Lanzarote Villa with Gated Pool

Villa Adelita: Lanzarote Villa with Gated Pool

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A three bedroom villa with private gated pool and jacuzzi. It is situated in the resort of Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote.

This Lanzarote villa with gated pool has three bedrooms and is situated in the Puerto del Carmen resort in Lanzarote, which is in walking distances of all the amenities including restaurants, shops and the beach.

It has a gated pool and jacuzzi and the lower terrace with plenty of sun loungers. The upper terrace has a covered area for alfresco dining with a table and chairs and a barbeque.

There is satellite TV in the living room as well as all three of the bedrooms. There are 2 bathrooms including an ensuite bathroom. The villa has all the mod cons including a dishwasher and washing machine.

History of Lanzarote

Juan de Bethencourt

Norman knight who broke his lance on arriving on the island, declaring “Lanza rota” – meaning broken lance.

Lanzarote may have been named after a Genoese sailor called Lancelotto, who landed on the island in 1312. Or some say that it was down to the Norman knight Jean de Bethencourt who broke his lance on arriving on the island and declared “Lanza rota”, meaning broken lance. Alternatively, it could be due to the French nobleman, Lancelot, who came tot he island on one of Bethencourt’s expeditions.

The most important expedition in the history of Lanzarote was ordered by King Alfonso IV of Portugal. The sailors on this expedition counted 13 islands in the Canaries. There were 7 major islands: Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma. Then they also counted 6 minor islands: Alegranza, Montana Clara, La Graciosa, Roque del Oeste, Roque de Este and Lobos. The sailors were greeted by the local Guanches graciously, but sadly in the years to follow there were many private raids.

Villa in Corralejo for Rent

Villa in Corralejo for Rent / Villa Sonia

A three bedroom villa in Corralejo for rent with private pool. The villa has wifi internet access and satellite TV.

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A three bedroom villa with private pool in the Corralejo resort in Fuerteventura. The villa has wifi internet access and satellite TV.

A spacious, luxury villa in Corralejo for rent. It is very well located, being only a 10 minute walk from the centre of Corralejo and a 15 minute walk from the famous Flag beach.

There are three bedrooms, two with double beds and one twin room. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. There is a 2nd family bathroom.

The living room is spacious and modern in style with a comfortable L-shaped sofa, satellite TV including English channels and a dining table and chairs.

The villa has wifi internet access.

Outside there is a private pool and a garden with sun loungers. A pagoda provides partial shade for a seating area and there is an upper terrace with spectacular views.

The modern kitchen is fully equipped and includes extra touches such as a juicer, blender and coffee maker. There is also a washing machine and dishwasher.

History of Fuerteventura

Guize and Ayose

Statues of the 2 Kings Guize and Ayose

The island of Fuerteventura was first inhabited by a primitive pagan people, before the invasion of the Europeans. These people were called ‘Mohorero’, coming from the word ‘mahos’ which is the goatskin shoe which the people wore. The Mohoreros are said to have come originally from North Africa.

A wall divided the island into 2 kingdoms. In the North Maxorata was ruled by Guize and in the South Jandia by Ayose. Both were advised by two priestesses Tamonante and Tibiabin.

The Mohoreros used to live in underground dwellings and caves. They lived on cheese, milk, goat’s meat, fish, shellfish and golfio which is made from toasted barley flour and is still on sale in supermarkets today. They were a spiritual people, who used the mountains for pagan ceremonies and rituals.

Large Villa for Rent in Costa Adeje

Villa Shiraz: Large Villa for Rent in Costa Adeje

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A large villa with size bedrooms which can sleep up to 11 or 12 people in the Costa Adeje area of Tenerife. It has air conditioning and wifi internet access.

Villa Shiraz is a large villa for rent in Costa Adeje which can sleep 11 or 12 people. There are 6 bedrooms including a family bedroom with a double bed and 2 single beds.

This luxury villa has air conditioning, as well as wifi internet access.  There is also satellite TV including English channels.

Outside there is  a private heated pool surrounded by plenty of sun loungers. The villa enjoys amazing sea views and has electric gates and shutters on the windows. It has been recently refurbished and includes all the mod cons which you would expect to find in a luxury self catering villa, including a dishwasher and washing machine.

