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Lanzarote Holidays are popular all year round due to the favourable climate there as one of the main islands in the Canary Islands.
Lanzarote is the fourth largest of the Canary Islands, a group of Spanish islands in the Atlantic Ocean, situated close to the African coast. It enjoys a mild dry climate year round and, much like the other Canary Islands, is popular due to the consistent levels of sunshine, minimal rainfall and spring like conditions experienced throughout the year. Volcanic in origin, Lanzarote offers a wealth of activities and holiday options.
As Lanzarote is volcanic in origin, its geography reflects this with many volcanic features adding to its landscape, often described as 'moon-like' in places. This includes the famous Atlantida tunnel, shaped by volcanic activity and one of the longest volcanic tunnels in the world. On a holiday to Lanzarote you'll experience beautiful volcanic scenery such as solidified lava streams, and rock formations.However, Lanzarote has many golden and white beaches to choose from, aswell as black sand, and is a haven for beach holiday enthusiasts aswell as the more active holidaymaker.
Although close to the equator, the potentially very hot climate is cooled by ocean currents in the Canary Islands leading Lanzarote to have a semi-desert climate. Lanzarote also doesn't have high mountains like some of the other Canary Islands, so generally has less rainfall as a result. The island can enjoy 2500 hours of sunshine annually. During Winter temperatures can rise to mid 20°C and in Summer can rise above 30°C.
Lanzarote has one of the most consistent climates of the Canary Islands and doesn't have a North/South climate split like some of the other islands do. The North of the island can be slightly windier/cloudier at times but is generally dry. For lively resorts head to Puerto Del Carmen or a marina development next to it called Puerto Calero, or for more laid back beach resorts try Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise. You could also visit the capital Arrecife or explore the famous Timanfaya National Park with its 'martian' like landscape, created from hundreds of volcanoes resulting in a very hot geothermal area.
Lanzarote has one main airport, situated in between Arrecife and the tourist resort Puerto del Carmen. Scheduled and Charter flights can be booked to fly to this airport from the UK aswell as other international destinations. Flights can be booked from many of the main UK airports including Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester.
Nightlife in Lanzarote is the liveliest in Arrecife, the capital, and the two main tourist resorts of Playa del Carmen and Costa Teguise. There's a wide selection of restaurants and bars to choose from. Lanzarote is not as lively as Tenerife or Gran Canaria but does offer some good restaurants and bars to go out to. Try the local specialities such as 'Gofio' (toasted maize and cheese) and 'Frangollo' (a dessert made from milk and maize).
as with all of the Canary Islands the main Carnival celebration is held in the month of February, when the streets come alive with dancing, singing, fancy dress and floats. The best places to see the carnival are Arrecife or Puerto del Carmen although smaller scale versions also take place in the smaller tourist resorts. There are other fiestas held throughout the year in Lanzarote, such as the Corpus Christi in mid June. Aswell as festivals/carnivals, Lanzarote is also famed for its annual Ironman competition, usually held in May.
Lanzarote offers excellent resorts and lovely beaches. Thanks to local laws high rise development is not allowed so Lanzarote keeps a charm and character about it that some of the other Canary Islands may not have. The beaches are warm all year round making Lanzarote an excellent place for both summer holidays but also winter sun holidays.