I’ve got to say, Lanzarote is a great place to go as a young family. Phill, myself and Rose holidayed for a week with Phill’s parents and we stayed in a beautiful. The holiday was chilled out and relaxing…just what I wanted. It’s just a pity the weather wasn’t a bit warmer. The weather during the last week in February was changeable – often windy, sometimes overcast and rainy. Luckily, I’m not one for sunbathing and am happiest out walking, exploring and eating loads of food!
Rose was a fab traveller. From the airport and plane journey to long days out and about walking around the island, she was a little trouper. She seemed to love the change of scenery, and of course she adored all the attention she got from her Nanny and Granda! I’m pretty sure she grew like a weed whilst we were on holiday!
Playa Blanca is a beautiful spot, with a long promenade and stunning marina. It’s quiet and tranquil as resort areas go. I liked that there are no high rises so you have uninterrupted views of the island and the magnificent scenery. There is a market day on Wednesday’s and Friday’s in Playa Blanca, which has the place bustling with people. Our villa was about a ten minute walk from Marina Rubicon, where there was lots of lovely restaurants, cafes and shops. Onwards from Rubicon is Playa Blanca’s main beach and promenade, which is very pretty and full of places to eat and lots of souvenir shops.
We did a few day trips, including a tour of the south side – which shows you the volcanoes and volcanic rock, of which Lanzarote is famed for. I learnt alot on this trip and was taken aback by the stunning volcanic landscape at Timanfaya National Park, often referred to as Martian land. Phill and I took Rose with us on this trip and she was in great form, full of baby chatter and charming our fellow tour travellers.
The five of us also got the bus to Puerto del Carmen one day and I spent most of my time shopping in Zara and Bershka! I got lots of summer clothes for Rose and I. Puerto del Carmen is a larger resort area than Playa Blanca, but in my opinion, not as pretty a spot. If you’re looking for a livelier destination with cheaper places to eat then this resort will suit you.
I’m going to follow this travel post up with a Lanzarote family holiday vlog and more photos, so stay tuned! You’ll get a real feel for how we got on in Lanzarote with little Rose. In the meantime, please subscribe to me on Youtube and you’ll be the first to see the video.