When I was younger, my parents and I used to take a holiday to the Canary Islands every year. With constant beautiful weather, a gorgeous breeze, beaches to die for and the perfect atmosphere it was the ideal place to go on holiday as a family. I have lots of great memories from those holidays and I made lots of friends on each one and I sometimes wonder what they’re doing and where they are now. One of those tragically beautiful islands is Lanzarote – even the name sounds great, doesn’t it? I have fond memories of my holiday to Lanzarote so today I want to talk about 5 places you should visit in Lanzarote! And I might even share a photo from my own holiday there all those years ago!
In the South-West of the island, Playa Blanca is one of the larger resorts but still remains fairly quiet and low-key. With 3 different beaches, shops, restaurants and water-sports, there is something for everyone and would suit a range of holiday makers, from couples, families and groups. With a backdrop of volcanic mountains, this really is a picture perfect Instagrammable resort. (This is where I stayed when I went!)
In contrast to Playa Blanca, Puerto Calero is a stunning, quiet but incredibly sophisticated Marina. Known as Millionaire’s Harbour, you can admire the beautiful yachts from the waterfront coffee shops and restaurants. With shops, galleries and museums and just 10 minutes away from kitesurfing and water sports this is the perfect spot for a more laid-back holiday.
An aquapark, an 18 hole gold course with a driving range, buzzing nightlight and 5 sandy beaches, Costa Teguise is the place to be if you want a busy, action-packed holiday. Perfect for groups of friends, Costa Teguise is perfect for a week of fun. Oh and King Carlos of Spain has a place here. If it’s good enough for a King, then it’s good enough for me.
Playa de los Pocillos
Everything about Playa de los Pocillos is ideal for those family holidays – especially ones with younger children. It’s low-key, quiet atmosphere is accompanied by sandy beaches with shallow waters, perfect for the kids and many restaurants here do free early evening children’s meals. And if you’re after a fun day out, it’s just 10 minutes drive away from Rancho Texas Park where you can have fun in a Wild West Theme, go canoeing and meet loads of animals along the way!
Puerrto del Carmen
Situated on the South-Eastern coast of the island, Puerto del Carmen is a lively holiday resort with all the ingredients you need for a fun, relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Packed with bars and restaurant, you’re spoilt for choice in the way of nightlife. If you fancy a quieter day, a 10 minute walk takes you into the old town where there are authentic places to eat and a diving centre where you can learn a new hobby. Scuba diving anyone?
Have you ever been to Lanzarote or the Canary Islands? Would you like to visit? And tell me what’s the best holiday you’ve ever been on!
And as promised, here are a few pictures from my own trip to Lanzarote…