Lanzarote: Lanzarote is situated just 79 miles off the coast of
Africa and is the most easterly of the Canary Islands. The island is
37 miles (60km) long and 12 miles (20 km) wide, making it the fourth
largest island in the Canaries.
a mild dry climate with average daytime temperatures ranging from about
21°C in January to 29°C in August. Annual rainfall is just 140mm
(5.5 inches). This makes Lanzarote the perfect year-round destination.
Lanzarote, a Spanish island, is the easternmost of the Canary Islands,
in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 125 km off the coast of Africa
and 1,000 km from the Iberian Peninsula. Covering 845.9 km², it
stands as the fourth largest of the islands. The first recorded name
for the island, given by Angelino Dulcert, was Insula de Lanzarotus
Marocelus, after the Genoese navigator Lancelotto Malocello, from which
the modern name is derived. The island's name in the native Guanche
language was Tite-Roy-Gatra, which may mean "the red mountains".
is of volcanic origin. The island was created about 35 million years
ago. The island along with others was created after the breakup of the
African and the American continental plates.
Island: Warm temperatures all year. With a good deal of flatland,
Lanzarote is the least mountainous of the Canary Islands. Due to its
low level, Lanzarote is below the level of humid and warm air. In general,
this results in a dry climate with little rain. The average temperature
is 24° in August and 17° in January. The sea temperature varies
between 17° and 24° at the surface. The sun shines for many
hours throughout the year, which allows sun worshippers to enjoy the
long white-sand beaches and clear waters: those of Famara, Papagayo,
Orzola, Puerto del Carmen or Las Cucharas. The wind is constant and
moderate almost all year, making Lanzarote a suitable place for the
practice of yachting, windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Park of Timanfaya: This park covers a surface area of 51 square
kilometres, and includes within it's boundaries an extensive range of
volcanoes. Because of the lack of rain, there is very little erosion
on the island and the volcanic scenery must look much as it did after
the eruptions. The scenery is both breathtaking and unrepeatable.
the hostile appearance of this land, which extends as far as the coast,
there are several species of animals such as the Haria lizard, ravens,
seagulls, Cory's shearwater, and a great variety of lichens. A large
number of experts in Botany, Zoology and Geology uses the National Park
of Timanfaya as a base for different studies and experiments.
Jameos del Agua lava caves were formed on the northeast coast following
an eruption of Mount Corona. Cesar Manrique planned to make them appealing,
and between 1965 and 1968, he landscaped them into a fantastic subterraneous
complex. Having entered the site, you immediately start to descend through
lush vegetation, huge cacti, and suspended above you, a gigantic ships
anchor. Your attention will now be drawn to the natural arched cave
in front of you, enclosing a pool. This is a confirmation of Manriques
dedication to his beloved island and its heritage. Here, in a seawater
lagoon, is the home of a unique species of white, blind crabs. They
are extremely small creatures but seem to glow brightly in the dimly
Golfo is the famous Green Lagoon an unusual phenomenon in
the cove, where sea water has become trapped in the form of a lake and
turned a striking acidic green, due to the algae which lives there.
The beach itself is made of pebbles, and the cliffs behind the lagoon
are equally dramatic, having been wind eroded into fantastic shapes
over the course of the centuries. The scenery is further enhanced by
the large finger of rock which sits just off the beach and causes the
sea to crash around it.
Salinas del Janubio
is a place of scientific interest where not only the fauna is protected,
but also the traditional method of extracting salt from the seawater.
Before the eruptions of 1730-1736, it was the best natural harbour on
Lanzarote, but the eruptions created a sand bar that closed this point
forming a lake called La Caleta de Janubio.
Manrique: Local artist Cesar Manrique was a sculpture, painter,
architect and one of the pioneers of modern art in Spain. He created
the 7 tourist centers of Lanzarote and had a great influence on the
protection of both the nature and the culture of the island. He convinced
the local government to disallow the construction of high buildings
and the use of billboards that would harm the beauty of the natural
Surfing: Windsurfing combines the adrenaline rush, and techniques
of surf, kitesurf and wake boarding, turning it into one of the most
spectacular water sports. Windsurf, surf and kitesurfing look hard to
learn, but in reality are very easy. Most windsurfing techniques can
be simulated on the beach and with a proper training program you'll
get the basics in just a few days.
Lanzarote has some of the best surfing beaches in the Canary Island,
with Famara beach on the north coast being the most renowned surfing
beach, and central surf schools are located here and just west of Famara
at La Santa. You'll catch a few waves on the beaches of La Graciosa
Island to the north too, and around Orzola. It's easy to hook into one
of the many surf camps on the island and book yourself on a surfing
holiday with guaranteed big waves, warm sunshine and warm sea temperatures!
