The Island

El Golfo and Timanfaya National Park
El Golfo and Timanfaya National Park

The Island

Lanzarote is the most easternly of the Canary Islands, lying 80 miles (133km) off the coast of Africa. The island measures 37 miles (60 km) long by 12 miles (20km) wide, measuring in as the fourth largest island in the Canaries.

Lanzarote is the perfect all-year-round destination, due to its mild and dry climate, with average daytime temperatures ranging from around 21°C in January to 29°C in August. Annual rainfall is only 140mm (5.5 inches)

Tourism in Lanzarote is closely monitored so you won’t find any of the objectionable high-rise developments commonly seen in other parts of Spain and its islands. The watchful eyes of development executives prevent Lanzarote from becoming something of a concrete jungle, aided by the nature reserves spread across the island. Luxury hotels lie comfortably next to apartment complexes and villas.

Well-known resorts like Costa Teguise, Playa Blanca and Puerto Del Carmen boast all the amenities needed for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Constant sunshine, long golden beaches and a fantastic range of quality villas and townhouses make it the ideal holiday destination for families and couple alike.

Lanzarote’s nightlife is predominantly centred around the popular resorts of Costa Teguise, Playa Blanca and Puerto Del Carmen. A superb selection of restaurants are available to holiday makers, so those wishing to party on into the night will be spoilt for choice by the numerous bars and clubs open till the early hours.

César Manrique

César Manrique, born 24th April 1919, was a founding father and major influence in the tourist development of Lanzarote as you see it today. Recognising the benefits of moderated tourism for Lanzarote, Manrique was instrumental in founding the legislation that prohibits the high rises the likes of which you see across the Spanish coastline, with external colours, doors and window frames still being maintained to this day.

The César Manrique Foundation is located in the same studio-home that the artist lived in, situated in Taro de Tahiche, Lanzarote. Built in 1968 on top of a lava trail from volcanic eruptions that occurred in 1730-36, its lower level utilises the natural formation of five volcanic bubbles making what must have been one of the most unique home and studio environments in the world today. Open to the public on most days, the foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to conservation endeavours, as well as cultural and artistic development.

Costa Teguise

Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing things to do in Costa Teguise. Whether you want to relax, have fun, play sport, treat the kids, hit the town, explore or simply unwind you’ll find lots of activities available. Browse some of our ideas below; we’re sure you’ll find something for the whole family.

News From Lanzarote

24th December 2016 by Paul
Lanzarote Carnival 2017

Fiestas & Carnivals 2017

Confirmed dates for Lanzarote Carnival 2017 & Fiestas

Published December 2016, Lanzarote Carnival 2017

Many of the local Carnival and fiesta dates for 2017 have not yet been confirmed. What we have is listed below. We will update this page as they are confirmed. Please check back soon, don't miss out.

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Lanzarote Carnival 2017

Costa Teguise Carnival 11th March 2017

Puerto del Carmen Carnival 2nd to 5th March

Arrecife Carnival period 18th Feb to 1st March

Playa Blanca Carnival 24th to 26th March

 

Fiesta Dates 2017. Town and Resort dates.

January

Día de Los Reyes (Epiphany)

Kings day - 5th of January. The 6th (Epiphany) is a national holiday.

 

May

Fiesta in Montana Blanca

Annual Fiesta in Montana Blanca.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Dia de Canarias

Canary Islands Day

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

 

June

Fiesta in Guime

Fiesta in Guime

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Noche de San Juan

Bonfire night on the Island to celebate St.John's Day.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fiesta in Haria

Fiesta in Haria

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Fiesta in Maguez

Fiesta in Maguez

Thursday, June 29, 2017

 

July

Fiesta in Femes

Fiesta in Femes

Friday, July 07, 2017

Fiesta

Fiesta in Teguise, Puerto del Carmen, Tias, Famara and Yaiza.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Fiesta in Tahiche

Fiesta in Tahiche.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

 

August

Fiesta in San Bartolome

Fiesta in San Bartolome

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Fiesta in Arrecife

Fiesta in Arrecife

Friday, August 25, 2017

Fiesta in Haria

Fiesta in Haria

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

 

September

Fiesta in Yaiza

Fiesta in Yaiza

Friday, September 08, 2017

Fiesta in Tiagua

Fiesta in Tiagua

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Fiesta in Guatiza

Fiesta in Guatiza

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Fiesta in Mancha Blanca

Fiesta in Mancha Blanca

Friday, September 15, 2017

 

November

Fiesta in Tao

Fiesta in Tao

Monday, November 13, 2017

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28th February 2017 by Paul

Book with the Villa Owners Direct for the best deals

Don't get ripped off with hidden fees or service charges added at the very end of your booking process. Booking with the villa owners direct can offer you the best deals.

Owners Direct Lanzarote

Booking with the villa owners direct there are bargains to be had. With many web sites now charging a booking fee or service charge you need to shop around. Making a web search on the villa name you have found can often find the owners direct.

Don't be conned into thinking paying a service charge or booking fee will give you the same cover you would get with travel insurance. Or your credit / debit card indemnity for that matter. In the majority of cases it wont. Often only covering the first few hundred pounds of your booking. You could even find yourself in the position to claim via your bank first and only when full cover is not achieved making a token payment towards your loss.

To ensure you are booking with the owners direct:-

Check them out on the internet by a simple name internet search with their home town or villa location they say they are located in. Check the villa name again by internet search. If the villa appears under multiple names be aware. Google street map is a great tool.

Look to see how long their web site has been up and trading. Make a search on "whois" this will give you the registrant names for the web site. If there is no trace on the internet for the villa or the stated owner you are dealing with for previous years be aware. There should always be traces of them in previous years.

Never pay by bank transfer to a non UK bank. If you are being offering multiple dates with availability particularly in peak season when free weeks should be very limited - be aware. Alarm bells should ring if you are offered a discount for making full payment when your holiday is months away.

 

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27th December 2016 by Paul

Costa Teguise – Lanzarote

Costa TeguiseCosta Teguise a Family and Couples Resort

Being on the same latitude as Florida USA, Lanzarote enjoys the same climate and all year round sunshine. Costa Teguise is very much a family and couples resort.

Constructed started in the 1970's around what was a tiny fishing village. With no high rise, apartments and villas limited to 3 stories maximum. Hotels are limited to 5 stories with non in the center of town. The resort has a balanced mix of residential and private holiday villas. Apart hotels and complexes with traditional hotels thrown in the mix.

The main resort is set out over just 1 mile north to south. Around a half mile inland from the coast. You will find all the resort amenities within this area. Great restaurants and cafe bars, supermarket and branded gift shopping along with multiple market days in what is the town square. All the major European car hire brands have good representation in the resort. There is also good availability for electric buggy hire for the less able holiday maker. There has been many recent upgrades to the resorts walk ways with many new ramps on and off the footpaths.

The main beaches of Costa Teguise

There are 3 main beaches . To the north Playa de los Charcos. The main and center beach Playa las Cucharas. To the south a much smaller beach Playa del Jablillo. Most areas on the beaches have sunbed and brolly hire. On the main beach there is a life guard post along with first aid station.

Sports in Costa Teguise

The resort has an 18 hole golf course. The islands largest water park. Dive, wind surf and paddle shops. There is 4 wheel bike hire to ride the resort beach path. Along with traditional bike hire with both quality professional machines and your standard holiday hire.

 

 

 

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