Lanzarote is the eastern most island of the Canary Islands and 4th by the size. It is positioned around 125km away from the African coast and just a few kilometers from the Fuerteventura island and of course surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Canary islands are great to visit all year around as temperatures don’t change much. Constant winds offer the adventurers excellent opportunities for sailing, surfing, windsurfing and kiting. But let the photos do the talking…

Typical Lanzarotian landscape – volcanic hills, sea and constantly changing cloudy skies

Postcard from Lanzarote – dry grass, volcanic rocks and exotic plants.

Moonlike hills in the area of Femmes in the south.

Agricultural storage house made from rocks in the Femmes region – black thing in the background are acutally cultivated fields.

Probably the best beaches, at least for swimming, are at the southern most tip of the island. With plenty of small lagoons you are guaranteed to find a private spot on the beach.

One of the small lagoons with Furteventura seen in the background.

Long sandy beaches and almost no crowds – what more would you want?

This was our favorite beach – surrounded by rocks on both sides, it limited the size of waves and the sea temperature was a bit higher.

With no industry hundred of kilometers around, the water is crystal clear as seen in this shot.

La Papagayo beach on the eastern side of the peninsula with white bulidings of Puerto del Carmen seen in the background.

These beaches are accessible either by boat from Playa Blanca or by car (rental rates of just around 100eur for Opel Corsa or similar). But don’t be scarred when taking the exit for La Papagaya beach at the roundabout – after some 10 meters, asphalt transforms into rocky gravel that leads you into a national park (entrance 3eur per car) and all the beautiful beaches. Note the traffic sign on that road though 😀

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