Lanzarote has it all – pristine beaches, great nightlife, stunning landscapes – there really is something to suit everyone.
And when you stay at the BelleVue Aquarius Hotel you’re ideally situated to experience it all. A short stroll from the bustling Puerto del Carmen, the hotel is located at the far West of the beachfront, in El Varadero, where you will find a fine selection of restaurants serving local fare and an authentic fishing-village feel.
Puerto del Carmen
Puerto del Carmen has long been a popular destination for visitors to the island of Lanzarote. With three sandy beaches, the resort has grown from a quiet fishing village to become a lively seaside spot. Take in the sights and smells of the strip, which runs along the shoreline, with a huge selection of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. Head to Centro Atlantico once the sun goes down and dance the night away in one of its many bars and clubs, or chill out on the quieter Playa Chica during the day.
Overlooking Puerto del Carmen, and 7km from the BelleVue Aquarius, is the historical town of Tias. Although still firmly on the well-beaten tourist track, Tias offers a more authentic taste of Lanzarote’s culture to those who make the short trip inland, with traditional restaurants, unusual shops, and a number of architectural attractions including the Church of Candelaria, which dates from 1796.
A holiday to Lanzarote is not complete without a trip to see the volcanic landscape and architecture of Manrique.
Timanfaya National Park
Between 1730 and 1824, over 100 volcanoes rose up and devastated a proportion of the island. Although dormant now, the volcanoes appear much the same as they did two centuries ago. Visit this alien landscape, and witness steam geysers caused by a chamber of magma that remains just 10m below ground. You might also like to explore the landscape by camel!
The Architecture of Manrique
The influence of architect, artist and environmentalist César Manrique is evident across the island. Be sure to visit La Fundación César Manrique near Taro de Tahiche, the former home of Manrique which includes rooms built into lava bubbles and an impressive collection of modern art.