Tropical Island Lanzarote is the northernmost of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Marked by numerous volcanic eruptions, solidified lava and volcanic cones cover three-quarters of the island. With its well-developed road network, the beautiful sandy beaches and the natural spectacles, Lanzarote offers the perfect destination for swimming and cultural holidays.
Our journey begins on Sunday at the arrecife airport
with the takeover of our rental car from Sunny Cars and the subsequent drive to
our hotel Seaside Los Jameos Playa in Puerto del Carmen. After getting
our room we go to dinner, where we enjoy the rich buffet. The evening will end
with a typical Spanish sangria in the hotel bar and enjoy the piano playing of
Despite the low rainfall, Lanzarote sometimes surprises with tropical vegetation, because there are gigantic cacti and a palm forest as well as wine-growing areas on the island. The volcanic origin of Lanzarote is omnipresent. In the bizarre rock formations, cave systems and crater landscapes of Tahiche, La Cueva de los Verdes or El Mirador del Rio and El Golfo you can admire this natural spectacle. Visiting the Timanfaya National Park is a must for every vacationer.
Lanzarote playa blanca
On the second day of our trip, we visit the port city of Playa
Blanca with our rental car. After we have found a parking space, we head to
the promenade, which we stroll along in bright sunshine. The beach is not
called “white beach” for nothing. Here is the sand, unlike the rest
of the island of volcanic rock, bright and white. To cool us, we slip into the
swimming trunks and jump into the turquoise wet. On the way back we also want
to visit the famous parrot beach. Here, however, a disappointment awaits
us – the adventurous approach to the beach is closed due to a construction
site. Our consolation: so we have a reason for another trip to Tropical island
Day three of our vacation we want to relax again and treat
ourselves to a break at the pool. We also use our All-Inclusive offer today and
enjoy our Piña Colada on the comfortable pool chair. Sunbathing is of
course also on the program. In the hotel, there is even a sun advisor who tells
us their tips on how to get a nice tan the fastest. In the evening we enjoy the
billiards and listen to the sounds of the ABBA live show.
Also on Thursday, we make exploratory. Today we drive to
the Timanfaya National Park. It includes a lava sea, which testifies to the
history of the more than six years of eruptions in the years 1730-1736. Still,
the heat under the earth is felt, as well as to see. Thus, the branches, which
are placed in a hole in the ground, ignite within a few seconds.
The art of César Manrique is represented not only in
the Timanfaya National Park. The island is characterized by his works, which
can be found in many places. Also, the Jardin de Cactus (in German
cactus garden) was created by the local artist. When he discovered a fig tree
in 1970, which had sprung from a frozen lava flow, he decided without further
ado to build his house there. This comprises a total of five lava tubes, which
Manrique transformed into living spaces. Today the house is owned by the
Foundation “Fundacion César Manrique” founded by Manrique and can be
Go-kart on Lanzarote
On the second-to-last day of our holiday, the go-kart piste
near Arrecife airport is on the way. The track is the longest in Europe,
where numerous championships take place, so an absolute must for every go-kart
fan. My friend drives on the podium and takes second place – I’ll be the last.
Nevertheless, it was fun!
Puerto del carmen beach
Tropical Island Lanzarote on
the first day, we want to enjoy the beach first. The fine sand and the
bright blue sea invite you to linger. Soon, however, we are drawn towards the
city center. We take a walk along the coast and stroll past the many shops,
bars and coffees. With a view of the sea, we enjoy a cool refreshment before heading
home. The feet in the sand, ankle-deep in the water, we go along the beach back
to the hotel, which is at the end of the bay.