Is what you have to ask yourself before you decide to spend yet another day lazing by your all inclusive hotel pool. As with any vacation, holidays to Lanzarote offer a great opportunity to break the mold of your everyday life and engage in something that will provide you with experiences and broaden your horizons. As such and in order to avoid getting stuck in a holiday rut, here are some things to do in order to get the most out of your Lanzarote holidays.
The once barren volcanic island of Lanzarote is home to a bit more than 142 thousand residents and each year large numbers of tourists flock around its magnificent sunny shores. The all year round good weather, fantastic all inclusive hotels and broad spectrum of activities covering any taste and pocket have significantly elevated this Spanish island in the Atlantic into one of the top contenders for summer holidays. Holidays toLanzarote however have not been the huge industry they are today some years ago.
Lanzarote has long been a great place to unwind and top up your tan by the sea. A multitude of beaches, lush all inclusive resorts and of course great weather all year round, have made it one of the top holiday spots for all ages and types of travellers. With activities ranging from lazing on a beach and swimming at your own pace to full on extreme sports and watersports, the activities provided are almost endless. In case that you decide to have family holidays in Lanzarote however, here are some of the best things to do.
The lunar landscape of Lanzarote is a place full of paths to take and settings to explore. Before you decide to spend yet another day by a hotel pool or beach gazing down the endless ocean with a cocktail in your hand, make an effort to get up and take one of the spectacular hikes the island has to offer. The volcanoes and arid settings of the island are amongst the main reasons why holidays to Lanzarote are more than just beaches and all inclusive deals. Without further ado, here are some of the best hikes in Lanzarote.
The sunny and friendly land of Spain is host to some of the best seaside destinations. Home to around a million British expats with way more visiting on holidays each year, the land of rabbits as its otherwise called and its islands, are a true playground for any type of traveller and budget. From a hip Barcelona getaway to a sunny session on a sandy beach in the Canary Islands, holidays in Spain provide some of the best vacation options just a short flight away from home. Speaking of the Canary Islands however, there is a certain destination which seems to be on the rise like never before. If being chosen by the British prime minister as his holiday destination doesn’t convince you, then allow us give you some insight into why this place is one of the favourite British holiday destinations in Spain.
Arid Lanzarote is one of the volcanically formed Canary Islands off the coast of West Morocco. Well known for its year-long good weather and magnificent beaches, the volcanic landscape has a lot more to offer if you decide to visit. In this Article we take a few moments to explore five of the most interesting things to do during your holidays in Lanzarote keeping you relatively off the beaten path and providing you with some marvelous sights during your stay. If you ever get tired of sunbathing on any of the sunny beaches the island is known for, rest assured that our guide will reward you with some of the most amazing sights!
The winter doldrums have arrived, but don’t let freezing temperatures, icy footpaths and seemingly eternal dark days get the best of you this year. Instead plan Lanzarote holidays, the most easterly of Spain’s beautiful and exotic Canary Islands. This literal hotspot offers a unique way to escape winter’s icy clutches while making memories to get you through any blustery blizzard yet to come.
A Volcanic Paradise
Nicknamed the “Island of Eternal Spring,” Lanzarote is heralded for its spectacular year-round weather, scenic beaches and famous “lunar” landscapes thanks to more than 350 volcanic craters and one active volcano. A whopping 41 per cent of the island has been declared Protected Natural Areas, including the magnificent Timanfaya National Park.
Lanzarote’s major tourist destinations include Costa Teguise, Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca. Each of these offers a dynamic spot for tourists to relax and recharge. Students enjoy discounts on transportation and entrance tickets; combined with easy access from a number of different points, reasonable prices and a variety of accommodations, Lanzarote is an ideal destination for international students in search of exploration.
Lanzarote beaches are the top choice for families who want to enjoy year round sunshine, exotic volcanic scenery and some of the best beaches in the Canaries. With average water temperatures of 19.5°C, you’d be crazy to miss out on the wonderful beaches of Lanzarote. Here are some of our choices for best beaches in Lanzarote… don’t forget to share yours!
Papagayo Actually more like a group of beaches clubbed together, Papagayo is a local favourite as well as being one of the best beaches in Lanzarote. It’s sheltered from the wind so you can sunbathe; build a couple of sandcastles, laze around, and maybe even hop on a banana boat for the afternoon. Just remember, a couple of beaches in this area have a clothes optional approach. Stay at the 4* Iberostar Papygayo right on the Playa de las Coloradas Beach, a top choice for families who want to spend days on the beach with great facilities nearby.
Papagayo via @ Teosaurio
Caleta de Famara You won’t have to fight too much for space on this laidback stretch of sand. A handy choice if you’ve got a car, there are just a handful of restaurants lining the beach, a young atmosphere and great views. A good choice for couples who want to escape the crowds. Stay at the 4* Be Live Grand Playa in Costa Teguise to take advantage of both areas.
