Villa Holidays In Lanzarote

May 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Travel Guide, Travel Tips

Lanzarote is an ideal destination for anyone planning a villa vacation.  As the sun shines here all year round and there’s a fantastic range of self catering accommodation to select from.

Lanzarote is located in the Canaries, which are a four hour flight from the UK and Eire.  These seven islands are all owned by Spain and boast a wonderful climate.  You can even soak up the sun here on Christmas Day, so who needs the Caribbean?

There are literally thousands of properties to choose from on the island.  With lots of properties available for rent in both the main resorts and in smaller rural villages across the island.  Puerto del Carmen is the spot that most visitors heads for as it´s the biggest resort on Lanzarote.  Blessed with great beaches, such as Playa Grande and plenty of nightlife which is concentrated along the main Avenida de las Playas, known locally as The Strip.

Playa Blanca is the second largest destination and is located about 30 minutes to the south of Puerto del Carmen.  As a result Playa Blanca tends to enjoy even better weather, so is the ideal choice for serious sun worshippers.  The beaches here are also fantastic, with visitors able to take their pick from three fine stretches of sand in the resort, along with the beaches at nearby Papagayo.

Thanks to the greater availability of cheap flights Lanzarote has also become a more popular destination with independent tourists as opposed to just package holidaymakers.  And this has helped to generate demand for rental accommodation in more rural parts of the island, most notably the North.  Which until recently had been largely ignored by tourists.  There are some delightful villages to explore here such as Haria in the Valley of 1000 Palms and the coastal village of Arrieta.  Whilst the former island capital of Teguise is always worth a visit for anyone with an interest in the history of Lanzarote.  As the old cobbled streets here are home to some wonderful old buildings, all of which are overlooked by the Castillo San Gabriel on nearby Mount Guanapay.  Which houses Lanzarote´s Pirate Museum.

Lanzarote has a lot to offer culturally.  As well as museums there are the works of the local artist César Manrique to explore.  This famous local artist created seven centres of art and tourism around the island and each boasts its own unique character and identity.

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