The island has lots to offer for people seeking different holiday treats and experiences. It has nightlife, beaches, scenery, history and culture. Some of its geography and geology can only be experienced on the island. The island is a volcanic rock mass and a visit to Timanfaya National Park demonstrates its lunar type landscape. You will feel like you are on the face of the moon.
Puerto Del Carmen This is the main island resort and has the majority of the islands night life. Its family friendly with plenty to keep the little ones happy. "Paradise Beach Club" is worth a visit for those seeking nightlife also found in the same complex is "The big apple". Both can be visited in Centro Commercial Atlantico.
Map of Lanzarote with holiday rental villas shown.
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For restaurants in Puerto Del Carmen we would recommend Quintins Restaurante. Here you will be treated to a modern menu featuring dishes from around Europe. La Ponderosa is one of the oldest restaurants on the island which pays testimony to the level of its culinary treats.
Playa Blanca This is a more family friendly resort with a quieter atmosphere. There are lively areas however and these can be found at the Centro Comercial Punto Limones (near the port) and Centro Comercial Papagayo ( near Playa Dorada).
Costa Teguise There are a number of Irish bars in this resort located with some restaurants in Pueblo Marinero. Again quieter than Del Carmen but it does have sufficient nightlife to entertain the lively ones!
For a more Spanish authentic night out you have to visit Arrecife. Head for Calle Jose Antonio or the Playa del Reducto (Avenida de Fred Olsen). Here you will be treated to a more authentic Spanish night.
Why not take a camel ride!
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Lanzarote, things to do.
It is said that Lanzarote is the most volcanic-looking of the Canary Islands. Its "lunar" landscape, covered in craters, canyons and valleys of solidified lava, is one of its main attractions, but not the only one.
This nature reserve is situated on the island of Lanzarote, in the districts of Teguise and Haría. The park has geological and biological significance with several endangered species residing in the area. The park is especially good for ornithologists with several species of bird.
Parque Natural de Los Volcanes
An stunning landscape,borne out of intense volcanic activity. The last eruptions in the late 18th and early 19th centries formed bizarre rock structures out of the lava. Interesting to botanists and geologists.
The Cactus Garden was formed in a former quarry, dug by "prickly pear growers" harvesting the rock to preserve moisture in their soil. The artist César Manrique converted the area into an
unusual, terraced site where more than 1,400 clearly classified species
El Papagayo beach
An extremely beautiful, unspoiled beach. A small inlet shouldered by two cliffs, the rocky setting is ideal for snorkelling.
El Golfo beach
Black volcanic sand. Strong waves make this beach ideal for water sports. Situated in
Playa Blanca beach
Golden sand beach with calm waters, perfect for families. Situated in
Las Cucharas beach
Lots of facilities for holidaymakers including, beach chairs and sunshade hire, showers, lifeguards, car park and disabled person access. Surrounded by a promenade with a number of shopping centres, restaurants, and cafés. An ideal beach for windsurfing. There are scuba-diving clubs offering classes, qualifications, and night dive boat trips. This beach has been awarded the EU Blue Flag. Situated in Teguise.