Lanzarote is a sun holiday destination that never disappoints and it’s consistently booked by our customers. If you haven’t already given this Canary Island a visit, we have a few reasons why you should consider it…
The weather Ireland is currently experiencing is a taste of what Lanzarote has all year round. It’s as much a sun destination in the winter as it is the summer. In fact, it’s even cheaper to holiday in Lanzarote during the summer because of its popularity for guaranteed sun in winter. Plus, it never gets unbearably hot so you can really enjoy your holiday.
The beaches at the popular resorts of Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca have golden sands and glistening blue waters i.e. everything you need for an enjoyable sun holiday. Venturing beyond the resorts, you can uncover unspoilt and lesser known beaches like Playa Papagayo in the Natural Monument of Los Ajaches near Playa Blanca.
There’s plenty of family-friendly activities in Lanzarote if you want a break from the pool and sea. You can do everything from a Submarine Safari to water and theme parks to learning about Lanzarote’s history with pirates and riding a camel at Timanfaya National Park! A small child or small child at heart, there’s a wealth of things to keep every age entertained and give you long-lasting memories.
Louise from our Holiday Support Team recommends visiting Jameos del Agua and Cueva de los Verdes (the Green Caves – if you keep their secret you will return to Lanzarote) as both are amazing and very easy to get to – tours are really easy to book and short journeys. The local bus is also easy to use and cheap.
Timanfaya National Park
Speaking of activities, one of the most spectacular things about Lanzarote is its landscape and no holiday is complete without a visit to the Timanfaya National Park. You’d be excused for thinking you landed on another planet as it’s home to Lanzarote’s volcano, Mount Timanfaya and is covered in lava fields. Explore the Park with a guided tour and afterwards, have lunch cooked by the heat of the volcano.
Visit the Vineyards
Did you know Lanzarote has its own vineyards? Not just any vineyards at that, the ones in Lanzarote are volcanic black ask vineyards near Timanfaya. Dry white wines and sweet dessert wines have been produced here since the 1700s. You can do tours of La Geria vineyard for €9, which last 45mins and you get to taste 2 wines.
We can’t talk about Lanzarote’s wine without mentioning its food. Louise recommends Lanzarote’s specialities, which are Canarian potatoes in mojo sauce and seabass cooked in salt.
If you want to get a real Lanzarote experience, make sure to go to a Jameos Night at Jameos del Agua. For €39.90pp, you’ll get a delicious 3-course meal and the chance to enjoy a timple concert in the breathtaking surroundings of the cave and its lake.
Unlike other Spanish resorts, Lanzarote has no high-rise buildings and no billboard advertising which automatically gives it a laid-back feel. Buildings are painted white with bursts of blues and greens making it instantly uplifting.
While the daytime is all about soaking up the sun, the evening is for tasting the best in local cuisine and enjoying the buzz of the resorts.
“It’s a destination with endless possibilities. There’s something there for everyone and it just blends together so well, like there are places you can dance all night but they’re not in your face so if you want a quiet holiday, you’ll barely notice them!”
Have our reasons convinced you to visit Lanzarote?