Lanzarote is the fourth largest island in the Canaries and it is famous for its volcanic scenery, beautiful beaches and wonderful weather. Let’s see if we can convince you to choose Lanzarote for your summer or winter destination.
The Great Beaches
Chill in the sun on a white sand beach, or marvel at the beauty of the black sand ones. The best beaches in Lanzarote are the ones in Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca.
The Accessible Location
No matter where you are in Europe, you’re only a few hours away from this European paradise. Brush up on your Spanish and buy the ticket as soon as possible.
The Volcanic Landscape
The eruptions that started in 1730 and lasted until 1736 have covered the land in volcanic ashes and rocks. That is why Lanzarote can have a somewhat Martian feel to it in some locations.
All Year-Round Sunny Weather
Also called the islands of eternal spring, the Canary Islands have an average temperature of 17°C in the winter and 24°C in the summer (the islands closest to Africa will be hotter and drier). There is also a visible difference from the North and the South parts of the islands – the temperature drops a little as you go towards the mainland.
UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Lanzarote Biosphere Reserve was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993. Visit the Natural Park of Timanfaya to see for yourself what the UNESCO title implies.
Adrenaline Junkies’ Heaven
If you’re not someone who will spend all day long belly-up in the sun, then Lanzarote has some thrills for you: windsurfing, paragliding, diving and surfing.
Great Entertainment for Children
The Rancho Texas Theme Park will entertain not only the kids, but also the adults. For the children the park offers a Gold Mine Adventure where they can pan for gold and find little gems, see and feed farm animals or even take a peek at some wild animals in their natural habitat. For the adults, there are two theme nights, Western – with BBQ and beers and Spanish – with flamenco and great Spanish food.
If you haven’t heard of the famous Papas Arrugadas with Fish then you must pause from reading this article and do a quick search online. Or better yet, let us tell describe. Baby potatoes boiled in salty water, and then baked until their skin is wrinkly. Served with fish and a red or green spicy sauce.
The Nobel Prize Winner in Literature, José Saramago went into exile on the island of Lanzarote where he died in 2010. Visit the memorial house and pay your respects to this brilliant writer.
There a villa for every budget, from the luxurious to the more modest. You can choose between bungalows and villas with their own private swimming pools or elegant and cheap apartments. We’ve done a little research for you and Whitebeach Holidays to provide great accommodation.
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