So in December 2016, I decided that I didn’t want to spend my 24th birthday in the UK, but someplace abroad… ANYWHERE!
It was a BEAUTIFUL week away & I’ve decided to share some of what took place with you (you’re welcome haha!). We were a little snap happy & took WAY too many pictures, but I’ve chosen, what I hope are the best ones, with yourselves, in the last of my throwback holiday blog series.
So before I give you what you came here for (9 things you MUST see & do in Lanzarote), I’m going to take a wild guess & say that you might want recommendations on where you could possibly stay if you ever go to Lanzarote.
If you are visiting Lanzarote & looking for a destination to spend your holiday in, Puerto Del Carmen would be my recommendation. In regards to a place to lay your head at night (or day – if you fancy sleeping during the day on your holiday, haha), there’s a lovely apartment called Corona Mar.
My partner & I stayed here for a little over a week & we felt right at home. It was a decent sized apartment with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen & living room (photo below). Leaving the living room, you are greeted by the beautiful pool (pictured below).
Corona Mar was well kept & cleaned daily, the only downside was that you had to pay for Wi-Fi. It was also a VERY short walk to the beachfront, restaurants & shops, so I would say that it was located in a perfect location.
It’s every child’s dream to go on to a submarine & see sea life up close & personal, so you could imagine my excitement when my inner child was able to embark on this underwater experience of a lifetime!
Located in Puerto Calero, Submarine Safari was very popular; even with celebrities such as Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint (video of which celebrities have done it also is below) who did the exact tour I did – HOW COOL IS THAT?
As someone who isn’t a strong swimmer, having the opportunity to descend so deeply into the open water was an experience that will stay with me forever.
Watching the sea life in the their natural habitat was beautiful; the various colours & types of the fish that passed the submarine, the site of a sunken and decrepit ship & the feeling of awe that swept over me was unforgettable.
Our experience got even better when divers swam by & gave us a wave, which added to the experience as a whole.
If you’re one of those people who loves to visit particular tourist attractions, to say & show you’ve done it, then this is definitely one of the places to tick off your list.
So this was our second time cruising the open waters on these magnificent aquatic machines. What also made this experience better was that we rode solo!
Myself & my partner raced each other & the organisers kindly took a few photos of us.
So if like us, you like the thrill of cruising across the surface of the water on Jet Skis – then this is for you!
It was meant to be a tour with other holiday goers but they didn’t turn up which kind of worked in our favour as we had the tour guide all to ourselves; it felt like a private tour of the island!
The route that we were taken on involved riding the main, with the main portion of the tour being off-road.
TIP: Ensure you have your driving license with you.
We made a stop in this location (Piscine Naturelle de Los Charcones à Lanzarote), which was one of the most BEAUTIFUL sights we had laid our eyes on.
Whilst here, the tour guide kindly made a stop so we could walk down closer to the beautiful turquoise water to take some pictures; he even took a picture with us! (Photo below).
I would DEFINITELY recommend this tour – you won’t regret it.
After receiving our bandanas & going through our safety talk, it was time to hit the road!
TIP: Wear the bandana provided, wear comfortable clothes & shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy.
The tour lasted for about 2 or so hours & during that time, we drove on the main roads, as previously mentioned, through dusty fields & we even made a stop near some volcanoes to buy souvenirs.
It is one of Lanzarote’s most popular tourist attractions, so you’d be missing out if you didn’t take the time to visit there.
Riding the camel was a VERY bumpy experience but surreal experience.
The tour lasts about 25 minutes, which I think is sufficient time, in a lunar landscape through a path which makes it easier for the camels to walk through.
The tour as a whole was lovely & I can understand why it is so popular with other tourists.
There has been numerous devastating eruptions between 1730 and 1736 which formed the land as it is now, & still today Volcano Timanfaya is the last remaining active volcano (known as Fire Mountain).
Timanfaya National Park is a gorgeous site in itself – the hardened lava landscape is such a unique, yet strange site to take in.
As mentioned above, it is a popular attraction with tourists & when the guides pour water in to the ground to demonstrate how hot it is close to the surface, the water instantly steams and spurts geysers.
During the coach tour, Fil & I looked in awe at the beautiful natural designs the lava had created; we had NEVER been so close to volcanoes before!
After taking in all of the different types of cactus plants, you might fancy a break & luckily, they have a lovely little cafe over looking the cactus garden.
Understandably, this is not for everyone, but it is definitely something brilliantly unusual.
Saving the best until last! Arguably one of the most BEAUTIFUL places I have EVER had the opportunity to visit is Jameos Del Agua, but before I get on to that, we also visited Cueva De Los Verdes shortly before.
Funny story, before entering both these places I’m about to mention, I had objected to doing them because I didn’t know just how beautiful caves could be, but my partner persuaded me & my oh my(!) am I grateful he did!
Cueva De Los Verdes is one of the longest volcanic tunnels in the world. It is beyond stunning & I now understand why there were groups of people waiting for the tours to start.
These caves were created by strong lava flows when the volcanoes erupted – you can see the chemicals of Iron, sulphur & copper strewn across the cave walls.
A quick drive down the path from Cueva Del Los Verdes lies Jameos Del Agua.
I didn’t really know what to expect but as we walked further we noticed a lovely, chilled bar & restaurant down some steps.
Walking a little further, we noticed a small emerald coloured pond with beautiful fish.
Then we stopped at what can only be describes as a ‘heaven-like’ area.
The beautiful design is made up of white decor and black volcanic rock with stark flashes of greenery. Basalt steps lead down to a beautiful turquoise pool linked by volcanic passages.
If you ever get the chance to visit Lanzarote, make sure this place is on your list of places to see!
YOU’LL LOVE IT!!!
I highly recommend these activities & places mentioned. Holidays are about memories & I guarantee these will leave you filled with stories to tell!
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