Blogs

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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Lanzarote’s Spookiest Locations
24 October 2018
As we’re well into the spookiest month of the calendar, we thought it wise to let you know about some of Lanzarote’s most haunted, eerie and downright scary locations. If you like a holiday with a splash of the transmundane then Lanzarote is the isle for you. Let’s dive in......
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Lanzarote Events: Haría Extreme
10 October 2018
Our blog posts often extol the virtues of Lanzarote as a peaceful haven fit for hours of relaxation. Indeed, it is, and we know all about days in which the only exertion is reaching for the next can of Tropical from the comfort of the sun lounger. However, some tourists are on the lookout for...
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Car Hire In Lanzarote: What You Should Know
5 October 2018
    When visiting Lanzarote, the single best way to see the island is with a hire car, that enables you to travel at your own pace and take in as much - or indeed as little - as you like. Hiring a car can be intimidating for some as there have been some instances in the past of ...
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4 Reasons to Soak Up the Late Summer Sun in Lanzarote
28 September 2018
Better late than never, as the saying goes. This ancient maxim is relevant to taking a late summer sun-seeking holiday, but in some cases, a late summer holiday is actually much better than one at peak season.   Allow us to list some reasons why...   A more relaxed vibe   ...
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Cycling in Lanzarote: Planning the Best Break on Two Wheels
17 September 2018
  It’s been a red-letter summer for British cycling, capped off by Simon Yates’s imperious victory in the Vuelta a Espana - joining Chris Froome’s Giro d’Italia win and Geraint Thomas’s Tour de France triumph to make it a clean sweep of British Grand Tour wi...
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Lanzarote Museums: 3 Of Our Top Picks
30 August 2018
When it comes to things to do in Lanzarote, the great selection of Lanzarote museums never quite top the list - often missing out to the many amazing outdoor activities, water sports and relaxing escape spots that Lanzarote so proudly boasts. However, these unique visitor attractions serve as a grea...
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