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The Canary Islands has more than its fair share of beautiful island destinations worth visiting. Lanzarote is the latest of those islands and enjoys fantastic weather nearly all year round, beautiful landscapes and a well established tourism industry. Making Lanzarote a popular destination for great beach holiday getaways.

Beautiful beaches

The appropriately named “Playa Blanca” is the best place to start when we’re talking about great beaches in Lanzarote. Spanish for “White Beach” this is actually 3 large expanses of beautiful sandy shoreline. This is where you’ll find all the best bars and restaurants, water-sports and other activities to keep you occupied. Originally a sleepy fishing village, Playa Blanca is now the place to go and is popular all year round. Thankfully it’s not totally over-run with tourists and still retains some of its original charm. Costa Teguise is a great option if you have kids as there’s no less than 5 beaches here with a more relaxed family atmosphere in the evenings. Costa Teguise is where you’ll find the Aqua Park if you’re looking for a day out and some family fun.

Activities in Lanzarote

 

Lanzarote has a great variety of things to do if you’re the active type. Firstly there’s the Timanfaya National Park which is a must for any nature lovers. Covering 57 square miles, this park is a little different to your tropical jungle. The entire area is made up of Volcanic soil and the Montañas del Fuego (Fire Mountains) are the reason for this strange martian landscape. The land here was  created from 1730 to 1736 when over 100 volcanoes were active on the island, devastating the landscape and number of small villages. Don’t worry though, the last eruption here was in 1824,  due to the low rainfall on the island the national park looks much the same as it did when the eruptions finally stopped. It’s quite an amazing landscape and easily accessible by excursion bus or car if you fancy hiring one.

Local culture and nightlife

Puerto del Carmen is where you want to go if you’re looking for a touch of Lanzarote’s old town and it’s new nightlife too. You’ll find a beautiful 6km stretch of sandy beach here, perfect for sunbathing and local strolls with a loved one too. You’ll find the quaint old town the perfect place to explore and get a feel for local culture too. By night the sea front comes alive and its the place to go to soak up the atmosphere.

If you’re looking to get away from it all then i recommend Playa des los Pocillos. This area markets itself as the refined and quiet resort with a more culture set of shops, bars and restaurants. It’s great for families too as the more relaxed pace of life makes it easier to enjoy a night out with the whole family.

Weather in Lanzarote

With a very low annual rainfall and a decent average temperature even in the winter months, Lanzarote enjoys year round tourism, peaking in July and August. I would recommend September and October as the best months to visit, with temperatures in the mid to high 20s and very little rainfall. The rains are heaviest in November and December so October starts to enjoy some cooler and wetter weather which can be a welcome break in your day to cool off.

Book flights to Lanzarote

If you looking for some great deals of flights to Lanzarote I recommend checking out Thomas Cook who fly daily from a number of major airports in the United Kingdom.