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Island of Lanzarote guide for families: A quick tour

Lanzarote is a stunningly beautiful Canary Island located off the coast of Spain. It’s known for its volcanic landscape, black sand beaches, and incredible sunsets. If you’re looking to explore an island unlike any other, then a tour around Lanzarote is a must. From exploring the awe-inspiring volcanic craters to tasting the delicious local cuisine, there’s something here for everyone. Join us on a journey to discover the unique wonders of Lanzarote.

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You might ask yourself why we are are bothering to give you info on Lanzarote, but it is one of the most popular European destinations for families because of the choice of places to stay, the great weather there all year round, and the ease with which you can get there.

If you are anything like us here at KiddyCharts, you like to know a little bit about the destinations that you are thinking of going BEFORE you book, so here is our quick guide to the island of Lanzarote. A whistle stop tour if you like of some of the key aspects of the island, so you know more about it, and can decide if it is a place you would like to visit.

History of Lanzarote

The volcanic island of Lanzarote has a history that stretches back centuries, with evidence of its ancient inhabitants dating as far back as the 6th century BC. It is believed that the original inhabitants of the island were a mix of indigenous peoples from the North African coast and Berber settlers.

Throughout its history, the island has been conquered several times by different civilisations, including the Romans and the Moors. In the 15th century, it was claimed by the Kingdom of Castile, which is now part of modern-day Spain.

Climate of Lanzarote

Lanzarote has a sunny, sub-tropical climate with average daily temperatures of around 19°C and a yearly average temperature of 21°C. The island is characterised by warm temperatures throughout the year and receives a relatively low amount of rainfall, making it an ideal destination for travellers seeking sun, sand and sea.  The constant sunshine and pleasant temperatures mean that you can enjoy activities like the Lanzarote buggy tour almost year-round. You can explore the unique volcanic landscape of the island at your own pace on a Lanzarote buggy tour, soaking up the sun and views from the comfort of your vehicle.

Landscape of Lanzarote

Lanzarote is an island of contrasts. From sandy beaches and turquoise waters to volcanic craters, the landscape is diverse and unique. The Timanfaya National Park is home to some of the most impressive volcanic landscapes in the world, and its lunar-like terrain is a sight to behold. There are plenty of other outdoor activities to enjoy, including hiking, biking and kayaking, as well as exploring the many caves scattered throughout the island. Whether you’re looking for stunning views or an adventure-filled day, Lanzarote has something for everyone.

Culture of Lanzarote

Lanzarote is home to a unique and diverse culture that has been shaped by its strategic location off the coast of Africa. Known as the “Island of Eternal Spring” due to its pleasant climate all year round, Lanzarote has become a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. There are numerous attractions on the island, such as the Cueva de los Verdes volcanic caves, the Timanfaya National Park and the Jameos del Agua saltwater pool. Lanzarote’s culture reflects its history and geography. For example, it is home to many centuries-old fishing villages, such as Órzola and El Golfo.

People of Lanzarote

Lanzarote is known for its friendly and welcoming locals, who take great pride in their culture and heritage. The population of Lanzarote is approximately 150,000 people, most of whom are of Spanish descent. However, due to its close proximity to other countries in the Canary Islands, many foreigners also call Lanzarote home. A fun fact about the people of Lanzarote is that they speak a dialect of Spanish called Habla Insular, which is different from standard Spanish and is only found in the Canary Islands.

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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