Make it Lanzarote this Summer

Papagayo beach Photo: luc.viatour of Flickr

The Canary’s fourth largest island is just a short flight away from the UK making it an ideal cheap holiday destination. Lanzarote is great for families and couples looking for beach fun, dramatic scenery and a friendly atmosphere. Whilst you’re there, see how much of this you can pack in!

Lanzarote landscape Photo: @Doug88888 of Flickr

The Volcanic landscape of Lanzarote

For the kids

It will be hard to keep the Rancho Texas theme park and the Aquapark at Costa Teguise a secret from your kids, so bite the bullet and give them a treat! Rancho Texas in Puerto del Carmen is open from 9.30am to 5.30pm, so there’s no excuse not to squeeze in a visit. The admission price includes three animal shows –  Parrots and Sea Lions, the Lasso Show and Birds of Prey. Also on display are pumas, white tigers, Nile crocodiles, buffaloes and exotic birds. For a few extra Euros you can make a splash in a canoe or take a pony ride. Just think Blackpool but with better weather!

Crocodiles at Lanzarote Rancho Texas Park Photo: Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park of Flickr

Crocodiles at Lanzarote Rancho Texas Park

If your kids are more into exhilarating water rides then Costa Teguise’s Aquapark should meet the brief nicely. But don’t worry, there are slow as well as fast rides so the whole family should enjoy the day out. As with all good attractions there are restaurants and shopping opportunities here too.

Costa Teguise Aquapark Lanzarote Photo: mariomenti of Flickr

Costa Teguise Aquapark Lanzarote

For the inquisitive

Lanzarote’s dramatic volcanic landscape is hard to ignore, so why not embrace it and explore its hidden secrets. You should definitely check out Jameos del Agua. This ‘has to be seen to be believed’ 300ft lava bubble houses a concert hall and a lake. Who knew?

How about braving a camel ride up Fire Mountain in the Timanfaya National Park? What if we told you you’d also get lunch at the top? Now you’re interested. And not just any old lunch, but food cooked by volcanic heat – not what you may expect from cheap holidays to Lanzarote but it certainly will live long in the memory!

Camels at Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote Photo: desmetjes of Flickr

Camels at Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote

For the lazy

If all you crave is beach time and amenities at your suntanned fingertips, there are a number of great beaches and resorts to enjoy. You’ll find seclusion at the Papagayo beaches, white sand at Playa Blanca and golden sands and palm trees at El Reducto. Head to Puerto del Carmen for endless bars, restaurants and a lively nightlife.

Beach in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote Photo:  Gienepien of Flickr

Beach in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote

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Photo credits: Lanzarote landscape by @Doug88888, Lanzarote Park by Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park, Aquapark Lanzarote by mariomenti, Timanfaya Lanzarote by desmetjes, Puerto del Carmen by  Gienepien, and Papagayo beach by luc.viatour.

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    June 9, 2013 at 2:02 am

    I agree, if you want a great summer adventure, Lanzarote is your place to be.

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