Visit Lanzarote: A Canary Islands gem

With a backdrop fashioned by artist and environmentalist Cesar Manrique, Lanzarote is a destination that shatters many of the commonly held misconceptions about the Canary Islands.

Previously dubbed ‘Lanzagrotty’ due its association with package holidays, the island offers visitors an experience that takes that myth and kicks it forcefully into the sea.

From the tranquillity of Puerto Calero to the faster-paced atmosphere of Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote provides travellers with memories that will last for a lifetime.

With beautiful beaches, fascinating sights, great outdoor pursuits and more, it is an island gem that is well worth checking out. Read on as we look at what Lanzarote has to offer.

Join the jet-set at Puerto Calero

Situated on the south-west coast of Lanzarote, Puerto Calero is the ideal place to visit if you want rest and relaxation.

The brainchild of developer, Jose Calero, this peaceful area features a luxury marina, classy accommodation and brilliant boutiques.

There is also a great choice of food options, including Restaurante La Pappardella which boasts stunning views over the harbour.

If you enjoy walking, search out the rugged coastal path from Puerto Calero to Puerto del Carmen harbour to grab spectacular ocean views.

Main resort is the perfect base

Originally a small fishing village, Puerto del Carmen has blossomed into one of three main holiday resorts on the island alongside Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca.

Unlike many other destinations, it has retained its charm due to Manrique’s vision of encouraging the sustainable development of the tourism industry in Lanzarote.

The town features a 6-kilometre stretch of golden beaches, all of which fly the Blue Flag to denote cleanliness and lack of contamination.

Use your winnings from to browse through the great shopping area, experience local festivals or eat at one of over 100 restaurants on the resort’s main strip.

Breathe your way to a better you

Experience daily 1-1 breathing therapy sessions to discover more about your inner-self amongst Lanzarote’s awe-inspiring landscapes.

Under the expert eye of Alan Dolan you’ll discover the art of ‘conscious breathing’, helping you unlock the full potential of your lungs to reduce the stressful effects of daily life.

The superb accommodation is situated around a sheltered private pool, while you can soak in the hot tub after your sessions and enjoy the superb sunsets.

Whether you want to get physically healthier, work on mental issues or something else, the sessions are a great way to improve the quality of the relationship you have with yourself.