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Why Lanzarote in Winter is One of the Best for Locals

Why Lanzarote in Winter is One of the Best for Locals
07. November 2019

The year-round sunshine makes Lanzarote an ideal place to call home. However, Lanzarote in winter is one of the best times of the year for those who live on the island.

Moving to a new country is an exciting time for anyone. The thought of a new life away from the hustle and bustle of your old one is often what draws people to a place like Lanzarote. Though relatively small in size, the island has so much to offer its residents and there are a whole host of reasons as to why you should make the move. Many people often wonder what time of year is best to make the move to a place that offers year-round sunshine. No matter when you decide to pack your belongings and start your new life, you’re sure to fall in love with Lanzarote more and more each day. However, here we take a look at why Lanzarote in winter is one of the best seasons for locals and expats alike.

The Perfect Amount of Winter Sun

Lanzarote is the northernmost and easternmost of the autonomous Canary Islands located in the Atlantic Ocean. The Spanish island is situated around 125 kilometres (78 miles) off the north coast of Africa and 1,000 kilometres (621 miles) from the Iberian Peninsula. Because of its spectacular geography, Lanzarote boasts a subtropical-desert climate. Thanks to this, the island is often referred to as the "Island of Eternal Spring". Lanzarote in winter is comfortably warm and not boiling hot like you would experience in summer. In December, temperatures see average highs of 19°C-22°C. Combine this year-round sun with the very little precipitation experienced and you’ve got one of the best climates in the world.

Crowds Tend to Disappear

Although Lanzarote in winter is great for tourists, the majority of people do tend to holiday here during the summer months. As crowds slowly become smaller and smaller, this gives you the best possible chance to enjoy everything that the island offers. It can be pretty hectic during peak seasons, which can put some residents off. You’ll find that it’s much more relaxing during winter, meaning you can soak up the Spanish tranquillity in peace. 

Christmas in the Sun

Moving home can be daunting. And if you’re spending your first winter in Lanzarote, then you may be worried about losing the magic of Chrismas. What people love about the festive season is being able to spend it with loved ones during the day while getting all warm and cosy in front of a fire on an evening. However, there’s no need to worry about that! A Christmas in Lanzarote is something special. You’re able to go and visit stunning nativity displays in the villages, enjoy the lights in the resorts and the fireworks on the beaches on new year’s eve. There’s always a big celebration on January 6th and everyone is welcome. This is where three kings - Los Reyes Magos (The three wise men), Baltazar, Gaspar y Melchor of the biblical story bring gifts for the children. During a camel procession, the Three wise men and their cortège throw sweets to the children in towns and villages.

Nature Comes Alive

As the temperatures do start to drop from 28°C, you’ll notice that nature welcomes the cooler weather. The fresh conditions and few drops of rain that do fall in Lanzarote during winter help to revive the island’s greenery. Grassy hills and fields become plush and shine beautifully as the winter sun shines down. What’s more,  fields covered with a carpet of yellow and blue wildflowers only appear during winter, offering an even more beautiful and diverse landscape. The scenery you’ll see is practically postcard perfect!

Discovering the Moon and the Stars

Winter is the perfect time to go stargazing in Lanzarote. In fact, the island is known for being one of the best places in the Northern Hemisphere to observe what’s happening in the sky. Lanzarote in winter offers bright and clear skies, providing perfect conditions for stargazing. If you fancy a real adventure, take yourself to the top of Mount Teide. This will be a truly memorable experience for anyone to join in with. The Teide National Park has been crowned a “starlight destination” and is recognised as one of the best places to stargaze away from light pollution.
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