If you're looking to escape the rainy and windy weather this winter and are considering treating yourself to a getaway to soak up the sun, this might be ideal for you.
Lanzarote, a Canary Island, attracts thousands of visitors each year with its constant sunshine, spectacular landscapes and unique experiences. Known for its volcanoes, lava fields, black and red lands and deep blue sea, the island offers many thrilling and, of course, relaxing activities. A trip won't cost you a fortune with Ryanair offering flights from just €40.
Many of the island's beaches are perfect for the youngest in the family, as they are protected from waves and currents, as are the natural pools formed sheltered from the lava flows that descend to the sea after eruptions. There are also beaches for those who love waves, long seaside walks, those looking for peace and quiet or quite the opposite, with many beaches renowned for surfing and water sports.
Lanzarote offers some of the most unique experiences in the world. Visitors can explore the fascinating underground world created by the eruptions. The Jameos del Agua Caves are an underground cave system with openings to the sky that houses a restaurant, a winding pool, and an auditorium with bar seating built into the rocks and ferns falling from the walls. Upon arrival, guests descend a spiral staircase of volcanic stone to discover a dreamlike landscape. A rock cave framed by abundant vegetation and home to a large natural lake with crystal clear water. If you look closely at the perfectly lit lake, you will see the small dwarf lobsters that live there, a species endemic to Lanzarote.
Visitors can also explore Timanfaya National Park, home to the Lanzarote Volcanoes, but rest assured, these dormant volcanoes haven't erupted since 1824. This spectacular lunar landscape is too dangerous to explore on foot, so a visit by coach with excellent guides offers an exciting view of this lava sea with 25 craters. At the Montanas del Fuego center, you can observe straw thrown into a volcano hole, where it instantly ignites.
Another unique attraction is the Museo Atlántico. It is Europe's first underwater sculpture museum, located near the Marina Rubicon. It features cement figures and sculptures by artist Jason deCaires Taylor, which are gradually colonized by marine life.