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I have created this slide show presentation to show people involved in Travel & Tourism what a fantastic holiday destination Lanzarote is. Also to enable proffessionals who have not visited Lanzarote to be able to recommend it with confidence. I am happy to answer any emails regarding the slide show.

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  1. 1. The oldest of the Canary Islands, it formed some 30 million years ago after a Volcano emerged from the Atlantic Ocean & Erupted creating a mass of land. Now Lanzarote after several more eruptions is 60km by 21km. It is especially famous for the longest eruptions in the world When 25 volcanoes erupted for a total of 6 years, between 1730 & 1736 It is divided into 3 main tourist areas.
  2. 2. Traditionally a family resort in season, however, it has also become a firm favorite with couples in the winter months due to variety of accommodation it has to offer. It is the second largest resort on the island, home to the first 18 Hole golf course & the islands only Water Park. It boasts a selection of beaches including quiet coves, large sandy beaches and beaches with water sports in abundance There are three main areas to Costa Teguise:- PLAYA BASTIAN-This is a quiet area with supermarkets, banks, restaurants, bars and a long sandy beach. LAS CUCHARAS–which is where you will find your water sports, it also has restaurants, supermarkets, banks and bars. You will also find a pharmacy in this area if you should need one. TEGUISE PLAYA– This is the main area of the resort where most of the amenities are found, including banks, supermarkets, restaurants, bars and a pharmacy. This is also where the weekly market is held on a Friday between 6pm and 10pm in the Pueblo Marinero.
  3. 3. The first tourist resort on the island and to this day remains the largest and liveliest of all the resorts, it is divided into 4 areas. THE OLD TOWN - This encompasses the old port area, a lovely place to while away the hours in one of the many traditional bars and restaurants. It is also home to the islands only Catholic Church which has mass in English, the tourist information should be able to give the times of masses. There are all the amenities that you would expect bars, restaurants, supermarkets and a pharmacy along with many souvenir shops. There is one beach known as Playa Chica, here you will find sun-beds and a variety of water sports including Scuba Diving. It is also home to the BIOSFERA shopping centre with its many designer shops, bars and amusements , however it is very hilly so not so suitable for older or disabled clients. ***********
  4. 4. THE NEW TOWN - This is the liveliest resort with the STRIP which houses over 3km of bars, restaurants and night-clubs. You can party until dawn or eat your way around the world, the choice is all yours. In this area you will also find the island´s one and only Casino which is open from 10.00 until 04.00. Whilst walking along the strip you will probably be approached by someone giving out leaflets, there are very few time shares on the island so they are more likely to be useful information on bars restaurants or special offers on excursions. If you do get approached take a leaflet as they are only doing a job and you never know it may save you some money. There are also a lot of electronic shops which as in the other resorts do not sell goods with EU guarantees if you do want anything electrical the only shop recommended by ourselves and the tour operators is VISANTA which is situated about half way along the strip. There is also the Playa Grande Beach which is approximately 3 km long with sun-beds and pedloes.
  5. 5. PLAYA POSCILLOS - Roughly translated means puddle beach as when the tide comes in it leaves 100´s of puddles on the beach. This is the quietest area with only a few amenities so although beautiful for a day lounging on the beach it may be worth hopping on a bus or in a taxi to either the old town or new town for a wider choice of bars and restaurants. Or if you like a stroll then there is a walkway which leads past the airport to Playa Honda, where you will find plenty of more traditional bars and restaurants at very competitive prices.
  6. 6. This area although linked to Puerto Del Carmen is a resort in its own right. This is something that needs to be explained to clients as I have experienced many an irate and unhappy client who has thought they were going to Puerto Del Carmen and been in Matagorda instead. As it is a good 5km away from the main part of Puerto Del Carmen and even further from the Old Town It has all the local amenities except for a bank and pharmacy, it has plenty of bars and restaurants, it also links to the walkway which leads past the airport to Playa Honda and for the brave all the way to Arrecife. You can hire bikes by the hour or the day if you want to venture out. Along this walkway you will also find a number of quieter beaches.
  7. 7. Situated on the southernmost tip of the island, and has, over the years established itself as one of the main tourist resorts. Originally, a small fishing village, Playa Blanca boasts many shops and restaurants, offering cuisine from all around the world, together with a promenade which stretches over 7km A local bus service is now operating and runs the whole length of Playa Blanca, every 30 minutes for a small fee. Alternatively, car and bike hire are available for those who want to venture a bit further afield. Faro Pechiguera - Is the lighthouse end of Playa Blanca. It consists of a vast number of private residential and holiday villas. Montana Roja - The red mountain, is situated behind the main holiday resort, with footpaths to the peak where the views of the resort and neighbouring Island of Fuerteventura are stunning.
