Introduction to Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Lanzarote Guidebook
Lanzarote Guidebook

The Canary Islands, located around eighty miles off the coast of West Africa close to the Tropic of Capricorn, are a Spanish owned volcanic archipelago of seven islands that was once thought to be the remnants of the mythical lost city of Atlantis.

The Canaries are essentially the European Caribbean, boasting year round sunshine and daytime temperatures that range from 70 to 79 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 26 degrees Celsius), making them a hugely popular holiday destination, especially with British, Irish and German tourists.

Nick Ball runs the Lanzarote Guidebook  website with travel information and accommodations bookings, including a good selection of vacation rentals. He wrote an introduction to Lanzarote for Slow Europe.

Article on Slow Europe – Holidays on the Island of Fire – Lanzarote on the Canary Islands, Spain

That water looks perfect for swimming!

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Pauline Kenny

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