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.
Go Karting in San Bartolome, in the sunshine and on a fabulous hill track with amazing views from the sun terrace. Great fun for all the family, with karts for all ages, as well as super-fast competition karts. Free collection from accommodation.
Over the last few years, Fund Grube has expanded into all of the island's resorts and offers a huge selection of perfumes, cosmetics and designer goods. These goods are often cheaper in the Canaries, thanks to the Islands' special tax status. fundgrube.es
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 second fortnight of July is when Lanzarote's coastal villages celebrate the Fiesta de Nuestra Seonara del Carmen. Locals carry the statue of the virgin draped in flowers from the church into the sea, where the priest performs a blessing-of-the-boats ceremony. Expect good food and a great party atmosphere.
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
La Graciosa is the small island off the north coast of Lanzarote and was the inspiration for the book Treasure Island. It's a paradise of empty golden sandy beaches, with no roads. Explore it on mountain bikes, on foot or take a Jeep Safari. Ferries run from Orzola.