Climbing Devils Lake
Scenic Holidays And Attractions In Lanzarote
Lanzarote has earned a reputation as a package holiday destination over the years but increasingly more and more independent travellers are discovering the island. Drawn by wonderful weather, more affordable flights, accommodation and scenery that really is out of this world. There are lots of natural wonders to explore here. Most of which were created by large scale volcanic activity which hit the island in the early 18th century.
Tourists have been flocking to the fourth largest of the Canary Islands ever since the package holiday industry first took off in the 1970´s. And Lanzarote continues to attract millions of visitors today. Many of whom like nothing more than basking in the sun, which shines All Year round here. The island however boasts enough stunning sights to lure them away from their Lanzarote villas and apartments for a day or two to see what the island has to offer.
Whilst being a relatively small island Lanzarote simply brims with activities both on, under and off the water as well as diverse culture just waiting to be explored.
Choosing what to do or where to go when you are here can be daunting but your shortlist should include:
The Aqua Park – The Aqua park is conveniently situated next to the Golf course in Costa Teguise (very handy if you fancy a round if your kids are older and able to look after themselves), and is open throughout the season generally from ten in the morning until six. The park will keep the family amused all day long so take plenty of sun protection with you. or perhaps Timanfaya; The Timanfaya National Park is widely acknowledged as probably the most popular of all the Spanish national parks and is without question the most well known and visited attraction on the island. Resembling a barren landscape visitors would not be surprised if a moon buggy happened to drive past in the distance.
If you don’t fancy any of those perhaps The Cesar Manrique Foundation; It is difficult to put into words the feelings that walking around Cesar Manriques former home brings, but it is easy to get a sense of the simplicity and blend of nature and architecture that were the foundations of Manriques works. The way that he transformed the volcanic bubbles into rooms exemplifies this and it is surprising to see a tree as the central focal point of Manriques symbiosis with nature.
The north of the island offers another spectacular green surprise – in the form of the Valley of 1000 Palms. Where villagers from Haria have created a huge swaying oasis by planting a Canarian palm for every new born child here.
Additional tourist info Lanzarote activities and attractions is available on the Lanzarote1.com website.
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