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First time to Lanzarote, what is a must to see?

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First time to Lanzarote, what is a must to see?

Hi everyone, going to Papagayo Arena on Sunday for one week, not been to Lanzarote before so just wondered what was a must to see. Also, i see the weather has improved which is great but what is it like on an evening, is it chilly? and does it get windy at Playa Blanca? Any help much appreciated! many thanks, x

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1. Re: First time to Lanzarote, what is a must to see?

In reference to your weather questions, take a look at the website below.


I hope you have a great time.

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2. Re: First time to Lanzarote, what is a must to see?

Visiting Timanfaya National Park (the Volcanoes) is an absolute must.

Personally, the basic tours are better value than the longer ones that include a meal etc. We used "Lastminute excursions". They have an office in the middle of Playablanca shopping precinct.

We went across to Fueventura, but on relfection, it was a waste of money. The ferries are very expensive.

We never found the weather in the evening to be a problem. I started off the holiday tying a lightweight jumper round my waist for the walk back to the villa, but I never needed it. Short sleeves were fine.

It can get very windy in Playa Blanca. The day we went to Timanfaya, it must have been gusting to around 40-50mph. But on more still days, it was just a nice and refreshing breeze.

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3. Re: First time to Lanzarote, what is a must to see?

If you are hiring a car you can see the whole island very easily. Timanfaya National Park is a must see.

You get exactly the same tour around the volcanoes as on an organised trip but without the meal. It is usually quite windy and cooler round the volcanoes than down in resort.

If you can try and visit Haria (the valley of a thousand palms). The views from the twisting road looking down on the town are amazing. Famara cliffs are spectacular. El Golfo and Los Hervideros are quite close to Playa Blanca and if it's windy the waves at Los Hervideros can be huge.

Evenings can be chilly (depends on how soon you feel the cold. I even take a cover up out with me in July/August time) so take something with sleeves just in case.

Have a great holiday you lucky things. I will have to wait till September before visiting Playa Blanca again.

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4. Re: First time to Lanzarote, what is a must to see?

Must see in Playa Blanca :

- Almacen de la Sal (restaurant)

- Papgayo beaches

- Marina Rubicon

- Timanfaya

- La Geria / STRATVS bodega (wine)

Others locations :

- Jameos del Agua (north)

- Famara beach (north)

- Mirador del Rio (north)

- Lagomar (restaurant, nazaret)

Have a good trip ;)

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