Discover the Many Surprises of Lanzarote
LONDON, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Lanzarote is an island of stark beauty. The volcanic moonscape is most vivid in the
island’s centre, whilst the scenery to the North is characterised by a gentle greenness.
Despite its dramatic landscape, the easternmost Canary Island boasts beautiful and
relaxing white sandy beaches, coupled with the promise of adventure in the stunning Green
Caves and the intriguing Timanfaya National Park. Cheap holidays to Lanzarote
[http://www.monarch.co.uk/canary-islands/lanzarote/holidays ] come with guaranteed year
long balmy sunshine, a fascinating natural history, and friendly resorts beside a
The South is home to Lanzarote’s best beaches, whilst throughout the island you’ll see
how man can work with nature to extraordinary result. On the whole, package holidays
[http://www.cosmos.co.uk/holidays ] to tourist resorts are low-key, and easy to escape if
you want to get away from it all. UNESCO declared the entire island a biosphere reserve in
1993, meaning that any development is balanced against the need to preserve the island’s
heritage and environment. As a result, the skyline remains unblemished by high-rise
constructions, and even the most modern resorts retain a traditional building style.
Lanzarote has something to offer everyone. If you’re after lively nightlife, visitors
to the vibrant resort of Costa Tequise will not be disappointed. You’ll also enjoy a range
of watersports, with windsurfing a major pastime for locals and tourists alike. On the
South West coast of the island lies the exclusive resort of Puerto Calero, with a marina
protected by mountain ranges and the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura. Conveniently
located just a 10 minute drive from Arrecife Airport, the resort of Puerto Del Carmen
stretches over 6km of golden sand, lapped by some of the most tranquil waters in the
Atlantic Ocean. There are several diving and windsurfing centres for travellers looking
for a more active Lanzarote holiday, and every spring, the Ironman triathlon brings the
best in international sporting athletes to this bustling resort.
Western Lanzarote offers perhaps the biggest surprise of all – a thriving wine
industry. Local vineyards have popped up everywhere as growers have found the deep, black,
lava soil – enriched by the island’s long volcanic history – perfect for the grape. Don’t
forget to bring back a bottle of delicious Malvasia wine from a roadside bodega!
For more information, please visit http://www.monarch.co.uk, or contact Robert
Foulkes at robert.foulkes@Monarch.co.uk or on +44(0)-1582-398122.
SOURCE Monarch Airlines