Introducing Lanzarote, one of the idyllic Canary Islands
, known for its year-round sunshine, volcanic landmarks and beautiful beaches
. With friendly locals, a warm culture and a slower pace of life, embrace the Canarian charm and embark on a luxury
holiday discovery as you explore the enchanting streets.
Lanzarote represents natural beauty. This picture-perfect destination is all about eco-friendly places, unspoiled landscapes and spending your days swimming, cycling and sampling the local eateries.
The island boasts a welcoming atmosphere and warm people and is dotted with authentic bistros and cafes. Wander across the cobbled streets and you can expect to be greeted by friendly locals as well as an array of scenic seafood
restaurants, and enchanting bars. Prepare for your taste buds to be tantalised from start to finish with ultra-fresh fish, fine cuts of meats and organic island produce.
While there are excellent family-friendly
complex’s in Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise, away from the top-notch resorts there is also a variety of low-key places to stay depending on your preference. Accommodation on offer across Lanzarote includes traditional bungalows and village houses as well as five-star hotels hosting rooms, spacious suites and secluded villas for those seeking extra seclusion.
The island has its fair share of spas
so if you need to de-stress, you’re in the right spot. The wellness
centres will have you scrubbed in sea salts before soothing your skin in an organic mud mask before pampering you in a range of holistic mineral treatments.
The Atlantic Ocean is one of the biggest attractions luring tourists to the Canary Islands
time and time again alongside the excellent climate of course. With the warm waters surrounding Lanzarote offering great conditions for watersports
, it’s a surfer’s
paradise. The south coast is especially inviting for swimming, snorkelling
, or boat excursions
while the north coast’s windier conditions offers the ultimate playground for surfing and sailing
alike. On summer afternoons watch out for the prevailing waves.
The most popular beaches
have the ‘European Blue Flag’ standard along with the attendance of lifeguards so safety is a virtue. If you’re a confident swimmer why not embark in a little scuba-diving
? Explore the sub-aquatic volcanic world and discover a fascinating variety of marine life that reside in the crystal waters.
When night falls Lanzarote comes alive with a great mix of nightlife. The south, in particular, is bustling with evening electricity. Puerto del Carmen boasts an array of vibrant pubs, bars and nightclubs, especially around Avenida de las Playas where you can expect to be spoilt for choice. Also, at Playa Blanca’s cosmopolitan Marina Rubicón you’ll find stylish cocktail bars, high-end restaurants and swanky after dark destinations so stroll along and take your pick.
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Rather than one beach
, Caletón Blanco is a bracelet of tiny cloves of white sand and warm rock pools. Perched on the north-east coast of the island near Órzola, this natural landscape of volcanic ruins infused with hot water is definitely Instagram-worthy.