Discover the Many Surprises of Lanzarote
LONDON, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Lanzarote is an island of stark beauty. The volcanic moonscape is most vivid in the island's centre, whilst the scenery to the North is characterised by a gentle greenness. Despite its dramatic landscape, the easternmost Canary Island boasts beautiful and relaxing white sandy beaches, coupled with the promise of adventure in the stunning Green Caves and the intriguing Timanfaya National Park. Cheap holidays to Lanzarote come with guaranteed year long balmy sunshine, a fascinating natural history, and friendly resorts beside a glittering coastline.
The South is home to Lanzarote's best beaches, whilst throughout the island you'll see how man can work with nature to extraordinary result. On the whole, package holidays to tourist resorts are low-key, and easy to escape if you want to get away from it all. UNESCO declared the entire island a biosphere reserve in 1993, meaning that any development is balanced against the need to preserve the island's heritage and environment. As a result, the skyline remains unblemished by high-rise constructions, and even the most modern resorts retain a traditional building style.
Lanzarote has something to offer everyone. If you're after lively nightlife, visitors to the vibrant resort of Costa Tequise will not be disappointed. You'll also enjoy a range of watersports, with windsurfing a major pastime for locals and tourists alike. On the South West coast of the island lies the exclusive resort of Puerto Calero, with a marina protected by mountain ranges and the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura. Conveniently located just a 10 minute drive from Arrecife Airport, the resort of Puerto Del Carmen stretches over 6km of golden sand, lapped by some of the most tranquil waters in the Atlantic Ocean. There are several diving and windsurfing centres for travellers looking for a more active Lanzarote holiday, and every spring, the Ironman triathlon brings the best in international sporting athletes to this bustling resort.
Western Lanzarote offers perhaps the biggest surprise of all - a thriving wine industry. Local vineyards have popped up everywhere as growers have found the deep, black, lava soil - enriched by the island's long volcanic history - perfect for the grape. Don't forget to bring back a bottle of delicious Malvasia wine from a roadside bodega!
SOURCE Monarch Airlines