Lanzarote - Discover the Fiery Lanzarote
The Canary Islands are one of Europe's favourite holiday destinations - and none more so than the paradise island of Lanzarote, the Canary groups eastern-most sibling. Born of enormous volcanic eruptions some 15 million years ago, Lanzarote island has a 214 km coastline, with just 16 km of beach - but what a 16 kilometres!
Lanzarote is a touch more upmarket than many other resort islands - over development here means the weekly market has more than two stalls selling beach towels. But don't let its quiet reputation fool you - the locals saved their passion for ensuring the very development that has marred so many other Spanish resort islands didn't get a look in. The man credited with keeping Lanzarote under developed has a foundation in his name and an exhibition space you must go and see.
Lanzarote has beautiful, wide beaches - many of which on the Atlantic side are brilliant for action packed watersports like surfing, kite surfing and boogie boarding. The island boasts excellent walking and cycling tracks. Fly to Lanzarote with Holiday Supermarket and make sure you enquire about the hotels in Playa Blanca - they're rather special!