  8. 8. Marina Rubicon situated just outside the main resort was created approximately 7 years ago, and is home to many luxury yachts and a sea front development with a number of designer boutiques and various restaurants, perfect for those who just want to sit and watch the world go by. It is also home to a twice a week market, ideal for those looking for souvenirs of their visit to the island Playa Blanca Harbour - This is where you can board one of two car ferries on offer and visit our sister island of Fuerteventura. The Fred Olsen, which crosses in just 14 mins is the quickest option, or alternatively for a more relaxed crossing you could opt for the Armas which takes 28 mins. The crossings are every 30 mins
  9. 9. Beaches Playa Blanca is also home to a number of beaches:- Playa Dorada, which is situated in the centre of town offers many options for lunch, snacks etc and is home to the main water sports facilities Playa Flamingo, has been recently restored to it´s former glory after being destroyed by storms in November 2005. The sea wall has been rebuilt to offer safe shallow waters for families to enjoy. There are a number of restaurants and supermarkets situated next to the beach offering everything you will need for a fun filled day. Papagayo Beaches, offer´s pure Saharan sand and beautiful crisp blue waters. There are 6 individual beaches on offer but some are naturist. They really are a sun worshippers paradise but be aware that, in order to keep them this way, there are no shops or cafes. So you will need to take plenty of sun cream, snacks and refreshments with you.
  10. 10. Like any other tourist resort you will always be able to buy English food & Lanzarote does not differ in this area. You will always find FULL ENGLISH BREAKFASTS, FISH & CHIPS to name but a few. However, in Lanzarote you can still go into a traditional little bar and order traditional Canarian Cuisine. Tapas is a great favourite of the Canarian people & this if you are not already familiar is a small dish of one or more of the local specialities. Gambas Ajillo - Prawns Cooked in Olive Oil and Garlic Papas Arrugadas - Small potatoes boiled in sea salt & served with Mojo Sauces Tortilla - Potato Omelette , sometimes contains onion and on rare occasion Spinach Calamari - Deep fried rings of Squid Estofado - Beef Casserole Goats Cheese - Usually the fresh mild white Goats cheese Ensalada Rusa - Potato salad with tuna and egg Pimientos de Padron - Small green peppers fried in olive oil and finished with sea salt Croquetas - Small deep fried croquettes with potato & fish, chicken or ham Albondigas - Spicy Meatballs Pulpo - Baby whole squid This is just a few of the more popular Tapas Dishes that are available
  11. 11. Lanzarote has many things to see and do it would be take too long to do a review on each and everyone. Please be confident when recommending Lanzarote that there is something for everyone regardless of age. Apart from the regular excursions available, there are beautiful churches, museums, castles, villages and smaller attractions to visit each with a story to tell. El Patio Agricultural Museum Santa Barbara Castle & Emigration Museum Señora de Guadelupe Church, Teguise Teguise Town Square Palacio de Spinola Museum, Teguise More information is available on all of the above places of interest on the internet or by emailing me In the following slides I have given an insight into the more recognised excursions that are available.
  12. 12. Whilst in Lanzarote it is a must to visit the Timanfaya National Park, whether by hiring a car or on an organised excursion. There are various Geothermal demonstrations which show the heat of Montaña Fuego the only active volcano on Lanzarote, there is also a Coach drive around the Lunar Route with narration from the diary of the Priest of Yaiza during the eruptions. A TRULY SURREAL EXPERIANCE!!
  13. 13. Cesar Manriqué is the reason why Lanzarote is so different to the rest of the Canary Islands. He is somewhat of an Icon to the island due to his unrelenting work to ensure that Lanzarote held on to its traditions, and natural beauty. Whilst at the same ensuring that it had facilities and places of interest to take it´s place on the tourist map. As an artist, and architect he transformed otherwise boring ruins into places of outstanding beauty and interest. Below is a list of just a few of the tourist attractions on this beautiful island. The Cactus Gardens – fashioned from an old quarry with over 10,000 different species of Cactus. The Cesar Manriqué Foundation – his former home donated to tourism and opened following his death in 1992 Mirador Del Rio - A former Military watchtower transformed into a beautiful attraction with views over to the neighbouring island of La Graciosa. Timanfaya National Park – this is the most famous tourist attraction on Lanzarote with its El Diablo Restaurant designed by Cesar. Jameous Del Agua – The longest lava tube in the world, but again with his eye for the extraordinary it has been transformed into a remarkable visitors centre and home to the King´s swimming pool. THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF SOME OF THE IDEAS AND WORK OF THIS REMARKABLE MAN.
  14. 14. Lanzarote is one of only 15 places in the world to have a submarine which travels 30 metres to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean passing shipwrecks & marine life from Barracuda to Angel Sharks. Once at the bottom a diver will swim around the vessel encouraging a multitude of marine life to appear for feeding. For most clients this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. A beautiful modern Catamaran for a comfortable sail will take you to Papageyo Beaches, where you will be served lunch cooked fresh in the galley. Whilst the catamaran is anchored you can enjoy your complementary ride on a jet ski or use the snorkelling equipment and go for a swim in the beautiful clear blue ocean.
