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Holidays in Lanzarote
Lanzarote is a great Holiday destination whatever your age, whether you are with family or friends - there is a resort here that will suit your needs. The island enjoys constant good weather too, the temperature is rarely too high and almost always constant. The average temperatures in the summer months are between 26 ºC and 28 ºC (79 82 °F), often exceeding 30 °C (86 °F), and in the winter months between 22 ºC and 24 ºC.
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Lanzorote called 'Conejera' by the islanders is also known as the island with 100 volcanos. Lanzarote including the small islands, La Graciosa, Alegranza, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este y del Oeste, covers 900 km² running 60 km North to South and only 21 km at its widest point! It is situated close to the African Coast, which is only some 125km away, and to the North of Fuerteventura!
Across the island of Lanzarote in the many wonderful resorts you will find lots of excellent hotels, whether you are looking for value for money and a basic hotel, somewhere just to lie your head at night or a really luxurious hotel with an abundant of facilities where there is no need to leave the hotel if you don't want to! Or alternatively there are private rentals available, apartments or villas in complex's with communal pools to large villas / houses with private pool's and land - if you are a large group or want your privacy. Again these can come very basic perfect for those who want to eat out and just want somewhere to lay their head to extremely luxurious and homely like moving home to home with everything you could possibly need and ,more!!
There are many Airlines and Tour Operators that fly to Lanzarote Airport (ACE) it is located in the Capital of the island Las Palmas. These Airlines and Tour Operators include BMI, My Travel Lite, British Airways, Thomson, First Choice and Iberia, plus many more. Whichever resort you are staying in the transfer time from the aiport will be less than an hour. The Airlines generally fly from all London Airports, Birmingham, Manchester International and most other airports depending on which airline / tour operator you choose to fly with! The prices can really vary, again depending on which airline and what time of year etc but generally you will not be looking at more than £150 for a return flight. The flight time is roughly four and a half hours from most airports in the UK.
There is plenty of things for you to do in Lanzarote, whether you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday or want to have a fun filled holiday where you will be busy everyday visiting attractions - natural and manmade.
If an active holiday is what you were planning then there are lots of places for you to visit and things to do in Lanzarote! If you are visiting Lanzarote you will probably be staying in one of the main tourist resorts of Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen or Costa Teguise though and sadly these places have lost much of their traditional architecture and way of life to make way for the tourists. To get a real feel of Lanzarote you should make your way to some of the villages scattered over the island. You can do this by excursion's that you can book through any good tour operator or along the high street in these tourist areas you will find companies that run these excursions too. Of course there is another way and that is to hire a car giving you the freedom to explore this island at your own pace and in your own time.
If you are looking for more of a beaching holiday then you should head towards the south here you will find some amazing little beaches. Lanzarote has a multitude of beaches 99 in total! With a spectacular 250km of coastline including the 55km of coastline of the islets. Although out of that the Cliffs comprise 157km! With a crystal clear ocean and long stretches of sandy beaches! There are unspoilt coves for naturists and volcanic pools! The main beaches have lots of facilities for tourist e.g. Bars, restaurants and toilets etc. The majority of the beaches are sandy, golden-white!
Lanzarote is the place to come if you enjoy action, adventure and sports. The island has excellent facilities for the extreme sports fans including surfing, windsurfing, hang-gliding and mountain biking to name just a few. One of the great things about Lanzarote is that whether you're a beginner or experienced the conditions here cater for all levels. If enjoy the water, Lanzarote offer's some of the best scuba-diving in the world, with the majority of dive schools catering for the beginner through to the advanced diver. Water skiing, jet skiing and para sailing, deep-sea fishing, dolphin and whale spotting is also available from the all the main tourist resorts.
There is also an 18 hole, Par 72 Golf Course, which has spectacular views around the course and makes for brilliant golfing! There is also another course being built at present.
Lanzarote is popular with long distance runners and road cyclists, many of which flock to the island during the winter months to train. They tend to stay on the west coast of the island at the La Santa sports complex. La Santa has fantastic facilities, catering to athletes of over 60 different sports.
Nightlife in Lanzarote is Brilliant, although not as mad as Tenerife, there is still plenty of Nightlife that will suit most tastes. The centre of Nightlife in Lanzarote is at the 'Avenida de las Playas' in Puerto del Carmen and the 'Centro Atlantico' in particular, however there are bars and Discos in all of the main resorts. If you are looking for the non-tourist oriented places and get a taste of real Spanish nightlife, then Arrecife the capital of the island, is the place to go.
As you can see there is plenty to do whatever kind of holiday you enjoy, Lanzarote has it for you, and if by chance you wish to leave the island for the day you can go across to the island of Lobos a small island that has smalls secluded beaches and just one restaurant to cater for everyone - you will find many surfers, windsurfers and kite surfers surrounding Lobo's coastline! Or You could go across to Lanzarote's neighbouring island - Fuerteventura and explore there for the day, the ferry ride is only 40 minutes from Playa Blanca to Corralejo, Fuerteventura's northern town.
Whatever your holiday - I am sure you'll have a fantastic time in Lanzarote and never be stuck for anything to do!!!
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