As the easternmost island of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote is home to world-class beaches, but that’s just scratching the surface of what it has to offer.
The exotic Spanish island has its very own wine country as well as a mind-blowing volcanic landscape.
SpaDreams recently added Princesa Yaiza Resort to its list of top hotel and spa destinations. The five-star luxury resort is ideal for adults and families alike, with plenty of on-site amenities including eight restaurants, a top-rated spa and a large kids-only facility.
Here are five of our favorite things to do on the island of Lanzarote:
1. Volcanic Mountains:
With its stunning moon-like landscape and rare plant species, the volcanic mountains of Lanzarote are a must-see. The volcanos (including one active volcano called Timanfaya) are located in Timanfaya National Park in the southwestern part of the island. Due to conservation efforts, touring the area is highly regulated. Exclusive bus tours are offered as well as camel rides through the breathtaking terrain.
2. The Wine Valley:
You don’t have to be a wine connoisseur to appreciate Lanzarote’s 20 spectacular square miles of wine country, also known as La Geria. Situated at the center of the island, the region produces brilliant wines of which 75 percent are made from the Malvasia grape, one of the oldest known grape varieties. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery as well as rare wine tastings.
3. Thalasso & Spa:
With calming beach views and a variety of treatments, the Princesa Yaiza Resort’s Thalasso & Spa is the perfect place to unwind. The spa’s signature Thalassotherapy uses the therapeutic virtues of sea water and minerals along with seaweed and silt for curative purposes. For the ultimate relaxation session, guests can wade in theseaweed pool, equipped with underwater music and hydro-massage jets.
4. Kid-Friendly: KIKOLAND:
For families visiting the island, Princesa Yaiza Resort’s KIKOLAND is a kid’s paradise for guests only. Open for to kids and teens aged 16 and under, the on-site facility boasts 10,000 sq. m of amenities including basketball and tennis courts, beach volleyball, play houses, a family pool, theater and seasonal climbing wall.
5. Extensive Dining Options
You don’t have to leave the resort to indulge in some of the best food on the island. With eight restaurants on the property, Princesa Yaiza Resort has something for nearly anyone. Guests can sample local fare or cuisines from around the world. In the mood for something light? The resort offers a selection of fresh tapas. For a fine-dining experience, Don Giovanni’s specializes in authentic Italian food for lunch or dinner. If you want to try a bit of everything, Yaiza is a unique buffet experience with an elegant atmosphere and tons of gourmet dishes.
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