  15. 15. Apart from the 4 excursions mentioned there are many other smaller excursions available from Game Fishing to Luxury Yacht Charters. This Glass Bottom Boat also has many sailing options from an island hopping experience to a whale and dolphin spotting cruise. On the longer excursions lunch and refreshments are included. Something Completely different, refurbished last year, a day out on Sweet Caroline is to indulge yourself. There is a masseur on board for that pampering moment. There are floating lounging mats, a speed boat, a banana boat everything for the perfect day a float. There are different excursions available one of which includes Playa Blanca Market as well as Papageyo Beaches.
  16. 16. RANCHO TEXAS DAY PARK A fantastic fun filled day for both children and adults alike with Parrot Show, Lassoo show, Sea Lion Show and Bird of Prey Show not to mention the many animals to see including the new addition to the Rancho Texas family an Arctic Tiger Cub. This is a fun packed day out for all the family. WATER PARK Included in the price is a complementary bus from Puerto Del Carmen & Playa Blanca. This is in comparison to other water parks quite small but there is plenty to do for Children of all ages although height restrictions are in place
  17. 17. Obviously there is more night life in Puerto Del Carmen being the largest of the resorts, however there is plenty to do in the other resorts as well. Hotels and Complexes usually have an animations team which provide clients with entertainment, not to mention the many bars which have live entertainment or karaoke. If it is an organised night-time excursion that you are looking for then there are:- Volcan Grill – A trip up to Timanfaya National Park for a meal at the El Diablo Restaurant with an excursion around the Lunar Route at Sunset a truly memorable experience. Music Hall Tavern Be prepared for a smashin´ evening of glitz and glamour at our very own Titti Trollops Drag Show, this is clean family entertainment with just the right amount of cheek and innuendos for good measure. There is a 2 course meal and a drink on arrival included in the price upgrades to all-inclusive available.
  18. 18. Rancho Texas BBQ Enjoy an evening full of entertainment from the minute you arrive at the ranch you will be entertained by the Cowboys and Indians of Rancho Texas there will be live entertainment followed by a Texan style BBQ of Chicken, Ribs, Salads, Jacket Potatoes and Beans with free flowing Beer, Wine or Soft Drinks. There is more entertainment to follow with line dancing and a disco. Sweet Caroline Sunset Cruise This is a brand new excursion for Lanzarote, be treated like Royalty as you are served canapés by the friendly staff . Sit back in the beautifully decorated bar area or out on deck, sipping your complementary Glass of bubbly and simply relax whilst watching the Sun set. Listen to the music playing softly in the background. On return to the harbour the D.J. will turn up the music for you to dance the night away. Adults Only
  19. 19. With its over 3.500 palms, Costa Teguise Golf is an oasis surrounded by the breathtaking volcanic landscape of the island of Lanzarote. A golf course designed in 1978 by the famous architect John Harris, where playing golf provides an incredible experience while being in a beautiful environment at the side of an old volcano. The course is designed to be both smooth and varied. Its numerous doglegs stimulate players and require them to bring all their clubs into play. It even represents a challenge for professional players, whilst offering an attractive and enjoyable game for those of more modest skills. The “picon” (volcanic sand) and the wind add an extra ingredient to the pleasure of playing each hole. Near the club, no further than 50 meters away, you will find a Drive Range, putting green, pitch and putt and a par 3 hole to practise. A unique design in an area where there are no buildings to find along the way. Open all year around; See website for more details
  20. 20. Lanzarote Golf is a new golf course on the island of Lanzarote, situated between Puerto del Carmen and Tias, 5 minutes from the main hotels and beaches of Puerto del Carmen and 10 minutes from the airport. It is an 18-hole, par 72 course with four par 3's, four par 5's and ten par 4's, with a total of 6.133 m. length. The course was conceived to appeal to any player regardless of handicap, to enjoy the game on wide fairways and big greens For more information see website
  21. 21. Although Playa Blanca does not have an 18 hole Golf Course work is due to start in November 2010 to build one in the Rubicon Area of the resort. There is however, a Pitch and Putt situated in the Hesperia Playa Dorado Hotel More information available from
  22. 22. I hope that you will have enjoyed using this slide show as much as I have enjoyed creating it. Lanzarote is a beautiful Island, I have touched on a few of the things that there are to see & do. I am myself a Mum of 5 & before living here visited regularly on holiday, I have experienced all of the attractions that I have reviewed plus more. I realise that you see 100´s of clients per week, some know where they want to holiday & others do not, I hope this will give you enough information to be able to recommend Lanzarote as a holiday destination with confidence even if you have not visited. I have recently started an Excursion Company offering tailor-made excursions to larger groups & the disabled along with a programme of sponsored excursions visiting places that are not offered by the regular excursion companies. Our Sponsored excursions are very competitively priced at 17-50€ per person which includes:- Air-conditioned Coach Transfer English Escort Admission into Attractions Lunch served with Wine, Beer or Soft Drink Information on Health & Well-being Wine Tasting For further information on our excursions, any of the featured excursions or general information on Lanzarote please go to my website or email