Lanzarote is a volcanic paradise of pristine, black sand beaches, cone shaped mountains, vineyards and an abundance of palm trees. Plus, getting there is easy because of cheap last minute holidays are easy to purchase because they are available all year long and can be obtained in a heartbeat. This is due to Lanzarote’s toasty-warm days and balmy evenings throughout the year. Situated northeast of the Spanish Canary Isles, Lanzarote is the fourth largest and most unique isle. We’ve been dying to visit, so to full our wanderlust as well as yours, here are four reasons for us all not to miss out on a trip to Lanzarote.
The LagOmar House
This beautiful whitewashed building nestled into the hillside in Nazaret is a museum, art gallery, bar and restaurant. It is said to have been an idea of Cesar Manrique, an architect and artist famed for ingeniously combining the preserved natural landscapes of Lanzarote with modern architectural designs. He left landscapes untouched so that the volcanic features dominate the island and the LagOmar House is an attraction with the perfect balance of old and modern.
Timanfaya National Park
Another Manrique-inspired attraction to take an excursion to is the Timanfaya National Park and its restaurant up in the hill. The parkland is entirely formed of volcanic soil and showcases the Timanfaya volcano – the live volcano which the park is named after. The restaurant cooks food over geothermal heat – which is a cast-iron grill placed over a hole in the ground that shoots out steam through it vents.
Atlantic Ocean adventures
For those that seek a dive holiday, explore the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean surrounding Lanzarote and encounter marine life such as angel sharks, scorpion fish, lobster, barracuda, octopus, torpedo rays and many more. If you want more adrenaline pumping through you, then take up other water sports such as jet skiing, parascending and banana boating, which are available all year round in Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca.
Back on the land, carnival season usually takes place during the last week of February. This massive street party is held in Arrecife every year. If you plan your trip around this event, pack your most outlandish costume and be ready to follow the parades of floats and dancers in the street.
For reliable weather, promenades to awe-inspiring attractions, and fun packed events, Lanzarote is the perfect go-to place for an eclectic adventure!