Holidays to Lanzarote
Unarguably the most surreal and dramatic of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote is a land of stark, barren beauty and contrasts. Book Lanzarote holidays with us at Co-operative Travel, and you will discover endless Blue Flag beaches; fairytale grottoes; Arabian-style villages, desert oases and a simmering volcanic lunar landscape.
Just off the coast of Africa, Lanzarote package holidays appeal to anyone with a sense of adventure. The stunning lunar landscape of Timanfeya National Park is a major attraction, but it’s a myth that the island only has black sand. The beaches on most late deals to Lanzarote are reassuringly golden, although some – such as those at Puerto del Carmen – have evidence of their dark volcanic past.
Despite having around 250 km of coastline, with around 100 clean, sandy beaches, Lanzarote has largely avoided the high-rise developments of neighbouring islands such as in Tenerife. This is largely down to the sterling efforts of local artist and architect César Manrique (1919 – 1992). He promoted the island’s unique natural beauty, lobbying the government to allow only low-key developments. As a result, Lanzarote package holidays are more likely to be booked in villas than high-rise hotels, which are mainly restricted to resorts like Playa Blanca. A Lanzarote holiday offers you the opportunity to see Manrique’s work for yourself, through attractions like the Mirador del Rio and Jameos del Agua, both constructed from natural lava.
Permanently bathed in sunshine, tempered by cooling Atlantic breezes, bargain holidays to Lanzarote are popular with water and land sports enthusiasts. As well as the board and wind surfing opportunities at resorts like Costa Teguise (which also has a water park) the island features challenging off-road cycling and hiking trails, and first-class sailing and golf facilities.
Holidaymakers booking last minute Lanzarote holidays at Puerto del Carmen are drawn by its long, sandy beaches and lively atmosphere. We at Co-operative Travel also offer cheap Lanzarote holidays in Matagorda and Playa de los Pocillos, both of which are ideal for families. Those looking for a more cosmopolitan feel should consider last minute Lanzarote holidays in Puerto Calero or Arrecife.