Forget about visiting the same buffet breakfast options each morning, or seeing that small selection of desserts on rotation every evening! Self catering in Lanzarote lets you be bold, be brave and become the mealtime maestro you've always wanted to be. With an orchestra of restaurant options, you'll feel like the powerful conductor as you wave your fingers at menus – making sure they're up to scratch. And how about adding a Canarian twist to old favourites, spicing up recipes with local ingredients in your villa's kitchen. There's a whole world of food out there, just waiting to be tasted in self catering Lanzarote.
The simple answer is freedom! There's nothing worse than a lazy morning being disrupted by the last call for breakfast or a day of exploration being cut short by the restaurant closing early. Your villa kitchen's door is always open, meaning that you can eat when you're good and ready! Having your own barbecue lets you make the most of the beaming sun too. So you'll be basking under the Canarian rays instead of standing over a hot stove – sign us up for the mother of all grill gatherings.
We've established that you can eat whenever you like, but just importantly you can eat whatever you want too. Swing by the supermarket, grabbing all your favourites and whichever local delicacies pique your kitchen curiosity. Once your fridge is stocked you can simply whip up whichever dish you're craving when mealtimes roll around. A real blessing for parents with fussy eaters, serve up their home favourites and maybe even sneak in a local twist here or there. Once again it's all about that freedom and flexibility, your meals can be as varied or familiar as you like.
And what about when you just can't be bothered to cook? Or when you're feeling adventurous and want to try all the traditional dishes? Head for a nearby restaurant and get ready for some gastronomic delights! The cuisine here is known for being fresh, flavoursome and adored for its relative simplicity, packed with the catch of the day and local meats – sounds pretty delicious, right?
Something you'll see on almost every menu is Mojo Picón, a sauce with a kick that combines peppers with garlic, olive oil, cumin, salt and vinegar. Whether that's dolloped over Canarian wrinkly potatoes, (known as such because of their unique texture and flavour), or in the fishy Sancocho Canario stew. Cuisine here blends Spanish flavours with a pinch of African and Latin American influence, so it's truly like nothing you've tasted before.
Known for its volcanic landscape, the craters and peaks of Timanfaya National Park leave so many visitors bubbling beneath the surface! Although some prefer to literally head underground, exploring the Cueva de los Verdes cave system and its winding tunnels. From the golden shores to black sands of volcanic bays, there's enough variety to satisfy even the most avid beach lovers. If you're seeking some thrilling activities or exciting culture you're in luck here too. Whether you're into watersports or waterparks, you'll get your splashy fix on Lanzarote's shores. While art lovers can get lost in the world of César Manrique's works, the island's most famous artist's reach seems to stretch across all of Lanzarote.
We've already touched on Lanzarote's amazing beaches, but they're just so brilliant that they deserve some special attention. From the picture-perfect bays in Papagayo National Park to the rugged and blackened sands of Quemada. All along the coast you'll find stretches that make the most of that Atlantic breeze, drawing surfers and sailing fans in their droves. With a few hidden delights up its sleeve, you'll love exploring the tropical shores of this Canary island.
Each of our Lanzarote resorts offers something different, so choose wisely and find the one that ticks your holiday boxes. Playa Blanca bustles away, with its stunning beach and Timanfaya in touching distance, while Puerto del Carmen's close to fascinating capital of Arrecife. Puerto Calero's marina is often filled with luxury yachts, while Costa Teguise is a windsurfing haven! Tias gives you a flavour for island tradition, with its wonderful community spirit and striking whitewashed buildings.