Lanzarote is the most easterly Canary Island just off the African coast, with superb golden and volcanic beaches the holiday destination has become a favourite with all members of the family! Swim in warm clear seas, explore the amazing national parks, and bask in the year round sunshine.Lanzarotes beautiful sandy beaches ring the dramatic volcanic interior of the island thats the closest to Africa. Head to the south-west corner to stay in a Lanzarote hotel near the secluded cove at Playas de Papagayo. Relax on the black sand beaches.
Lanzarote offers a large choice of accommodation from self catering apartments.
The local artist and designer Cesar Manrique has influenced all parts of the island, from the protection of the islands fabulous landscapes with low rise white washed towns to intriguing monuments infusing art with nature. Well preserved volcanic bubbles and tunnels have been turned into popular cultural attractions. Fortresses, museums and archaeological sites adorn the island, along with a fascinating Wine Museum at El Grifo, built on top of a volcanic rock formed from an 18th century eruption. The weather in Lanzarote is warm and sunny almost all year round, with temperatures ranging from 24 to 28 degrees in the summer to 19 to 21 degrees in the winter. Summers are generally dry everywhere on the island, although the northern half tends to have more cloud cover. In winter, the island can get windy, but it is still warm and sunny. November and December are the rainiest months, but the long, warm days mean Lanzarotes still a great destination for winter sunshine.
Things to see & do
Holidays in Lanzarote revolve around the beach, so its no surprise that there are plenty of watersports on offer. Jet ski hire, diving and boat trips are all available and Lanzarote is home to some of the best surfing and windsurfing beaches in Europe. Away from the shores, play golf, or ride a bike or a horse across the unique Lanzarote terrain. For a great family day out, visit the water park, Rancho Texas zoo, or take a dive in Lanzarotes very own yellow submarine. For a great days shopping, head to the island capital, Arrecife. Dont miss a guided tour of volcanic Timanfaya Park, or a visit artist Cesar Manriques unique lava bubble house.Arrecife, the islands capital, comes alive at night, with lots of traditional Spanishstyle bars and a smattering of clubs. All of Lanzarotes resorts have bars and discos, but the liveliest resort is Puerto del Carmen, with plenty of pubs and late night venues to choose from. Many hotels lay on inhouse entertainment, with childfriendly discos and shows in specialist family complexes.
Food & Drinks
Lanzarotes traditional cuisine combines Spanish influences with those from Latin America and Africa. Youre most likely to find food like this in Arrecife, or in small towns and villages throughout the island. In the main resorts, international dishes are the order of the day, with a great choice of Chinese, Italian, Indian and British restaurants. Sample the local wine, or try Spanishstyle tapas and sangria. Half board and all inclusive holidays are a great value, popular choice if you prefer to eat at your hotel.