Canary Islands – Part 2
Like the fellow islands that surround it, Lanzarote has built a reputation on providing the tourist with exactly what they want. Adapting its hospitality to mold the requirements of those who visit, some might argue that the Canary Islands have become over developed. But as noticeable as the saturation of tourists is, islands like Lanzarote should celebrate it’s popularity as a signifier to its global acclaim as a top destination.
Many historians believe that Lanzarote was the earliest settlement and in very similar ways it became the spearhead for Canary Island tourism. Along with Tenerife, Lanzarote holidays remain one of the most popular destinations in the late nineties to the early noughties.
Despite its dry, arid climate, Lanzarote bestows a wealth of natural beauty, largely because of its dramatic surroundings and indigenous flora.
Playa Blanca – Perfect Lanzarote destination…
The town beach occupies center position and is set upon a beautiful promenade, offering all the amenities a family would necessitate from a day’s sun and surf. Not more than a stone’s throw away is the town’s epicenter and home to some fabulous restaurants.
Playa Blanca has grown from the small fishing village it once was to become a thriving tourist attraction. Its roots however are still ever present. This quaint fishing village offers some fantastic options when it comes to sampling canarian dishes. But like all of the Canary Islands, if you’re not a fish lover there are plenty of restaurants that offer diverse menus influenced by a host of cultural cuisines.
Broaden your horizons and travel down to Costa de Papagayo to enjoy a place of outstanding natural beauty. Comprising of coves, sand dunes, tranquil beaches and spectacular terrain, where Playa Blanca offers you a feast for your belly, Papagayo fills your mind’s appetite.
Similarly Gran Canaria holidays offer an array of exquisite beaches on its two bays Playa de las Canteras and Playa de las Alcaravaneras. Though many Gran Canaria beaches aren’t as spectacular, the island is drenched in cultural history, especially in the island’s oldest town quarter Vegueta.
It was over 400 years ago when this city was born and now industriousness has grown, over spilling with Spanish vibrancy and canarian business acumen. Now the second capital of the Canary Islands, much of the islands activity swarms around Las Palmas.
Live it up in Las Palmas…
Las Palmas is rare because its beaches back drop onto a urban setting. If you’re a fan of city breaks, but want to branch out your horizons and enjoy the pleasantries of a beach holiday, Las Palmas is a perfect compromise.
There are far more high end shops, boutiques and cafes in Las Palmas compared with other islands.
So, if you’re looking for a more urban, commercial canarian experience, then Gran Canaria is the destination to tick all of those boxes.
Whilst all of these islands offer similar holiday fundamentals that will meet the strict criteria of the masses, there are subtle differences to keep travelers enthused upon return visits to all of the islands.
While Fuerteventura is quiet, massive spance of land that offers tranquil settings, Tenerife is bustling with local, day to day life and Gran Canaria offers a more glossy, urban, high end surroundings. But Lanzarote is an ethnic mix of all the islands combined.
In essence, this is the very reason why the Canary Islands are such a great holiday destination. They encompass all of the holiday essentials perfectly providing you with an all-round enjoyable experience.