Lanzarote: A Destination That Will Surprise You

by Julia on March 4, 2016

The Canary Islands are a popular choice for holidaymakers throughout the year. With it’s all round sunshine and exciting holiday hotspots what’s not to love?

But I wanted to look a bit closer at one of the islands that perhaps get’s overlooked from time to time. Lanzarote is the most easterly out of all the islands and has a vibrant volcanic scenery.

You may not have considered taking your holidays in Lanzarote before, but here’s why you should consider it for your next vacation.

Although Lanzarote is known as the most volcanic island it is, in fact, the least mountainous. This means that exploring the island is a lot easier than you would think. There is a national park called Timanfaya where you can have a tour of the volcano fields. During this tour, you will also hear more about the history of the island. It’s also said that if you ever wanted to experience the moon without leaving Earth, then Timanfaya Park is said to look like the moon surface. Timanfaya also hosts a restaurant where they cook the food from the volcanic heat. It makes a great day out and offers panoramic views of the island.

Lanzarote is also known for their black sandy beaches. Only found on volcanic destinations. The sand is silky and smooth but very striking. Of course, the island still has it’s fair share of white sandy beaches and perfect swimming locations.

If water sports are your thing, then the north of the island is the perfect spot. Subject to high winds it’s a fantastic location for windsurfing. Caleta de Famara is well known to be a destination for avid water sports enthusiasts. The island regularly hosts competitions because of the high winds.

There are many attractions to suit families and couples alike. From the cactus gardens to amusements and water parks there is something to appeal to most. You may also want to check out the wine region where wine is locally made.

Lanzarote is full of surprises. With wonderful excursions available to you in some of the island’s most upscale resorts, you will struggle to get bored. You could take boat trips to some of the other islands. Or explore the amazing marine life in a glass bottom submarine.

If a bustling nightlife is more your thing, then head to Puerto Del Carmen. With many bars, restaurants and clubs you will be able to party until the early hours. If you are more interested in your food, then the quaint seafood restaurants in the old town will delight your tastebuds.

Finally, Lanzarote is known as a biosphere. Which makes the air and atmosphere perfect for athletes training. It is why Lanzarote is the choice of many football teams and Olympic athletes for training holidays.

Lanzarote is the perfect holiday destination for all types of holidays. There are many resorts to choose from catering for couples and families. With only a four-hour flight from the UK and fantastic weather you can’t go wrong with this destination.

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