My husband and I love to travel but since having kids we have resorted to destinations that are easy to get to by car or a short flight away. We all know how hard it is to keep young children entertained in confined spaces so for now we have decided to postpone long haul holidays until the kids are a little older.
One thing I don’t like compromising on is the weather – my love of warm climates and sunshine is no secret – hence Lanzarote being high on my travel bucket list right now.
Lanzarote is part of the Canary Islands and the fourth largest of the archipelago. It’s sub-tropical climate means lots of sunshine, little rain and a very lovely average daytime temperature of around 22ºC making it the perfect sunny getaway all year around (in the summer the temperature rises to high 20s which is just perfect as anything higher than 30 is sometimes unbearable for me). It’s also only a four-hour flight from the uk which is a big plus.
The amazing weather in Lanzarote is definitely a plus but not the only reason why I’m desperate to visit. Here are 5 reasons why I want to visit Lanzarote.
Out of this world landscapes
Have you ever seen photos of Lanzarote’s landscapes? I was quite stunned while I was researching about it. They are beautiful and like nothing I have ever seen before. It almost looks like pictures of a different planet. Apparently the Timanfaya National Park, whose moon-like terrain is one of the key reasons the island was declared a Unesco Biosphere Reserve in 1993, was used as a training base for Nasa’s Apollo 17 crew. I’m sure my kids will love to explore the island’s landscape and it will give me plenty of opportunities to attempt some cool photographs.
It’s no secret we love the beach and even though we live on the seaside we still love to spend time at the beach whenever we go on holiday. Lanzarote has some incredibly beautiful beaches. One that has caught my attention and I would love to spend some time at is Playa de Papagayo.
This beach is actually made up of a series of little beaches nestled between lava rocks. The sand is fine and the water crystal blue. It’s been recommended as a great place to go walking or snorkelling.
Museo Atlántico: The underwater museum
An underwater museum? Oh my, I can’t wait to see that. The Museo Atlántico is the in Playa Blanca is the only underwater sculpture museum in Europe and I think it would be the perfect place for a very cool child free date with my husband.
Plenty of activities to do with the Kids
I’m quite impressed with the range and quantity of things available to do with the kids in Lanzarote. Some of the things we want to try are:
- Dive in a submarine – Puerto Calero
- Visit The Pirate Museum – Teguise
- Visit The Water Park – Playa Blanca
- Visit The Aquarium – Costa Teguise
- Race Go Karts – San Bartolomé
Amazing food and wine
As you probably already know I’m a bit of a foodie and love to wash down a great meal with delicious wine so I cannot wait to try some of the delicious and fresh seafood available in Lanzarote and of course their wine. I heard that Lanzarote produces some beautiful dry white wines which would be perfect to accompany a good seafood meal.
I just cannot wait to have the most amazing time in Lanzarote.
Have you ever been to Lanzarote? What other things would you recommend? Please let me know in the comments below.
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