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a lanzarote girl
Member Name: barbie84
Date: 19/08/09, updated on 19/08/09 (342 review reads)
Advantages: love this place
Disadvantages: not a lot for the children
Lanzarote is one of the canary islands, it is a spanish speaking island which is why a lot of people assume it is in spain or just off spain when infact it is actually just off the coast of africa so is a lot hotter than spain.
It takes around 4 hours to get there by plane from the uk.
It is hot all year round in lanzarote so is a perfect place to top up your tan no matter what time of year you are traveling.
Lanzarote is basically a volcano the whole island is the result of a volcanic eruption so a lot of the land is very steep hills so it may not be the most ideal place for the very old or disabled.
The majority of the beaches are black volcanic ash although i have visited a beautiful white sand beach there aswell.
on all my visits to lanzarote, and there have been 8 in total now we have stayed in puerto del carmen which has lanzarotes buisiest night life which is why i first chose this area as i was a teenager who loved night clubs when we first went to this island. The main town is a bit like blackpool in the sence of all the shops being in a big long row for miles along the sea front and above all of these shops are bars and night clubs which are open from early in the morning around 10am untill around 4 am. Although there is a lot of hustyle and busle here it is very family friendly and we have returned with our children to the island with no problems at all, although i will admitt there is very little for the children to actually do here other than the beach.
There are some fantastic day trips out to places like fire mountain, up a volcano and to a traitional market which are both great fun.
There is lots of choice of accomodation on the island ranging from studio rooms costing very little to 5 star hotels all inclusive, my personal preference is la mar apartments in the old harbour as they are fantastic, mid priced and a few minutes walk from the main strip but far enough away for peace and quiet.
There is loads of food choices here that are realy good and english food is served pritty much every where, linicars, bottles and goofys are great for food aswell as mcdonalds and burger king being there. The majority of the bars serve food too and mostly of a great standard due to the competition.
Although i will say it is a very clean place where you never see any rubbish on the streets and bins are emptied daily you do get a lot of cokroaches in the street which i hated.
This is one of my favorite place to go on holiday.
Summary: a great place for clubbers