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Tour of Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

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The Canary Islands are the seven Spanish islands of Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Palma, Lanzarote and Tenerife. The islands are popular with many tourists for their year round warm weather and beach resorts. The two smaller islands of Hierro and Gomera have remained undeveloped.

The islands are the tips of a huge volcanic mountain range that runs across the Atlantic Ocean. Four of Spain's seven national nature reserves can be found on these islands.

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Flights take about 4 hours between UK Airports and Lanzarote Airport.

Ryanair provide regular flights between Lanzarote Airport and UK Airports such as: Birmingham . Bristol . Cork . Dublin . East Midlands . Edinburgh . Glasgow/Prestwick . Knock . Leeds . Liverpool . London/Luton . London/Stanstead . Manchester . Shannon .

See Lanzarote Airport / Wiki for information on other airlines that fly there. This airport is situated about 4 miles southwest of Arrecife. Bus and Taxi Information . Airport Transfers . Google Map .

Taxis are from £16 to £45 between the airport and resorts depending on distance.

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Lanzarote is a popular island in the sun with a climate suitable for year round holidays.

The capital is Arrecife with the Beach Resort Towns situated around the island such as:

Los Pocillos about 4 miles south of the Airport.

Puerto del Carmen about 7 miles south of the Airport.

Puerto Calero about 9 miles south of the Airport.

Playa Blanca about 23 miles south of the Airport.

Costa Teguise about 8 miles north of the Airport.


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Arrecife is situated about 4 miles northeast of the airport.

Although Arrecife has a Blue Flag beach, it is not known as a beach resort.

The town is well worth a visit though as it has some interesting places and historic sites to view such as Castillo de San Gabriel, Iglesia de San Gines, Charco de San Gines, and Castillo de San Jose.

Shopping is said to be the best and least expensive on the island.

The Gran Hotel Arrecife, as seen left overlooking the beach, is the island’s tallest structure. The island has strict building regulations that limit the height of buildings. The Gran Hotel somehow managed to escape the regulations.

The port of Arrecife is also worth a visit. You may see some of the world's largest Cruise Ships at the port.

Ferries run from the port of Arrecife to Las Palmas on the Island of Gran Canaria with a crossing of about 7 hours.

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Los Pocillos is situated about 4 miles south of the airport.

This is a relaxing resort with a large beach, good selection of hotels, apartments, bars, restaurants and shops, many of which include UK brands.

The area has two go-karting tracks and the Rancho Texas wild west park.

Los Pocillos is connected by a promenade to the smaller resort of Matagord, and the larger and livelier resort of Puerto del Carmen 2 miles south.

Many visitors choose Los Pocillos as a quiet base and travel to Puerto del Carmen for the excursions, tours, casinos and clubs.

Puerto del Carmen is situated about 7 miles south of the airport.

Puerto del Carmen is the largest, liveliest and probably best known resort on the island. This was originally a small fishing village that has been developed along the 4 mile sandy beach. The old harbour is a scenic part of town with excellent seafood restaurants.

The resort has a large beach with many water sports including windsurfing, good selection of restaurants, many Irish and English bars and nightclubs.

The area has a modern golf course, two go-karting tracks and the Rancho Texas wild west park.

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Puerto Calero is a small luxury resort situated about 2 miles south of Puerto del Carmen.

This is an upmarket resort with a Luxury Marina, Two Hotels, Apartments, Residential Development and Golf Course.

The Marina is a good place to take a stroll and view the scenery and yachts. There are also a few cafes and restaurants well situated with views over the marina.

A number of water based activities can be found here such as Catamaran trips, Submarine excursions & Sport Fishing for large fish such as Blue-fin Tuna, Marlin and Sharks.

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Playa Blanca is situated about 23 miles southwest of the airport.

This is an ever expanding resort built around a small fishing village on the southern tip of the island. Playa Blanca is normally regarded as a relaxing resort with a few small beaches, selection of bars and many restaurants.

The resorts marina is where you can take boat trips from, find a sailing and windsurfing school, and take a deep sea fishing trip.

You can also catch a Ferry to Corralejo on Fuerteventura from here with the crossing taking about 20 minutes. Tour of Fuerteventura.

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Costa Teguise is situated about 8 miles northeast of the Airport, 4 miles northeast of Arrecife.

This is a purpose built resort with a few good beaches. The beach areas offer many water sports including surfing, windsurfing and scuba diving where you can explore the underwater marine life and a nearby shipwreck.

Costa Teguise is also well placed to visit the tourist attractions in the North of the island, such as the caves of Cueva de los Verdes, tropical plants and Jameos del Agua pool, and the cactus garden of Jardin de Cactus.

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For more information on Lanzarote, visit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanzarote.

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