Hello and welcome to my seventh instalment of my Lanzarote travel blog. Today was my last full day in Lanzarote as the flight back to England is tomorrow morning – I hope you enjoy this post.
Wednesday 17th July
This morning I woke up quite late again, and as usual I looked at my phone for a bit and ate some Oreos (bad habit, I know!) and then I got dressed into some leggings and I stole one of my mum’s sweatshirts as it was a bit windy outside!
Once we were ready, we got in the car and headed up to Timanfaya National Park (Fire Mountains). It wasn’t too far away as it is located in the south east of the island and our villa is in the very south. The park allows you to see the amazing volcanic landscape of Lanzarote, which I think makes up a big part of the island’s history.
When we initially got there, we were turned away at the car park entrance because my mum didn’t know you couldn’t pay by card. We had to pop into Yaiza in order to get some cash out so that we could pay to get in. Luckily when we returned, we had enough!
On arrival, we parked up and headed up to the visitor centre. You cannot actually do the tour of the volcanos yourself, you have to go on a coach tour. Whilst we were waiting for a coach to arrive, we watched a few demonstrations at the visitor centre. The people who worked there showed us the kind of things that you can do with the heat from the volcano, including cooking the food for the restaurant there! Once we’d finished looking at the demonstrations, a coach had arrived.
The coach drove us down some very narrow and scary roads around the park. It was really cool to to see the volcanic landscape and we were also told some interesting history and facts as well! I took quite a few photographs because some of the views were stunning!
When the tour finished, we had a quick look in the shop in the visitor centre and then got back in the car to drive down to Playa Blanca for lunch. We went to a place just down the road from where we went yesterday. Today, I had a cheeseburger for lunch which had a LOT of salad inside and my parents had sandwiches!
We returned to the villa after lunch and me and my mum popped to the local shop quickly as we needed to grab some toilet roll and some snacks for the plane tomorrow. My mum then went in the pool for a bit whilst I started work on this blog post!
I then had to start packing my things so that I am super ready for leaving tomorrow morning! We need to be in Arrecife by 9am to get the car back to the airport and check into our flight! It didn’t take me that long to arrange my things, and I don’t have very many things to put in in the morning.
After packing our things, we went straight out for dinner. We didn’t go bowling tonight as we wanted to eat earlier so that my dad could go out and take a sunset photograph down in Playa Blanca. We ate at a place next door to Liken, a place we ate a couple of nights ago, but the name escapes me right now! I had chicken nuggets, chips and salad for my tea, my mum had lasagna and my dad had this chicken thing (I honestly don’t really know what it was!). For dessert, again, I just had a latte and then the waiter gave me a lollipop too!
As I just mentioned, we went into Playa Blanca after dinner so that my dad could take some photographs. I took my camera too and snapped a couple of images!
That pretty much sums up my trip to Lanzarote. I think I may do a post tomorrow just to round things off and discuss my journey home – it probably won’t be a very long post! Overall, I enjoyed my holiday in Lanzarote. It was nice to spend a few days in the sun and try some new things without having to worry about school and things. I think we did a fair amount of stuff but I think if I were to return in the future (which I think I probably will!) I think I would like to spend a bit more time exploring Arrecife as it’s the capital of Lanzarote and the only time I’ve really spent there was at the airport. I think there’s a nice beach and some shopping places there so I’d like to check that out one day!
I hope you enjoyed this little series, I have a lot of posts planned so hopefully I’ll be able to get them out to you soon!
Thanks for reading – see you tomorrow for the final post in this series!