Lanzarote is the most Easterly of the Canary Islands and is located just 80 miles off of the coast of Morocco. This excellent location is just a 4 hour flight away.
A volcanic island but there is no need for concern as the last eruptions were 400 years ago. The giant Volcanoes have had a dramatic affect on Lanzarote's fertile landscape.
Lanzarote is 40 miles long, 16 miles wide, and has 10 miles of beaches, which means that the island is easy to get around, but has also plenty to do and see.
Canarian people are very friendly and relaxed, family is always a priority here and as such your babies and children will be made to feel welcome where ever you go.
Lanzarote is renowned for its' fantastic weather, which tends to be warm, with plenty of sunshine year round, making it a great destination to escape British winters and is well-known for its spectacular shoreline and its clean appealing sandy beaches
Much of the island has been greatly influenced by famous local artist, César Manrique, who is directly responsible for many of Lanzarote's most famous landmarks and sights. His influence can be seen throughout the island, making it the cleanest of all Islands in the Canaries and the least built up. Many of the buildings are uniform, which gives an aesthetically pleasing, tranquil aspect to the island that is missing on the other Canaries.
Full of interesting towns, resorts and villages, the main areas of Lanzarote include Arrecife - the island's capital, the Costa Teguise and Teguise areas - offering a number of superb beaches, including the Playa de las Cucharas; and the northern villages of Arrieta, Guatiza, Malpais de la Corona and also Tahiche, which are all full of superb tourist attractions. In general, southern Lanzarote is known to be livelier and the main beach resorts, such as Playa Blanca and Puerto del Carmen are located in this part of the island.
Costa Teguise is situated on the north eastern coast of the island, Costa Teguise is Lanzarote's third most popular resort. It is a pleasant tranquil resort, which has developed over the past fifteen years. The standard of accommodation is extremely good.
Located on the southern coast, Playa Blanca is a former fishing village, it has undergone significant development in the past decade. With its blue flag beaches and relaxed nightlife, this makes it a great resort for couples and families.
As the most central resort area, Puerto del Carmen offers something for everyone. During the day there are superb beaches and shopping, and in the evening it has an active and busy nightlife.
Some of the most interesting tourist attractions and important landmarks in Lanzarote are the National Park of Timanfaya teaming with indigenous plants and wildlife, with a scenic volcanic landscape and steaming geysers; Lanzarote's Los Jameos del Agua - an extensive network of caves and underground passages, with swimming pools and an unusual nightclub; Cueva De Los Verdes - large caves once used by locals as a place to hide from pirates invading Lanzarote.
Lanzarote has been labelled as the Hawaii of Europe for surfing. There are many beaches that offer excellent surfing conditions, with something to offer for every level of surfer from beginner to expert.
According to the National Institute of Meteorology of Spain, the average annual temperatures for Lanzarote are between 17 C (62 F) and 25 C (77 F).
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