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The essential items to pack for your 2015 holiday to Lanzarote

“Sun seekers and nature lovers alike love everything that Lanzarote has to offer – that’s why over a million and a half tourists visit this hugely popular Canary Island every year”

With seemingly endless days of sunshine and average highs of 25°C in August, it’s the perfect place to while away hours on the beach…

  • The essential items to pack for your 2015 holiday to Lanzarote

    Sun seekers and nature lovers alike love everything that Lanzarote has to offer – that’s why over a million and a half tourists visit this hugely popular Canary Island every year. With seemingly endless days of sunshine and average highs of 25°C in August, it’s the perfect place to while away hours on the beach. However, its intriguing terrain – which has earned UNESCO biosphere reserve status – also calls for walks and exploration. With that is mind, let’s take a look at what you should pack for a holiday to Lanzarote.

    Everyday necessities

    Holidaying in Lanzarote

    You’re on holiday, so it’s perfectly acceptable to park your towel on the beach and top up that tan! Be sure to buy and pack plenty of sun cream as it can be quite pricey abroad. You also need to apply it before stepping outside so that you’re protected from nasty burns from the rising sun. Mosquito repellent is another toiletry must, especially in the hot months between April and October.

    If you wear glasses or contacts, make sure to bring spares that you can leave in the hotel, in case the ones you are wearing get damaged. It’s also a good idea to leave your iPad or laptop charging while you’re at the beach or by the pool, so remember to pack an adapter or enquire at the hotel in advance.

    Walk on the wild side

    Lanzarote landscape

    On more adventurous days you might be enticed by the incredible landscape to go for a hike, or a leisurely stroll at the very least. This means you’ll want to pack some good, breathable walking shoes or a pair of sturdy, leather sandals. Although it is mostly sunny in Lanzarote it can also become cloudy, so take along a light fleece top just in case. Other accessories that you’ll be thankful for include: sun glasses, a wide brim hat and large water bottle. You might also want to invest in a good map of the areas you plan to walk.

    When night falls

    Dinner in Lanzarote

    A refreshing wind starts to blow through Lanzarote when the sun sets, meaning that you’ll appreciate packing some extra layers. Although the weather is still generally very pleasant between October and February, it certainly is a little cooler in the evenings. It’s probably a good idea to bring a hoodie or jacket and a couple of cotton scarves. You should also bring some formal or party wear, as there are many places to let your hair down and enjoy good food and drink on a night time!

    Consider any other activities you have planned and anything you might need to bring along in order to do them! You’ll definitely need more than one swimwear option as there are simply far too many opportunities to laze by the pool or soak in the sea. Write a check list before you set off and that way you won’t forget to pack any of the easy-to-forget essentials.

    Images by Simon Turkas, Christine McIntosh and James Mitchell, used under the Creative Commons license.

     

     

Author: Carol Oconnor

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