The most easterly of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote is definitely worth a visit with its inviting climate, white sandy beaches and moon-like landscape. A UNESCO biosphere reserve, the island is awash with extraordinary geology. There are more than 100 opened mouthed volcanoes on the island, lava tube attractions such as Cueva de los Verdes as well as 13 protected areas with Timanfaya National Park definitely a stand out.
Conservation and cultural heritage are embedded in the history of Lanzarote and its people. You can learn more about the island’s culture from the several museums and art galleries, which make Lanzarote one of the major cultural centres of the Canary Islands.
Also, don’t miss Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote, owning its name on the rock reef which covers the beach in the city. Starting as a small fishing village back in the 15th century, now it’s just as popular with shoppers, attracting people from all over the world.
Fly directly from Edinburgh to Lanzarote on Ryanair, Thomson and a NEW Jet2 and Jet2holidays service (starting 14 February 2016).