Lanzarote - What We Know
"Situated off the coast of Africa and originates from a volcano, hence its dry, hot climate.."
Lanzarote is the eastern-most island of the beautiful Canary Islands, and is the fourth largest island of the cluster.
It is situated off the coast of Africa and originates from a volcano, hence its dry, hot climate.
With Lanzarote being the closest of the Canaries to Europe, it is still classed as a Spanish Island and an average flight time of about four hours will get you there, depending upon your departure airport, making Lanzarote holidays popular with Brits and Europeans alike.
British tourists flock to the Lanzarote regardless of the time of the year, as it is blessed with year-round sunshine and generally good weather.
You will find cheap holidays to Lanzarote combine a mix of sun, beautiful beaches and all-round entertainment. With long hours of sunshine and plenty of accommodation options to choose from, you're in for some spectacular views before you've even left your hotel balcony. Price ranges from low-budget apartments to 5-star luxury hotels, with self-catering to all-inclusive in boarding options as well. Holidays to Lanzarote have become a top priority for families looking to spend their budget on a quality location with the best resorts. This is evident by the recent trends of British tourists who have been benefiting from the all-inclusive holiday packages for Lanzarote this season.
Lanzarote – Attractions & Activities
"Geysers spew out water from time to time, unleashing the forces beneath the surface of the earth, making your holiday in Lanzarote an experience like no other.."
Lanzarote holidays offer plenty of interesting activities and attractions that are sure to keep you busy throughout your stay.
Besides the popular water sports on offer on the beach, you can take a 'Submarine Safari' and witness the spectacular sea life on a mini submarine without getting wet!
The island is rich in natural beauty, with an abundance of forests and mountains - great for those who want to experience more than the beach. The scenery is especially enhanced by volcanic rocks that formed the island in the first place and colourful flower beds that form on them will please the green-fingered amongst you.
One of the most popular and famous attractions of Lanzarote is the Timanfaya National Park, which is a volcanic natural reserve that features about a hundred volcanoes. The site is really a must-see for those interested in natural wonders. The area is volcanically very active, and just below the surface in the areas of the largest activity, temperatures can reach up to 600°C! Characteristically in areas of active volcanic activity, the area features a lot of geysers, spewing out water from time to time, unleashing the forces beneath the surface of the earth, making your holiday in Lanzarote an experience like no other. There are restaurants in the vicinity, which offer a stunning spectacle of the volcanic eruptions that took place on the island.
Lanzarote is also home to a theme park known as the Rancho Texas Park, which is recommended for the touring families on holidays. There are other parks, such as Aquapark in Costa Teguise, which are also popular among families and young singles. You can pursue a lot of other exciting activities like hiking, horse-riding, taking Jeep or camel safaris to have fun on the island.
Restaurants, Nightlife, Shopping & Transport
"The local bars are the perfect spots for a vibrant nightlife, and offer karaoke, live music, cocktails and discos.."
When it comes to eating out, you're spoiled for choice in Lanzarote.
Cuisine is mixed, with influences from Africa and Spain, as well as other popular European destinations but regardless of where you eat, you will find high quality service at great value prices.
Typical 'Canarian' food will include ‘mojo sauce’, a red or green sauce reminiscent of a salsa, that is used on salads or to flavour meat and ‘papas arrugadas’ - new potatoes cooked in sea water and then baked. Both are popular accompaniments to most main meals of the Canary Islands.
Whilst on holiday in Lanzarote, the local bars are the perfect spots for a vibrant nightlife, and offer karaoke, live music, cocktails and discos. Although the nightlife in Lanzarote is not as colourful and loud as in Tenerife, it still offers a huge amount of activity sufficient for the tourist. You can dance to your favourite tunes all night long in discos and clubs, where you can party until the break of dawn.
Lanzarote, like other Canary Islands, is partly tax-free, which makes it the perfect place to shop, as products available here are much cheaper as compared to the EU. The shopping prospects will keep you moving around in the shopping malls which offer jewellery, clothing, perfumes, souvenirs and electrical appliances. A lot of shopping places feature cafés, which are nice places to relax amid a busy shopping session.
Getting around the island is very easy through a reliable bus service that will take you to the numerous resorts on the island. They operate daily from morning to late evening as do taxis, although slightly more expensive.
Weather and Climate
"Lanzarote is known for its beautiful and most enjoyable weather - one of the reasons for its popularity.."
If there's one thing that is almost guaranteed on a Lanzarote holiday, it's the hot weather and sunshine.
Lanzarote is known for its beautiful and most enjoyable weather - one of the reasons for its popularity.
The summers peak from the month of June to August, which offer 11 hours of sunshine each day. The average temperature in Lanzarote during this time is around 28°C and the best weather is from August to September. The coldest it can get during both the seasons in Lanzarote is 20°C in the summer evenings, and 12°C during winters. But the best cooling effect, regulating the temperature constantly, is the sea breeze, making the conditions much more comfortable.
The winter is at its coldest during January and February, but the temperatures remain very pleasant and average at 21°C. The winters can still see 6 hours of sunshine a day and there will be little rainfall during a trip to Lanzarote, but if anything, it is most likely to take place during the months of November to March.