A selection of 5 ideas for a relaxing winter weekend. Christmas holidays are coming in a month but many of us are already very tired and need a break to recover the necessary energies to stand the next three weeks! So here are a few places easily reachable from Europe where to spend three/four days of relaxing and unwinding. A winter weekend for any taste.
LANZAROTE, CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN
Wild and rugged beauty. Lanzarote is the northern and less crowded island of the Canary Islands. With a mild winter climate between 15 and 25 Celsius degrees (with night temperature never under 14 degrees), it is the perfect getaway for those looking for warm temperatures close to Europe.
Lanzarote is a UNESCO natural reserve because of its marvellous landscapes and its very good conservation. Must visits are the Timanfaya National Park and its many extinct volcanoes; Playa Papagayo with its azure sea and the Jardin de Cactus, the biggest fat plants garden in the world.
In Lanzarote there is a lack of high category hotels so it’s better to rent a house: you can find a charming farm (there called finca) with pool for a very good price on www.fincas-lanzarote.com.
And before departure, don’t forget to check out our complete guide to Lanzarote, to live the island like a real local.