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While on holiday many people are quite happy to spend their time relaxing on the beach, while for others this is like serving a prison sentence as the sun, sand and sangria start to lose its appeal.
Lanzarote does, of course, have more to offer than just its gorgeous southern beaches with the volcanic Timanfaya National Park a must see location on every tourist’s agenda.
If you like to try new things, or perhaps partake your hobby in a new place, the Lanzarote A Caballo centre has something that will appeal to the entire family.
Originally a stable and horse riding school, the centre offers not only riding lessons, but one or two hour guided treks through some of the island's most spectacular scenery.
Together with the horses, Lanzarote A Caballo also offers one-hour desert tours while riding high-up on the back of a camel, an experience that comes complete with a photograph and a camel rider’s passport to show your friends back home.
While most people will associate camels with Lawrence of Arabia and the states surrounding the Persian Gulf, camels were brought to the arid islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura towards the end of the 15th century in order to provide transportation for the islanders and their goods.
Camels from the Canaries were later sent to America and Australia, before new forms of transport almost saw them disappear from the Lanzarote landscape. Thanks however to groups like Lanzarote A Caballo and similar tour operators the Canary Island camels were saved from extinction.
The stables also have a Fort Apache play area for children and a small farm where the kids can interact with ponies, sheep and ducks.
Its not just about animals....
As if the horses and camels were not enough the centre has a dedicated paintball area where groups are divided into two teams as they play capture the flag while splattering the opposing players. All equipment is supplied including clothing and safety wear and goggles, with a referee on hand to ensure everyone plays by the rules.
If a game of paintball does not appeal to you, how would you like to speed around the island in a super-cool Dune Buggy kicking up sand while pretending to be in a Mad Max movie?
All of the activities available in Lanzarote A Caballo are geared to your enjoyment, with professional staff on hand to make sure all safety procedures are being followed.
Location and Pricing
Lanzarote A Caballo is located in the South centre of the island, on the main LZ 2 road just before the village of Uga while heading in the direction of Playa Blanca.
Every day from 10:00am to 05:30pm (winter).
Every day from 10:00am to 08:00pm (summer)
Horseback trek: 40 € (one hour) / 60 € (two hours), every day except Thursday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Horse riding lessons 45€ per hour, with a ten-hour ticket available for 300€.
Children aged seven and up can start with a 30-minute lesson for 15€.
Camel rides: A short 20-minute ride, including photo and driver's licence costs 18 € adult / 12 € children (5 to 12 years).
A one-hour excursion costs 45 € adult / 35 € children (5 to 12 years).
Paintball: each game takes around ten minutes but the whole experience takes about two hours priced at 30€ per person.
Dune Buggies: Every day except Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm (booking is required)