See Amazing Landmarks on a Hiking Tour to Timanfaya National Park
Like all of the Canary Islands, you can go at any time of the year and have good weather more or less guaranteed. This volcanic island is often described as Moonlike, and on a Lanzarote hiking tour to Timanfaya National Park, you can discover this lunar terrain. This is one of the key reasons the island was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1993 and was used as a training base for Nasa’s Apollo 17 crew.
Most of the resorts are to be found on the southern coastline, and the best-known town of Puerto del Carmen has everything from beachside arcades to Casinos. Originally a small fishing village, the harbour is a beautiful place to visit with excellent seafood restaurants.
You will not find lush green vineyards on a Lanzarote wine tour as wine cultivation on the island is very different here. Wine is produced in Lanzarote and has been since the 1500s; however; due to the apocalyptic volcanic eruptions over the centuries, farmers had to find a new way to cultivate this barren land. They discovered they could use picon (volcanic ash) as a form of porous mulch, and prepare to be amazed at the amount of work involved as wine producers have to do all the major work by hand.
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Discover the unique architecture of Cesar Manrique with Culture Tours Lanzarote
All over Lanzarote, you see the influence of Cesar Manrique, the creative artist, architect and environmentalist who has left an indelible mark on the Island. When the Island began to develop its tourist industry, Cesar Manrique was instrumental in promoting a model of intervention based on the fundamentals of sustainability to safeguard the Island’s natural heritage and culture.
You could spend a couple of days on a Lanzarote culture tour visiting the places Manrique designed. The Cactus Garden, Mirador del Rio, Jameos del Agua and The César Manrique foundation are to name but a few.
Travel Tips for Lanzarote
As the weather is good all year round the time to visit depends on whether you want to travel in high season where the resorts are very crowded or if you prefer a more quiet and relaxing holiday then you should travel during the low season. For all you surfing lovers the waves start to get big from October-December. Tourist activities are ongoing throughout the year, so don’t worry, you will enjoy your holiday whenever you decide to travel.
Prices are in line with the European average but may be more expensive in resorts. Packages for inclusive holidays can vary in price depending on when you book, so book your holiday and tours early to get the best bargains. Local drinks are cheap and eating out in a restaurant is reasonable too, where you can pick up a three-course meal for around €15.
The tap water here isn’t recommended for drinking as it comes from desalination of ocean water; however, you will find plenty of bottled water in all of the supermarkets. The primary language is Spanish and the currency is the Euro. Always keep your valuables in the hotel safe and remember to use a high factor sun lotion as you can be fooled into thinking it is colder than it actually is with the ocean breezes.
Like all of the Canary Islands Lanzarote is a year-round destination due to its warm climate. August is the hottest month with an average temperature of 290degrees but can reach into the ’40s. January and February are the coldest months where the weather can drop overnight but can still be 220 degrees during the day. December is the wettest month in Lanzarote with an average of 29mm of rain.