Satisfy wanderlust sustainably this year with Lanzarote Retreats
Travel is back on the table, but with globe-trotters more aware of their impact on the planet post pandemic, we’ve put together some ideas for enjoying a greener getaway with Lanzarote Retreats.
Our Finca de Arrieta eco-village was ahead of its time when the first yurt accommodation was launched in 2007, offering a rural, sustainable holiday alternative to the main tourist spots. The original vision for the former farmland was to create a utopia where the Braddocks could live off-grid as a family (Read more about our history here). Today the Finca is powered by the largest green energy system on the island, offering ethically minded travellers the opportunity to enjoy a little luxury on a responsible trip.
Grow your own
The most recent addition is a vegetable garden that first began as a family lockdown project. Guests can now join the team in tending the extended plot, a fantastic way to meet other travellers and indulge a love of gardening. If contributing to a sustainable community endeavour isn’t sufficient reward, the hard work culminates with sitting down to enjoy a freshly cooked Spanish tortilla!
Paella or Pilates
The weekly paella nights held at the Finca are another great opportunity to sample delicious local food and meet fellow guests. If R and R is high on the holiday agenda, sign up for yoga, Pilates and Qigong classes in the chillout yurt, or join the Lanzarote Bluetits chill swimmers – an offshoot of the UK collective, founded by Michelle – for regular sea dips.
Other ways to get involved include taking part in beach clean ups. Lanzarote Retreats has partnered with Canary Green and Limpia Lanzarote to host regular events and guests are welcome to join in. What better way to make a positive impact on your travels?
Eco car hire
There’s plenty to explore in Lanzarote too. The island was among the first in the world to become a UNESCO Protected Biosphere Reserve, and in 2015 it became the first destination to receive Biosphere Responsible Tourism certification. Aside from hiking and biking, the best way to discover the island’s attractions is to hire one of the Lanzarote Retreats fleet of Toyota hybrid cars or the new Renault Captur electric plug-in.