Tenerife History

Mount Teide

Volcano on the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands

Tenerife was originally formed from three separate islands 3 million years ago. The island was finally born after the Teide volcano melted them altogether. The last eruption of the volcano took place near Santiago del Teide in 1909.

Spain conquered Tenerife over 500 years ago.The name of the Spanish conquerer was Alonso Fernandez de Lugo. In 1484 he landed in Santa Cruz, which was called Anaza at the time. De Lugo had been ordered by the Spanish king to suppress the last of the natives (Guanches). But the Guanches were very brave and courageous. There was a battle an 2000 Spanish soldiers died, and De Lugo was seriously injured. The town where this took place has been renamed La Matanza ever since, which means “massacre” in Spanish. However, despite this victory, in 1495 the Guanches succombed to the plague, which finally lead to Tenerife being conquered by the Spanish crown.

 

 

Apartments to Rent on Paloma Beach

Paloma Beach 12 – Two Bed: Apartments to Rent on Paloma Beach

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A two bedroom apartment on Paloma Beach in Los Cristianos. The apartment has wifi internet access and satellite TV.

This two bedroom is one of our apartments to rent on Paloma Beach in Los Cristianos, Tenerife. The apartment enjoys sea views from the balcony. It also has wifi internet access and satellite TV with English channels.

The kitchen is very well equipped including a full oven and a washing machine. There is a double bed in the master bedroom and 2 single beds in the 2nd bedroom. The apartment sleeps up to 5 people.

Celebrities in Tenerife

Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes were in Tenerife in 2009 to film Clash of the Titans and then again in 2011 to film the sequel.

Simply Red, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Michael Jackson and Michael Bolton have all performed concerts in Tenerife.

Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque is a magnet for stars.  Mariah Carey, Stephanie of Monaco and Shakira have all stayed here, to name just three stars.

Agatha Christie: In 1926 when her marriage was on the rocks, she escaped to Tenerife to stay with here daughter Rosalind in Puerto del Cruz.  However, she liked to swim every day and the waves were quite rough, so she decided to move to Gran Canaria instead.

Fran Casanova who directed Indiana Jones and the Search for the Lost Idol in 2008, was born in Tenerife on 11 November 1977.

The Only Way is Essex: The new season is set in Tenerife. The stars stayed in the luxurious ocean front hotel, Roca Nivaria Gran Hotel in Costa Adeje.

Planet of the Apes (1968) starring Charlton Heston was rumoured to have been set in Tenerife.

One Million Years BC (1966) stars Raquel Welch and is set in prehistoric times, telling a story of cavemen, volcanoes and monsters. The film was set in Tenerife with its unique landscape and wildlife.

Villas to Rent in Playa Blanca

Villa Garcia: villas to rent in Playa Blanca

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Villa rentals in the Playa Blanca resort of Lanzarote available through holidays4u.org. Ring us or email us for availability and further information.

Villa Garcia is one of our villas to rent in Playa Blanca. It has four bedrooms and four bathrooms and is situated in the Marina Rubicon area of Playa Blanca.

It enjoys a sea view and has a private heated pool. A covered terrace offers shade for alfresco dining and there are sun loungers around the pool.

Inside the villa has been decorated in a modern style with all the mod cons including satellite TV, a DVD player, washing machine and a dishwasher. The villa is wheelchair friendly.

Lanzarote Food and Wine

Papas arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes) are a speciality in Lanzarote. they are grown in the black volcanic soil and have an almost nutty flavour. They are often served with mojo made from spices, herbs, vinegar, olive oil and garlic. Two types of mojo are red mojo, flavoured with peppers and chillies and green mojo flavoured with parsley or coriander.

Papas Crias (wild potatoes) are grown on the rocky hillside and have an almost nutty flavour.

Fish is a speciality in Lanzarote and is caught in local waters. Three of the most popular on the island are cherne (sea bass), vieja (parrot fish) and dorada (sea bream).

Golfo is made from maize flour and toasted corn. In the past when bread was a luxury it was ground in windmills on the island and was a staple eaten with every meal. By the late 19th century break became a staple and today golfo is used to flavour and thicken stews, stocks and soups.

