If you fancy getting away from the stresses and strains of daily life then why not treat yourself to a holiday of a lifetime and visit the beautiful island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.
Located just a short distance from the west coast of Africa, the island is perfectly situated to enjoy amazing weather all year round and comfortably warm waters. There is also much to do, so whether you would like to get away by yourself, with friends or with the whole family, you will be easily entertained and pleasantly surprised at what this amazing island has to offer as it is sure to keep everyone happily entertained throughout the holiday!
If you’re after a relaxing beach holiday then look no further, as Lanzarote is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Canary Islands and with its variation of sand type and color you are sure to find the beach that’s right for you! There are many stunning golden beaches around the coastline that were in fact made from imported sand from the Sahara. This was done to give tourists the option of a softer, lighter colored beach compared to the native volcanic sand beaches that once completely dominated the island. But don’t worry, as there is still a great selection of these black ‘volcanic’ beaches around the island and if you have never set foot on one of these beaches, you are in for a real treat, as they not only have a very unique feel but they give an amazingly beautiful contrast next to the stunning azure waters and lush green landscape that can be found in certain areas. There are of course, plenty of opportunities to have a good sunbathe and with many of the beaches offering sun bed & parasol hire, you can stay off the hot sand and either relax in the hot sun or chill out in the shade. If you would like to stay active but still enjoy the beach then why not try out one of the many water sports that are available at the more popular beaches!
Lanzarote Landscapes and Attractions
Once you venture outside of your chosen resort and start exploring the area, you will realize how much the islands landscape varies. In one area you will find the Timanfaya National Park, which is a massive, black lava field that stretches as far as the eye can see and is an incredible example of the islands volcanic past – fascinating, yet eerie. One of the most popular attractions here is the restaurant on the Montanas del Fuego (Mountains of Fire) as this stylish establishment openly cooks meat on a grill that is placed above a volcanic vent! Now that’s good eating!
Another fascinating volcanic attraction is the Cueva de los Verdes or the ‘Green Caves’ as they are known in English. These stunning caves were formed by an underground lava flow many years ago that left beautiful formations of mineral and melted rock that are well lit allowing you to see the beauty during a guided trip of the caverns.
Lanzarote has all this and much more to offer you, so why not experience it all day and book your Lanzarote holiday today!
Guest post by author Sunmaster who enjoys writing about Lanzarote and other Canary Island destinations.