For a relatively small island, Lanzarote has a lot to offer. Not only is it consistent with the weather that it presents all year round, but there’s a vast wealth of history to this island that often works in conjunction with a few of the other islands within the Canaries as well. So what are the things that we need to look out for when visiting?
The Right Accommodation
Certain parts of the island are more expensive than others, but this is mainly down to how many tourists they attract each year. The more popular a location is, the more that they can hike their prices to meet demand. For cheap hotels in Puerto del Carmen, you only have to look around on the internet to find a great deal.
There’s no point in looking elsewhere when you have it right at your fingertips. The great thing is that you can put in exactly what you need with no obligation to commit and buy, so shop around a bit and see what suits you. This goes for anywhere on the island that appeals to you.
Take A Trip Elsewhere
Although it might seem counterproductive – especially when booking a holiday to Lanzarote in the first place – it’s easy to get to Fuerteventura by just a simple boat trip. The islands are extremely close to one another, making it an easy ride across without having to do much in terms of planning and organisation.
A lot of people trip over from Fuerteventura for the day to look at the volcanic history that Lanzarote has to offer, which makes a welcome break from the holiday-focused lifestyle that resides on the other island.
Look At The History
The whole of Lanzarote has been formed on many volcanic eruptions over the years. There are dried streams of lava that can be seen all over the island which are testament to its fiery past. It is the oldest of the Canary Islands, being the first to come out of the ocean when the first eruption took place. It has Timanfaya National Park at the tip of the island, which still has an active volcano within.
Although the access in and around the park is restricted to help protect the species of flora and fauna that reside within, it doesn’t mean that tourists can’t get a glimpse of what is there and what it’s got to offer.
The Timanfaya Devil is the symbol of Lanzarote, and folklore has it that it is residing in the active volcano, ready to jump out when it erupts.
The Food, The Food!
Being in the middle of the ocean, Lanzarote has a lot of fresh seafood on offer to passing tourists. If you like to have a taste of the sea, this is definitely the place for you – and you can be reassured that you will be eating only the freshest and best food that is available to you. It’s definitely worth a try, if only to say that you’ve sampled the island goods!