Best Holiday after Lockdown? – 8 reasons you need the Lanzarote life
Thinking about a Lanzarote holiday after lockdown but not sure whether to take the plunge? We’ve got eight amazing reasons why a Lanzarote holiday is a superb idea to brush away those lockdown blues. Everyone knows Lanzarote is a volcanic island and that’s a huge part of the appeal, but did you also know its home to some of Spain’s most diverse food and wine as well as a divers paradise and a ramblers dream? With hundreds of sights to explore and a perfect all year round climate to enjoy, there is no reason Lanzarote shouldn’t be the next destination on your bucket list. Discover the still blue waters, mysterious caves and impressive lava fields of the Canary Island’s favourite. So, what are the top eight reasons to holiday in Lanzarote after lockdown ?
1. Lanzarote has a year round climate
Closer to Africa than Europe, the Canary Islands are perfect for sun worshippers with the highest mean temperature throughout the year. This makes a winter or summer holiday to Lanzarote perfect. The temperatures in winter are a balmy 20 degrees and in the mid 30s for most of the summer, this also makes for warm seas.
2. Its closer than you think
The Canary Islands are just a short haul, low cost, hop skip and jump away taking around four hours of flight time. No sooner are you boarding in the grey skies than landing in 30 degree heat.
3. Lanzarote is a natural wonder
Lanzarote offers a mix of varying landscapes, some of which look more like lunar landscapes than anything on this earthly realm. The best place to view this is the Timanfaya National Park, here you’ll find lava fields, geysers and the best volcanic scenery on the island. There’s a café, bar and restaurant here but we recommend taking along a picnic and eating among the wonder of the geysers. Just be careful where you sit.
4. The beaches are out of this world
Let’s be honest, this is where most tourists spend the majority of their time. Laid back and chillin on the beaches of Lanzarote. There’s a variety of beaches on the island, whether you prefer black sands or golden sandy beaches you’ll never be too far away from a dream dip in the sea. The turquoise waters and among the cleanest in Europe too.
5. Finding Nemo
Lanzarote is a diver’s paradise and a water-sport lover’s dream. There are scores of qualified PADI instructors on the island and you’ll find the best diving in the resort of Costa Teguise. The resorts of Famara and La Santa are particularly well loved for their surfing and if you’re a fan of scuba why not head over to Puerto del Carmen where you’ll find the best shallow waters.
6. Amazing seafood and surprising wine
Lanzarote is well known for its seafood tapas and has an exquisite array on offer. Enjoy garlic prawns, tuna, octopus done a thousand ways and local delicacies brought over by the Spanish and the French. Did you know Lanzarote also produces wine? Wine production in the Canary Islands dates back to the mid 15th Century, when the first colonists brought in the vines. Canarian wine was soon the drink of choice and appeared on the tables of courts and royalty across Europe. White has been the main wine from the native Malvasia, Moscatel and Diego grape varieties. In addition Lanzarote has some lovely reds from the Listan Negro & increasingly Syrah varieties. If you go all inclusive, be sure to see what kind of local wines are on the menu.
7. Mirador del Rio – on top of the world
The views from the 500m Mirador del Rio are breath-taking, from here you have a 360 view of the island and can spot the island of La Graciosa and the strait of El Rio. Its also a fun family day where you can enjoy a picnic and buy trinkets and drinks from the local shop on top of the platform.
8. Boogie on down
Most all inclusive resorts in Lanzarote will have their own nightclub but if you fancy heading into town for some serious beats then the best vibes can be found on the Costa Teguise, Playa Blanca or Puerto del Carmen. There’s an eclectic mix here of traditional Spanish and Latin clubs as well as traditional Ibiza-esque nightclubs.
There’s so much to do on a Lanzarote Holiday but these are our top eight reasons to jet off to the sun and relax after lockdown!