People planning to take Lanzarote holidays this year will have the opportunity to explore the landscape of the island, which has been described as one of its "instantly striking aspects".
Writing for the Irish Times, Lisa O'Carroll pointed out that Lanzarote has more than 300 volcanoes, virtually no rainfall and few trees.
One location holiday makers can visit to see some of the island's most distinctive natural features is Timanfaya National Park, which Ms O'Carroll described as "breathtaking".
Visitors can go for a drive through the area to see its towering volcanoes and take in scenic views.
While exploring the landscape is an enjoyable part of a Lanzarote holiday, the Irish Times writer claimed that the legacy of local artist, architect and sculptor Cesar Manrique is "by far and away the most interesting thing about the island".
Travellers will notice the influence of Manrique in many locations, as it is thanks to him that there are no high-rise buildings or advertising hoardings on the island.
As well as seeing the local sights, people planning Lanzarote villa holidays this year can take the opportunity to try windsurfing, scuba diving and other watersports.
Posted by Joseph Brady