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Lanzarote, Canaries Holidays


Lanzarote, Canary Islands Holidays

Lanzarote is the most easterly of the Canary Islands. As with the rest of the Canary Islands it is volcanic in origin which gives it an unusual and fascinating landscape. In fact the island has a UNESCO Biosphere protected status. Local building regulations prohibit any high rise buildings so all you’ll find is low rise white-washed resorts.

Enjoying a mild dry climate with temperatures ranging from 21 degrees in January to 29 degrees in August, it is the perfect year round holiday destination suitable for families, couples and individuals alike and Sunway can take you there! We feature the resorts of Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise, Playa Blanca, Matagorda and Puerto Calero and offer both self catering and hotel options so there is something for everyone!

The beaches in Lanzarote offer a mixture of white sand, golden sand and black sand and all usually accompanied by a pleasant sea breeze. From large sprawling beaches to small coves there is plenty to choose from. Water sports, especially wind surfing, are very popular in Lanzarote.

The Timanfaya National Park, including Fire Mountain is probably the most visited attraction on the island. A 17th century volcanic eruption destroyed the whole southern region of the island and left an eerie lunar-like landscape in its place. A must see for all Lanzarote holiday visitors! Another amazing volcanic feature is the Atlantida Tunnel, at over 7km it is the longest volcanic tunnel in the world and incorporates both the Jameos del Agua and the Cueva de Los Verdes. The famous Lanzarote born artist, Caesar Manrique, helped to turn these caves into a spectacle with swimming pools, restaurants, gardens and even an auditorium all blending into the volcanic landscape. There are many excursion opportunities on the island, from sailing trips, to full or half day trips around the island to even visiting the nearby island of Fuerteventura.

Lanzarote, as with the rest of the Canary Islands, are duty free so plenty of shopping opportunities for you! Electrical goods, tobacco, alcohol and perfumes being amongst the best bargains. There are numerous boutiques, supermarkets, souvenir shops and shopping centres in the island resorts. Local markets are also popular, especially in Costa Teguise which hosts the islands largest open air market every Sunday.

While Lanzarote is considered a quieter island in terms of nightlife than its Canarian counterpart Tenerife, there are still plenty of sports bars and family bars to choose from. With a few discos’ around too! Irish bars are popular where you’ll nearly always find live music. You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to restaurants, from the traditional Canarian / Spanish cuisine, to Italian, to Chinese, to Indian, to steak houses and fish restaurants. Be sure to try some of the local dishes though, including traditional soups and stews, the green and red Mojo sauces and goats cheeses to name but a few. All pleasantly washed down with some of the local wines!

Whether you are looking for a lazy beach holiday or a fun filled adventure Lanzarote has it all!

Destination Highlights

● Year round Sunshine
● Duty Free
● Family friendly resorts
● Amazing National park with volcanic landscape
● Cesar Manrique cactus gardens & museum
● Water parks
● Submarine Safari
● Rancho Texas
● Water sports
● Wine tasting in Winery & Vineyards
● Holiday golf courses


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