Easternmost of the Canary Islands, off the coast of West Africa, Lanzarote is worth a visit, with fantastic resorts surrounding its superb white and golden sandy beaches. With a quieter pace, fabulous climate and diverse natural beauty, Lanzarote is a great escape when you just need to recharge.
The island has a number of fantastic resorts so it is easy to find the perfect resort for you, from the laid back Costa Teguise to the exclusive marine resort of Puerto Calero. Playa Blanca is one of the most popular tourist resorts on the island offering a fantastic volcano backdrop and waterside restaurants. Also, do not forget Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote which started as a small fishing village back in the 15th century, it's now known for its great beaches, varied nightlife and as a heaven for shoppers.
From golfing to open-air markets to exploring the underground Cave of Los Verdes, there is an abundance of activities and excursions to keep everyone occupied while on this magnificent island. What’s more if you fancy partaking in watersports, Lanzarote has you covered with plenty great locations and schools to get you started, although more experienced surfers often head straight to Jameos del Auga for some of the best waves on the island.
A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the island intrigues with an extraordinary geology. There are more than 100 open mouthed volcanoes on the island, lava tube attractions such as Cueva de los Verdes as well as 13 protected areas from which Timanfaya National Park stands 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 makes Lanzarote one of the major cultural centres of the Canary Islands.