Wineries, beautiful secluded beaches and fresh sea food are just some of the reasons I loved Lanzarote. It was a surprise trip for my husband’s 25th birthday that I had booked during the Rynair winter flight sale. I bought return flights from Bristol for £40, some people on the flight had nabbed them even cheaper. I didn’t know much about the island except for that it is said to be in eternal springtime. The weather guarentee was a deal clincher.
Having not researched Lanzarote at all, I was happy to find out how much it had to offer. For its size of only 37 miles long and 12 miles wide, you would not expect such a wonderful array of art, history, cuisine, surf culture and drastically different geography throughout. Caesar manrique’s architectural designs extend across the island simultaneously with its beautiful landscapes. It felt luxurious just knowing we were momentarily a part of such epic scenery.
The Canaries are a chain of islands created from volcanic lava. Contrasting black sand beaches have been left behind by the lava. You can visit Timanfaya National Park to see first hand what the most recent eruption site looks like at present. The vastness of it all is quite striking and reminds you of the power of nature.
Our countryside boutique hotel turned out to be stunning and was a perfect retreat for our getaway. It had a restaurant, lounge and even its own lava garden for soaking up the sun. We spent 3 days driving around the island wishing we had a week. Even if you did get island fever you could always hop on the ferry to one of the other Canary Islands, Fuerteventura being the closest. The traditional laid back island vibe, joined with perfect weather and stunning beaches couldn’t make for a better couples holiday.