Desperate for some sunshine? Book your flights to Lanzarote for guaranteed good weather, volcanic landscapes and plenty of cocktail-fuelled down time. With white-washed villages, coloured shutters and impressive sculptures, this easternmost island in the Canaries is a firm favourite with tourists, and us!
Timanfaya National Park
This national park looks like something you’d expect to find in a movie. It’s dusty, bleak and covered in volcanic ridges and rocks. It is what’s left behind after the Montanas del Fuego- a group of more than 100 volcanos-were last active in 1730s. It’s spectacular scenery is one of Lanzarote’s number one attractions.
The Guinate Tropical Park and Penguin Paradise
Penguin Paradise is located in a landscape sunken in close proximity to Mount Corona and Famara Cliffs. An array of birds, mammals, reptiles and fish come to find shelter at The Guinate Tropical Park and Penguin Paradise all year round. Ranging from parrots to flamingos, the main avian attraction at the park is the penguins.
The park is home to beautifully laid-out gardens which stand out by the splendid cactus walk. This is the perfect place to pop down a picnic blanket with your loved ones, enjoy dining alfresco style and enjoy the sun’s rays.
Rancho Texas Park
Dig out your cowboy hat for a day out at Lanzarote’s biggest theme park, Rancho Texas Park. The whole place is themed around the Wild West, and activities like pony rides, canoeing and panning for gold are some of the big highlights. You can see tigers, snakes and giant tortoises in the Animal Magic zoo. The fun continues at night with a barbecue, line dancing and cowboy show.
Cueva De Los Verdes
Visiting Cueva de los Verdes is truly a spectacular and unique experience. One of the longest volcanic tunnels in the world, the Cueva de los Verdes has been delighting visitors since it was opened to the public in 1964.
The Cuevas de los Verdes were part of a 6 kilometre long lava tube which formed about 4000 years ago when Montana La Corona erupted. It forms one of the longest volcanic galleries in the world. The beauty of the caves is amazing and is definitely a site worth visiting.
So, whether you’re looking for a relaxing holiday by the beach, or a tourism-fuelled mini break, Lanzarote is the place for you. With sunny weather guaranteed, this popular island makes the perfect summer holiday.