I traveled to Lanzarote alone in February 2019, the year before the pandemic. I remember everything very well: the warm sun, the low-season half-empty beaches and the long, very long roads that I traveled in total tranquility with my Opel Corsa hired at the airport.
Lanzarote is a special island. Unique.
Like no other.
The lava everywhere, the sudden white beaches of fine sand, the white villages and the perfectly maintained roads that run through this divine island. If you can afford a rental car, the off-season is ideal for enjoying the empty streets that never seem to end.
The warm winter sun and the less sustained tourism of this period allow you to better enjoy the island without sacrificing beauty and excellent climate. Some afternoons the thermometer of the car has reached to oscillate between 28 and 31 ° C and, if we consider that it was the end of February, that’s not bad!
I do not deny that one of the most beautiful discoveries made on the island, apart from the beautiful beaches and the wonderful people I met, was to discover that, despite the lava covering most of the territory, here it is possible to produce an excellent wine (read article in this regard), so every lunch or tasting stop becomes a further opportunity to fill the day and satisfy the palate …
In Lanzarote, despite the many tourists, I always had the feeling of feeling at home.
Perhaps for that constant mild climate, for the flowers, palm trees and cacti.
In Lanzarote I loved the beauty of being able to go out every night in the middle of winter for a walk without worrying about the cold, walking on the beach as if it were spring.
In Lanzarote, despite having a rental car, I felt the joy of leaving my Opel parked often to walk under the sun or under the stars or, why not, barefoot in the hot February sand. Yes, because in February, while half of Europe freezes and suffers from the cold, here in the Canaries there are those who enjoy the waves and the sea …and if you fly 4 hours to reach these divine islands, then you want to take off the whim of having lunch outdoors, walk barefoot despite the wind, but also take some selfies in a summer outfit to make your friends “suffer” at home.
… maybe among the narrow streets of some white village