Lanzarote is located just seventy-nine miles off the African coast and is the most easterly and largest of the Canary Islands. Lanzarote benefits from a mild dry climate with a temperature range of 21°C in January to 29°C in August and low rainfall rates – make it a perfect year-round holiday destination for families, singles, groups and couples holidays alike.
Like all the islands of this group, Lanzarote has volcanic origins. With eruptions taking place as recently as the 18th and 19th centuries many areas of Lanzarote have a lunar landscape feel that is more or less unchanged due to the dry climate and resulting lack of erosion. Well worth a visit, this incredible landscape will make you feel like you’re on another planet! And in spite of the volcanic nature of the island Lanzarote holidays are full of beautiful white sandy beaches such as those at Playa Blanca, Papagayo and Caleton Blanco.
On the island’s southern tip is Playa Blanca – white beach – Lanzarote’s second most popular resort. It stretches from west of the Papagayo beaches at Las Coloradas as far as Faro Park and the Faro de Pechiguera lighthouse. Like so much of Spain there is a seafront promenade across the entire coast so you’ll have plenty of space to stretch out and work on that tan on your Lanzarote holidays. The resort additionally boasts a marina with all the shops and restaurants you’d expect, a great spot for people watching the rich and famous as they dock their million euro yachts. The beach at the heart of Playa Blanca is small and perfect for activities and water sports. Looking for something a bit more tranquil? Head to one of the protected beaches within easy walking distance from the resort’s centre: Playa Dorada to the east and Playa Flamingo to the west.
For those who want to party hard on their holidays in Lanzarote, Puerto del Carmen is an ideal resort. The principle and busiest resort in Lanzarote, its new town offers the widest variety of activities throughout both day and night for all ages and nationalities. There’s a multitude of places to eat, and pubs and disco bars providing something for everyone. Should you want a more peaceful evening the old town of Puerto del Carmen can offer that too. Here the quaint fishing port offers a great choice of restaurants covering most cuisines, including delicious local dishes from the Canaries and foods from around the world. This resort also features the largest beach on the island, the Playa Grande, so there will be plenty of time to unwind.
If you’re looking for something different to the excellent family hotels in Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise, a holiday in Lanzarote can deliver. Away from the large resorts there are boutique hotels, apartments and bungalows often built in the traditional style, as well as a great selection of golf holidays. And if you’re the more active type Lanzarote is also great for cycling, walking, surfing and of course, sampling the local wines. Aplausos!