Lanzarote, one of the seven large Canary Islands, measures just 60km by 25km, but manages to house an incredible number of hotels and rental apartment complexes. With the volcanic landscapes of Timanfaya National Park and sandy beaches such as Papagayo, you can easily sample both the dramatic and laid-back sides of this compact island.
Created by the owners and artists of La Casona de Yaiza Casa de Hilario is a renovated farmhouse. It takes its name from the island’s legendary character, Hilario Lanzaroteño, who came to live on the island as a hermit after the Philippines War with the sole company of a donkey. There is a drawing of him outside, next to the swimming pool. There are seven rooms, each beautifully decorated and designed to meet every need. Guests will enjoy a lovely view of the small town of Yaiza and the sea beyond in this wonderful oasis of tranquillity.
This former farmhouse is situated in the centre of the island surrounded by 15,000sqm of vines. It is therefore peaceful and quiet, and you don’t have to go far to taste some of Lanzarote’s finest wines. The Finca has lovely views over the surrounding valleys and mountains which you can enjoy from the terrace as you relax and enjoy a glass of wine. The hotel features a restaurant, a swimming pool, a sauna, a gym, a tennis court and a mini-golf course – perfect if you feel like having a day off from exploring the island. The hotel is modern but has kept its rustic charm.
This complex takes luxury to the next level. It is only a 15-minute drive from Arrecife’s airport and it enjoys a prime location overlooking the beach. There are 25 luxurious suites dotted with spas, solariums, terraces with views over the ocean, private wifi, Nespresso machines, minibars, a collection of wines and smart TVs. The suites are tastefully furnished and the entire hotel gleams a pure, clean white. The outside areas are decorated with brightly coloured flowers and little waterfalls. You might decide to dine at their excellent restaurant or go out to discover Puerto del Carmen’s busy nightlife.
Nicholas Grantham contributed additional reporting to this article.