Puerto del Carmen "This is a magnificent beach and you can really see why Puerto del Carmen has become such a favourite resort, especialy with British holiday makers..."
Costa Teguise "There are plenty of opportunities to watch football or the latest instalment of your favourite TV programmes at the many British bars. There is a choice of lively nightlife..."
Playa Blanca "The bars, restaurants and pavement cafes here offer both British style food, Sky football and TV soaps, as well as more traditional quiet, local refreshment..."
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Lanzarote Resorts and Beaches
Lanzarote has three main tourist resorts: Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca (in decreasing order of size and liveliness), all three of which have been built around attractive beaches. All provide a good choice of eating and drinking facilities, nightlife, watersports and shopping. VRLanzarote is your Virtual Reality Lanzarote tour in 360 degrees.
The Canary Islands are a year round tourist holiday destination, not least due to the Lanzarote weather and the consistent spring/summer-like climate!
Lanzarote is bathed in perennial sunshine and is especially popular with families. It has truly dramatic scenery: from lava fields and volcanic craters to huge, sandy beaches and picturesque coves. Most people arrive in Lanzarote by air, via the international airport at Arrecife, the capital.
Travel to Lanzarote on a Canary Islands Cruise from Southampton, and enjoy pristine beaches, the freshest seafood and a choice of offshore adventures. Guests are provided with three Mediterranean cruise options to ensure that no corner of this beautiful region goes unexplored.
Volcanos and Lava Fields
Inland from these bustling resorts, Lanzarote is altogether a more quiet and mysterious place. Miles of rocky, black impenetrable lava fields, huge, barren volcanic mountains (which look for all the world like boiled eggs, which have had their tops chopped off), and quiet villages of whitewashed houses. The excellent road system provides a great opportunity to explore the whole island and there are many interesting places to visit.
The artist César Manrique lived on Lanzarote and has had a fantastic influence on its development. He banned all roadside billboards, high-rise buildings and decreed that all houses should be painted in white, with green window shutters (unless they were by the sea, in which case, blue woodwork was permitted)! He created fantastic sculptures, which are erected on many of the island’s roundabouts. Manrique also developed Lanzarote’s most unusual features into extraordinary tourist attractions with great food and drink in beautiful surroundings.
The neighbouring Canary Islands of La Graciosa and Fuerteventura are easily reached from Lanzarote. La Graciosa is a 30 minute ferry ride from the north of the island, at Orzola. Fuerteventura is a speedy 12 minute ride from Playa Blanca in the south.