Four Reasons to Visit Lanzarote
Known as the Island of Eternal Spring, Lanzarote is a unique island with over 300 volcanoes. It’s one of the Canary Islands, and the closest to the coast of Africa. If you’re looking for a plane to unplug and relax, Lanzarote is where you’ll want to go. The hotels and resorts on Lanzarote all have an island feel, and there isn’t a single high-rise on the island. They even offer rural rental properties for travelers who really want to embrace the island life.
Everything I’ve read about Lanzarote has made me want to add this to my bucket list for travel, and I wanted to share with you four reasons to visit Lanzarote, and add it to your bucket list as well.
Whether you’re going to just relax and enjoy the calming breeze, take a swim, or even build a sandcastle, Lanzarote has some of the most beautiful beaches. Arrecife is just five minutes from the airport, it’s also home to over half of the island’s population and the island’s capital. El Reducto Beach is a top pick in the area. It’s able half a kilometer long, and had a boardwalk, restaurants, showers, accommodations and more. El Cable Beach and La Concha Beach are two more options in Arrecife.
Unique Hotels & Resorts
Puerto Del Carmen is home to best restaurants, bars, shops and hotels on Lanzarote. The resorts and hotels in this area are built in the same style of the surrounding town, so guests really get to enjoy the island life. There are hotels within walking distance of the beach, and all-inclusive resorts that caters to the family.
Timanfaya National Park
The bright red surfaces, lack of vegetation, and lava formations of Timanfaya National Park are a must see if you are visiting Lanzarote. Travelers who’ve visited the park says it’s the closest thing to visiting Mars or walking on the Moon. You can’t just walk around the park, locals suggest getting one of the coach tours or opp for a camel ride if you want to get close up.
Experience César Manrique’s View of Lanzarote
“For me it was the most beautiful place on Earth and I realised that if people could see it through my eyes, they’d think the same” – César Manrique
César Manrique (1919-1992) was born in Lanzarote. After studying in Madrid, and living in New York, he returned to his birthplace of Lanzarote. It’s there he used the island as his canvas and created breathtaking art that continues to inspire the island of Lanzarote. Be sure to visit some of his creations like The Cactus Garden, MIAC San José Castle, El Diablo restaurant, and more.
Once you’re ready to book your trip to the island, be sure to check out my post for things to do and places to see.