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About Lanzarote
Lanzarote is formed by more than 100 volcanos that form a fascinating landscape which is unique in the world. Lanzarote is placed 750kms south of Gibraltar and it is the most easterly of the Canaries. It enjoys more sunshine and lower rainfall than any of the other islands and has one of the most pleasant climates in the northern hemisphere. The climate is due in part to the influence of the gulf-stream and favourable trade winds.

About Oasis de Nazaret ( the location of the villas )
Oasis de Nazaret is a quiet village in the country, set on a hillside overlooking the sea & mountains near Teguise. Its central position makes it ideal for exploring Lanzarote and the beaches, restaurants and the airport are only a short drive away. T
he famous "Lagomar" restaurant, designed by César Manrique is a must for anyone wanting a delicious gourmet meal. The building is famous for once being owned by Omar Sharif. There is a small well-stocked supermarket in the village and a new hypermarket and bakery a few minutes drive away.

There are two excellent restaurants in the village along with childs play area and also a lovely cheap child friendly social club to eat in. The old capital Teguise is five minutes up the road by car.


Cycling In Lanzarote / Bike Shops / Cycle Hire
Cycling in Lanzarote is a memorable experience. The Seinery is breath taking and in the main the roads are very good. You can be sure it will be hot and possibly breezy so take lots of water and some Euros with even if you're just going an hour or so.

The drivers tend to be curtious, watch out for the "new uk arrivals" driving hire cars though who are not used to left hand drive. The major roads tend to be good, some of the B roads can be appauling to the degree where you have to walk or they are dirt tracks. If you're new to riding on the opposite side of the road to here in the uk it can be quite strange at first as unlike with a car you have no reference point ( steering wheel) to keep you in check.

If you need assistance there are several good bike shops on the Island. One in La Santa and one at Costa Teguise called The Bike Station which also offers cycle hire of road and mtb bikes and is the place to go if you need mechanical assistance.

A more recent company called Lanzarote Bikes also now rents out high quality Road Bikes ( FELT Carbons ) and can deliver to the Cycle1st Villas on arrival for you. Arrangements should be made direct through Thomas Schlösser here

Protect Your Bike while in Transit!
If you are looking to bring your bike, we suggest you hire or buy a Sci-Con Aerotech Bike Box or Similar as the bikes can take a pounding if not protected correctly. Browse Bike Bags and Bike Travel Cases at Evans Cycles or Chain Reaction Cycles

Open BIke Case
This box offers great protection to your bike and we are not aware of any instance of a bike being damaged while packed inside one. However, if subjected to very rough handling, the box itself may sustain damage. This is the fault of the baggage handlers, not of the box. If this happens, you will need to make a claim against the airline or your travel insurance.

Food and Car Hire
We'd recommend you hire a car. It makes getting out and about so much easier plus you'll then be able to take the 15 minute drive to the Euro Spar in Arrecife which is very inexpensive and has a huge selection on offer. The village itself has a local small Supermacado but the choice is limited and its expensive. There are also several nearby small restaurants within walking distance from the villas where you can eat out cheaply.

Lanzarote Travel Information - Airports
Most people arrive in Lanzarote by Air at Arrecife (ACE) Airport. This airport is also sometimes locally known as Guacimeta. The Airport is located between Arrecife (the Capital) and Puerto del Carmen. Live arrival and departure information is available from the AENA website.

Taxi
The Taxi fare from the Airport to Puerto del Carmen is roughly 10 Euros, from the Airport to Costa Teguise is 10 Euros and from the Airport to Playa Blanca is 25 Euros.

Bus Service
There are regular bus services every 20 minutes, from Puerto del Carmen to Arrecife and from Costa Teguise to Arrecife.

Attractions
Timanfaya National Park (Fire Mountain)
The National Park 'Timanfaya" is where the heart of the volcanic mass spilled over leaving a lunar landscape which has played host to many television films. There are 51sq km of volcanoes, craters and lava fields offer one of the most spectacular sights that nature has created. There are lots of opportunities to explore the mountains, by tour or even by camel and there is also a restaurant where you can enjoy food cooked by the natural heat of the volcano.

Los Jameos del Agua
Jameos is the name given to caves of volcanic origin but these caves are something different, hosting a restaurant, dance floor and swimming pool. The bar/restaurant leads to the 'jameo grande' by a pathway of 100 metres in length and 13 metres wide that crosses the small lake that is home to the 'jameito', tiny blind albino crabs that are unique to Lanzarote.

Cuevas de Los Verdes
A spectacular and complex system of caves about 7km long was formed by underground lava flows. Their geological form is amazing and the lighting inside brings out the colours and magic of the cave interior. A wonderful experience for all, tours run on an hourly basis.

Jardin de Cactus (The Cactus Garden)
The cactus garden was created by local artist, the late Caesar Manrique, and features an impressive collection of cacti and sculptures.

Teguise/Teguise Market
Teguise, the ancient capital of the island, with its narrow streets and well-preserved buildings, full of historic interest, is truly beautiful. Teguise is also where the Sunday market is held and people come from all over the Island to barter for the beautiful tablecloths, leather goods and wooden items.

Wine-tasting (La Geria)
Lanzarote produces nearly 2 million litres of wine every year. La Geria is famous for its potent wines and here you can see how grapes are cultivated for the production of the delicate Lanzarote wines.

Golf
There is only one golf course on the island and it is placed at the foot of an old volcano with wonderful views across the ocean. Golf Costa Teguise was designed by John Harris in 1978 and is surrounded by leafy palm trees, extravagant cactus and volcanic lava, a unique setting for 18 holes.

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César Manrique - Art & Sculpture
The late Ceasar Manrique was responsible for much of the Islands sculpture. He designed the tourist centre and created a natural auditorium and artistic gardens. The Cactus Garden is one of César Manrique's last works.

Beaches & Watersports
Diving
The diving on Lanzarote is fascinating because of it´s volcanic underwater landscape and abundant fishlife.The visibilty is about 20 meters and the water temprature lies between 17 and 22 ºC. With many and varied Atlantic vistors throughout the year together with a host of wrecks and caves to explore, it is one of the most diverse islands in the group. La Santa Diving provides guided dives, PADI courses from Open Water to Dive Master, Introductory sea dives and speciality courses can be organised to fit in with your holiday arrangements.

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Surfing
Lanzarote's fortunate location on the fringes of the North Atlantic storm track have created one of the most surf-rich islands in the world. For those who love surfing, wind surfing and body boarding the world-famous beaches of Famara and La Santa both present fabulous opportunities.


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Bike Station Lanzarote
Bike Station - Costa Teguise


Pro Bike - La Santa


Bike Box / Bike Bags


Ceasar Manrique Roundabout


Monumento al Campension


Los Jameos del Agua


Sunset View from Casa Cobra


Car Hire


Diving in Lanzarote