Friday, 29 January 2010 12:00 AM
Cheap holidays to Lanzarote are ideal for all families wanting some fun in the sun on their well earned holidays. Lanzarote is the fourth largest of the Canary Islands and lies just off the coast of west Africa, helping to ensure its place as a top winter destination aswell as a top summer hot spot. Flight times are about four hours from the UK which is ideal for younger family members who may get bored and fidgety on longer flights.
Arriving at Arrecife airport, you'll soon be transferred to your chosen holiday destination. Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca are the most popular resorts you'll find on your holidays to Lanzarote; however there are some smaller towns that prove popular with families looking for total peace and relaxation.
Puerto del Carmen is probably about as lively as this island gets with one of the longest beaches on Lanzarote offering a multitude of water sports for the whole family to enjoy. The place comes to life at night but remains family friendly nearly everywhere you go with live music and karaoke bars, Scottish, British and Irish bars extending a warm welcome to everyone. Restaurants cater for the whole family with child menus and family special offers helping to keep cheap holidays to Lanzarote well within budget.
Close to Puerto del Carmen are the more laid back resorts of Playa de los Pocillos and Matagorda, superb for families who like tranquil holidays with the option of something a bit livelier just nearby.
Playa Blanca is the perfect spot for a relaxing family holiday with beautiful beaches especially at nearby Papagayo, you can also take a ferry trip over to Fuerteventura from the lovely marina here. Nightlife is low key and perfect for families looking for a relaxing evening out.
Costa Teguise is the perfect choice for a resort that is lively on a small scale. With five beautiful beaches to choose from offering an array of water sports and calm safe waters, there really is something here for the whole family. Nightlife is classed as low key even though there are plenty of family friendly bars and restaurants to choose from.
There are lots of family excursions to try and all very reasonably priced making sure your money on cheap holidays to Lanzarote goes a long way. See the lunar like landscape of this fascinating island at the Timanfaya National Park, where you can discover some interesting facts about its volcanic origins. Lanzarote Aquarium near Costa Teguise is the largest on the Canary Islands and has plenty of exhibits in its three million litres of water. Another perfect day out would be to the aqua park at Costa Teguise with rides, slides and pools for the whole family.
Kids will love a day out at the Rancho Texas, just near Puerto del Carmen, with great entertainment both day and night. There are sea lion shows, parrot displays, reptiles, birds of prey and alligators to keep you enthralled and entertained all day long.
Perhaps one of the most exciting excursions has to be a trip on the Yellow Submarine. Leaving the dock at the beautiful marina in Puerto Calero, you'll descend around 30m into the wonderful underwater world of bright coloured fish and fascinating sharks, the kids will be delighted by the eerie ship wrecks that lay on the ocean floor, a sight usually reserved for experienced divers.
Cheap holidays to Lanzarote will remain ever popular due to the excellent beaches, superb family facilities and wonderful, inviting year round climate.