A glorious volcanic island in the Canary archipelago, Lanzarote boasts some of the most amazing geographical features in Europe. Mere miles from mainland Africa and level with the bottom of Morocco and the top of the Western Sahara, the climate is gloriously sunny and warm the whole year round. Perfect for those who wish to combine a luxurious beach break with outdoor activities and sightseeing, there is also superb nightlife and delicious local cuisine to try. Lanzarote is the place where relaxation and thrills coexist perfectly, and holidaymakers can make their escape to some of the most beautiful landscapes in existence.
One of the most amazing sights in Lanzarote is the Parque Nacional de Timanfaya – which boasts an intriguing landscape of volcanic rock that is reminiscent of a Martian or prehistoric landscape. Just a few metres below the ground here, temperatures can reach up to 600 degrees Celsius, and there’s even a restaurant – El Diablo – that cooks its food over a hole in the ground using geothermal heat! Another volcanic feature to visit is the Cueva de los Verdes – the longest lava tube in the world – that leads visitors into a weird and wonderful underground world. For a spot of shopping, the best place to visit is the huge Sunday market in the wonderful ancient Villa de Teguise. Of course, Lanzarote has a plethora of gorgeous beaches, but for something really different, pay a visit to the Playa Quemada or “burnt beach” near Puerto Calero. It is so named because of its unique black sand. Finally, if you just want to let go and dance the night away, both Playa Blanca and Puerto del Carmen boast some of the very best bars and restaurants on the island. See below to book for the best hotels in Lanzarote.
Weather in Lanzarote: The island sits on the end of the archipelago that is closest to Africa and, as a result, it is the hottest of the canaries. Very little rain falls throughout the year, but, depending on what is called the Canary Current, caused by a cooling North-easterly trade wind, Lanzarote’s temperature is rarely unbearably hot. The best time for 5 star holidays in Lanzarote is in late Spring, when temperatures are balmier.