The Sunday Telegraph
The Canary Islands
Recommendations, top tips and general travel advice for Telegraph readers... by Telegraph readers
Lanzarote is somewhere I would visit again and again. From the moment we landed, I loved the island – that alltoo-familiar smell of a warm Spanish airport, followed by the journey to our hotel across a landscape that can only be described as startling.
Our favourite resort is Playa Blanca, with its beautiful views across to nearby Fuerteventura. In Lanzarote, the near-constant breeze makes walking a delight.
The Timanfaya National Park can be the highlight of a visit for some, perhaps stopping for a camel ride on the way. It offers a breathtakingly beautiful, hardened lava landscape and also food cooked using the Earth’s geothermal heat.
For other visitors, the high point might be a visit to the underground lava tubes at Cueva de los Verdes and the illusion that waits within.
For me, however, nothing beats Mirador del Rio and taking in the clifftop view across the Atlantic to La Graciosa while enjoying a refreshing Spanish coffee. I want to go back. STEVE VOLLER, KENT
The telescope at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the island of La Palma