Summer holidays in Lanzarote

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Jules Pearson

Ronnie McCluskey
HomeAway travel expert



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

Luxury duplex with pool, near beachs, really quiet and good position

Spend your holiday in a new two bedroom, modern, comfortable terrace house for up to four persons. LAURA PARK: is just three minutes from the waterfront. LAURA PARK: is a garden complex with swimming pools for adults and children and has wheelcha...

Waterfront home comfortable for 4 people

2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 2 toilets ... House on 2 levels with a very large room upstairs (king size bed) with lateral ocean view .. Private terrace of 30 m2 equipped with barbecue ... Kitchen .... Tv DVD Sattelitte Astra .... and another ....

5* Luxury Villas, Sea Views , Private Solar Heated Pool, Close to Town

Aldea Del Mar, Villa Mimosa and Villa Jacaranda are identical in layout, furnishings and facilities. They can be let as a single or double unit (subject to availability). Both Villas have 3 bedrooms each with multi-speed silent ceiling fans, 3 bat...

Acorànvilla Luxury private house in Costa Teguise 500metres Las Cucharas' beach

Costa Teguise: private 101sqm Villa on 144 plot private pool, 3beds/2bathrooms all reformed. The internal accommodation is distributed over one floor and consists, of an entrance hall, a well proportioned split-level sitting-dining room, an inde...

Spacious 1st floor apartment 43' plasma, UK/ German TV. 500 free videos to see

A spacious, fully furnished, air conditioned, well equipped, luxury 1st floor apartment overlooking the sea & mountains. It is quiet, bright & scrupulously clean. Two minutes stroll away are two local supermarkets, a bar/cafe and an Hotel next doo...

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