Lanzarote: A Great Escape for Winter Sunshine

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Are you in Europe and looking for a winter get-a-way?  Lanzarote is a year round destination with sunshine all year round.  It also has some amazing places to visit.

You will find that there are a great choice of deals currently, including Directline Holidays, who has some great late deals to Lanzarote, from all UK airports.

Here are a few ideas for things to do on this lush island of the Canaries, great escape from the rain and monotone colours.

CultureYou will find plenty of cultural things to do on the island of Lanzarote including the stylish art gallery and restaurant that looks over the ocean called Castillo de San Jose.  The Monumento Al Campensino Museum is well worth a visit.  It was created to celebrate the local crafts of Lanzarote. 

Beaches – The Canary Islands emerged from the sea as a result of volcanic activity and many of the beaches have black sand as a result of this.  However, the beaches in Lanzarote mostly have white sands and are really spectacular. (photo to the left: Arrecife Bay)

Famara beach is popular with surfers, while Papagayo is a crescent of fine sand sheltered by cliffs, a beautiful beach which becomes packed in peak season with people staying in Playa Blanca.

Las Conchas is an idyllic strip of golden sands with crystal clear waters, perfect for a family day on the beach.  

Natural Surroundings – Other places of interest are the breath taking beauty of the lunar landscape of Timanfaya or Fire Mountains.  Or check out the natural rock pool and music auditorium at Jameos de Agua.  There is also the Jardin de Cactus, and artistic home to hundreds of different types of cacti.

You can also take a wander around the vineyards of La Geria. It is believed that the volcanic ash enriches the flavours of the locally grown products, hence it is always worth asking for local wine. These vineyards are so precious that have become part of the World Heritage Site.

La Graciosa IslandIt’s fairly easy to visit La Graciosa Island, the smallest inhabited island of the Canaries, on a day trip from Lanzarote.

Here you will find unspoilt countryside with only 500 inhabitants.  The beaches are out of this world with amazing white sands, very idyllic and not packed with tourists.  The magical charm of this island comes from its simplicity.



















Camel Safaris – For an adventurous day out, head to the Timanfaya National Park and hop on a camel!  This is great fun for all the family and a great way to experience the nature and surroundings of Lanzarote.  You can also book Jeep Safaris so you can explore the lunar landscape even further in a 4 by 4.

Below: Jameos Del Aqua Cave.

















This post and photos were made possible by Directline Holidays and Ervin Cenmurati, an expert travel adviser who hopes these little tips will enrich your holiday. For more information on posts or other activities, please check out our ‘work with us’ section on our site.

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