The Canary Islands are renowned for both their year-round sunshine and striking scenery and our villas in Lanzarote are located in just the right spots to take in all of it. With a vast, volcanic landscape coupled with sumptuous sandy beaches, a Lanzarote villa holiday is sure to offer an unforgettable experience. Bask in the sun on Playa Blanca’s beach, enjoy a cocktail at the upmarket Puerto Calero marina or head inland to discover the island’s natural beauty – giving Lanzarote the prestigious UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status.
There is so much natural beauty to take in on a Lanzarote villa holiday, but don’t think that laid-back evenings are the only thing this Canary Island is meant for. Find your favourite at-sea adventure, join in on the buzz of a night out and dig in the delicious local cuisine. Here are the things you need to know to thoroughly enjoy the experience of a holiday in a Lanzarote villa.
Things to do in Lanzarote
Our Lanzarote villas offer the opportunity to holiday in a unique and remarkable environment and provide the perfect hub to explore a truly beautiful volcanic island. Timanfaya National Park is a place of natural awe and wonderment and has been a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1993. In fact, the entire island holds this prestigious status thanks to its simply breath-taking, fiery red landscape. However, that’s not all Lanzarote has to offer. Although further inland has a largely unspoiled crater-like appearance resembling a well-known red planet, Lanzarote’s coastline is home to well-established holiday resorts and fine sandy beaches enabling holidaymakers to return here year after year.
There’s no shortage of beaches to discover on this sun-soaked island. Our villas to rent in Lanzarote are nicely dotted around glorious stretches of sand and picturesque coves. Playa Blanca (‘White Beach’) is a Blue Flag bay of pure white sand – the ideal spot for topping up the tan. Puerto del Carmen is Lanzarote’s most established resort and the main beach here (Playa Grande) offers plenty of amenities.
Nightlife in Lanzarote
Expect an array of evening entertainment on your Lanzarote villa holiday. In the established resorts such as Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca there are a multitude of bars and clubs on offer for those wanting to extend their nights into the late morning, whereas for those after something more laid-back, enjoy a cocktail or two at the chic Puerto Calero marina.
Food and Drink in Lanzarote
Restaurants here will cater for all of your needs, with a variety of international cuisines and Spanish specialities on offer. A Canary Island dish you’ll love is ‘Papas Arrugdas’ – a small jacket potato drizzled in a spicy pepper sauce. Head to the island’s capital Arrecife to stock up on local produce such as meat, fruit and vegetables – perfect for cooking up a storm at your villa in Lanzarote.
History and Culture in Lanzarote
Unlike its Canary Island neighbours, you won’t find a single high-rise building in Lanzarote – a regulation that has been in place for years to prevent over tourism. All buildings are coloured in the local white chalk, which contrasts beautifully with the island’s volcanic black sands. There’s also the legacy of Cesar Manrique, the famous artist whose creations can be seen dotted around the island.