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.
For some more tasteful souvenirs and gifts, including locally made pottery and jewellery, head to Chevere in Puerto del Carmen. There are also branches in Playa Blanca and Arrecife (111 Avenida de la Playa).
Fiestas de Nuestra Señora del Carmen
This maritime festival is celebrated in Lanzarote's fishing villages (including Playa Blanca and Puerto del Carmen) on 16 July (check local listings for regional variations). Each village has its own programme of cultural events, but they all culminate with the locals carrying the statue of the Virgin from the local church out to sea for a colourful blessing-of-the boats ceremony.
Created by the eruption of more than 100 volcanoes between 1730 and 1736, the Montañas del Fuego (Fire Mountains) are Lanzarote's must-see attraction. Head to Timanfaya National Park to experience breathtaking lunar volcanic landscapes, 400°C temperatures just below the surface, food cooked using the volcanic heat and camel rides. reservasparquesnacionales.es