Usually when people talk of Lanzarote, belonging to the Canary Islands, it is the perfect beaches that come to mind. Endless relaxing days of sunbathing and sea bathing is what a holiday in Lanzarote means to most.
However, a holiday in not only about soaking up the sun so those who prefer more activity need not worry. The Rancho Texas is a Western Theme Park which has an Indian Village, a Nature Park and theme restaurants. Visitors can see the variety of animals and birds at the Nature Park, such as iguanas, crocodiles, racoons, fallow deer, cougars, armadillos, prairie-dogs and many types of birds. There are tepees and canoes in the Indian Village for children to play in. Plus Rancho Texas’ legendary Western Night is guaranteed to keep the entire family entertained with line dancing and live music, BBQ and desserts, beer, soft drinks and special entertainment for kids.
Also in Lanzarote is the Guinate Tropical Park situated at the foot of the extinct volcano Mount Carona. This is a perfect day out destination as it has small animals, waterfalls, gardens and lakes. If travelling with kids the mongoose, capybaras, meerkats and wallabies at the park will be a delight. There are also fish and reptile to see. Right throughout the park thoughtfully placed information signs help make the visit fun and educational. Take a walk along the cactus walk on the hillside and be serenaded by the sound of the free flowing water on its way down the hill to the Flamingo pool below.
Lanzarote is the windsurfer’s paradise! People travel from all over to enjoy the perfect windsurfing conditions. Costa Teguise and Papagayo would be the places for windsurfers to head to. Costa Teguise has a shallow reef where waves can reach 2 or 3 meters and more advanced surfers can ride the waves that appear in the middle of the reef. There are jetties that shelter the beach which make it the perfect place for beginners to practice.
Golfers too are beginning to appreciate Lanzarote as a golfing haven though it has had a golf course for nearly 30 years. Knowing the potential Lanzarote is constructing a number of new courses to compliment its year round near perfect golfing weather.
With Lanzarote golfing holidays becoming popular hotels in Lanzarote will cater even better to visitor needs, if that is possible. Lanzarote hotels, apartments and villas are so popular due to their ability to cater to the needs of different guests and satisfy all. They vary according to different budgets but the basic customer care does not change as it is part and parcel with Lanzarote’s appeal as a tourist destination.
If the beach and the sea are your thing, then enjoy close encounters with fish such as angel shark, barracuda off the small island of Los Lobos. Also enjoy the many underwater caves and wrecks located around the coast of Lanzarote as well as the reefs which offer hordes of marine life such as cuttlefish, sea horses, corals and octopuses.