Lanzarote is known for volcanoes, lava fields, rocks in impossible shapes, black and red earth that contrasts with the typical whitewashed houses, the deep blue sea and the light blue sky.
The scenery in the easternmost of the Canary Islands also contains stark, rolling mountains, beautiful beaches of white and golden sand, lush palm groves… and silence, which is also an enigmatic part of the Lanzarote landscape.
On this biosphere reserve island, there are lively tourist resorts and little villages where all is peace and quiet. The large hotels and bungalows of the coastal towns coexist with rural houses, villas and boutique hotels in the charming inland villages.
Canary Fact: “Lanzarote is the first destination in the world to have received the Biosphere Responsible Tourism certificate.”
Lanzarote has been developed sustainably and in harmony with the surroundings, especially thanks to the tireless work of the universal artist César Manrique, who, besides leaving a mark on the landscape with his enormous talent, was able to transmit love and respect for the land to his countrymen and women. A land where tourism, art and nature combine.
In addition to the amazing scenery, which sometimes reminds us of the surface of Mars, Lanzarote is also fascinating because of the miracle that arises from its volcanic earth. Although it would seem impossible, life emerges from it making it possible to produce its famous wines with their designation of origin. Is that a different island or what?
Besides visiting the volcanic landscapes, you can also find perfect revitalisation in Lanzarote, on its wonderful beaches, relaxing in the sunshine on white or golden sand, and cooling down in crystalline turquoise waters. Many of the island’s beaches are perfect for the smaller family members, as they are protected from waves and currents, as are the natural pools that have formed in the shelter of lava flows that reached down as far as the sea after eruptions.
There are also beaches for those who like waves and long walks by the sea; for those looking for some quiet, or who, to the contrary, prefer lively beaches and marinas with all the leisure services, catering and shops to make a perfect day complete.
A winegrowing landscape that is one of a kind
The landscape of La Geria is one of Lanzarote’s biggest surprises. A large area covered by little fragments of black volcanic rock flung out during eruptions of Timanfaya has been used by Lanzarote farmers for growing vines. This material is able to retain the humidity of the night air, essential on an island where there is barely any rain. A traditional technique that combines with the characteristic stone walls for protecting the vines from the wind, creating a spectacular landscape that is one of a kind in the world.
The resulting wines, with their designation of origin, are special and internationally renowned. Best of all, they can be tasted at some of the wineries as we enjoy the beauty of our surroundings.
Our Recommendation for the October half term:
Hotel Beatriz Costa Teguise & Spa
- Board: Half board
- Flying From: London Stansted
- 7 Nights: Sat 21 Oct 2023
Passengers: 2 Adults, 1 Room
Baggage: 22Kg Allowance
- 1.2km from Playa Del Charcos beach. 1.5km from the nearest shops, bars and restaurants. 1.7km from Playa Las Cucharas beach. 2km from Costa Teguise resort centre.
- Buffet restaurant. Poolside snack bar. Evening Bar. Cafe bar.
- Aerobics. Aqua aerobics. Tennis*. Volleyball. Hotel-run kids club *(4-12yrs). Children’s playground. Thalassotherapy Centre with hydro-massage tubs, Vichy showers, pressure jets and thermal showers*. Regular daytime and evening entertainment. For golfers, guests receive a discount on green fees*.
- 2 outdoor pools including children’s pool.
*Local charges apply. We endeavour to show you images of the actual room described however, this may not always be possible; actual view and/or room size or layout may vary e.g. you may not see an image of a sea view or garden view in the image but you will have the option of booking your preferred view when selecting your preferences.
Going Out: London Stansted to Arrecife/Lanzarote
Coming Back: Arrecife/Lanzarote to London Stansted
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