7 Reasons to Book a Lanzarote Holiday

Are you looking for somewhere to book for your next holiday, and have you considered a stay in Lanzarote? More than 1.5 million people visit Lanzarote each year, though it’s only been a popular holiday destination since the mid-1980s. Usually there are more tourists than locals on the island, with visitors generally booking to stay in a hotel or a villa.

What makes Lanzarote so popular? These are seven of the best reasons to visit:

The Weather

Year-round good weather is guaranteed to appeal to British holiday-makers, and tourists from other parts of Europe. Temperatures are typically around 20°c in the winter months and 30°c through the summer, which means that even a winter holiday can include visits to some of the island’s best outdoor attractions.


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The Beaches

Whilst you’re thinking about outdoor attractions, take a minute to consider Lanzarote’s beaches. There are white sand beaches across the island, along with occasional black sand beaches which are a magical sight if you’ve never seen them before. Water sports are popular, and you can go diving off the coast.

The Vineyards

Given Lanzarote’s dry and dusty landscape, you might be surprised that its vineyards thrive. Fortunately they do, which means that vineyard tours and wine-tasting sessions can be included on your itinerary. Plan a visit to a vineyard early on, so that you can purchase high quality wine for the rest of your holiday.

The Volcanoes

Lanzarote is a volcanic island. It’s been a long time since the last eruption, but ash and dust still cover the landscape as there’s been very little rain to wash it all away. Tours can take you up to the volcano area where guides will visually demonstrate how hot the ground can be. You can dine on food cooked over a volcanic crater, or enjoy a camel ride through the mountain landscape.

The Food

Lanzarote restaurants are incredibly varied, and usually of a very high quality. You can enjoy authentic Spanish dishes and Canary Island specialities or visit a Chinese, Indian or Italian restaurant. There are also Irish pubs, mostly around the Costa Teguise area, where you’ll find comforting pub meals like the ones served in your local.

The Wildlife

Haria lizards are abundant on the island, but you’ll also see other wild animals on land and in the water. Boat trips will take you out to see the dolphins, though you might be even more impressed by the flying fish that dart alongside your boat. Egrets are another common sight on land and over the water.

The Water Parks

Lanzarote water parks are amongst the best attractions to visit, and are guaranteed to tempt you. Temperatures are consistently high on the island, and so you’ll find water parks within the grounds of some of the island’s most popular hotels. Aquapark in Costa Teguise is the only stand-alone water park, but with on-site shops and restaurants it’s somewhere that you can easily spend an entire day.

Do you agree with this list? Do you have any reasons to add? Comment, and let us know why you love to visit Lanzarote.

This post was written by Sarah Lee, a travel fanatic!

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