Lanzarote Travel Guide
The most easterly of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote shares the same latitude as the Western Sahara and Florida ensuring daily average temperatures of around 88 degrees. Recently declared a Biosphere Reserve it is also known as Isla de los Volcanes due to the 300 or so cones scattered throughout the island and mainly appeals to escapists, sun worshippers and water sport enthusiasts. It is an island of contrasts.
Lanzarote has several resorts, all adhering to a development code inspired by the artist Cesar Manrique. There are virtually no high-rise buildings and the majority of interiors are of traditional design. Puerto Del Carmen is the liveliest resort and offers something for all tastes. The daytime is largely spent relaxing on the golden sands or dining in one of the excellent harbour side restaurants of the original fishing village. Come dusk the town really wakes up, with its abundance of late shops, bars discos and cafes all filled with young holiday makers looking for excitement. Costa Teguise is a popular family resort and has plenty to offer sporting types – an 18 hole golf course, sports centre, water park, wind surfing and diving schools. If you want to escape the crowds Playa Blanca has the islands most secluded beaches whilst families looking for the ultimate beach holiday are attracted to the shelving sands of Playa de los Pocillos.
Lanzarote is certainly one of the most pleasant of the Canary Islands due mainly to the local inhabitants vigilance in keeping it relatively unspoilt. It is a shining example of how to succeed in tourism by simply making the most of what you already have to offer.
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