Lanzarote. Located approximately 80 miles off the coast of Africa, it is one of the volcanic islands which make up the Canary Island situated in the Atlantic Ocean.
Exploring Lanzarote provides you with the option of visiting a variation of different parts of the island, from the capital Arrecife, to Matagaorda, Puerto Del Carmen, Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca being the most popular. Each area has its own unique aspects which continually draws in tourists and residents of the beautiful, volcanic island.
Matagorda, Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca are areas where night life can be found, however the night life here can be described as family friendly. With a range of bars and restaurants to choose from in each location, you will not be stuck for choice. Puerto Del Carmen, in my opinion, is the most lovely resort on the island, as this is where the islands ‘strip’ is located. Here, you can find a variation of bars and restaurants which will spoil you for choice. You will also find a variation of night clubs and late bars within Atlantico square on the strip for those seeking a more lively evening.
In terms of the day time, there is a lot of exploring to do on the island. There are many excursions to assist you in doing so, or otherwise you can hire a car and explore the island. From visiting Timanfaya National Park, cooking chicken on top of a volcano, visiting Lanzarote’s contemporary art gallery situated in an old Barack’s building, exploring Caesar Manrique’s home and caves, visiting the islands many beaches, Rancho Texas Zoo, Aqualand water park, taking scuba diving lessons, take a mini cruise to lobos island, dolphin watching boat trips, submarine trips to even having the opportunity to ride a camel. You are spoilt for choice on the island. One week rarely provides nearly enough time to be able to fully explore the island and it’s beauty. I have been going for the last 5 years and there is still so much for me to see and do.
Lanzarote, with temperatures ranging throughout the year, has an average high of 24-30 degrees within summer months. As the island is situated on the Atlantic Ocean, close to the coast of Africa, the island has a cool breeze often, which is a life saver when you are there. We are forever grateful for that delightful breeze.
Lastly, the one thing that continues to draw us to Lanzarote? It’s more than a holiday island. It’s a second home. The friends we have met, continue to meet and the friends that we keep in touch with is only part of what makes the island feel like a home for us. The heart of Lanzarote is something so comforting, so friendly and so unique that this island, is home.