Last week on Saturday we took the ferry from Corralejo to Playa Blanca in Lanzarote.. Some weeks ago my flatmate found out Fito y Fitipaldis were gonna go to Arrecife (capital of Lanzarote) this weekend and she really loves this band so we decided to go for a trip there the same weekend.. For you who don't know who Fito y Fitipaldis is, here is a song by them so you can hear what i'm talking about. Anyway, we started our journey Saturday morning with breakfast in the harbor cafe in Corralejo.. We bought the ferry tickets for 44 €/person for there and back, online.. But then we found out that it's cheaper to buy it in the harbor.. So good to know until next time.. When we were on the boat our friend hurt his toenail on some stairs so he had to stay with the doctor all way to lanzarote and they said to him he has to go to hospital and everything but in the end he didn't even go.. :D
So we arrived in Playa Blanca, went to Cicar to rent a car and went for a coffee at the beach in the center. We could notice it was a very touristic city because everything was so expensive! one coffee for 2,50€, it's even worse than in Finland! :D Then we started driving ahead the west coast, and arrived to this very volcanic area, with a beautiful coastline! Not good for swimming since there were high cliffs going straight down in the ocean but it was a really amazing scenery with the black cliffs and the light blue ocean waves.. When we were driving in this area we stopped maybe every 500 m because everywhere there were something more beautiful we had to take a photo of.. The last city we could visit on the southwest coast was El golfo, which was a really small and cozy village with a black sand beach, since the rocks and cliffs here were black, and there were also amazing waves and we even found a cave in the cliffs.. After this we headed for the volcanic nationalpark "Parcue nacional de Timanfaya" & "Parcue natural los volcanes" Where they actually had a road around and inside a volcano but you had to pay 9 €/ person to drive there so we decided to skip that because we thought we didn't have enough time anyway. But while we were driving through it, there were an amazing landscape.. it looked like a dessert with black/red sand with high black volcanos. In a valley they had about 50 camels where u actually could take a camel safari to the volcanos, but we didn't have time for this and we also thought it looked really bad because the camels where just lying there waiting in the heat chained to each other and it looked so sad.. After this we drove further to the city La santa where they were surfing everywhere.. there were big perfect waves.. And they also had some sort of fake lake in a bay behind the pier, where they were training windsurfing. We continued our trip to the city Caleta de farmara, Where we stopped for lunch and there were a beautiful long beach and high mountains and the scenery was beautiful. I ate a perfect salad with avocado, melon, lettuce, tomato, asparagus, onion etc.. It was really good! Then we drove to the capital city and finally found our hotel after sometime lost in the city. It was a huge city with thousands of one way streets so it was really hard to find out how to drive there. Our hostel, wasn't the best but good enough for 16€/night/person. We went for some small snack and some drinks before the concert and came to the concert right on time because they just started playing after we got our drinks from the bar. It was a nice experience to see a Spanish band live and they were really good live and you got really caught up by the moment, emotionally, even if it was hard to understand the lyrics for me. After the drinks we went for a beer to some night club close to our hostel, and first they weren't gonna let me in because I had leggings instead of a dress or skirt.. Then our friend who hurt his toe weren't gonna get inside with flip flops, but he did since his toe was in bandage.. And then the guys had to pay 10€/ person for entrance but us girls got in for free.. It was a really fancy club and after some time we got really tired and went home and fell asleep.
The next day we went for breakfast, and later started our journey up north on the island.. We came to Cueva de los verdes and here we had a tour 1 km down in the cave.. It was a really beautiful cave and very interesting scenery and i would defiantly recommend it to other people. After 45 min in the cave we headed off to the city Orzola in the north, here they also have a boat which goes to the island la Graciosa, but sadly we didn't have enough time to go there. We stopped in the city for the last dinner on the island. Me and my flatmate shared a 2 person plate with grilled fish and seafood, where they had octopus, shells, 4 different fishes, shrimps, Canarian potatoes and salad. everything for 31€. It tasted good but i was a little bit afraid of food poisoning so i didn't eat so much. After this we started the drive back to Playa blanca, we drove up a high mountain and beside a volcano and it was really scary for me but there were really nice views. If I weren't so afraid of heights I really would have enjoyed it.
The only city we didn't visit was the touristic city Playa del Carmen, but I don't think we would have enjoyed it so much since we weren't looking for this kind of cities. We wanted to see the real Lanzarote, which we did, so I am really satisfied with our 2 days trip on the island. We saw maybe too much in 2 days but I'm still very happy we did. In Playa del carmen I bought in the last minute some postcards i'm gonna send home today. Now we are already planning next weekend, we already bought our flight tickets to Gran Canaria and we will go on Friday and come back on Sunday. I hope we will have enough time to see everything there also, it is still a bigger island than Lanzarote. And on Friday also starts the world championship in Ice hockey, So we really have to find a place where we can watch the Finnish games!
I will put pictures when I get the rest of the pictures from my friends!