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Introduction to the Island of Lanzarote

Lanzarote is a Spanish island in the easternmost of the famous Canary Islands. It words lanzarote means “red mountains” in native language. It is of volcanic origin & formed by the breakup of African & American continental plates 35 million years ago.

Mountainous areas of the lanzarote are called timanfaya National Park. This national park is made up of 100’s of fire valconaos located in 200 sq km area. One can easily see miracles of nature in this area. “Tunnels of Atlantis” is the largest submerged volcanic tunnel in the world. Lanzarote enjoys high temperatures and low rainfall & sunshine throughout the year. Surrounding ocean & cool canaries help to moderate the heat. It receives less rainfall because of its flat topography.

Lanzarote is quite famous for its nightlife. Two best resorts are Puerto del carmen & Costa teguise. Restaurants cater for all tastes & budgets. You can easily taste cheap Chinese, Indian currie, Italian burgers. Most renowned wines served are mozaga & LaEra labels. The hottest nightspot is “golden mile” where you will find music bars & clubs. The casino de lanzarote is quite famous. Cesar & La Curva provides live entertainment throughout night, cabaret shows & dancing until 6:00 AM.

Top rated lanzarote hotels are Oasis Timanfaya golf, Apartments Rin Olivina Coral where you can easily find central swimming pools, children’s pool, tennis court, multi-sports court, barbecue & a stage for the live show. They offer diverse cuisine & superb entertainment facilities to ensure that all coming guests enjoy a pleasant holiday.

Beaches include San Jose, Reducto & Guacimeta located in the coast of Teguise.

Local festivals include colorful parades & street carnivals & other religious processions. Best places to enjoy these festivals are island capital Arrecife & Puerto del Carmen. In Arrecife one can see lots of music & dance. Carnival is a serious business of canary islands. Fiestas are also held, where Miss lanzarote is elected & garlanded.

Lanzarote has famous three resorts Peurto Del Carmen, Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca. All the three are surrounded by beautiful beaches & offer excellent drinking & eating facilities. Holiday accommodation in these resorts is mainly provided by private villas, which offer a wide range of accommodation facilities ranging from luxury apartments to private swimming pools.

Lanzarote is blessed with a no of spectacular beaches famous for their natural beauty. Lanzarote covers 250 km coastline out of which 30 kms are beaches. There are beaches of Playa Blanca and nudist beach of Charco does Palo, well known. This nudist beach has no dress code & offers an ideal place for those who want to live their life in harmony with nature. Besides these, there are beaches of Costa Teguise & Famara beaches, which are well-known tourist places across the globe.

Daily life is organized according to weather .Lunch taken at 1:30 pm & dinner at 9:00pm. Locals have a strong sense of partying & dancing throughout nights. Family is the foundation of social life. Lanzarote proudly hosts costa Musica, which combines both dance & music on a beach of Costa Teguise Resort & attracts music & dance lovers of all ages. Thus, lanzarote has a year round cultural calendar that attracts visitors from around the globe.
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