Lanzarote – waiting for you any time of year

The beautiful sunswept island of Lanzarote is the most easterly of the Canary Isles, and just 79 miles off the coast of Africa. Here you can enjoy year round sunshine, blue seas, and soft golden sands.

Like the other Canary Islands, Lanzarote was formed by volcanic activity, and due to the more recent eruptions of the 18th and 19th Centuries, many parts of the island have a striking appearance, that has often been likened to a lunar landscape.

The buildings of Lanzarote are attractive, low-level whitewashed houses, with pretty blue and green window shutters.

If you love art, then you have an extra special reason to come to Lanzarote – here you will find many wonderful art installations of skilled artist and designer Cesar Manrique, who was a contemporary of Picasso and Dali. These colourful sculptures can be seen all across the island, and some of them are moving works, cleverly powered by the wind. It is partly due to the influence of Manrique, and his belief in the subtle fusion of art and nature, that the island’s hotel and apartment developments did not turn into high rise complexes, but remained in keeping with the traditions and beauty of the island.

You can take off to Lanzarote any time you like – the fine weather all year round means that you don’t have to wait for the holiday season to start – on Lanzarote every month is holiday time.

The lively resort of Puerto Del Carmen has a great range of bars and restaurants, as well as a fine beach. Prefer something quieter? Then how about the more laid back resort of Playa Blanca or Costa Teguise?

At the moment Thomas Cook are doing one week’s self catering in Lanzarote this month for as little as £143 per person. So, go on, grab yourself a bargain in the sun, and enjoy a little art too.

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