Book a self-catering holiday to Lanzarote and you can make the most of the local culture, cuisine and lifestyle.
Lanzarote has an amazing repertoire of delicious local dishes, so, when on your self-catering holiday, it is worth looking out for restaurants called tipico, meaning ‘local style’. The seafood is amazing, especially the calamares (deep-fried rings of squid). Other local meals that will get your mouth watering include Conejo al salmorejo, rabbit cooked in a spicy tomato sauce, and puchero, which is a classic Lanzarote stew, thick and savoury, made with lentils, chickpeas, vegetables and two or more kinds of meat.
If you enjoy wandering around markets, the weekly Sunday morning market in Teguise will be ideal for you. For a souvenir typical of the area, look for stallholders with displays of Spanish lace and embroidery. Go to Arrecife on a weekend morning and you can join the locals choosing the best ingredients for your cooking. Another market worth visiting is the night street market in Costa Teguise, where traders sell their own handmade craftwork in a relaxed atmosphere.
Looking for a dream trip but don’t fancy sticking to the hotel menus and dining areas? Choose a self-catering holiday in Lanzarote with Thomas Cook instead and you can look forward to a perfect trip to the sunshine, with all the dining options that Lanzarote has to offer.