With a volcanic landscape that’s unrivalled anywhere, a coastline interspersed with beautiful beaches and an appealing year-round climate, there’s plenty of reasons to visit the popular Canary Island of Lanzarote.
Lanzarote has many hidden natural treasures for discerning travellers to explore, and none more so than the half-submerged volcano, known as El Golfo. Over the centuries the volcano has been slowly eroded by the sea, leaving a magnificent wall of a crater adorned in tones of autumnal oranges and reds.
Lanzarote’s ancient town of Tias comprises of several scattered hamlets, a charming old town and the coastal resort of Puerta Del Carmen. The town is a midpoint between the quiet tranquillity of these small settlements and the famous coastal strip the Avenida de las Playas, where a hive of nightlife activity takes place, with its many bars, discotheques and restaurants.
Visiting Lanzarote’s Timanfaya National Park is the perfect place to recharge the batteries by reconnecting with nature. Not only can you enjoy stunning, almost prehistoric scenery, but you’ll have the added bonus of experiencing a place of extreme natural beauty in a warm and sunny climate.
Lanzarote stands out as a leading European destination for sportsmen and women. This beautiful, sun-drenched island is home to a whole host of sports – on land, in water and air-bound. Whether you want to train for a triathlon, fly a paraglider through a cloudless sky, or shoot through the azure sea on a windsurf, you can take your pick on this beautiful island.
Being almost moonscape in places, with incredible rock formations, wide open plains and soft sandy beaches in other places, the island of Lanzarote boasts an immensely diverse landscape. The waves pounding on the sand and with a sunny and mild year-round climate, Lanzarote has long been an attractive hub for windsurfers.
Located within the Natural Monument of Malpaís and declared as a Site of Scientific Interest, Jameos Del Aqua, like the Cueva de los Verdes, is found inside a volcanic tunnel produced by an eruption on Lanzarote eons ago. It owes its name to a unique geological formation, an internal lake caused by filtration below sea level.
Scaling the highest peak on Lanzarote you will be able to look down 500 meters on an archipelago of islands, and a landscape reminiscent of the moon in the other direction. You may be standing quite close to the Mirador Del Rio, without realising that a building is there.
The Cuevas de los Verdes on Lanzarote is an experience not to miss, with its impressively lit grandeur stretching some 6Km along a volcanic tunnel that was created some 4,000 years ago when there was a mighty eruption of Mount Corona forming this lava tunnel. It is without doubt one of the longest volcanic galleries known, and luckily for us, open to the public since 1964 when a stone pathway was constructed allowing safe passage for tourists.
The beautiful island of Lanzarote has warm weather nearly all year round, rarely getting cold, so you can enjoy outdoor sports any time you wish. The island can be breezy, which is a blessing to surfers and kite boarders. Even the top surfing exponents rush to places like the Costa Teguise, La Santa and Famara, with their legendary tube waves. For the less experienced, ‘stand up paddle’ is a more tranquil board sport, which is also popular on Lanzarote.