The popular holiday island of Lanzarote is an ideal destination for a villa break – whatever the time of year. As the sun shines on this small Canary Island for twelve months of the year – thanks to its semi tropical climate and location off the coast of Morocco.
Lanzarote is one of seven Canary Islands – the best known of which is Tenerife. All of which are owned by Spain – despite the fact that they are situated much closer to Africa than Europe. This also explains why the islands enjoy great weather all year round – making them ideal for both summer and winter sun seekers.
Lanzarote is located at the eastern end of the chain and is much more arid and unspoiled than the bigger islands. Yet still manages to welcome around 1.4 million visitors every year. The majority of whom fly in from countries such as the UK and Germany in Northern Europe.
Once on the island many visitors rent a vehicle as car hire in Lanzarote is very cheap. Before heading off to explore the islands many attractions – which include breathtaking natural wonders such as the Fire Mountains of Timanfaya – scene of a series of huge eruptions during the 18th century. And the many creations of a local artist, Cesar Manrique, who is also famous for having helped to thwart over development on the island of his birth.
Many visitors to the island now book their own accommodation online – thanks to the growth of the internet. Which has created demand for Lanzarote villas and apartments – especially in the main resorts of Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca. Whilst rural tourism also enjoys a growing popularity.
Holiday villas in Playa Blanca are the cheapest self catering option for those seeking a villa break on the island. As there is a large supply of good value rental accommodation in this fast-growing resort, located at the southern end of the island. Holiday apartments also offer great value for money – and there are hundreds of complexes located in the largest resort on the island, Puerto del Carmen. With prices starting from around €180 per week.
Whilst Lanzarote enjoys good weather al year round it still has distinct seasons – with spring often bringing a burst of colourful flowers to the side of the islands volcanoes. Whilst autumn offers calmer and mellower weather after the heat of the summer months.