The top surfing
season in Lanzarote is actually in winter between the months of November
up until late March - wave heights are higher during this period rarely
dropping below head-height!
Diving: Diving in Lanzarote is generally done around the larger
resorts. At Puerto del Carmen, which is only a twenty minute drive from
the airport, there is steep wall dive, harbour wrecks and a short boat
trip to offshore reefs on offer. With both boat and shore dives and
the depth and skill range of the dive sites, this makes a great location
for progressing training. Near the shore the sea bed is sandy, but it
quickly drops away to steep volcanic walls. The volcanic landscape that
is so impressive on the surface is equally as awe inspiring underwater
with lava flows and cave formations providing divers with some fantastic
places to explore. The rocks are covered in anemones, sponges and soft
corals and are home to many types of fish. There are some wreck dives
on offer, but diving here is definitely for those who want reef diving
with a difference. There is also a decompression chamber on the island
that can house six people at once.
The waters around Lanzarote are home to a fine array of prized big fish.
And as a result, game fishing is a very popular pastime. Overseas anglers
can encounter all sorts of exotic species such as sharks, tuna, marlin
and wahoo. The
main big game fishing season runs from May through to November. Whilst
bottom fishing for species such as bream is possible all year round.
riding is one of those pursuits that many people have had a desire
to try at some point but never got round to doing. Several factors may
put them off such as time, cost or lack of accessibility to a stable.
Here in Lanzarote, horse riding is a hobby that anyone can indulge in
with relative ease, from absolute beginners to experienced riders. The
thought of charging through wide open spaces on a beautiful horse feeling
the wind in your hair and a sense of freedom in your heart appeals to
you... then look no further. Horse riding is available to everyone here
in Lanzarote. Despite the lack of grass there are centers all over the
island where you can go on organised riding tours.
Despite its volcanic terrain, Lanzarote is a perfect location for a
cycling holiday. The island's year round clement climate and super low
rainfall (it lies just off the coast of west Africa and the Sahara)
attracts professional and amateur cyclists in droves during the winter
months, as they seek out warmer weather for training and practice.
Watchdog The resort of Playa Blanca is located at the south tip
of the island, 26 miles south west of Arrecife. Playa Blanca stretches
for 5 miles along the coastline and is only ½ mile at its widest
point. Playa Blanca was once a tiny fishing village of which some older
buildings and brightly coloured boats remain. In the tiny commercial
centre, green-shuttered white buildings line the attractive waterfront
walk, with its old-fashioned lampposts and pavement bars. Most accommodations
are never more than a few minutes walk from the village centre. There
is a small sandy town beach with a few stony patches and low cliffs
of black rocks. The larger, man-made option at Playa Dorada. Playa Flamingo,
on the opposite side of the port, has fine white sand. Which is safe
for swimming, as man-made groynes enclose it.
Island Walks: There are some great beaches on Lanzarote which vary
from quite touristy to just about deserted, the latter especially on
parts of the coast where there are quite a few secluded small beaches
to discover where you can strip off for your sunbathing and swimming
if you so wish. Naturists are a familiar sight on many of Lanzarote's
beaches - there is of course plenty of room for everyone to do as they
wish particularly once you are away from the main tourist beaches.
Discover Lanzarote in style with our "Lanzarote V.I.P." tour.
This luxury tour is the most informative way of experiencing all that
the island has to offer in one special day. Move
away from the beach resorts, to Lanzarotes greener picturesque
interior regions. Lanzarote is an island comprising of the dramatic
and lunar-like landscapes that are totally different from the rest of
the Canarian Archipelago. Great
parts of Lanzarote are covered by ash and lava but the inhabitants have
managed to cultivate vineyards, between volcanoes in the Geria region.
All in all Lanzarote is a wonderful and beautiful place to visit.
Online: Lanzarote Gran Tour, Departure from Costa Teguise, Arrecife,
Puerto del Carmen, Puerto Calero and Playa Blanca towards the south
of the island, passing through Uga, where we will visit the Mountains
of Fire for a camel ride, Timanfaya National Park (geothermal demonstrations
and the Volcano Route). We then continue to the south of the island
to admire La Costa de la Lava (Panoramic view of the Janubio salt mines
and Los Hervideros).
Meal on route. After
lunch, we will cross Lanzarotes most important vine-growing region
La Geria (visit to a typical cellar and wine tasting session).
We then continue towards the north, passing through Teguise (once the
islands capital) Los Valles, Haría (view of the Valley
of the Thousand Palm Trees) and visiting Los Jameos del Agua. Return
through Guatiza to the different pick-up points at around 6 p.m. Including
Online: Lanzarote Jeep Safari With Driver (Tamarán): After
pick-up, we travel to Teguise and stop for a while to explain the route
and some rules of thumb. Later, we drive down to Famara Beach through
La Caleta, Soo, Caleta de Caballo and La Santa, where we stop again.
