Monday, 18 January 2010 12:00 AM
Cheap holidays to Lanzarote are the ideal choice for families wanting to relax and spend some valuable time 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. With around a four hour flight time from the UK, it is the ideal distance for younger family members to enjoy the flight without becoming too bored and fidgety.
Arriving at Arrecife airport, you’ll soon be transferred to your chosen holiday destination. The main resorts you’ll find on your holidays to Lanzarote are Costa Teguise, Playa Blanca and Puerto del Carmen, although there are other quieter resorts that families who prefer a more relaxing break may choose.
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. At night the place comes to life with family friendly entertainment everywhere you look; Irish, Scottish and British pubs extend warm welcomes to the whole family and karaoke bars and live music pubs provide 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.
The quieter resorts of Matagorda and Playa de los Pocillos are close to Puerto del Carmen and are perfect for families looking for a tranquil resort with something a little livelier on the doorstep.
Playa Blanca is the ideal family choice for a relaxing beach holiday, with one of the best beaches in the Canary Islands found near here at Papagayo, you could also take a ferry trip over to Fuerteventura from the beautiful marina here at Playa Blanca. Nightlife is low key and perfect for families looking for a relaxing evening out.
Perhaps the perfect resort that’s lively without being over the top is Costa Teguise. 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. Although the night life is never over the top, there are plenty of fun filled bars and restaurants to entertain the whole family here.
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 a wonderful family day out where you’ll discover the fascinating volcanic origins of this island, with its lunar like landscape that is truly reminiscent of the moon’s surface. Lanzarote Aquarium near Costa Teguise is the largest on the Canary Islands and has plenty of exhibits in its three million litres of water. You’ll also find a fantastic water park at Costa Teguise with facilities 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 alligators, birds of prey, sea lion, parrot shows and reptiles to entertain and enthral the whole family.
Perhaps one of the most exciting excursions has to be a trip on the Yellow Submarine. Set sail from the beautiful marina at Puerto Calero and relax in the air conditioned sub as you descend to around 30m, witnessing beautiful wildlife and stunning ship wrecks, see the kids faces light up as they see the eerie shapes decorating the ocean floor, sights usually reserved for experienced divers.
Cheap holidays to Lanzarote will be firm favourites with families for many years to come due to the fantastic year round climate and wonderful facilities.