With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, everyone wants to impress that special someone in their life – there are many well-known destinations that you could choose for your romantic holiday getaway, but this year think outside the box and journey to the enticing Spanish island of Lanzarote.
Lanzarote is one of the Canary Islands – the closest one to Africa and the fourth largest of the Canaries. At 60 by 20 kilometers, it’s small enough to have that intimate and cosy vibe you want for the most romantic time of the year.
In the off season, prices are low and a couple can find the best deals for travel and hotels. With an average February temperature around 21C and hardly any rain, Lanzarote holidays are perfect for escaping the dreariness of winter and igniting those sparks with your loved one.
February is a time for carnivals in Lanzarote, happening back to back and offering visitors all the colour and excitement of the island. From February 8th-12th, the Arrecife Carnival takes over the capital city for five days filled with dancing, parades, live bands, flamboyant costumes and bright floats. On the last night, there’s a spectacular fireworks display that lights up the night sky over Arrecife. Walk hand in hand around the charming attractions of this must-see event – and if you miss the Arrecife Carnival, don’t worry, because the Puerto del Carmen Carnival comes right after it from February 14-17th and is sure to impress.
White, Gold and Black Beaches
If you’re in a quieter mood, there is nothing like a relaxing stroll along a gorgeous sandy beach, and Lanzarote provides a plenitude of them: from white, to golden and black. The most beautiful string of golden beaches lies in the southern part of the island at Papagayo, near Playa Bianca. Approaching by water taxi, you can enjoy the shimmering turquoise water and watch the sunset.
The ancient and dramatic volcanic landscape of the island also lends itself well to romance. Nowhere can this be better experienced than Jameos del Agua, a cave formed from the eruption of the Cordova volcano around three thousand years ago. Now the cave is home to a spectacular amphitheatre that is renowned for its acoustics and often hosts concerts and ballets – with a dance floor, bar and swimming pool, the Jameos del Aqua is a perfect choice for a romantic night out that lasts into the early hours. From boisterous carnivals to picturesque beaches and volcanic wonders, Lanzarote represents a unique Valentine’s Day holiday destination that won’t soon be forgotten.