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Monarch Airlines

May 17, 2012 12:44 ET

So Much More to Lanzarote...With Monarch Holidays

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - May 17, 2012) - Lanzarote is blessed with beautiful sunshine nearly all year round, making it a great choice for a package holiday. It is a perfect destination for those wanting to soak up the sun on fantastic golden beaches, but it also boasts some incredible landscapes due to its volcanic origins. Lanzarote often conjures up images of being a party location, suitable for young people who want to spend their days simply lazing around on the beach before dancing the nights away, but Lanzarote is so much more than that…

Soaking up the culture

If you're thinking of booking one of the many Lanzarote holidays from Monarch, May is an excellent time to visit the island. The Day of the Canary Islands is a public holiday on the 30th of May each year and is a celebration of the islands, their people and their culture. Parties, church services and food and wine tastings are just a few of the ways the islands choose to celebrate their day, but visiting Lanzarote during this time is a unique opportunity to see the more traditional, community way of life on the island.

Get out there

For the more active among you, or for those who love to watch challenging and competitive sporting events, Lanzarote is home to Ironman Lanzarote, which will take place on May 19th this year. Ironman Lanzarote is a triathlon that attracts athletes from all over the world, and this year will see over 1600 people taking part. Lanzarote is home to some incredible and dramatic natural sites and amazing scenery, which makes it both a beautiful and a challenging location for such an event. If you yourself want to do some walking, cycling and exploring during your time in Lanzarote, then there are several options for hiking or trekking around the island and along the cliffs, something that is becoming increasingly popular as more and more people flock to the beautiful island.

Topping up your tan

Of course, Lanzarote boasts some beautiful sandy beaches. Whether you want to spend your days sunbathing with a cocktail, riding the waves in Famara (which is world famous for its surf), or exploring the lagoons and marvelling at the black and white sand in the north of the island, Lanzarote really does have beaches for everyone. Once you've watched the sunset, Lanzarote has plenty of nightlife and although it's perhaps not as lively as some of the other Spanish islands, there are still lots of bars, restaurants and clubs to go to. No matter what age you are, Lanzarote has something to suit everyone.

The unique landscapes, the rugged yet beautiful scenery and the amazing beaches all add up to make Lanzarote the perfect holiday destination for everybody!

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