. Playa de San Juan (beach) San Juan beach is the smaller of the two beaches in Caleta de Famara. This beach is used mostly by surfers and every year hosts a professional surf competition. The scenery here is breathtaking, and if you are lucky enough to visit in the Autumn months, be sure to go to there in the evening for the beautiful sunset. Playa de Famara (beach) The larger beach, Playa de Famara, boasts a beautiful stretch of sand which is one of the longest on the island. The jagged cliffs curve around the beach and provide walkers with truly stunning views. The strong winds on the beach make it better suited to the needs of kitesurfers than those who wish to work on their tan. Likewise, swimming at Playa de Famara is not recommended; the strong currents making it unsafe. While it is true that these same strong currents make for excellent surfing, they also mean that inexperienced surfers would likely be out of their depth and should look elsewhere until they are more confident on the board. Restaurants As a traditional fishing village, Caleta de Famara offers some truly delightful seafood. Restaurants here offer a wide range of locally sourced produce, and worth paying them a visit while in the area. Restaurante El Risco This nautically themed blue and white restaurant has a beautiful terrace offering panoramic views of the sea. The menu comprises a variety of food, from pizzas to fresh fish and goat dishes, meaning there is something for everyone. The atmosphere is informal, and the friendly waiters are very happy to offer advice on the best menu choices. Address: Calle Montaña Clara 30, 35558 Caleta de Famara, Lanzarote  island. Telephone: +34 928 528 550 Restaurante Casa Ramon Fish restaurant Casa Ramon, serves a variety of locally sourced fresh seafood. The restaurant also serves a range of tapas, including papas arrugadas con mojo, a pototo dish which is a canarian speciality and a must-try when visiting the island. Address: Carretera General, 35558 Caleta de Famara, Lanzarote  island. Telephone: +34 650 423 704 Samui This Asian restaurant serves excellent Thai cuisine at competitive prices. The red Thai curry has been described by customers as "mouth watering", and the waiters here are some of the best around. Address: Calle Chirimoya 13, Bungalows Playa de Famara, 35558 Caleta de Famara, Lanzarote  island. Restaurante Sol This seafood restaurant serves Canarian dishes, offering everything from sea bass to cheeses. The eatery has an outdoor dining area, facing the waterfront. From here, you can see fantatic views of the Famara cliffs and Isla Graciosa. Expect to pay around €50 euro for two, for freshly served food and a drink. Address: Calle Salvavidas 48, 35558 Caleta de Famara, Lanzarote  island.  Telephone: +34 928 528 788