During the summer, in June to be exact I took an amazing trip to Lanzarote with my family! Today I’m doing a blog post to tell you all about my travels and what I got up to while away!
Starting right from the beginning…
In January we wrote down a long list of sunny places to visit. On the list there was places like Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Fuerteventura and of course Lanzarote. On the list we also had different apartments, hotels, etc which we had to narrow down to just a few. For the past 2 years we have been going to Fuerteventura which is another beautiful canary island that I would highly recommend you to visit. We thought about returning to Fuerteventura for a third year but instead we decided to try somehwhere different. About 12 years ago we went to Lanzarote, me and my brother were only small at the time so we don’t really remember much from that trip. We booked our holiday in a package with a travel agency in Dublin. After speaking to the travel agent she was able to find us the exact place we stayed in all those years back in Lanzarote at a great deal for 10 nights. We thought it was meant to be so we booked there and then.
Obviously being from Dublin we flew to Lanzarote from Dublin Airport. We got to the airport really early as our flight was at 6:30am we checked our bags in, went through security and began our holiday in style with an early morning Burger King and a Pint from the Garden Terrace bar. I love early morning flights as when you get to your destination you have the whole day to figure out where everything is. The flight to Lanzarote took around 4 hrs 20 mins. We departed dublin at 6:30am and arrived in sunny Lanzarote at about 11am. When we arrived at the airport we collect our luggage and headed to a bus which brought us to our apartments. We stayed in a place called Matagorda which is just 5 mins from the airport. We were at our apartments by 12 that day. We dropped off our bags and headed straight for the beach. The beach and the centre of matagorda were just a 5 minute walk from our apartments which was really handy as we headed here most days.
Our apartments that we stayed in were called the Morromar Apartments. We were lucky enough to get a new and refurbished apartment which was really lovely to stay in. When we booked we booked for half board meaning we got our breakfast and dinner at the complex every morning and night. The breakfast was great there was a nice choice of food but as for the dinners they were a bit of a let down so we ate out down the town most nights.
As I mentioned before we were just a five minute walk from the matagorda centre which was quite small but nice. We found a bar called Decky Dillon’s which was old styled but we really liked it and headed to there most nights mainly because they had cocktails 2 for €7 so who could say not to that!! We also drank in the Auld Triangle of course as it was an Irish pub.
We were there for 10 nights so we ate in many different restraints. There was one in particular that was really beautiful in the centre of matagorda looking out onto the seafront which was called Sirocco Pizzeria Restaurant Grill. It had a gorgeous range of food like pizzas and pastas and also had really nice steaks. At this place you could also get pizza to take away which was really handy to get to take back and sit on the balcony eating it. We ate here a few times day and night and really enjoyed it.
Most people have probably heard of Puerto Del Carmen in Lanzarote, well this was about 5 minutes in a taxi from where we were staying. You could walk to it up along the seafront but it would take much longer obviously. Some nights we would head up here and drink in a place called Route 66 which was my favourite bar. They had great music, the staff were lovely and there was a really great atmosphere in the place every time you walked in. Puerto Del Carmen was my favourite place to go to at night as there was a great buzz around unlike matagorda which was quite quite but we were lucky to have the best of both worlds being so close to either. In Puerto del carmen there was a beautiful Asian restraint which I can’t remember the name of unfortunately. The staff were so nice and the food was unbelievable and at such a good price. They had a choice of some set menus and a regular menu which was pretty good especially for big groups of people going in. We also ate in a Mexican restaurant called La Cantanta which was really nice and had a range of different mexiacan foods to choose from. My favourite place to eat though was a place called Playa Mar. It was a bit more expensive then the other restraunts but it was really worth it. The seating, music, staff and food were all exceptional. We ate here about 3 times and I say we would have ate here every night only for we love trying out different places.
During the day there is so much to do in Lanzarote from lying at the pool to going to the beach or even being adventurous and going on a camel ride!! While we were there we went to a place called Rancho Texas which was amazing. It was just like a zoo basically. There were sea lions shows free to watch or you could pay to swim with. There was also bird shows and there was 2 water slides, a kiddie play area and a pool to hop into! I can’t explain it great but it’s definitely one not to miss while in Lanzarote.
On the island there is a big water park to go to but unfortunately we didn’t go to it this time round. We did something more fun and exciting. In Puerto del Carmen it had a really nice beach which in the sea had a water sports obstacle course in it. I’m not sure what there exactly called but we had seen this and me and my brother just had to go on it. I’ve seen YouTube videos and pictures on Instagram of these things but had never been on one so this was a chance not to be missed. It was €5 per person for 1 hour on this crazy water obstacle course. We were given life jackets and off we went for the hour. It was unreal and is so much harder to do then you think!! We really enjoyed it and it was well worth a fiver and I can’t wait to go on another one!
It was an unforgettable 11 day trip and I hope to return for sure one day in the future.We did so much more whilst on holidays but these are just some of my highlights from my trip that I thought I’d write about and share with you all. My brother also made a video over on his YouTube if you want to check it out https://youtu.be/j3g_XaM8Is8
Much Love Ciara Xxx
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