The relatively small island of Lanzarote could be considered the jewel of the Canary Islands archipelago. As despite its enthusiastic reception of millions of holidaymakers year on year it has retained much of its charm and is fairly unspoilt, whilst still providing plenty of things to do.
It is not as rugged as the smaller islands of El Hierro and La Palma, but then it does have some luxurious places to stay, including five star hotels and beautiful Lanzarote villas. And it has an advanced tourist infrastructure that ensures visitors can do pretty much whatever they choose during their stay.
Lanzarote’s appeal is that it can suit many different types of holidaymaker, from families with small children to sports enthusiasts to those more interested in cultural pursuits. The island has been shaped and developed through the interventions of a local artist, César Manrique, who stopped it being swamped by concrete apartment blocks.
Manrique´s efforts also included adding a number of attractions that highlight unique aspects of the island´s history and culture, which again set it apart from the neighbouring islands. And its volcanic past also helps to distinguish Lanzarote from the other Canarian destinations, as the eruptions here were only three hundred years ago.
The island´s oldest resort, formerly known as La Tiñosa, stands as a good example of how urban development can be used to create an attractive tourist resort. Unlike Playa de las Americas in Tenerife, Puerto del Carmen is typified by low rise buildings, whitewashed houses, palm tree lined promenades and beautiful beaches.
Anyone lucky enough to be staying in one of our Puerto del Carmen holiday villas will find the town a delight to holiday in. It is easy to get around on foot or by bike, has a huge array of restaurants, lively bars and a relaxed atmosphere, not to mention the lovely stretches of sandy beaches.
And thanks to its manageable size, visitors can get out and see the extremely varied terrain of the island very easily. It takes little more than an hour to drive from one end of Lanzarote to the other, making sightseeing a pleasure on the quiet back roads.
All of which tends to set Lanzarote apart and makes many visitors to the island come back again and again. To get an idea of the properties available to rent, why not visit www.holidayvillasinlanzarote.co.uk and take a closer look at the range of villas there.