Lanzarote: The Ultimate Cheap Winter Sun Holiday Destination

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Lanzarote has the perfect blend of warm, sandy beaches and volcanic landscape, framed with palm trees and beautiful greenery. A UNESCO World Biosphere means its animals and plant life is eclectic, and you can do anything from camel rides to dining in volcanic caves.

Let’s take a look at what really makes Lanzarote stand out as a holiday destination.


With its rich, vibrant landscape, Lanzarote stands out as one of the most beautiful islands on the planet. Timanfaya National Park is exemplary of the impact beautiful volcanic surroundings can have upon landscape. This geological formation of volcanic wasteland is incredibly popular and magnificent. Guatiza, or Jardin de Cactus, is another wondrous site where you can walk amongst a garden of exotic cacti and unique rock formations. If you’re simply looking for sun, sand and sky why not check out one of the many beautiful beaches Lanzarote has to offer, such as Famara beach which is lined with pink-brown cliffs, white sand and strong currents that bring only the best of surfers to sea.

Popular Destinations

For a cheap self catering holiday to Lanzarote at your own pace, in a town that suits your needs, Lanzarote’s most popular destinations are fantastic. As Lanzarote’s largest resort area, Puerto del Carmen is considered the number one spot for tourists. Full of beaches, casinos, restaurants, bars and cafés, you can’t go wrong with a visit to this bustling and exciting town. Playa Blanca is another must; famous for its white beach (after which it is named), the spot offers shops, markets, cafés and clubs on the foot of the sea. Here you can climb Montana Roja, which is quite east to do, and once you get to the top, you’ll be treated to beautiful views of the town and the Atlantic. Another spot worth mentioning is Caleta de Famara, where yoga and surfing preside amongst self-catering apartments and stunning scenery. A small fishing village, it has a beautiful curving bay which leads up to the thriving municipal of Teguise, so you have the option of a peaceful haven and a bustling town in the distance of just a dozen kilometres.


Lanzarote is known best for its various activities, for children and adults alike. Bueno Bike Lanzarote provides internationally acclaimed bike tours that are a must for the avid traveller, and give a great opportunity to tour parts of the island you may not easily see by foot. There is an abundance of water parks and theme parks, such as Rancho Texas in Puerto del Carmen. A zoo park and aqua park in one, it has it all and provides both day and night time entertainment for kids and adults. With such beautiful waters and sea life, scuba diving is another must do activity. Some companies, such as Liquid Planet, provide boat trips and cruises to complete the adventure.

Lanzarote is the ultimate cheap sun holiday destination to suit people of all ages. Whether you’re looking for a bustling nightlife or a quiet resort, whether you wish to see it all or lie back and take it all in, you simply cannot go wrong with this wondrous island.


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Since a boy i have been fascinated by travel, people and places which is the reason i have been in the travel industry for over 20 years in numerous roles sales, marketing, operations & e-commerce. These days i run a boutique digital marketing agency in Tunbridge Wells called All Amplified Media specialising in Digital Marketing for online travel agencies.

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