We then continue to the other side of the island along volcanic rock
trails towards La Asomada, visiting La Geria with view of the Timanfaya
National Park and the vineyards. Stop
in Yaiza for lunch. We then continue to Playa Blanca and Papagayo, where
we stop for bathing. Return to hotels through Mácher. Return
at around 5 p.m. (Warm clothing and swimwear recommended). Including
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Lanzarote has a long tradition of providing luxury holidays with a year-round
good climate without the need for a long-haul flight. Lanzarote is a
perfect year round holiday destination with average daily temperatures
ranging from 21°C in January to 29°C in August. Lanzarote is
volcanic in origin and due to more recent eruptions the scenery often
takes on the appearance of a lunar landscape. Despite the volcanic appearance
Lanzarote is blessed with stunning white sand beaches such as those
at Playa Blanca and Papagayo.
Holidays: If you fancy a week spent horizontal on the beach, Lanzarote
comes up trumps. With a sunshine record that would make most other places
turn positively green with envy, this Atlantic gem offers up sun, sea
and sand by the bucket and spade load. But theres more to Lanzarote
than just sun worship. A whole lot more. Theres the bonkers scenery
for starters. Of all the Canaries, Lanzarote suffered the most volcanic
devastation. Cue a landscape thats pockmarked by gaping craters,
solidified lava streams and over 300 volcanoes. Step off the plane and
its like setting foot on an alien planet. The only giveaway that
this stark moonscape is actually inhabited is the cutesy collection
of whitewashed houses that pepper the island.
Holidays in Lanzarote aren't all about beaches. Granted, holidaymakers
flock here to laze on the soft golden sands but there's more to this
sun-drenched slice than just sunbathing. Like its brothers and sisters,
Lanzarote was born out of fiery eruptions. It's volcanic to the extreme.
Think dramatic peaks. Solidified lava streams. And bizarre rock formations.
The scorched landscape of Timanfaya National Park looks like something
from Doctor Who. In fact, a holiday in Lanzarote is probably the closest
thing you'll get to being on the moon.
Positioned just off the west coast of Africa, basking in the warmth
of the sun and cooled by blue Atlantic waters, magical Lanzarote is
an island of contrasts. With dramatic volcanic landscapes, shaped by
decades of natural events, glistening sands and one of the sunniest
climates in the Canaries.
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Receive five-star pampering at oceanfront hotels in Lanzarote, where
spectacular views beckon from your window, the nearby white-sandy beach
awaits your company, and an attentive staff caters to your every whim.
Truly a leisure destination in themselves, hotels in Lanzarote provide
an array of recreational facilities, including indoor Jacuzzis, private
swimming pools, tropical gardens, club houses, and playing courts for
tennis, squash, and mini-golf. Choose from a wide selection of exclusive
Lanzarote hotels and Lanzarote resorts that offer world-class amenities,
incomparable service, magnificent ocean views and free shuttle buses
to major attractions on the island. Fabulously appointed and fully furnished,
rooms in Lanzarote hotels are equipped with luxurious beds, a mini-bar,
telephone, satellite television, kitchenette, and spacious bathroom
with a hair-dryer.
Playa Flamingo is an attractive complex set on one of the beaches
at Playa Blanca. The lengthy seafront promenade is great for a stroll
and it plays host to several shops cafés and restaurants.
Papagayo Hotel: New three-storey hotel with 208 rooms, lifts. Lobby
with reception, lobby-bar, non-smoker restaurant, boutique, conference
hall, and lounge bar. In the grounds is a beautiful pool area and children´s
pool, pool bar, sun terrace with sun loungers and parasols. Nudist area
on the roof. Towel service. Childrens playground.
Los Jameos Playa is one of the most modern and most attractive hotel
resorts on the Canary Islands. It is made up of several buildings constructed
in a style typical to this island, the architecture based on the style
created by local artist César Manrique which can now be seen
everywhere on the island. The 20,000 m² palm garden with a fantastic
bathing landscape is much like an oasis that invites you to stay and
relax a while.
Natura Palace: A four star hotel situated on the beach front and
at the foot of the Red Mountain volcano. Offering 269 rooms with the
views of Fuerteventura and Lobos islands. Containing a large number
of services such as the BODY & SOUL SPA-Health and Beauty Centre
www.bodyandsoullanzarote.com, and also providing ample spacesfor those
wishing to enjoy a relaxing holiday with the sea as the background.
Penita Apartments: Welcome to La Peñita, your place to enjoy
the sunshine and the splendid weather of Lanzarote. We are located right
in the center of Puerto del Carmen and across the road from a small
sandy beach. We are prepared to make your stay a pleasant one, with
a professional and personal service, always looking after your needs.