Escape To Lanzarote This Summer

There are still plenty of god value deals available for anyone planning a late break this summer. With many travel companies and tour operators now seeking to offload over capacity. Creating real bargains for those who are able to jet off in the next couple of weeks.

Lanzarote is an ideal destination as the weather on this small Canary Island remains excellent well into the autumn months and beyond. Thanks to its location close to the Tropic of Cancer off the coast of West Africa. Flights to Lanzarote are also available cheaply from most UK airports, aiding independent travellers who like to build their own breaks online. Expect to pay around €200 return during September.

Accommodation in Lanzarote is also pretty affordable. A standard studio apartment in one of the main holiday resorts will cost from €180 per week. Which is the price per room and not per person. Whilst there are also thousands of Lanzarote holiday villas available for rent for anyone looking for something a little larger. Hotels on the island are also very reasonably priced, especially by comparison with some other Spanish island such as Ibiza and Mallorca. Head for Playa Blanca in the south to secure the best possible deal.

The island is very popular with tourists from the UK and Germany. Who collectively account for around 60% of all visitors. But still retains a strong Spanish feel, despite the fact that it is many hundreds of miles south of the Iberian Peninsula. As like the rest of the Canaries Lanzarote was conquered by the Spanish crown during the early 1400´s. Becoming an integral cog in the growing empire.

Today tourism dominates the islands economy and is concentrated in the three main tourist resorts of Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise. Whilst the north of the island is left pretty much untouched by development. Visitors will also find an island wide ban on high rise buildings in place, making it a pleasing destination visually.

Exploring is easy as Lanzarote is small, making it possible to drive from on end of the island to the other in under an hour. The volcanic region is the most popular attraction – where visitors can view hundreds of volcanoes up close. All of which are now dormant. Whilst the island is also home to some really pretty towns and villages, some of which such as Teguise are very historic. Boasting buildings that date back to the 1450´s.

Tourist Guide to Tenerife, the Queen of the Canary Islands

Tenerife is the largest of the seven spellbinding Canary Islands, a collection of heavenly destinations that are like the jewels in the crown of Spanish tourism. Apart from two world-heritage sites and a National Park, there are no less than 42 protected natural spaces in Tenerife to be visited. A plethora of fun, entertainment and adventure activities ensure that tourists have the time of their life exploring this enchanting island.

Topographic map of Tenerife-en
TenerifeFoter / CC BY-SA

The availability of two airports and affordable prices of the flights makes reaching Tenerife a breezy affair (try for flight bookings). Once there, you can easily move around in a rented car or taxi, apart from the boats that take you around the shoreline and to the rest of the Canary Islands.  The temperature is steady around 19 degrees centigrade during winters and 23 degrees centigrade in summers, which makes the climate in Tenerife one of the best in the world.

Things to Do in Tenerife

Tenerife Beaches: Tenerife boasts an endless variety of flabbergasting beaches. The island is brimming with the sheer variety of landscapes because of its volcanic origin, and the beaches are all unique and different from one another other than their white sands and turquoise blue transparent waters. Whether you want to spend a romantic day with your beloved, play around with your family or kids, or go for surfing or water-sports, you’ll find more than a couple of beaches always perfect for your purposes. Maspalomas, El Castillo, La Graciosa, and the sprawling Grande beaches are just some of the most attractive seafronts to visit.

Playa de Benijo 9 - Beach
Tenerife Beachesperlaroques / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

Tenerife Countryside: Hiking is an extremely popular activity in Tenerife, thanks to the multitudes of tracks and a breathtaking landscape rich in ravines, volcanoes, mountains, forests and coastlines. The hiking paths are available for all difficulty levels, so you’ll have a good time whether you are a serious hiker looking for challenge or just a regular tourists looking for some fun with your kids.

Campesina - peasant.
Tenerife CountrysideOlga Díez (Caliope) / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

Water-sports on Tenerife: Apart from 265 kilometers of sandy beaches Tenerife is rife with underwater coves and volcanic gardens. The underwater visibility is clear and you can enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling. There are many marinas located all along the coast, from where you can sail away into the ocean and to other islands. Boating, paragliding, jet-skiing and a host of other water-sports make your vacation memorable.

Water-sports on Tenerifeomnia_mutantur / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

Tenerife Restaurants: There’s no shortage of fine restaurants in Tenerife, which serve what is known as “Canarian Cuisine”. This delectable class of cuisine has been evolved by combining elements from Spanish, Portuguese, American and African recipes, and comprises of vegetables and pulses, papas (which are wrinkled potatoes), mojos (local sauces), fish, meat, and desserts. Simple and natural, the food will keep you healthy and energetic during your stay at Tenerife.

Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
Tenerife Restaurantsszeke / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

Must-see Places on Tenerife: Parque Nacional del Teide is the volcanic park that is home to Spain’s highest peak, which has been declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You’ll be stunned by the strange volcanic formations filled with flora and fauna. Parque Rural de Teno is another extremely beautiful park that is a bit difficult to access because of its high elevation, but features the most breathtaking views of the ocean and some unique architectural relics.

Retamas en las cañadas - Brooms in
Parque Nacional del Teideperlaroques / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND