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If you’re after a holiday in the sun but don’t fancy somewhere stifling, Lanzarote is the ideal choice. For some people, it can never get too hot and they’re quite content to sweat it out in hardcore heats of 35°C and above in Cyprus, Australia or Dubai, but for some of us it’s all a bit too much.
There’s nothing wrong with lovely, sunny weather, but it’s nice to be able to move without fainting from heat exhaustion and, let’s face it, no one looks good with bright red sunburn (not to mention the health implications). But you still want a beach holiday, no rain and perhaps a nice tan if at all possible. If this is all sounding like music to your ears then Lanzarote is definitely for you.
Along with Fuerteventura, Lanzarote is the most easterly of the Canary Island and is only seventy miles from the north-west African coastline, making the climate dry and warm all year round. In fact, it’s the driest of all the Canary Islands, so you can feel pretty safe in the knowledge that your parade is unlikely to get rained on.
Rather than the intense heat and humidity of the summer months in some holiday destinations, Lanzarote remains at a lovely, temperate 25-27°C in the peak months of July and August and doesn’t get chilly in winter; in fact you’ll find winter temperatures of around 22°C when you visit.
If you fancy a bit of winter sun this year then you can certainly consider Lanzarote. It stays mild, dry and warm almost all year round, and is guaranteed to be better weather than the UK on almost any given day in the winter months.
Travelers booking holidays to Lanzarote often choose to come here for more active breaks, such as rock climbing, rock scrambling or hiking holidays. Because it’s not oppressively hot but still pleasant and dry, Lanzarote is the perfect place to have a more active holiday. On top of this, the gorgeous surroundings and scenery attract active holidaymakers who want to get up close and personal with nature.
You don’t have to be a rambler, hiker or scrambler to enjoy the beauty of Lanzarote though; there’s plenty to see just by mooching around. A top tourist highlight is the Timanfaya National Park, with its impressive volcanic landscape that covers a quarter of the island’s surface and is well worth a day trip.