OPERATION SUMMERTIME

Whether you’re on holiday or living here more permanently, this is the time of year when Lanzarote screams out to be enjoyed to the full. Over the next couple of pages we offer some of the best suggestions.

DATELINE: August 2017 LOCATION: Lanzarote,Canary Islands.
YOUR MISSION: Get out and have some fun.

THE OFFICIAL SIGHTS
Lanzarote’s eight official Tourist Centres all have plenty to offer. Timanfaya is, simply, unmissable, while Los Jameos de Agua and Cueva de los Verdes are equally breathtaking. The Mirador del Río offers stunning views and the Cactus Garden will fascinate you. Take time to explore the Monumento del Campesino, which encapsulates the rural charm of the island, and the Castillo de San Gabriel offers modern art as well as great views of Arrecife’s port. And if you’re a scuba diver, the new Atlantic Museum is the only one of its kind in Europe.

CULTURE VULTURES
Art and culture is deeply enmeshed in Lanzarote’s lifestyle. If you doubt it, just visit César Manrique’s homes in Tahiche or Haría, to see how one man’s vision changed an island.
There are museums dotted about everywhere, celebrating wine, pirates, the island’s rural history or air flight, and you’ll also find art galleries almost everywhere. Art lovers will also love the old town of Teguise and beautiful Haría offers fascinating craft shops.

FUN DAYS OUT
If you’ve got kids who need entertaining, then why not plan a fun trip out. Waterparks in Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca offer plenty of wet and wild entertainment if you want to get rid of some of that excess energy, while the Rancho Texas theme park is a perenially popular trip where you can see all types of animals. At Puerto Calero you can book a trip with Submarine Safaris and submerge on a yellow submarine. Other events will be taking place all through the summer, so keep your eyes peeled.