after a Genoese navigator called Lancelotto Malocello who arrived on
the island during the second half of the XIV century, Lanzarote remains
one of the most popular and interesting holiday destinations of this
Holidays in Lanzarote: Geographic Position
most easterly of the seven Canary Islands. It lies in the Atlantic
Ocean approximately 1,000 km from the Iberian Peninsula, and 100 km (60
miles) from the coast of Africa. It also lies within the Tropic of
Size of Island:
including the smaller islands of Alegranza, La Graciosa, Montaña Clara,
and Roque del Este y del Oeste, covers 900 km², running 60 km north to
south and only 20 km at its widest point.
Previously known as the Fortunate Islands, Lanzarote was declared one of the six universal models of sustainable development in 1987 by the World Tourism Organization.
1994, UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization) declared it a Reserve of the Biosphere. And if you look
around Lanzarote, it’s not hard to see why.
Lanzarote experiences an average temperature of 22ºC all year through.
Holidays in Lanzarote: HOTSPOT
The lava covered landscape is perhaps the most striking aspect of
this fishing and agriculturally diverse island. The best example of
this is at The National Park of Timanfaya.
sparse and striking terrain is full of dust, heat, and over 180
different plant species. The region was actually devastated by sporadic
volcanic eruptions over a six year period, 1730-1736, and again during
the XIX century, mainly in 1824.
walking around the unique and lunar like settings, you can have a meal
grilled for you over geothermal heat at the restaurant El Diablo. There
truly is no better way to experience the real Lanzarote.
another striking feature of the island comes in the form of the Jameos
del Agua. In the north of Lanzarote, just at the foot of Monte de la
Corona, a volcano which last erupted around 3000 years ago, you can
find some of the most fascinating interconnecting caves and underground
The word ‘jameos’ actually means bubbles of lava, and there is no better way to describe these subterranean grottoes.
are led along a staircase and into the Jameo Grande, a volcanic bubble
that is approximately 100m long and 30m wide. This bubble is roofless
and there is a stunning garden and swimming pool here.
also houses a dance floor and two bars, so makes for an excellent night
out. A further cave opens out to form an impressive concert area, where
viewings of the ballet or concerts can be seen.
this is not all that the volcanic island has to offer. Lanzarote has an
astral setting in its own league. One visit to El Golfo (the Gulf) will
show what a staggering volcanic history this island really has.
El Golfo is a crater that is now half its original size, and filled by an underground sea, forming a unique lagoon.
black beach contrasts starkly with the green water, creating a
spectacular view. Although swimming is forbidden, it is still an
amazing sight to see. Ultimately, if you want a great overview of the
island – in the truest sense of the word, the lookout point Mirador del
Río is definitely worth a visit.
in the north of the island, this lookout point provides a breath taking
panoramic view of the island of La Graciosa and the islet Montaña
Clara. It is advisable to only visit the Mirador del Río on a clear
day, to ensure that you can see the sights properly.
Make sure to bring a camera, and to visit the Manrique created restaurant for a bite to eat for your holidays in Lanzarote.
in Lanzarote is often short changed, and thought of as a pub/club
destination only. Whilst this aspect certainly does exist – especially
in the capital Arrecife – there is so much more to this exceptional
has sculpted Lanzarote into an out-of-this-world setting. One visit to
Lanzarote is never enough. Visitors find themselves going back for more
holidays in Lanzarote time after time to see the stunning volcanic
scenery all over again.
Spanish. English also widely spoken.
Drinkable but highly salty. Bottled water is recommended.
Prices an approximation only.
Studio - £200 per week - 2 people
1 bedroom £250 pw 2 people
2 bedroom £350 pw 4 people
Holidays in Lanzarote: Attractions:
1. The National Park of Timanfaya
2. Jameos del Agua
3. El Golfo
4. Mirador del Río
5. La Cueva de los Verdes
Holidays in Lanzarote: Bar and restaurant
Restaurant El Diablo
Phone Number: 928.84.00.56 / 928.84.00.57
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00 hrs.
Jameos del Agua
Location: Towards Orzola.
Phone Number: 918.104.22.168
Opening Hours: Daily: 9:30 to 19:00 hours.
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 19:00 to 02:00 hours.
Mirador del Río
Location: Ctra. de Yé, Haría.
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 18:00 hours.