Lanzarote Travel

Handy Lanzarote travel guide for those visiting the island in the Canaries.

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Canary Islands Guides - Travel in Lanzarote

Lanzarote Travel Guide - Only sixty kilometres long and twenty kilometres wide, Lanzarote is the 4th largest of the Spanish Canary Islands. Despite being less than 100 miles off the coast of Africa, the language is predominantly Spanish, if Africa does not give the island its language, it certainly influences its weather, boasting an excellent climate with average daytime temperatures between 21 and 28 degrees C and an annual rainfall generally below six inches, making it a perfect destination for off-peak travel although Lanzarote travel is popular all year round. Such fine resorts as Playa Blanca, Costa Teguise and Puerto del Carmen are amonst the most popular.

Volcanic in origin together with its neighbouring Canary Islands, Lanzarote experienced eruptions as recently as the nineteenth century, resulting in the spectacular ‘lunar’ landscape which is the most noticeable feature of the island. Amongst the volcanic sites which are worth a look on your visit, is Los Verdes caves, part of a six kilometre long lava tube created some three thousand years ago during one of the many eruptions in the Montaña La Corona, it features one of the longest volcanic tunnels in the world and numerous caves (some still unexplored), sections of the caves are occasionaly used for musical concerts. To understand the full extent of Lanzarote’s volcanic nature head for the Parque Nacional de Timanfaya, Lanzarote’s greatest attraction, here lava still bubbles away beneath the surface, and water poured into underground pipes, turns almost instantly to steam.

For beach lovers, Lanzarote travel can provide an interesting choice of beaches from the glorious white sands in the north of the island to the distinctive black sands of Playa Quemada, with the golden sandy beaches of Puerto del Carmen in between. If you are seeking a little more activity from your Lanzarote travel then the west coast offers some fine surfing opportunities as do some of the beaches in the north. Not for the fainthearted, surfing in Lanzarote is best left to the sport’s experienced exponents.

In Lanzarote’s Club La Santa a number of triathlete’s undergo their training giving perfect conditions for round the calendar activities in more pleasant surroundings than the UK or northern Europe, other sports facilities include golf at Golf Costa Teguise, scuba diving, snorkelling, deep sea fishing, windsurfing, parasailing and jet skiing

There is a good choice of accommodation in Lanzarote, with a number of 4 and 5 Star hotels and plenty of self-catering apartments and villas on offer, the main resorts are located at Costa Teguise, Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca. All have a decent range of facilities for your Lanzarote travel needs.

A great location for a year round holiday, Lanzarote is only a four hour flight from the UK, you will arrive at Arrecife Airport.

Some of the popular Lanzarote towns and resorts to which you may be travelling include: Puerto del Carmen, Arrecife, Playa Blanca, Teguise, Costa Teguise, San Bartolome, Yaiza, Tinajo, Tias, La Santa, Tao and Playa Honda.

Attractions: Jameos del Agua - Timanfaya National Park - Isla Graciosa

More Lanzarote Places: Arrecife - Guatiza - Haria - Orzola - Playa de Papagayo - Yaiza

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