Five reasons why Lanzarote will take your breath away

On Lanzarote you can find beautiful and unusual landscapes and attractions that will take your breath away. We suggest five of the best below.

 

Playa Papagayo lanzarote

Playa Papagayo lanzarote

1)     Beaches

Holidays in Lanzarote are popular largely due to the island’s beautiful yet diverse beaches. Whether you’re looking to laze in the sunshine, or take on some water sports, Lanzarote has a beach to suit you, with most of them spectacular in their settings. Here are a few not to miss:

  • Famara – On the north western coast, Famara offers huge waves favoured by surfers. It is set against a backdrop of pink cliffs and delivers fantastic views to other islands.
  • Papagayo – A well-kept secret, this is a secluded beach of glorious white sand. A great place to relax and escape other tourists.
  • El Golfo – A rugged beach of black sand formed from volcanic eruptions, this beach hides a surprise in the form of a bright green lagoon, which gets it colour from its algae. The green set against the black sand is like nothing else. Take your camera!

 

2)     Caves 

Lanzarote is home to two particularly remarkable caves, both formed from volcanic eruptions centuries ago.

  • Jameos del Aqua is a volcanic lava tube that extends down to the sea. It has been transformed by Lanzarote’s renowned artist and architect César Manrique.
  • Cueva de los Verdes is a natural cave used by the Majos Guanches (Canarian aborigines) as a refuge against the Berber pirates who used to attack the island. It is well worth a walk through to admire its natural phenomena in close-up.

 

3)     Timanfaya National Park

A national park since 1974, Timanfaya’s most breathtaking feature is its moon-like landscape consisting of volcanoes and lava fields. Take a camel ride across the park to immerse yourself in the scenery and visit the restaurant where they cook using heat from the volcano itself.

 

4)     Mirador del Rio

The artist César Manrique strikes again, having designed and built this “mirador”, or viewing point. The mirador provides a spectacular view of the entire Chinijo archipelago. It is said to be such an amazing view that its sights would normally only be seen by parachutists.

 

5)     Windsurfing, surfing and diving schools

If you need adrenalin in order to have your breath taken away, then these water sports are for you. The water around the Costa Teguise provides great conditions for windsurfing and surfing and you’ll find several specialist schools there to teach you those adrenalin-inducing skills.

If you prefer to be under water, Lanzarote has some beautiful diving spots owing to its volcanic sea bed and the clearness of its waters. The island’s many diving schools cater for all diving capabilities, so it’s the most perfect diving spot for beginners or those ready to attempt the underwater volcanic tubes.

 

Whether you’re feeling adventurous or just appreciate astounding landscapes, Lanzarote provides all you need for that unique holiday. Don’t waste any time finding the great Lanzarote holidays currently available, and start planning your trip right away.