Lanzarote keeps the crowds coming back year after year, thanks to the some of the best beaches in the Canaries and a landscape that’s unlike anything you’ll see in Ireland

The three main resorts of Puerto Del Carmen, Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca are hemmed by long ribbons of sand and their shores are top spots for bating and water sports.

More than just coast
Lanzarote has more to offer than just coast, Timanfaya National Park is home to more than a hundred semi-dormant volcanoes. Grab a bite to eat at El Diablo restaurant, where chefs harness the park’s geothermal activity to cook your food.

If you want a touch of culture, the Cesar Manrique Foundation has a collection of international art, including works by Picasso and Joan Miro.

Theme parks
Rancho Texas Park has all things Wild Western.  Explore a Red Indian village, get involved with the rush of gold at a mock-up mine, and saddle-up a pony for a ride at the farmyard.

If you fancy some retail therapy, Lanzarote offers several shopping options which are found in the main resorts and Arrecife, capital of the island.  From shopping centres to an array of stores and boutiques selling all kind of goods from perfumes, clothes, jewellery and electrical equipment that can be purchased at very reasonable prices.

The most colourful shopping opportunities are provided by “Teguise Sunday Market” where you can buy many interesting craft items; souvenirs and local produce mainly wine, cheese and mojo sauces, which make tasty reminders of your stay.

Fast facts:

  • Approximate flight time: 4 hours 30 mins
  • Key resorts: Costa Teguise, Playa Blanca, Playa de los Pocillos
  • Destination Airport: Arrecife
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