Famara via @ Lanzate
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La Graciosa Not strictly on Lanzarote, but seriously, you must visit this year; before everyone gets the same idea. Its soft golden sands can only be reached by a quick ferry from the north of the island. This is one to visit if you’re after a little peace and quiet, just remember, winds tend to be a bit stronger in the northern parts of the island, so it’s not so suitable for children. Stay at a charming self catering apartment in the town of Orzola.
Graciosa via @ Dario Garavini
Las Cucharas The main beach for the bustling and vibrant Costa Teguise area is a haven for water sports fanatics (known for its windsurfing) while kids have plenty of space for mucking about. Stay at the 3* El Trebol Apartments, a handy choice if you are looking for self catering holidays in Lanzarote this year.
Cucharas via @ sun sea & sand
Playa del Reducto in Arrecife is a Blue Flag delight, in a fantastic location with excellent facilities. Why not stroll the length of the seafront, or simply hop straight into the surf and cool off from the hot Canarian sun? It’s got plenty of facilities, loungers and beach bars, so you won’t be left wanting. A little further west you’ll find the more secluded Playa del Cable beach. It’s two for the price of one in Arrecife. Stay at the Arrecife Grand Hotel & Spa, a 5* hotel with panoramic views, tasty restaurant and is the island’s tallest building.
Reducto via @ Lanzate
Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen is well organised and packed with facilities like showers, life guards and loungers. There is a wealth of water sports on offer, while the Centro strip is ideal for youngsters who want to party hard after sunset. Stay at the cheap and cheerful Arena Dorada Apartments, only a few minutes from the beach, shopping and nightlife.
Puerto del Carmen via @ Terry Wha
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The second entry in our 4-part series on the best beaches of the Canary Islands focuses on the beautiful island of Lanzarote and its beaches.
Papagayo beach via @ SparksEmma
The Papagayo Beaches are easily some of the most beautiful natural Lanzarote beaches in the archipelago. Composed of a series of six beaches, of which Playa Mujeres is the largest and the busiest (about 90 meters long). The other coves in the area are Playa de las Coloradas, Playa de las Ahogaderas and Playa de la Cera, located west of Punta del Papagayo, and Playa Caleta de Congrio and Playa de Puerto Muelas, located on the east side.
The Papagayo beaches are very popular with surfers and snorkellers, as well as families with children. The beaches are also favoured by naturists, with some areas being reserved for them, in order not to disrupt the families sharing the area. Although these beaches are stunningly beautiful and relatively easy to reach, they do not provide very many facilities, so make sure you come prepared.
Puerto Del Carmen is Lanzarote’s largest holiday resort on the south coast of the island. The five mile (or so) promenade connects the resort’s three main beaches with a huge variety of restaurants, shops, and bars. The most famous are the yellow sand beaches of Playa Grande (also known as Playa Blanca like the southern tourist resort, just to confuse you) and Playa de los Pocillos, both are around half a mile long. Further along is Playa de Matagorda, a smaller beach with fewer attractions, as the noise from the nearby airport keeps the crowds away.
Puerto del Carmen’s beaches are man-made, and are therefore easily accessible and family-friendly. They offer a wide range of water sports, leisure facilities, and amenities needed for a fantastic and carefree day on the beach!
El Jablillo & Las Chucharas
Located in the resort of Costa Teguise, these beaches are extremely family-friendly. The El Jablillo beach is connected to the resort’s promenade and has white sand and plenty of facilities to keep you comfortable and entertained. The larger of the two beaches is the Las Chucharas beach, stretching 600 meters in length. Both beaches are easily accessible from the resort’s boardwalk and offer calm, clear waters and lots of facilities.
Playa Blanca & Dorada
The Playa Dorada Beach is located in the eastern resort of Playa Blanca. The Dorada Beach is an artificial beach stretching 300 meters with white sands and clear water. The beach is home to many facilities as well, with shops and restaurants available within walking distance. The Playa Blanca Beach is a narrow, but natural, beach with white sands and plenty of facilities for the entire family, and especially for those looking to dive these famous waters. Both beaches have a boardwalk and are great settings for a relaxing beach day.
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As with most things, holidays are something best enjoyed with good company. After all, few people haven’t dreamt of packing up their things, taking their mates along and embarking on a holiday that will make history. Nonetheless, most of times group holidays seem to be a daunting prospect. Be it the fact that most people have to worry about day jobs and paying their rent, life seems to get in the way of the perfect group vacation more often than not. In case however, that you decide to go, another set of challenges might arise and in order to overcome these, you have to be prepared. Since we ‘re always about helping you with your holidays, we have gathered some of the best advice and suggestions of places to visit, in order to help you organise your perfect holiday without breaking your friends’ hearts, bones and of course the bank.