Wine

The famous Malvasia wines are cultivated on volcanic ground, yet they are amongst the best in the world and regularly win lots of internation prizes.

Villa in Puerto del Carmen with Air Conditioning

Villa Malpas: Villa in Puerto del Carmen with Air Conditioning

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A three bedroom villa in Puerto del Carmen with air conditioning and wifi internet access. There is a private heated pool.

This villa in Puerto del Carmen with air conditioning has three bedrooms with wifi internet access and satellite TV. The lounge is comfortably furnished with two leather sofas and an armchair. There is a smart wooden dining table and 6 chairs. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher and a washing machine.

The master bedroom has a super king-size bed, the 2nd bedroom has a double bed and the 3rd bedroom has 2 single beds.

The villa has a private electrically heated pool surrounded by a very private sun terrace furnished with sun loungers and a sun parasol. There is a covered terrace with patio table and chairs and a barbeque for alfresco dining.

The villa is all on one level but there are 3 steps down to the pool area.

Celebrities in Lanzarote

Penelope Cruz regularly holidays in Lanzarote after filming Broken Embraces in 2008.

David Cameron enjoyed his first holiday in Lanzarote over Easter 2014 in the resort of Playa Blanca with his wife Samantha and three children. The holiday included surfing in Famara, a visit to the old capital of Teguise and a swim at Playa Chica in Puerto del Carmen. The family also visited the North of the island. The family’s holiday party included bodyguards.

Omar Sharif arranged for a holiday villa to be built for him in the 1970s. The villa was called Lagomar in the small town of Nazaret. Unfortunately, he lost his house in a game of cards and there is now a leading restaurant on the grounds of the house.

 

Mare Verde Apartment with a Washing Machine

Mare Verde 81 – One Bed: Mare Verde Apartment with a Washing Machine

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A modern and stylish one bedroom apartment on the Mare Verde complex in Tenerife.

This Mare Verde apartment with a washing machine has been beautifully refurbished. The complex is situated in the Torviscas/Fanabe area of Tenerife. The apartment is on the ground floor with a pool view on Phase 2 of the complex. A lot of people will tell you that Phase 1 and 2 are the best phases to be staying on. The apartment has a washing machine in the kitchen and can sleep up to 4 people with 2 single beds in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the lounge. There is a shower cubicle in the bathroom.

Playa Fanabe

Fanabe Beach Adeje Tenerife, Canary Islands Spain

Fanabe Beach Adeje Tenerife, Canary Islands Spain

Playa Fanabe is a golden sandy beach in Costa Adeje. It has Blue Flag status, due to its clear waters and good facilities, which include plenty of sun loungers, parasols and little tables which can be hired daily. There is also a beach bar, Le Club, which serves refreshing drinks and where you can relax on Balinese beds. The beds can be rented for 30 euros per day, or you can choose the food option, costing 60 euros per day, which includes the bed and food/drink up to 60 euros (any extra has to be paid on top). The bar often hosts DJs, who provide a great atmosphere.  The beach also has several access points for the disabled as well as toilets. Water sports are also available including jet-skiing, banana boat rides and for the more adventurous, water parachuting. Overlooking the beach along the sea front promenade is a wide selection of restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as boutiques and luxurious hotels.

Many of the beaches are inter-linked. Next to Playa Fanabe is Playa Torviscas, which offers similar facilities.

Tenerife Royal Gardens Apartment Rentals

Tenerife Royal Gardens 10 – One Bed: Tenerife Royal Gardens Apartment Rentals

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A one bedroom apartment with sea view on the Tenerife Royal Gardens complex in Tenerife. It is well equipped including wifi internet.

One of our Tenerife Royal Gardens apartment rentals, this privately owned self catering property has one bedroom and sleeps 4 people. It is stylishly decorated and refurbished with a large balcony including a sun canopy, 2 sun loungers as well as a patio table and chairs. The balcony enjoys a sea view. The bedroom has 2 single beds which have been arranged together. There is satellite TV with international channels and a washing machine. Home from home touches include a coffee maker.

Two of the Best Bars in Las Americas – which is your favourite?

