It is little wonder why so many travellers and tourists decide to visit Lanzarote on holiday. In addition to its coastlines and beaches, this particular Canary Island boasts a constantly mild climate, an abundance of sunshine, some remarkable landscapes and an alluring natural beauty too.
Unlike other popular holiday destinations, Lanzarote has tried to minimise the environment impact of tourism too. As a result, you can enjoy the beguiling scenery and sumptuous seashore without intrusion from skyscrapers or high-rise constructions.
But if you’re not sure when to travel, here’s what you can expect from each season to help you make that all important decision.
Take a trip to the island in Spring and you’ll be greeted by pleasant temperatures of between 23-25°C when you step off one of the various flights to Lanzarote. Compared to busier times of the year, spring means less tourists will be about, allowing you to enjoy and experience the island at your own pace.
On top of that, there are a couple of festivals and public holidays to make the most of. Lanzarote’s very own weeklong carnival takes place in either February or March and features colourful processions and sensational costumes. Then on 30th May, Dia de Canarias (Day of the Canaries) celebrates this archipelago’s culture with traditional food, music and dancing.
At the height of summer, temperatures can soar to 40°C, as the sirocco wind often brings hot, dry air from the Sahara. However, it typically hovers between 27 and 29°C, while the sea temperature stays around the mid 20s throughout the summer months.
It makes this time of year is perfect for relaxing on the beach, soaking up the sun and taking an occasional dip in the ocean. However, if you need a bit of excitement and exhilaration in-between, consider partaking in popular island pursuits like snorkelling or surfing.
Lanzarote gets a bit quieter after the busy summer season, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t visit during the autumn. In fact, the balmy yet comfortable temperatures coupled with a gentle sea breeze make this season ideal for exploring.
A trip to the Timanfaya National Park is absolutely essential, as this otherworldly looking landscape features over 25 volcanoes in just 50 square kilometres. Alternatively, take a casual stroll around the capital of Arrecife, a lively port city with plenty of historic and modern highlights to enjoy.
Apart from the fact that the nights get a little chillier, you wouldn’t know Lanzarote experiences a winter. Along with regular maximum temperatures of 21°C, there is no sign of the prevailing North Easterly Trade Winds either.
This means that it’s still possible to revel in some sunshine while capitalising on Lanzarote’s numerous attractions and activities. Consider visiting the Jardin de Cactus (Cactus Gardens), Museum of International and Contemporary Art or La Cueva de los Verdes (Underground Green Caves).
So, with 300 days of sunshine a year, perpetually warm temperatures and hardly any rain to speak of, there really isn’t a bad time to visit Lanzarote.
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