Friday, 5 February 2010 12:00 AM
Cheap holidays to Lanzarote have something to offer everyone as the whole family looks to enjoy a relaxing break together. 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. The easy four hour flight time from the UK is ideal for those family members who get bored and fidgety on longer flights.
Arriving at Arrecife airport, you’ll soon be transferred to your chosen holiday destination. Costa Teguise, Playa Blanca and Puerto del Carmen 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. Evenings can be as lively or as laid back as you want them to be, with fun filled Karaoke and live music bars alongside British and Irish pubs, providing hours of family fun. Restaurants cater for the whole family with child menus and family special offers helping to keep cheap holidays to Lanzarote well within budget.
For those who like peaceful holidays, there’s Matagorda or Playa de los Pocillos, just near Puerto del Carmen, resorts which combine a tranquil resort with the close proximity of something a little livelier.
Playa Blanca to the south of the island is the perfect choice for families looking for a relaxing beach holiday, with the beautiful Papagayo Beach one of the best in the Canary Islands, you can also take a ferry ride over to Fuerteventura from the lovely marina at Playa Blanca. Nightlife is low key and perfect for families looking for a relaxing evening out.
For a resort that is fairly lively without going over the top, then Costa Teguise could be the perfect choice for you. 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. Nights out here are classed as low key even though there are lots of bars and restaurants offering family friendly nights out.
There are plenty of family excursions to try and all very reasonably priced making sure your money on cheap holidays to Lanzarote goes a long way. Timanfaya National Park is an interesting day out where you can learn about the volcanic origins of this beautiful island and witness the most amazing lunar like landscape you’re ever likely to see. Lanzarote Aquarium near Costa Teguise is the largest on the Canary Islands and has plenty of exhibits in its three million litres of water. Costa Teguise also has a brilliant aqua park with pools, slides and rides 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 displays, birds of prey, performing parrots, alligators and reptiles to keep the whole family entertained throughout the day.
Perhaps one of the most exciting excursions has to be a trip on the Yellow Submarine. Climb aboard at the Puerto Calero marina, and relax in air conditioned safety as you descend 30m beneath the surface to discover the fascinating beauty of life below Lanzarote. See the kids faces light up as they come across eerie shipwrecks decorating the ocean floor, sights usually reserved for experienced divers.
The excellent beaches, fabulous family facilities and beautiful year round climate will make sure that cheap holidays to Lanzarote will be popular for many years to come.