If you’re thinking about going on holiday to Lanzarote, you can be fairly certain that sun, sand and sea are on the cards. As one of the Canary Islands, it’s become a firm favourite in recent years for its warm weather, beautiful beaches and rugged, volcanic landscape. We Brits love it, mainly because it’s got all the home comforts of a Spanish resort with bags of exotic, natural beauty. If you’re willing to take a walk on the wild side, there are plenty of unique things to do in Lanzarote.
#1. Discover the Green Lagoon
Found near El Golfo, the Green Lagoon sits in the crater of an extinct volcano. The natural reserve has incredible bright green water, which is caused by the sunlight interacting with minerals and algae. It’s the perfect place to visit just before dusk, where you can see a rainbow of colours. Enjoy the contrast of the green water with the black sand, blue sea and pink sunset. One thing’s for sure, a trip to the Green Lagoon will leave you with some seriously enviable holiday snaps.
#2. Visit a black vineyard
Lanzarote is a mecca for wine buffs, so make sure you take the chance to visit the vineyards in La Geria. The scene looks other-worldly, with volcanic soil, circular wells and rocky walls. Harvested by hand, each feature serves a purpose for growing the grapes. Black ash keeps in the moisture, the walls protect the plants from the Saharan wind and holes are dug to find fertile land. Of course, there’s wine-tasting too, so relax with a glass of your new favourite red or white and enjoy the fantastic landscape.
#3. Sail to a secluded island
To find a piece of untouched paradise just a stone’s throw from Lanzarote, hop on the ferry to La Graciosa. Known as the eighth Canary Island, it’s surrounded completely by golden shores and turquoise sea. You can really get in touch with nature here, with everything from snorkelling to hiring a bike and exploring some sandy trails. Spend the day sampling some fresh seafood, paddle among exotic fish and bask in the refreshingly rugged way of life, which you’ll be sure to love.
Have you been to Lanzarote before? Is there anything you enjoyed doing there which was out of the ordinary? I’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments below.