Lanzarote Journals

Lanzarote the Lazy Way

A January 2004 trip to Lanzarote by Holiday Jo

Quote: January is the most perfect time to get away and recover from Christmas and New Year's, and Lanzarote was the ideal place to do it. We had great weather and managed to be totally relaxed the whole week.

Lanzarote the Lazy Way

Overview

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Our week in Lanzarote was based mainly around food and the highlight of each day was to discuss where we were going to eat that night. If you stay in Puerto del Carmen, do not restrict yourself to the main strip, as just round the corner is the old harbour, an absolutely idyllic place where you can just sit and look over the cliff at the sea and fishing boats coming in and out. I would suggest taking one of the many bottomless boat trips on offer as you get to see the island from the sea and there are always plenty of fish to see. Quick Tips: Take a taxi to the old harbour and watch the locals playing boules in the square. You can have a meal of local fish and Canarian potatoes and just w...Read More

Diamond Las Calas

Hotel | "Diamond las Calas II"

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Best Things Nearby:This resort is in an ideal location where you can just stroll down the hill to all the shops, bars, and restaurants. Within a five-minute walk is the beach, which is beautiful and you can do all the watersports if you're feeling active.Best Things About the Resort:If you want a small resort with a nice pool and a cosy bar and restaurant, this is the resort for you. It's a fairly small complex with a relatively small pool, but you can just step out your apartment door straight to the poolside.Resort Experience:We really liked the apartments; they were very well decorated due to the recent refurbishment. The small touches, like bottles of wi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 2, 2004

Diamond Las Calas
Calle Guayadeque Puerto Del Carmen
Lanzarote, Spain

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Best Things Nearby:Club Aquarius is only a few minutes walk from the old harbour, an excellent area to catch the boat trips and go on the submarines. In the old harbour there are about a dozen lovely restaurants that have a stunning outlook across the rocks into the sea, and you can always find one in your price range or that serves the food your looking for. About 15 minutes walk away is the new town of Puerto Del Carmen and the new shopping centre with a wide variety of shops and restaurants. To get to the beach, you just need to walk for about 10 minutes along the coast and you will come to the small beach, where you are able to do some watersports including scuba diving and windsurfing....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 6, 2004

Club Aqarius Aquamar
Calle Tiede 6
Lanzarote, Spain
928 514 949

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Fire Mountain was amazing (this is the only word to describe the park). You can visit the park on one of the many tours that are on offer either at your resort or in the town of Puerto del Carmen. Once you get to the park, you can get around by bus or on camel, but beware because the smell can be quite strong especially first thing in the morning. All around the park are large craters of the volcano and some are still active. At El Diablo at certain times, you can even have your food cooked on one of the craters at 140 degrees C.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 13, 2004

Timanfaya National Park
Montanas del Fuego
Lanzarote, Spain

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Cesar Manrique is a local hero who was an artist and decided to stop the building of large ugly buildings for tourism. He declared that no building can be more than six stories high and that all houses had to be painted white with blue woodwork. His house looks the same as he left it -- it is built in lava and decorated lavishly with lots of creativity. It is certainly worth the drive if you are hiring a car for the week as you will not find many tours to take you there.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 13, 2004

Cezare Manrique Foundation
Taro de Tahiche
Lanzarote, Spain