Blogs

Sunny September: 5 Reasons to Book a Last Minute Autumn Holiday to Lanzarote
19 September 2019
September in the UK typically means we say goodbye to the warmer weather, but many of us will be still craving some sunshine before the cold, bleak winter fully sets in - and Lanzarote could be just the place to get your fix before the month’s out.  In today’s article, we’l...
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7 Days & Nights in Playa Blanca
12 August 2019
We’re bringing you something a little different in today’s blog post. Sam, who recently visited Lanzarote with her family, is telling us all about the week they spent in Playa Blanca.   We arrived on a Wednesday evening at around 11pm and once we’d grabbed our luggage, w...
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Lanzarote’s Hidden Secrets: Preparing for Space Exploration
31 July 2019
While the Canary Islands might not be the first place that comes to mind for Martian encounters, the landscapes of Lanzarote have often been compared with the geology found on the moon and Mars. That’s what has attracted teams of researchers and specialised technicians to this beautiful Isla...
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The Beauty of Lanzarote: A Pocket Guide to Lanzarote’s Beaches
4 July 2019
Lanzarote's beautiful beaches offer everything from relaxing on golden sands to swimming in the sea and so much more. Whether you’re an active holiday goer looking for water sports galore, or you prefer soaking up the sun in peace, Lanzarote has something for everyone when it comes to pl...
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Family Fun: 3 Things to Do with the Kids in Lanzarote
13 June 2019
  With summer in sight, there’s no better time to consider booking a holiday that will cater for the whole family. Lanzarote offers a very comfortable average year-round temperature of 22°C, short flights from the UK at around 4 hours long, and an abundance of beautiful, family...
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The Late Show – Last Minute July Villas
6 June 2019
Who says you should never leave anything to the last minute?  When it comes to bagging a late bargain break, savvy shoppers know that there are usually still some hot holiday deals around.  And this July here in Lanzarote is no exception…… CASA GEORGE (3 BEDS) Available J...
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Brexit: Lanzarote Travel Advice
16 April 2019
Thanks to the Brexit extension until October 31st, UK holidaymakers are now free to travel to Lanzarote just as before.  ABTA’s latest advice states that the Brexit extension provides “absolute certainty” for British tourists wishing to visit Lanzarote and other parts o...
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Post-Brexit Travel To Lanzarote
1 April 2019
All of the latest guidelines and information about visiting Lanzarote after Brexit….. Currently, the UK will remain a member state of the EU until at least April 12th, which means that your travel plans up until this date remain unaffected. Thereafter the UK Government and ABTA have o...
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Easter Escapes in Playa Blanca – From Just £85 Per Night
1 April 2019
Bored of Brexit? Then plan your very own great escape this Easter by booking a bargain break with Optima Villas here in Playa Blanca.   We have a selection of high-quality holiday villas available with private swimming pools over the Easter period and families of four can unpack a stay ...
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César Manrique: Unravelling Lanzarote's Legendary Creative
28 March 2019
Lanzarote’s cultural wealth and status as a laid-back destination largely unruffled by major mass tourism has a lot to do with one man, César Manrique. The native Lanzaroteño artist made it his life’s passion to preserve Lanzarote’s charms and use it as his canvas...
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New For You: View Our Latest Villas
18 March 2019
Meet the new kids on the block, as we take a tour around some of our latest holiday rentals in Playa Blanca - now available for you to book exclusively with Optima Villas. CASA CORFE from £125 per night   If you’re hankering for a holiday villa which also packs a seriously ...
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Hiking in Lanzarote: Our Top Routes
15 March 2019
Springtime in Lanzarote is arguably the perfect time to lace up your hiking boots and get out amongst the unique landscape of the island. Walking in Lanzarote means taking in some unbelievable sights, from the volcanic sands to the heights of the mountains and the sleepy villages in between.&n...
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Shutter Island: A Photographer's Guide to Lanzarote
6 March 2019
  Nowhere has a landscape quite like Lanzarote, which makes it an alluring place for photographers of all skill levels to come and try to capture its otherworldly beauty. In this post, allow us to be your Lanzarote guide as we reveal the best places to photograph on the island, and how ...
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Villas vs Apartments in Lanzarote: Which is Right for You?
18 February 2019
  Once you’ve made the obvious choice to come to the beautiful island of Lanzarote for your holidays, the next step can be a tricky one. Do you opt for a private villa or a private apartment for your self-catering holiday in Lanzarote? Accommodation can make or break a holiday...
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Lanzarote's Natural Wonders: A Pocket Guide to Timanfaya National Park
5 February 2019
  Lanzarote’s geology and volcanic origins make it a unique place to spend a sunshine break amongst a landscape hewn by tremendous underground forces. The Timanfaya National Park is the perfect place to experience the island’s landscape up close, and in this post, we’...
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Romantic Getaways: Retreat To Lanzarote This Valentine's Day
17 January 2019
An island paradise like no other is always an alluring option for a romantic getaway - and Lanzarote fits the bill perfectly. From the volcanic landscape to the cloudless sunny days all year round, there are several reasons to make Lanzarote the destination for your Valentine’s weekend b...
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New Year on Lanzarote: What To Expect
21 December 2018
  There are few better places than Lanzarote to welcome in the new year. Golden sands, vibrant nightlife and plenty of very reasonably priced beverages make it a popular destination for revellers seeking to kick off 2019 in style. In this post, we’ll run through what New Year on...
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Feliz Navidad: Lanzarote at Christmas
21 December 2018
Canarians, and Lanzaroteños in particular, make no secret of the pride they have in their own traditions, especially during the festive season. Christmas in Lanzarote is brimming with quirks unique to the archipelago, and in this post, we’re running through some of our favourites. ...
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4 Reasons To Book A Last-Minute Christmas Getaway To Lanzarote
28 November 2018
Around the time that exact same Morecambe & Wise special comes on the TV, and the torrential rain turns it into yet another Brown Christmas, you might start to feel very un-festive. There is another way to embrace the season, however, and that’s embarking on a Christmas break that al...
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Our Guide To Surfing In Lanzarote
13 November 2018
November might seem like a slightly odd time for a sunshine break, but for surfers, a Lanzarote villa holiday is ideal. If you’re thrilled by the prospect of riding atop the fury of the Atlantic on a thin fibreglass board, then our favourite Canary island is simply an unmissable destinat...
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