January – December
LCY → ACE
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There’s more to the beautiful Canary Island of Lanzarote than just beaches and resorts waiting for you to discover on Lanzarote holidays. Lanzarote may be a small island but what it is big on is tourist attractions. Beyond the amazing volcanic landscape it is an island infused with art and culture courtesy of island son and artist and architect Cesar Manrique and his legacy is strongly felt across Lanzarote. The island also boasts a large number of natural wonders, for example the Valley of 1,000 Palms or the Green Lagoon at El Golfo and the benefit of it being a small island is that it is easy to explore.
Add to this brilliant sunshine year-round, 93 beaches ranging from fine white sand to black rocks, and a vast range of water sport on offer it’s easy to see why so many people flock here for a beach vacation. Families are perfectly catered to with hotels offering great children’s facilities and entertainment, while the shallow waters in sheltered coves make it perfect for days spent on the beach with the kids. For a touch of culture tour Cesar Manrique’s Centres of Art, Culture and Tourism.
The location of Lanzarote (at the same longitude Morrocco’s southern tip) and the closest of the Canary Islands to Africa makes for a temperate and sunny climate year-round. The island has the most stable climate among all the Canary Islands, with temperatures remaining consistent all year. Winter average temperatures are 17 degrees Celsius (63 Fahrenheit) in January and February and reach highs of 24 degrees Celsius (75 Fahrenheit) in the summer.
The large number of windsurfing schools to be found in and around Costa Teguise makes it the perfect spot to try your hand at the sport for the first time on your Lanzarote holidays. The safe waters of Playa de Las Cucharas make it the perfect destination for families who want to swim and lounge on the soft sand. After a day spent at the beach the large number of restaurants to be found here will cater to any culinary whim. There are also plenty of shopping opportunities. Hire a car and head for Cesar Manrique’s Centres of Art, Culture and Tourism.
Puerto del Carmen
An extremely popular resort, Puerto del Carmen offers 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) of postcard perfect golden-sanded beaches for relaxation or water sport. The vibrant avenue at the beachfront is a hive of activity with everything from relaxed cafés to heaving nightclubs. Alternatively check out the uninque charms of the Old Town where you can browse the shops or dine out on fish with views of the harbour.
The pace of life in Playa Blanca is more relaxed than in Puerto del Carmen, and the number of hotels in this family-friendly resort means everyone is well catered for. The town can claim to have some of the best beaches on the island. It is also a perfect base for hiking in the nearby Papagayo Nature Reserve. Take a walk along the picturesque scenic promenade and see yachts sail into harbour. Find a moment of your holidays in Lanzarote in the souvenir shops or boutiques. Refuel in one of the assortment of cafés or restaurants that cater to any budget.
The exclusive resort of Puerto Calero has a marina packed with luxury yachts. The luxury continues in the chic boutiques, while a wide variety of restaurants offer gourmet dining of both local and international cuisine in first-class surroundings. Take high-class catamaran cruise along the coast. Or even submerge yourself in the waters of the Atlantic while staying perfectly dry on a submarine safari during your holidays to Lanzarote.
With the sun shining down on Lanzarote’s beach resorts year round, the island is the perfect destination for lovers of sea and sand. Complement that with large swathes of vineyard and the natural beauty of the volcanic landscape. The water sports activities are limited only by your imagination, while away from the coast the hiking and cycling opportunities are numerous. Golfers can hone their skills on any of three courses on their holidays Lanzarote holidays.
Get familiar with the wonders of the deep on a submarine safari or via a glass-bottomed boat, or go dolphin spotting on a boat tour. The park Lanzarote a Caballo offers you the opportunity to go horseback or camel riding, battle it out at paintball and more.
For a theme park experience head to Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park just outside Puerto Del Carmen, based around as animal park it has a collection of species that include birds of prey, buffalo, Nile crocodiles, pumas, rare white tigers, pumas, parrots, and sea lions. There is also an extensive garden on site with waterfalls to explore, you can try to strike gold by mining at the Indian Village. There is also the Splash & Pool Zone, featuring swimming pools, water slides and other attractions to get fun on your holidays in Lanzarote.
Timanfaya National Park takes into the centre of the moonlike volcanic landscape.
Sample the world class wine of the La Geria Wine Region.
The incredible caves of Cueva de Los Verdes even feature their own concert hall or visit the incredible Jardin de Cactus, created by Cesar Manrique. It spreads over 5,000 square metres (53,820 square feet) and features more than 1,400 cactus varieties and more than 1,000 different species.
For more of Cesar Manrique’s work and a unique dining experience visit El Diablo restaurant in Timanfaya National Park on holidays to Lanzarote and eat food grilled by the heat from a volcano.
Surfers and bodyborders can drive to the north coast to ride the breakers at Famara or Arrieta.