Lanzarote, Spain: Something For Everyone
Lanzarote is renowned as a year round holiday destination. With its subtropical climate, the Canary Island offers glorious weather from spring through to winter – January to December. This means Lanzarote attracts a range of tourists who all seek a different experience from their time on the island, so it must cater for everybody.
Families, couples, young party animals – it does not matter who you are, you will be able to find what suits you on this Atlantic island. Here we compare three of Lanzarote’s popular holiday resorts, all of which offer something different to its visitors…
This lively and energetic spot towards the south coast of Lanzarote is the principle destination for tourists. The busiest resort on the island, Puerto del Carmen is perfect for the younger generation to let off some steam at the various bars and nightclubs in the main centre ‘Centro Atlantico’. It is home to the biggest beach in Lanzarote ‘Playa Grande’, however there are two alternatives if the hustle and bustle is not for you. Playa Chica in the old town is more secluded and perfect for divers, whilst Playa Pocillos is great for windsurfing. For peace and quiet, the old town is a picturesque alternative to the buoyant Centro Atlantico with some lovely restaurants. Puerto del Carmen is located 9.5km from the airport and there are plenty of options when choosing a hotel, the best are Nautilus and Las Costas.
The perfect couples retreat, Playa Blanca is a stylish, sophisticated and upscale resort with a plethora of fine seafront dining options and stunning views. Based at the most southern point of the island, it was once a small fishing village, however today it is Lanzarote’s second most popular resort. The luxury marina, lined with expensive yachts, provides the backdrop for a romantic stroll and, although it is not quite Playa del Carmen, there is some nightlife to enjoy. This smart area of the island is fairly sparse in population apart from the centre of town. Despite this, the white beaches do get crowded as they are not the biggest but the famous Papagayo beaches are only a short journey away. The entire coastline is fringed by a seafront promenade from which you can gaze over the blue sea and watch the sunset. Playa Blanca is 32.5km away from the airport, which is a journey of around 40 minutes.
A family friendly resort and the third most popular on the island, Costa Teguise is located 15 minutes north of the capital Arrecife. In fact, this elegant and affluent resort used to be Lanzarote’s capital. Widely regarded as the island’s finest spot, it is full of high class accommodation including some stunning, luxury villas and hotels. The best of the hotels is Hotel Coronas Playa and Sands Beach Resort. The tranquil environment is perfect for a relaxing getaway and a great place to take a family. There are plenty of activities to keep children entertained, such as an aquarium, aquapark and golf. Las Cucharas is the area’s most famous beach with its heavenly white sand. The journey from the airport is 13.5km and can takes between 15 and 30 minutes.
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