Canary Islands- Lanzarote Events To Enjoy Holidays 2010
There are altogether too many reasons for choosing to holiday on the sunshine island of Lanzarote in the coming year. As the fourth largest of the Canaries the island offers a year round raft of events and festivals and entertainment for visitors to enjoy, along with a tapestry of local culture, an idyllic climate and great beaches to relax and soak up the glorious sunshine.
There are plenty of good and affordable accommodation options available on the island too. With villas in Lanzarote having rental prices from around €350 per week and rental properties (apartments and self catering villas) located in all of the main resorts as well as across the Lanzarote countryside if you want too enjoy the peace and quiet and stunning scenery.
If you need car hire in Lanzarote this is reasonably priced too so it's easy and affordable, and there is no excuse to get out and about and real taste the culture of the island by enjoying one or more of the many local fiestas and festivals taking place throughout the 2010 season.
The year kicks off in style with the Canarian Music Festival, the 26th annual Festival de Musica Canarias. This is a prestigious event that is staged throughout all the island in the archipelago, offering visitors and the musical enthusiasts amongst you a showcase of contemporary classics, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy some of the best classical music sounds around as Lanzarote plays host to world class performers such as The Prague National Chamber Theatre Orchestra.
The carnaval season kicks off across the island in February, and whilst the celebrations are not quite as flamboyant or riotous as those staged in Rio they still attract thousands of revellers and are a spectacle to behold. The only downside is that as so many of the locals get involved work across the island tends to grind to a bit of a halt and service may be a little slower than normal.
Carnaval events are staggered - and take place across different towns and resorts on different days. As you would expect the biggest and best events are reserved for Lanzarote's capital of Arrecife as well as the oldest resort on the island which is Puerto del Carmen. Expect to see huge decorated floats and marching batacuda drum bands beating out a frenetic rhythm that invokes the party spirit.
The event attracts thousands of the islands residents and tourists alike with many donning colourful and resplendent costumes and partying late into the night.
During May the going gets tough for some visitors as Lanzarote is the chosen venue for one of the toughest triathlons in the world. The annual Iron Man event gets underway this month and attract thousands of super fit competitors from around the world eager to take the title in a gruelling contest that includes a 2km swim, an energy sapping 180km bike ride, and if that were not enough it is finally topped off with a full marathon which takes place along the seafront in Puerto del Carmen.
June is considered to be one of the most significant months in the Catholic calendar and this is also when the fiesta of Corpus Christ takes place every year. Corpus Christi is one of the most colourful festivals on Lanzarote and is celebrated by the creation of unique carpets of coloured salt depicting important biblical scenes.
Even if you are not particularly religious the imagination, effort and artistry that goes into the unique creations makes them well worth seeing so mark your itinerary if you are visiting at this time of year.
Dave Talbot is a keen writer and also enjoys travel especially to his favourite destination the Canary Islands. To find out more about renting Lanzarote villas or Lanzarote in general visit => http://www.lanzaroteguidebook.com