Lanzarote island - perfect for any vacationer

08.11.2010 In: Travel tips

So where do you go for that ultimate European vacation that not only combines excellent weather and fantastic beaches, but also adds the charm of local culture to make your holiday all the more memorable? The Canary Islands have been attracting tourists from around the globe for decades and particularly those from European destinations, and the relatively short flight times to this group of islands make it ideal for travellers that are looking for a sun kissed destination, but do not necessarily want to spend 10 hours or more on their flight.
Booking a break in Lanzarote is simple. There are loads of cheap flights to Lanzarote thanks to the fact that low cost airlines. And finding good value accommodation is also simple – as there are thousands of well priced villas and apartments available for rent as well as over 200 hotels to choose from.
There are plenty of spots on Lanzarote that lie well off the beaten track as this unique little island is home to an abundance of beauty spots as well as a wide array of attractions developed by the local artist César Manrique, along with lots of historic little villages and towns such as Teguise.
The year kicks off in Lanzarote in style with the Canarian Music Festival, the annual Festival de Musica Canarias. This is a prestigious event that is staged throughout all the island in the archipelago, offering visitors and the musical enthusiasts amongst you a showcase of contemporary classics. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy some of the best classical music sounds around as Lanzarote plays host to world class performers such as The Prague National Chamber Theatre Orchestra.
If you need car hire in Lanzarote, this is reasonably priced too, so it’s easy and affordable, and there is no excuse not to get out and about and taste the real culture of the island by enjoying one or more of the many local fiestas and festivals taking place throughout the season.
Accommodation does get booked up especially in the high season as returning visitors often have their favourite villas and apartments so its not unusual to see the best examples snapped up early in the season but fortunately with the depth of quality of villas available even if you don’t get your first choice you will seldom if ever be disappointed.
Playa Blanca has long been the gateway to the island of Fuerteventura and enjoys some of the best weather on the island due to its southern location. The resort is also especially popular with tourists who like to book their own holidays online. Offering plenty of self catering options and some of the most luxurious villas in Lanzarote even the most discerning travellers are well catered for.
Puerto del Carmen is also an ideal location for all types of holiday makers if you have yet to make your choice, as the resort is perfect for families with young children. Thanks to the fine quality of the resort’s blue flag beaches. Whilst also offering lots of child friendly attractions such as the Rancho Texas Theme Park – which offers kids an abundance of Wild West themed fun and games.
Formerly known as La Tiñosa Puerto del Carmen emerged to become Lanzarote´s leading resort during the package holiday boom years of the 1970´s. And is still the most popular destination on the island today.
Such is the unique charm of the island, due to its unspoiled landscapes and tranquil environment; visitors often feel the urge to return for more holidays in Lanzarote with many doing so year after year.