LaNzarote – an island of contrasts!
Lanzarote is 60 miles off the North West coast of Africa and is the 4th largest Canary Island. The landscape is dramatic and fascinating. It has great areas covered in volcanic lava, mountains of red, green oases and beautiful beaches. The island has Unesco Biosphere Reserve protected status. The influence of a local artist César Manrique can be seen all over the island, not least in the low level resort development. The lack of high rise blocks is as much a feature of Lanzarote as the way the white buildings and colourful gardens contrast with the blue of the sky and the sea.
The island’s coastline varies. Rocky and rugged with the sea crashing up through the ravines like Los Hervideros. The wild, windswept beach of Famara or the tranquil and shallow Orzola beach. Cove beaches like Playa Chica, Flamingo and Dorada. Large beaches like Playa Grande and Los Pocillos. Beautiful natural beaches like Papagayo.
Lanzarote has an all year round warm climate with average temperatures between 20C and 30C. A great place for some winter or summer sunshine. Lanzarote has interesting things to see and do for all ages and a great choice of places to eat and drink. Relax and enjoy this wonderful island.