Monkey Bar & Grill

Monkey Bar & Grill

Serves American cuisine with the best cocktails and sangria in resort.

The Monkey Bar & Grill is situated close to the Safari Shopping Centre in Playa de las Americas. The restaurant serves American cuisine with a lot of meat dishes – the steak is excellent. The bar serves a selection of great cocktails, as well as sangria and wine. Don’t leave without trying one of the desserts, which are not only delicious, but also a delight to the eyes!

Claddagh Bar

Claddagh Bar

An Irish bar situated in the San Telmo area on the borders of Las Americas and Los Cristianos.

The Claddagh Bar has a great atmosphere and is situated right on the beach front, overlooking Playa de las Vistas. The bar was opened originally in 2008 and has gone from strength to strength. I opens daily from 12 noon and live entertainment usually starts around 9.30pm.

St Patricks Day should not be missed – the bar is open from 12 noon until 4am and it is a lot of fun.

 

 

Altamira Apartments for Rent Costa Adeje Tenerife

Altamira 60 – One Bed: Altamira Apartments for Rent Costa Adeje Tenerife

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A 1st floor apartment on the Altamira complex, which is on the front line in the Del Duque area in Tenerife. The apartment has sea and pool views.

One of our Altamira apartments for rent Costa Adeje Tenerife has just been fully refurbished to a very high specification, which includes a new washing machine. To read more about it and to see photos, just click on the links above or the photo to the left. Here is our latest review from the last booking:

A wonderful quiet location having stayed at the Altamira apartments four times this is by far the best apartment I have stayed in on the complex!
Newly renovated in clean simple colours with a lovely modern twist, everything you would need was available including a large walk-in shower and washing machine.  Rachel the owner was wonderful and attentive throughout as was Olya and Jo.  I am booking again for next year! Thank You! – Sophia

Plaza del Duque Shopping Centre

Plaza del Duque Shopping Centre

An upmarket shopping centre with over 60 shops selling a wide range of products including designer clothes, jewellery, perfume etc.

The Plaza del Duque Shopping Centre is an upmarket shopping mall with over 60 shops selling a wide range of products including jewellery, designer clothes and perfume. Some of the shops include Armani Jeans, Cartier, Betty Barclay, Escada, Eden, Mango and Fara. There is also a food court with bars and restaurants as well as a HiperDino express supermarket. There is also a chemist and a childrens’ play area. Parking is also available on site. The Plaza del Duque Shopping Centre celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year. Opening hours are from 10am to 10pm Monday through Sunday inclusive.

Studios to Rent on Parque Santiago 2

Parque Santiago II (194) – Studio: studios to rent on Parque Santiago 2

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A studio for rent on Parque Santiago II with sea view. The apartment has 2 single beds, as well as a washing machine.

This is one of our studios to rent on Parque Santiago 2. It is on the 4th floor and has sea and mountain views. The studio has been fully refurbished with 2 single beds, a small kitchen, a living room with a sofa, satellite TV with international channels, a DVD and a CD player and a music system.

The apartment also has wi-fi internet access and a washing machine. The bathroom has a shower cubicle.

Although the apartment is on the 4th floor, there is lift access.

Siam Park

Siam Park

Siamese styled theme park with water slides, a white sandy beach and swimming pool.

Owned by Loro Parque, Siam Park is a Siamese style theem park with water slides, white sandy beach and swimming pools. The rides include Dragon, Tower of Power, Mai Thai River, Giant, Volcano, Wave Palace, Leones Marinos, Naga Racer, Sawasdee, Mekong Rapids, Jungle Snake, Lost City, Mercado Flotante, Kinnaree and Singha. There is a wave pool with waves up to 3 metres, which is the largest in the world. You can surf them or relax and watch them break on the white sandy beach. It can also be hired for private parties.

There are several bars and restaurants on site. The restaurants include the Tea House which serves hot drinks and snacks and has views of the sea lion lake, the Thai House which is a Thai restaurant and the Beach Club which serves buffets including international cuisine. The bars include the Thai Bar serving drinks and cocktails with views of the Mai Thai waterfalls and the Beach bar serving cold drinks and overlooking the Wave Palace, La Gomera and the ocean.