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Sunny September: 5 Reasons to Book a Last Minute Autumn Holiday to Lanzarote

September 19, 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’ll be looking at some of the best reasons why Lanzarote makes the perfect autumn holiday destination for a well-deserved break – from the well-known warm weather all year round to local sights and hidden treasures.

Beach cove in Lanzarote

Time to basque in the sun

One of the biggest draws for visitors to Lanzarote is its geographical location, which means it has a relatively consistent and mild climate whichever season you visit. With the average temperature rarely dipping below 20 Celcius and a cooling Atlantic Ocean breeze all year round, the island offers warm temperatures without it feeling blisteringly hot. 

This is typically the case in September and early October, where temperatures are generally slightly lower than July and August – making this the perfect time to visit if you want to avoid the hottest time of the year. 

Escape the crowds

July and August are the peak season for visitors to the islands, largely due to the school summer holidays. As a result, many of this modestly sized island’s beaches and local attractions get crowded. But as the ‘back to school’ migration occurs in early September, you’ll have the opportunity to see a different side to this beautiful isle – and a much slower, quieter pace of life. 

Certainly in some of the island’s more populated resorts like Playa Blanca (that boasts some of the best beaches in Lanzarote), you’ll no longer have to fight tooth and nail to get the perfect sunbathing spot, or have to settle for your beach walk along one of the stunning coves at Playa de Papagayo being interrupted by lots of other beachgoers. 

See cacti flowers in bloom

Whether you’re an avid horticulturist or not, we defy anyone not to be mesmerised by the flowering cacti in the Jardin de Cactus, which occurs during August and September. This quirky cactus garden is home to over 4500 cacti and can found in Guatiza on the north side of the island. 

It’s not just the beautiful cacti that are captivating here though. Set against the dark volcanic rock of the former quarry that was transformed by local artist, Cesar Manrique, as his final project, the vivid succulents thrive and stand proud with a backdrop of blue sky that depicts the fertility and harshness of the landscape in one fell swoop. With vibrant flowers to boot, this is not like anything else you’ll see elsewhere on this planet. 

Walk the lunar landscape

When looking at things to do in Lanzarote during September, fewer tourists and a slightly cooler temperature make early autumn the ideal time to get out and explore the natural beauty of the island, like the lunar landscapes at Timanfaya National Park. This place resembles the surface of the moon so much that there have even been space training programmes based here this year. 

We’d highly recommend a guided walking tour of this awe-inspiring landscape to get a real feel of the ground beneath your feet and the magnitude of this volcano. For those who prefer a more leisurely excursion, there are also bus tours and even camel riding options, so there’s something for every explorer to enjoy. 

Bag yourself a great deal on a villa

If the above reasons weren’t enough to encourage you to book your stay, then our fantastic September villa deals might just be! With the chance to book one of our gorgeous self-catering holiday villas in Playa Blanca, you can have the perfect home-from-home experience in this stunning holiday resort.

For larger groups, properties like Villa Ocean View will accommodate up to 10 people and has its own private swimming pool and outdoor terrace with breathtaking sea views. With restaurants, shops and beaches in Playa Blanca never far away, this place gives you the best of both worlds. Of course, if you’re looking for a cosier place, then Villa Palmyra is a 2-bedroom property with a private pool and a secluded garden that’s just 15 minutes walk from Playa Blanca, should you wish to venture out. 

So, what are you waiting for? Check out more amazing properties available during September and early October by visiting our special offers page that features great value prices on villas in Lanzarote. And if you need any more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

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