Thursday, May 13, 2010

5 Great Visitor Attractions on Lanzarote

May 7, 2010 by admin  
Filed under Lanzarote Attractions, Travel Guide

Due to the many popular sights and attractions available to people of all ages, an increasing number of people have become enthralled with the beautiful island of Lanzarote.  But if you have never visited this Spanish island before, it can be challenging to decide what to see and do. There’s certainly no shortage of wonderful, memorable places to visit on the island — all that stands in your way is the amount of time on your holiday! You might never want to leave!

To help you on your way here are our suggestions for 5 great attractions to visit on your next Lanzarote holidays.

The Timanfaya National Park is one of the island’s most treasured spots. The magnificent active volcano is the main reason for its great popularity. The stones beneath your feet are warm, and the surroundings are reminiscent of a moon landscape with cooled and still oozing lava providing a sight that all visitors to Lanzarote should not miss.

Another popular tourist spot that families love is the Charco de los Clicos. Secreted inside the cove and surrounded by cliffs in an area that was previously the crater of a volcano, this green lagoon is best viewed in the afternoon when the sun is high in the sky and the various colours of the water and surrounding cliffs are highlighted. You will be able to stroll on the beach and search for peridots; you may even be able to dine in one of the restaurants in the village of El Golfo that has a great view of the sea.

Couples will especially be drawn to one particular region on the island: a paradise for wine lovers. World class table wines as well as Malmsey wines are produced in the La Geria Wine region, a vineyard landscape that is unlike any other you may have visited before. This vineyard is unique because its widely spaced vines, different from other vineyards where vines grow in long rows. Each vine has its own space on the black soil, with many being encased in rough, black lava that imparts a unique flavour to the delicious wine.

Other wonderful destinations in Lanzarote are the island’s beaches, especially the Playa Blanca. There are many beaches to choose from at Playa Blanca, and they are part of the Monumento Natural de los Ajaches. The most popular is Playa Mujeres, a wide beach that features golden sand and walking trails that afford spectacular views up and down the coast. You can take a boat from Playa Blanca, or come by car. Topless bathing is available at the nearby Puerto Muelas if you seek that perfect, all-over tan, and is ideal for those who want to go home with that glow you can only get from the sun.

If you’d prefer something with culture and history behind it, you should visit the elegant Palacio Spinola, which once housed the governor of the island. Constructed in the middles of the 18th century, the colonial atmosphere has been preserved in the expansive rooms, gorgeous woodwork and even the chapel that is on the property. Perhaps the best day to tour is Sunday, as market stalls fill Teguise and costumed musicians entertain outside the plaza.

Los Hervideros is another must-see. It’s a lava tube that was created as lava gasses previously trapped under the surface have spewed into the sea, forming fantastic, deep sea caves and blow-holes in the coarse, black rocks. More caves and blowholes are continually formed as the heavy surf pounds the shore and lashes away at the stone. This one-of-a-kind experience can be enjoyed by all family members, and each time you return, you will note various changes that have taken place since your last visit.

A lovely Spanish island, Lanzarote offers a broad and diverse range of sights and attractions that appeal to the entire family, allowing you to enjoy a holiday experience that is unique each time you visit.


One Response to “5 Great Visitor Attractions on Lanzarote”
  1. Jules says:

    I like your choice of recommendations, for me a visit to Timanfaya is a must if sight seeing is limited then make sure this one’s included.

    It’s also worth mentioning that some of these attractions are free to enjoy such as Los Hervidores – an incredible place and you can feel the power in the waves and Charco de los Clicos the black sand here is stunning with tiny green peridots twinkling like stars in the night sky.

    There’s lots to do in Lanzarote – have you been yet?

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