Lanzarote is one of the beautiful Canary Islands found situated in the Atlantic Ocean, and is justly famous for its gorgeous beaches and great weather all year round. You’ll find a range of quiet and lively resorts in Lanzarote and if you like adventure you’ll find plenty of fun activities to keep you entertained. The island’s extraordinary volcanic landscape has produced some stunning flora and fauna, so if you love exploring beautiful and unusual places, than you’ll love Lanzarote.
This beautiful island is only a few hours flight from the UK and has superb resorts which will cater for all tastes and budgets. With the same latitude as the Sahara Desert, Lanzarote boasts a sub-tropical climate making it a great holiday destination all year round. Cooling breezes ensure it is never unbearably hot though with temperatures averaging a very comfortable 18°C in January and 25°C in August.
One of the best things about Lanzarote is its stunning coastline. A number of idyllic beaches and dramatic cliffs surround the island, creating both secluded and public areas for you to enjoy. The sand at Playa Blanca is a beautiful white, and the water here shelves gently into the cool sea, so it’s ideal for young families. Puerto de Carmen is livelier and if you enjoy water activities, there are water sports ranging from wind surfing and kite surfing to parasailing and snorkelling. Most of the main beaches in Lanzarote have bars and restaurants within walking distance too, meaning you won’t have to move to far from your sunbed to find refreshments.
Lanzarote holidays are ideal if you love nature. Timanfanya National Park is worth a visit just for the spectacular views. When arriving at the Visitor Centre, tour guides will demonstrate just how hot the ground is with some impressive mini-geyser creations before taking you on a coach trip around the volcanoes where you will see some of the architect Cesare Manrique’s work – a house built inside a volcano bubble! There is also a restaurant serving traditional Canarian food cooked off the heat created by the volcanoes which is an interesting lunch time experience.
The food found in most resorts across Lanzarote is a mixture of worldwide cuisine and local dishes, meaning everyone will be able to find something they enjoy. The traditional mojo picon, a hot serve with a main dish comes highly recommended from the locals though.
If you’re after a cheap holiday away, it’s worth knowing that with the European economy as it is this year, many holiday firms are lowering their prices to the Canary Islands. Cheap Lanzarote holidays will take the strain off your pocket so you can enjoy your time fully on a trip to this beautiful island.