Most people who go on holiday, especially breaks by the beach in places like Spain, Portugal and France often end up staying in hotels and whilst I have nothing against them, there are plenty of other alternatives. If you are planning a holiday with a group of friends or with your family, renting a villa can be an excellent idea. Takes A Look At The Tourist Spots Of Lanzarote in this blog entry And Discover The Main Resort Of Puerto Del Carmen.
You rent most villas on a weekly basis and when you first look at the price, it can often seem to be a little expensive. What you must remember is that you will be renting what effectively is a whole house and not just a room.
Holiday on Lanzarote
So, for a holidays in family or with a group of friends it can actually work out to be really good value for money.
The most obvious advantage of a villa over a hotel is space, they are usually pretty big houses, this can be a real advantage especially if you have children, giving everyone space to relax and when needed, space to get away and enjoy some time alone and space to entertain.
When you are renting a Lanzarote villa there are lots to see and do, as well as the beaches of Lanzarote and Timanfaya National Park.
The island is easy to get around either in a hire car or in organized tours. Take your pick!
Cactus Garden in Guatiza
Jardín de Cactus (Cactus Garden in Guatiza). There is a restored white windmill to visit within the gardens, which also houses the site’s café for a welcome refreshment or snack.
The crater has been half erroded by the sea, hence not being complete, and filled with sea water that has filtered through the black sand that keeps the sea from the crater.
The water in the crater has created a green lagoon, which is the effect of the algae growing in the water and it contrasts spectacularly with the surrounding black sand.
These are a great complex of underground caves that were left in the lava some 3,000 years ago and served as shelter to the early inhabitants when the pirates of old came stealing.
You only get to discover it by visiting the cave and I’m not about to tell you now!
Puerto del Carmen
Puerto del Carmen is located roughly centrally along the southern coast of Lanzarote, only around a short journey from the island’s capital and airport in Arrecife.
The location started off life as a small fishing village and the old harbor remains for visitors to explore and visit the many seafood restaurants. It now encompasses around 6km of beaches, including wide beach expanses and small coves.
There are many scuba diving schools in Puerto del Carmen for both the learner, the experienced and those wanting to further their diving careers. Both PADI and BSAC are generally taught and English is spoken at many diving schools.
Diving in Lanzarote
Most schools use the same small bay from which shore entries and harbor entries are available on a range of dives, including a reef with Pink Coral. Motoring further out are the Los Erizos wrecks in around 20m of water. A collection of boats sunk to create an artificial reef for divers to use just outside of the harbor entrance.
If you fancy seeing the variety of sea-life on offer, but don’t want to learn to dive, there is always the yellow submarine tour, which also visits the wrecks. Watch out for the divers watching the submarines go by… There are also cycle hire stores in the main shops and a new golf course under construction on the out skirts of the town.
With Lanzarote’s strict planning laws there are no high rise apartments in the resort. Finding villas to rent in Puerto del Carmen is commonplace and there are an excellent choice of villas available.
Diving in Lanzarote activities
Lanzarote Accommodation Map
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