The Mediterranean climate in Larnaca makes it possible to participate in many outdoor activities throughout the year.
Cyprus is renowned for its beaches, and Larnaca (also spelt Larnaka), is no exception. The coastline of Larnaca is probably the biggest attraction for tourists coming to the area. Some of the famous beaches of Larnaca are Phinikoudes, Alaminos, Castella, Mckenzie, Ellinas and Yannathes. A number of activities like water sports and scuba diving are accessible at these beaches. For relaxation and enjoyment there are a lot of bars, pubs and restaurants situated along the seafront.
Cyprus is a small island and so sailing, boating and other marine activities are a part of local life & culture for many thousands of years. Even these days the Marina at Larnaca is a place to discover a whole host of nautical adventures. There are organized boat trips around the bay, which are great for families. For the more adventurous and/or extravagant types, why not hire a yacht with a full crew and set sail for a few days?
There are quite a few places to fish in Cyprus and that also includes Larnaca. Fishing in Larnaca is categorised into Amateur Fishing and Fishing in Dams. Spear-fishing, angling, fishing with vertical lines or trolling are the permitted fishing methods. Fishing with nets and other commercial methods are not permitted. For Fishing in Dams you require a special license.
Larnaca is a hiker’s paradise. From the coastline to the countryside, venturing into unknown paradise can truly be heaven, if you are ready for a bit of an adventure. Before you plan a trial, hire guides or buy books & maps. One of the famous trails is the E4 trail that links Larnaca with Paphos. You will discover beauty at its best with pine forests, mountains & monasteries and also discover a vast historical story opening in front of your very eyes.
Snorkelling, Scuba Diving and Water Sports ( Wikipedia )
Due to its coastline - water sports, diving and snorkelling receive great attention in Larnaca. Also, one of the finest shipwrecks in the world, the “Zenobia Ferry Wreck” is waiting to be discovered off the coast of Larnaca. Makenzie, Pervolia, Phinikoudes and Dhekelia beaches are famous for scuba diving, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, salt water fishing, deep sea fishing, lake fishing and charter tours. Diving sites in Larnaca are HMS Cricket Diving Site, Helicopter Wreck Diving Site, and The Zenobia Wreck Diving Site.
Cycling & Mountain Biking
Tourists are attracted from all around the world to Cyprus just to cycle through the forests, villages, mountains and countryside. Cycling routes can vary from extremely easy trails to rough mountain biking, depending on stamina and experience. Some of the cycling routes in Larnaca include Kofinou to Larnaka, Lefkosia - Lemesos - Pafos, Larnaka – Lefkosia, Larnaka – Nisou, Larnaka Tourist Beach – Meneou, Machairas – Pitsylia, Mazotos - Kofinou, Rizoelia Forest, Voroklini Hill.