Located just 125km off the coast of Africa, Lanzarote is one of the most northern Canary islands. Measuring just 60km long and 25km at its widest point, lanzarote packs a lot into a small package.
With white beaches in the south (Playa Blanca) and "black" sand beaches dotted along the rest of its 213km of coastline, Lanzarote is a haven for water lovers. Whether its lying on the beach or partaking in more adventerous water-sports, there is something to satisfy everyones desire.
Moving inland and you are greeted by some amazing art-work, courtesy of island native César Manrique. There is also the volcanoe Timanfaya, and its surrounding nature park to discover. There is shopping in the capital Arrecife, partying in Puerto del Carmen, and relaxing in scenic Teguise.
The semi-desert Island of Fuerteventura lies just under 100km off the coast of Africa (near the border of Morocco and Western Sahara). It enjoys a near-perfect climate with average monthly te…