Lanzarote has gained itself a bit of an iffy reputation over the years. Think Lanzarote and you may think Lanzagrotty – beaches packed with noisy, sunburnt tourists and poor quality accommodation – but scratch beneath the surface and head away from the tourist traps, and Lanzarote has a lot to offer – there are loads of reasons to visit Lanzarote.
I’ve got together with Thomson and come up with five good reasons to visit Lanzarote this summer.
…But not too warm. August and September are the hottest months, with average temperatures of 25 degrees. In fact, Lanzarote is well known for its nice weather all year round. August is the best month for swimming in the sea – average sea temperature in Lanzarote in August is 22 degrees.
The best bit of any holiday surely? There’s plenty of delicious, authentic food to be found in Lanzarote if you do your research. La Cabaña takes the top spot on Trip Advisor, so is worth a look if you’re in the area. Keep your eyes open for traditional tapas and fresh fish.
It’s easy to get to
Flights to Lanzarote are available from lots of airports across the UK and with flight times of about four hours, it’s completely doable for a young family. I actually like to have enough time on a flight to settle into a good book – it’s always a bit of an anticlimax on very short flights when you get up in the air only to begin your descent again.
The volcanic landscape
Lanzarote isn’t just about the beaches you know, it actually has some really stunning scenery, thanks to past volcanic activity on the island. Check out Timanfaya National Park to find out more about the geographical history of the island and to take a camel ride.
The water sports
The abundance of beautiful coastline and the consistently warm weather makes Lanzarote the ideal spot for a holiday if you like messing about in the water. Whether you’re a pro or a beginner, there is plenty to try your hand at, including surfing, diving, kitesurfing – you name it, you can probably do it.
Have you ever been to Lanzarote? What are your reasons to visit Lanzarote? Do share your top tips!