Blessed with extraordinary volcanic landscapes and temperate year-round weather, Lanzarote is an island all its own. This geological wonder is home to 300 volcanoes and has been names a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Once only known for package beach holidays, Lanzarote is evolving to become a haven for eco-conscious travellers and outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors will enjoy the island’s many popular resort, array of restaurants and variety of striking beaches.
Beach lovers:Lanzarote wrote the book on the classic beach holiday. This captivating island has been a favourite holiday destination for generations thanks to its long ribbons of beautiful beaches, terrific resorts and stellar selection of water sports.
The Great Outdoors: Lanzarote’s lunar landscape is the place to bring out your inner geologist. From hiking through the volcanic parks and trailblazing along coastal paths to exploring underground caves, there is no shortage of earthy excursions.
Approximate flight from the UK: Between 4-4.5 hours
Time zone: UTC:+00:00
Timanfaya National Park
The park’s otherworldly landscape will make you feel like you are hiking through a sci-fi movie. Visitors must plan ahead and book a coach to bring you to the pack, but the tours are well organised and the chance to stand among the parks many volcanoes is an opportunity not to be missed.
Address: Ruta de los Volcanes, Lanzarote, Spain
Open: Daily 9:00 AM- 17:45
Cost: Adults, 9 Euro; children, 7-12 years, 4,50 Euro
Playa Papagayo is a spacious stretch of white sand beach located on the southern tip of Lanzarote. The clear emerald-like waters and calm surf attract thousands of holidaymakers to swim and snorkel here. Although the beach is a bit of a hike to reach, the its natural and unspoiled nature makes it well worth the trip.
Cueva de los Verdes
This popular tourist attraction is actually a lava tube formed by the Corwithin the Monumento de Malpaís de La Corona. The one-hour tour guides visitors through the wondrous cave system that is an underground well adventure well-suited for all ages.
Address: 35520 Haría, Las Palmas, Spain
Open: Daily 10:00-18:00h
This expansive stretch of sandy beach is an idyllic location for surfers, swimmers, joggers and windsurfers. Bordered by the Risco Mountains on one side and the town of Caleta de Famara on the other, the beach is a peaceful atmosphere unspoiled by development.
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