My Lanzarote Vacation Provided The Answer To The Question
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For the past two or three years I have been thinking how nice it would be to retire somewhere in the sun, but where? A difficult decision, but my Lanzarote vacation provided the answer. This has to be the place.
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When we arrived at Lanzarote airport near Arrecife, I was immediately struck by the friendliness and relaxed manner of the place. It's amazing how a four hour flight can take you to a world far removed from the stresses of everyday life. I had a good feeling, and it was well justified.
On the drive to Puerto Del Carmen, my excitement heightened as we passed through the narrow winding streets with white painted buildings, and there was not a multi-storey in sight. How refreshing that was.
Off to a Great Start :
On arrival at Plaza Palmeras Appartments we were greeted with a smiling face and directed to our appartment with no fuss. The appartment was in need of decoration and very basic, but spotlessly clean.
Our Lanzarote vacation was just starting, and it was to get better.
Lanzarote, known as the 'Land of a Thousand Volcanoes' (in actual fact it has about 300) is the most beautiful place. Just 79 miles from the African coast, it enjoys a dry climate with lots of sunshine all year round.
The three main tourist resorts are Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca, all of which have fabulous pale sandy beaches, excellent nightlife, and an abundance of shops and restaurants, all serving splendid food.
Rose and I had a fantastic time, this is us setting
off on a submarine safari from Puerto Calero out to the Atlantic, and it was a magnificent experience. I'm not brave enough to snorkel, but we did see some wonderful sights from the sub at the bottom of the ocean, and it was total relaxation.
By day we lay relaxing on the beach enjoying wonderful views of the volcanoes, and at night we explored the endless choices of good restaurants, taking full advantage of how cheap it was to eat out.
A lot of our time was also spent in the wonderful coffee shops, with their monster slices of cake, and stunning views out to the Atlantic Ocean.
Yes, I could happily spend the rest of my life here.
Children Are Catered For Too :
Puerto Del Carmen has become a favouite destination for a Lanzarote vacation, and the children are well catered for with the nearby Rancho Texas Theme Park, and the Costa Teguise Water Park.
Up the side streets, away from the seafront, you can find your own little haven of peace and quiet, and I was pleasantly surprised by prices on the property market, representing really good value for money.
Our Lanzarote vacation was just perfect and retirement to here would fulfil my one remaining dream. (Rose keeps asking me, WHEN?
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Lanzarote Climate :
Dry and warm all year round, with sunshine and a nice cooling breeze.
Lanzarote Airports :
Just one, Lanzarote Airport, serves all major airlines.
Getting around :
The local bus service is adequate, and taxi fares are very reasonable.
Popular Lanzarote Attractions :
Timanfaya National Park, The Cave of Los Verdes, Jameos del Agua, The Cactus Garden.
One thing you must do :
Have a chateaubriand (fillet) steak at El Ancla, by the harbour in Puerto Del Carmen, it's delicious.
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