With all the stresses and strains of the Christmas and New Year holiday period not far away, why not consider spending a little time and money on yourself for 2009 with a villa holiday in Lanzarote?
With a year round average temperature of 21 degrees Celsius - 70 degrees farenheit - it beckons those who want to leave the cold behind during the winter for a week or two. Here, trade winds from the Azores combine with warm airflow blowing in from the Sahara desert.
Lanzarote is full of culture and charm, from its Romance language (Spanish), to its natural beauty. Part of Spain, the island is 20 kilometers at its widest section and is 60 kilometers long. There's a lot to see and do in a relatively small geographical area.
A Lanzarote villa holiday offers luxury and privacy at an affordable price. Villas are available from many specialist villa holiday companies with two to five bedrooms, which can sleep up to 10 guests. You can choose from country style to ultra-modern, whatever suits your tastes.
The Villas Kamezi in Playa Blanca is one example. They offer a luxury environment with a seafront view, a private garden and a private swimming pool. The Country House Tabayesco is rural luxury close to the beach and sits in a valley on Lanzarote. The Casita 6 Villas del Mar in Puerto del Carmen is of the bungalow style. Furnished, they provide great views of the southern coastline.
This is just an example of what a Lanzarote villa holiday can be like. The opportunities for sightseeing and activities that go along with a villa holiday abound in Lanzarote. You can go Canary trekking on the island. These walks let you discover the natural protected areas of Lanzarote and feature professional guides to accompany you. The Olita treks provide for country walks year round for you to explore lava fields.
What's an island without beaches? A villa holiday in Lanzarote gives you pristine natural beauty you will savor and a desire to return. Choose from quiet Playa del Jablillo in the resort area of Costa Teguise or Playa de Famara, which is popular with surfers and features majestic cliffs. Playa Flamingo, a family beach with blue water and white sand is another option. Again, these are just examples of the numerous beaches available to you during your Lanzarote holiday.
Lanzarote is a good place for the sports enthusiast looking at villa holidays. The wonderful climate throughout the year is conducive to a variety of sports activities. Take your pick of golf, diving, horseback riding, tennis and windsurfing.
Surrounded by water, this island offers an assortment of other water sports for your enjoyment. If you want pure downtime lounge in your villa pool with one of those exotic beverages and a good novel. That's what rest and relaxation is all about on Lanzarote.
Do you have an inclination for culture? A villa holiday in Lanzarote is incomplete without a visit to the island's cultural destinations. Check out the National Park of Timanfaya, a volcanic geographical area with a myriad plant species. Stroll through El Jardinn de Cactus (The Cactus Garden), old quarry that is now a cactus plantation with approximately 10,000 cactus types.
Also of interest is the Casa Museo Monumento al Campesino. This is the Peasant Monument and the Casa Museum. It celebrates the endeavors of the Lanzarote rural community. Children will love the Canary Cetacean Museum, an ocean environment dedicated to the study of the Canary Islands' whale and dolphin community.
Villa holidays in Lanzarote are perfect for enjoying the privacy of your own holiday by the sea. They offer this privacy as well as full access to all entertainment and activities the island has to offer.
This island is a perfect winter getaway destination. A Lanzarote villa holiday will help you replace ice, slush and snow with icy drinks, surf and sun. And with the way the economy is at the moment there could be some good bargains out there for those who can still afford a holiday.
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