With blue flag beaches, laid-back holiday resorts that have grown up around fishing villages, a volcano surrounded by a national park, exciting duty-free shopping opportunities, superb restaurants and an abundance of sunny weather, Lanzarote is deservedly rated as a top holiday destination for all seasons. The island is part of the Spanish-administered Canary archipelago offmore
Dramatic rather than beautiful. - Roger & Andrea. Date of travel: Mar 2010
Dramatic rather than beautiful.
There is very little to do in the north of the island; 'must do' attractions are the Cactus garden/museum (I had no idea there were so many varieties of beautiful flowering cacti) and cafeteria, and the fascinating Lava Caves. The mountain drive is a good time filler, but beware the mist. Visibility was down to 5 yards/metres at the top for our trip. The landscape has more drystone walls than Swaledale, but is generally stark and uninspiring. I couldn't describe it as beautiful - dramatic perhaps.
Wonderful Relaxing Lanzarote - Sarah. Date of travel: Sep 2008
Love everything about Lanzarote, always have done, love the fact it isnt full of tourists, like to go to the typically Canarian villages and experience the upmarket Spanish feel!
It is amazing!! - Alicia & Clare. Date of travel: Jul 2007
Well this was my third time in Lanzarote and I'm going back in Oct. The island is brilliant. There is so much to do and the weather is always beautiful!! The long beach in Puerto del Carmen is beautiful with many things to do. We all went on the banana boats, definitely recommend them, very good fun!! If you're into your nightlife definitely go to Tropical, The Hypocondome, The Big Apple, Cesars and 928 Danceclub. Make sure you keep the reciept, if you hand it back you get a free drink!! We met the owner of most of the bars which was bril cause it meant free bar all night :) But everyone is very friendly, barmen too. Watch for people charging you extra, this tends to happen later in the night because barmen tend 2think girls are drunk and they will pay 19 for two smirnoff ice. We spent most of our nights in Tropical, they were so friendly and gave you lots of free shots :)
Windy city! - Deva. Date of travel: Jun 2007
Lanzarote was rather windy but warm...very enjoyable!
We loved Lanzarote!! - Christine Maxwell. Date of travel: Jul 2006
Lanzarote is a wonderful island. Costa Teguise was where we stayed, at the Ficus Hotel. There is something for everyone of all ages. The island has some lovely scenery, and that lovely breeze. If it wasn't for that breeze we would have been burnt to a crisp. The people were very friendly. The different excursions we went on to different parts of the island were amazing. The market, the submarine trip. The jeep excursion was not for the faint hearted, we were thrown all over the place, but it was so much fun. We will definately be going back again. Tour Operator: Thomas Cook and First Choice
Lanzaaaas barmy army, Amazin - Hannah Robinson. Date of travel: Jul 2006
Lanzarote is a very nice place, and I would recommend you to go to cactus jacks bar its great. Lanm\zarote has got lovly weatha and i would deffo go back x
Costa Teguise is simply the best - Richard and Sue Lewis. Date of travel: Apr 2006
A wonderful island from the magnificent fire mountain and the lava flows to Playa Blanca and its marina. Well worth a visit but it probably will not be so quiet in the summer. Tour Operator: Thomson
Lanzarote hot - Sharon, Anth and 2 girls. Date of travel: Sep 2005
Lanzarote is a lovely place to visit, the scenery is fantastic! We went in September '05 and it was too hot! You couldn't even walk on the sand with sandels on. The best place we found to eat at was the Rambler just up the side street from MacDonald's. Lovely home-made food. The bars are brill as well. We tried the paradise beach club, buy 1 get 1 free all night good! We're definitely going back to Lanzarote!
Sam, Mcnamee. Date of travel: Apr 2005
Really liked Lanzarote, there was always plenty to do. Costa Teguise is a resort suited to all, especially good for older people and families. A really good day out is a glass bottomed boat over to Fuerteventura. Tour Operator: Thomas Cook
Joan Cartledge. Date of travel: Nov 2004
We like Lanzarote very much. We stayed in Puerto del Carmen in the Old Town. If you venture up the hill to C.C. Montana Tropical you must visit `The British Bulldog' run by Dave and Jean. You will be assured of a very warm welcome, excellent food and entertainment. The centre is very pretty with a fish pond and artificial volcano and palm trees. Tour Operator: Britannia
Liz Brearley. Date of travel: Aug 2004
The over-used cliche of Lanzarote is a 'lunar landscape', but the island is so much more than this. Yes, the island has a large area of 'Malpais', the solidified lava from the major eruptions in the 1700s, but it has a particular beauty. Look carefully amongst the rocks and you will see signs of life, lichens, wildflowers and the occasional lizard. The lava fields have also swaped an ingenious method of farming - with half-circle walls of lava rocks each protecting a grapevine in a pit in the ground. These vines produce the grapes which are made into the very good Malvasia wine sold in Lanzarote. There are numerous attractive villages of white painted houses including Haria 'the Valley of the 1000 Palms' and Yaiza which hosts a lively fiesta every September. Cesar Manrique, a local artist and designer, left his mark on the island by creating stunning visitor attractions from volcanic lava tubes and bubbles and the massive cliffs at the northern end of the island. The main resorts of Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca are thriving - and although Puerto del Carmen has a reputation as a party area, you can find quieter spots, if that is more your scene. You can walk for miles along the seafront at Playa Blanca and also from Puerto del Carmen to Playa Honda and beyond. A new wooden decking path has been created which links Playa Honda to Matagorda, which as well as making the walk much easier than before, provides fantastic views of the airport and arriving and departing aircraft. If you tear yourself away from the beach or the pool, the interior of the island is well worth exploring. Hire a car and wander along the roads - you can come across some real treasures this way and discover the essence of the island. Lanzarote has all the essential elements - air, water, fire and earth and there is a real pleasure to be gained by exploring all of them. Tour Operator: First Choice
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5-Star Hotels
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Las Brisas Villas | * * * * * |
La Quinta Boutique Hotel | * * * * * |
Arrecife Gran Hotel ( Arrecife ) | * * * * * |
Gran Melia Salinas Hotel | * * * * * |
Casa Del Sueno | * * * * * |
Hesperia Lanzarote Hotel | * * * * * |
La Quinta Boutique Hotel (La Bufone) | * * * * * |
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4-Star Hotels
Fariones Playa Suite Hotel | * * * * * |
H10 Timanfaya Palace Hotel | * * * * * |
Las Marinas Club Resort Aparthotel | * * * * * |
Villa Jasmin | * * * * * |
Occidental Allegro Oasis Hotel | * * * * * |
Riu Paraiso Club Hotel | * * * * * |
H10 Rubicon Palace Hotel | * * * * * |
HL Club Playa Blanca Hotel | * * * * * |
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3-Star Hotels
Casa Del Embajador Hotel | * * * * * |
Club Calimera Hotel | * * * * * |
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Partner Costa Mar Aparthotel | * * * * * |
H10 Bahia Blanca Rock Aparthotel | * * * * * |
Riviera Park Apartments | * * * * * |
Casas Del Sol Apartments | * * * * * |
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2-Star Hotels
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Diamond Club La Cumbre Apartments | * * * * * |
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Charco Del Palo (Mala) | * * * * * |
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