The small Canary Island of Lanzarote is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Spain. Attracting over 1.5 million foreign tourists every year. The bulk of them from Britain and Eire – who account for well over 60% of all tourist visits made to the island.
The key to Lanzarote´s popularity as a holiday destination lies in the fact that this island located just seventy miles off the coast of Africa enjoys a great climate all year round. So even in the depths of winter when Northern Europe is shivering, visitors are able to enjoy a beach holiday in the sun here. As temperatures average 20 Celsius all year round – even during December and January.
Lanzarote was first conquered by the Spanish in the early 1400´s – and rapidly became an important strategic trading post between the New World and the Old. As Spanish galleons crossed the Atlantic with Inca silver and returned with African slaves. Stopping off at Lanzarote and the other Canary Islands to refuel and restock. Read more