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9 reasons why you should visit Lanzarote

Lanzarote is part of the Canary Islands and is recognised as a biosphere reserve by Unesco. Lanzarote is unique and wonderful, people come here for a holiday and suddenly they don't want to leave ever again. Lanzarote can be for anyone, from unique landscapes, to the setting for films. Here are nine reasons why you should visit Lanzarote.

Lanzarote is part of the Canary Islands and is recognised as a biosphere reserve by Unesco. Lanzarote is unique and wonderful, people come here for a holiday and suddenly they don't want to leave ever again. Lanzarote can be for anyone, from unique landscapes, to the setting for films. Here are nine reasons why you should visit Lanzarote.

You'll think your in another world

You'll think your in another world © Sergiomonti / 123RF

This will most likely be one of your first thoughts when visiting the island. Even NASA comes and trains on the island, with moon-like landscapes and magnificent lakes like Charco Verde on Playa de los Ciclos. There are also intimidating mountains and vast areas of desert. Lanzarote landscape is like something out of a science fiction show!

Varied landscapes

Varied landscapes © jakobradlgruber / 123rf

Even though Lanzarote is associated with lunar landscapes, it actually has so much more. The island may be small but it has a bit of everything, in the north you'll find mountains, in the center, you'll find volcanoes and nature reserves and in the south beaches that remind you of paradise. You can easily travel by car in Lanzarote so you can see everything. So no matter what type of landscape you prefer, you can probably find it on this island.

Settings for films

Settings for films © Konstantin Kalishko / 123RF

As Lanzarote has such a unique landscape, film directors are very interested in the island. When you look, it's quite simple to think you are on the planet Mars or simply an unknown planet. Like in USS Callister, the first episode of the fourth season of Black Mirror, or in One Million Years B.C with Raquel Welch, or even Clash of the Titans by Louis Letterier. Many music videos have been filed here too.

An ideal climate

An ideal climate © Silvia Crisman / 123rf

Lanzarote is neither too hot nor too cold. In the summer you won't get the heatwaves you get in Madrid, and in the winter it's quite mild and the temperatures hardly ever go below 12 or 13° Celsius. The only downfall is the wind. It is always windy in Lanzarote and sometimes it can be a hot breeze full of sand.

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Unusual architecture

One artist is associated with Lanzarote : César Manrique. He's a whimsical artist that took advantage of living on the island to show off his creativity. Manrique was determined to preserve nature with his designs, he built unusual houses but also he designed the popular Cactus Garden. The architecture will definitely catch your eye and make you smile because of its originality.

You can surf

You can surf ©Simone Tognon / 123RF

Lanzarote has been compared to Hawaii and you can see why when you see all the waves, especially in the winter when they are massive. Some of the best places to surf on the island are El Quemao - the most popular - La Santa, Catela de Famara and San Juan which has hosted a stage in the world championships.

Food and wine are excellent

Food and wine are excellent © Alberto Giacomazzi / 123RF

In the valley of Geria, you'll find vineyards. They are grouped in copses and protected from the wind by little walls. You'll find excellent options of dry white wines in the bodégas. For the food, you'll find it is Caribbean inspired, specialties include grilled octopus, limpets and so much more. You definitely won't go hungry here.

Amazing beaches

Amazing beaches © Liliya Sayfeeva / 123RF

As we've mentioned before, Lanzarote has beaches. They are beautiful and great for swimming and snorkeling too. The sea is relatively clear and who knows you might be able to spot some tropical fish, so be sure to pack your swimming suits and goggles so you can take to the water. Of course like we said above, you can go surfing too.

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Timanfaya National Park

The Timanfaya National Park is amazing, it comprises 25 volcanoes, which are all accessible for only 10 euros. Some of the park is only accessible on foot while other areas are accessible by coach. This national park is truly amazing, to be amongst all those volcanoes is impressive and the colours along the way add to the beauty.

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