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Lanzarote needs to be seen to be believed. Of course, it has the beautiful golden beaches best associated with a typical Spanish holiday, but it also has so much more. Here you’ll discover incredible lava fields, over 300 volcanic cones, and eerie lava tubes alongside divine seafood and fun activities.
Volcanoes, great food and beautiful beaches
Many of our luxurious hotels reside along Lanzarote’s brilliant southern coastline, characterised by its beautiful beaches both lively and laidback, its frame of azure lagoon, and the welcoming restaurants sitting right by the waterfront. The experiences to be had here are everything we personally love about holidays in the Canary Islands: a fabulous spot to sunbathe, gorgeous hikes and bike rides along the coast, and happy locals looking to welcome you into their chilled lifestyle. Leave the poolside for a while and you’ll discover a volcanic land filled with adventure and excitement in the north, with Timanfaya National Park and the Fire Mountains offering an exciting day out.
Why visit Lanzarote?
- We love Lanzarote’s mysterious mix of lunar-like volcanic landscape and glorious golden beach, making it one of the Canary Islands’ most unique and exciting destinations for nature lovers. Timanfaya National Park is well worth a visit, adorned with extinct volcanoes and the delicious opportunity to enjoy a meal cooked by geothermal heat. An area affected by volcanic eruptions between 1730 and 1736 and once again in 1824, you can spend the day discovering famous geysers before stopping by a nearby vineyard. Meanwhile, Lanzarote’s beaches offer golden sands and gorgeous ocean views. Take the time to experience the series of beautiful bays at Playa de Papagayo, or go diving in Playa Chica’s calm waters adorned with grouper fish.
- The food and wine here are phenomenal. Forget the usual scene of verdant vineyards surrounded by green hills. Instead, the vineyards here are framed by rugged volcanoes and black volcanic soil. The soil here is incredibly fertile for the grape vines, culminating in some of Spain’s finest wines. The food meanwhile is a display of divine seafood, including puntillas de calamar – deep fried baby squid, boquerones – anchovies preserved in tangy vinegar and smooth olive oil, and hearty bocadillo de pescado – essentially a fish butty doused in aioli.
- Lanzarote is one of our favourite islands for an adventurous holiday. Combine long days of sunbathing with exciting afternoons of snorkelling and diving – the waters are steeped with wonderful marine life, and there’s the exciting underwater sculpture museum Museo Atlántico – or enjoy scenic hikes and cycling adventures along the beautiful hilly coastline. We recommend taking your family on a trip to Cueva de los Verdes, one of the longest lava tubes in the world that was formed about 4,000 years ago and is now a great place to explore.