6 reasons your next villa holiday should be in Lanzarote
Still not sorted this year’s summer getaway? Why not consider the fourth largest of the Canary Islands? With over 3 million tourists flocking to its shores each year, Lanzarote has something for adventure hunters, relaxation seekers and everyone in between. Here are 6 great reasons you should book a villa holiday to this fantastic Spanish destination right now.
- Endless sunshine
It really doesn’t matter when you visit Lanzarote. The island has more than 300 days of sunshine every year thanks to its proximity to Africa and few tall mountains. If you book your villa holiday for August, you’ll bask in average daily temperatures of around 30°C (86°F). And there’ll be very little rainfall to dampen your holiday spirits, either.
- Wonderful beaches
Lanzarote boasts mile upon mile of brilliant beaches. One of the most beautiful and popular is Papagayo Beach on the south coast, which offers glorious white sands and snorkel-friendly turquoise waters. But if you’re the more adventurous sort, wild and windy Famara Beach in the northwest is a surfer’s paradise with 5 kilometres of perfect waves to catch and ride.
- Amazing landscapes
Known as the “Island of Volcanoes”, no trip to Lanzarote would be complete without exploring the spectacular Timanfaya National Park. Created by enormous eruptions in the 18th century, this otherworldly interior region is full of awe-inspiring geological phenomena like craters, tunnels and geysers. You can even take a camel ride through the lunar-like landscape or enjoy a restaurant meal cooked by geothermal heat!
- Delicious cuisine
The Canary Islands have plenty of local delicacies to tickle your taste buds, and Lanzarote is no exception. One of its most famous dishes is Papas Arrugadas, or “wrinkled potatoes”. These small potatoes are boiled skin-on in salty water, before being served with green (garlicky) or red (spicy) Mojo sauce. Other popular and mouth-watering offerings are Lapas (limpets), Pulpo a la Plancha (grilled octopus) and Estofado (meat stew).
- Fabulous festivals
With a year-round calendar of exciting fiestas and festivals, there’s always a reason to celebrate on Lanzarote. If you visit in August, you’ll get to experience Fiesta de San Ginés – the annual major festival in honour of the island’s patron saint. You’ll find all sorts of fun in the capital of Arrecife, such as parades, processions and traditional island sports like Canarian sailing and wrestling. Not to mention an amazing firework display on the beach for the grand finale!
- Great holiday villas
There’s no shortage of fantastic places to stay on Lanzarote. And with more than 160 holiday villas across six resorts, you’ll be spoilt for choice with our super selection here at Villas Plus. From cosy retreats for couples, to impressive properties big enough for the extended family, you’re bound to find exactly what you’re looking for. Even better, we still have some villas available for summer 2019.
So what are you waiting for? Browse our holiday villas in Lanzarote and book your summer escape now.