Lanzarote holidays are stealthily becoming one of the trendiest beach hotspots in the Canaries. A dormant volcano, last erupting in 1736, gives the island its unique lunar landscape and gorgeous black-sand beaches like Playa Quemada. With chic, eco-friendly resorts, immaculate beaches and a medley of fun activities on offer, holidays in Lanzarote are a premier-league holiday choice.
The island bathes in balmy year-round temperatures and its warm evenings and beautiful sunsets make it an ideal destination for a relaxing weekend getaway or family holiday in the sun. During spring, little towns like Arrecife to popular resorts like Puerto Del Carmen all gear up for the country's colourful carnivals, where excitable crowds spill into the streets to celebrate. If you prefer not to mingle with the tourist crowds, there are plenty of quiet beaches to sunbathe on, plus secluded coves like those near Papagayo and calm resorts like Finca de Arrieta are perfect for spreading your beach towel and soaking up the sun.
You'll experience an abundance of water and adventure sports galore on Lanzarote holidays —be it kitesurfing in Famara, surfing in Playa del Carmen, or windsurfing in Costa Teguise. This unique Canary Island serves up more than sand though, with gorgeous vineyards (including La Geira near Puerto del Carmen), natural beauty at Timanfaya National Park and high-street shopping in the capital of Arrecife, waiting to be discovered during your holidays in Lanzarote.
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