Summer holidays in Lanzarote

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Jules Pearson

Ronnie McCluskey
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Lanz beachIt is no coincidence that the Canary Islands are popular amongst holiday goers from all over the world, not least us Brits. Some 125km off the coast of Africa, but with all the essential features of a Spanish retreat, Lanzarote boasts searing climes and just about everything you could ask for during your week away. HomeAway proudly boasts a selection of rental properties across the island, so whatever type of summer accommodation you’re looking for, a quick search of our site and you’re likely to hit gold.

Before you book, get in the mood with our summer holiday guide to what you’ll find when you jet off. 

 

 

 

Top Lanzarote summer holiday destinations


   

Punta Papagayo Summer holidays in Punta Papagayo

Lanzarote is blessed with more than its fair share of luscious beaches, but none quite so prominent as that of Punta Papagayo. The landscape alone is a picture of paradise, with rugged volcanic landscapes towering over the glistening blue bay below. The area is composed of almost 2km of various coves, each as beautiful as the last, providing the ideal place to relax or go for a dip in the calm, clear waters. Easily one of the most beautiful sights that Lanzarote has to offer, you’ll find this playground on the southern tip of the island.

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Timanfaya National Park Summer holidays in Timanfaya National Park

Away from the shores and beaches lies a vast and majestic black landscape. At its heart is the mighty Timanfaya, the volcano for which the park is named, and the perpetrator of the soil that gives the region its haunting appearance. This particular peak is still active, and as such an ascent is not recommended: but you can scale the heights of the equally impressive Islote de Hilario, on one of the guided coach tours. If you feel like going native, you can even scope out the surroundings on the back of a camel for a modest fee. 

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Famara Famara

If you’re looking to supplement your lazy beach break with a dash of adventure, head to the north-western port of Famara. This is where the water sport aficionados come to blow off steam, taking advantage of its exposure to the fierce Atlantic wind to catch a wave or three. There are plenty of tutorials and crash courses on offer, so thrill seekers of any level can indulge in the activities that make Famara so revered. Even if you would rather just bask in the surroundings, the dramatic cliffs that sweep across the landscape make for a stunning backdrop.

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Cave of Los Verdes Cave of Los Verdes

Evidence of volcanic activity is visible almost anywhere you go in Lanzarote, but nowhere has emerged from an eruption quite so spectacularly as Cueva de los Verdes. The caves were formed around 3,000 years ago, in the wake of a lava eruption from the nearby Monte Corona, which left in its wake an eerily enchanting four-mile underground labyrinth. The areas of the cave accessible to visitors are illuminated with an array of colourful fluorescent lights, which imbue the place with a somewhat ethereal feel. Surreally, a 500-seat concert hall can be found at the cave entrance: time your visit accordingly and you might just catch a performance. 

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Cesar Manrique Foundation Cesar Manrique Foundation

It’s testament to the genius of the famed architect that even his own home was built into the boulders of a lava field: luckily for intrepid tourists, the doors were thrown open to visitors after his death. The Foundation contains works of art from the likes of Picasso and Saura, but the most intriguing elements are the rooms that incorporate the volcanic rock that engulf them. Down a set of basalt steps lies five lava bubbles all linked by passages inside the volcano, ultimately guiding you to the serene environment of the gardens outside. 

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Beach image by XuRxO, http://www.flickr.com/photos/xurxosanz/

National park image by Son of Groucho, http://www.flickr.com/photos/sonofgroucho/

Verde caves by Macnolete, http://www.flickr.com/photos/macnolete/

 

 

Lanzarote Holiday Rentals

Beautiful corner bungalow in Spanish style, by the sea side

Are you looking for peace and relaxation? Then you are at the right place! Our house is situated just approx 50m away from the sea in a private bungalow. Enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and listen to the rumbling of the waves from our big sunny pati...

Villa with private pool and terrace with porch near the marina

Two storey house. Downstairs is the living room with access to the terrace with summer dining porch and private pool, a fully equipped kitchen, a single bedroom and a toilet. On the top floor is the bathroom suite, which also has access to a small...

Attractive villa private heated pool quiet area near beach & old town, free wifi

Central & Attractive holiday villa, in urban setting opened in 2008, private pool, free WIFI, quiet area, sea views. Luxury beach villa, holiday rental, all year long in the sun , self-catering and romantic, It has its own pool and sun terrace fo...

Villa Cartaphilus luxury 5 bedroom heated pool , games area & wifi connection

Villa Cartaphilus is situated in the exclusive Los Mojones area of Puerto del Carmen Lanzarote. Villa Cartaphilus is approximately ten minute stroll to the old town of Puerto del Carmen, with its harbour area and many shops, bars and restaurants. ...

Luxury villa with private pool, games area & wifi connection

CASA BLANCA is located in Central Pourto del Carmen. The Villa is on Three levels. Leading from the entrance hall there is a fully equipped Kitchen come Sitting room with a balcony looking out over the Pool. Also on this this level there is a Doub...

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