Cheap flights to Lanzarote
When it comes to sun-kissed beaches, fantastic seafood, pumping bars and nightclubs and spectacular otherworldly scenery there is just one word – Lanzarote.
It is the bustling resorts that make Lanzarote the popular tourist destination that it is. Resorts like Puerto del Carmen, or Costa Teguise, where you can enjoy a spot of golf in the morning, hit the beach in the afternoon, and then head out to the bars and clubs in the evening for some merrymaking.
But it’s not all about big activity-filled resorts. Those looking for something a little more low-key should check out places like bohemian La Caleta de Famara with its stunning cliffs, laid back vibe and extra legroom on the beach.
Lanzarote's former capital, Teguise, is transformed into a huge open-air market every Sunday morning. Stalls line the streets offering local arts and crafts, foodstuffs, tourist tat and cheap designer knock-offs. When you've finished perusing the stalls, go for lunch in one of the many restaurants housed in Teguise's historic buildings.
The Lanzarote Ironman event is considered to be one of the toughest Ironman contests in the world. Taking place on 17 May this year, contestants battle to complete a 3.8km swim followed by a 180km bicycle race and then a 42.2km run. Come along and cheer them on! eu.ironman.com
While camera and electronics shops have earned themselves a bad reputation in the Canary Islands, Visanta is consistently recommended as the exception to this rule, and its prices aren't bad either (55 Avenida de las Playas, Puerto del Carmen, visanta.com/tiendas.asp).