About Lanzarote

Landscape

beach seceneThe breathtaking lunar landscape of 300 volcanoes Lanzarote is mainly formed by the volcanic activity of the early XVIII century. The last known eruption was in 1824, due to the dry climate the lava and other materials from the early volcanic activity have been well preserved, resulting in some inspiring and bizarre landscapes. 

Weather

Situated at the far right of the Canarian archipelago, Lanzarote is the closest of the Canary Islands to Africa which is only 70miles away. Proud to boast consistent temperatures all year round, even during the winter months (December – February) the daytime temperature will only dip to 20°. The hottest weather appears from July – September consistently rising to 30°, on days when the wind blows in from Africa temperatures will often peak in the early 40°. The southern areas in Lanzarote, such as Playa Blanca tend to remain warmer as they are protected from the hills in the north. 

Culture

Cesar Manrique was very influential in shaping the future of Lanzarote. At a time when tourism was starting to gain momentum in the late 1960’s he was instrumental in promoting a model of intervention on key factors such as sustainability, which sought to safeguard the natural heritage and cultural insularity. Examples of his signature can be seen all over the island, as a sculptor, painter, architect and environmentalist. 

Cesar’s influence assisted Lanzarote to becoming a Biosphere Reserve. It covers 84600 ha including the northern minor islands of La Graciosa, Alegranza and Montaña Clara, and has a population which is estimated of over 150.000. The Biosphere Reserve designation by UNESCO corresponds to the social choice of the local communities: the Biosphere Reserve Council has become of high social and political relevance.

churchPlaya Blanca is the third largest town on the island. The centre of Playa Blanca has a small traditional square with a church and various shops and restaurants. On the coastline there are more restaurants overlooking the beach. The new marina Rubicon is just a 10 minute walk along the coastal promenade. Its architecture is superb and the many excellent restaurants and designer shops are well worth a visit. There is a small market held in the square, twice a week.

There are now two new water parks in Playa Blanca and although they belong to hotel groups, they welcome guests from outside.

A Few Useful Links for information on Lanzarote

Culture
Mirador Del Rio
Cueva de los Verdes
James del Agua
Jardin de Cactus
MIAC-Castillo de San Jose
Monumento al Camesino

 

Outdoors
Timanfaya National Park 
Montana Roja, Playa Blanca
Raven’s Volcano, La Asomada
Marina Rubicon, Playa Blanca
Los Hervideros
Puerto Calero Marina

Beaches
r1There are 3 beaches in Playa Blanca; White Beach in the centre which can become crowded. There are 2 well-protected beaches within walking distance of the centre of the resort; Playa Dorada to the east and Playa Flamingo to the west.
Playas de Papagayo
Famara Beach

 

 

 


Zoos and Aquariums
Lanzarote Aquarium, Costa Teguise
Guinate Tropical Park, Haria
Rancho Texas Park


Water Parks

There are 2 water parks in Playa Blanca, they are located within large hotel complexes. Eventhough the facilities are available to the hotel guests, they are very happy to accept non-residents.

Lanzasur and Paradise Island, are open during the summer 10:00 - 18:00 and winter 11:00 to 17:00. The price is approx €20 per adult and €16 per child (2-12 years old and must be accompanied by an adult).

Other activities for children

Go Karting in San Bartalome

Activities for the adults
Cesar’s Bowling, Puerto Del Carmen
Gran Casino, Puerto Del Carmen
Bueno Bike Lanzarote
Pedales de Lava
Daivoon Diving Center
Big Blue Sea Dive Centre
Manta Diving Lanzarote
Lava Flow Surf School
Lanzarote Golf, Tias
Costa Teguise Golf Club

For more ideas please visit trip advisor, their opinions are unbiased and varied.

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