It is estimated that Lanzarote rose from the sea some 15 million years ago and in the early 1700s following new volcanic eruptions was darkened by a cloud of black volcanic ash for six years. Thankfully now, the skies in Lanzarote are usually beautifully blue with an average of more than 300 days of sunshine a year, and a little wind, and so it is no wonder off-grid holiday options by the sea are possible.
For the eco conscious traveller looking to reduce their holiday footprint but still manage a little sunshine, look at the Eco Village Finca De Arrieta on the southern coast of Lanzarote. Luxury and sunshine can all still go hand in hand on holiday while not contributing negatively to the environment. If you’re worried about the environmental impact of flying, then offsetting your stay by holidaying off-grid can help as well as staying for a longer period of time and making it your only holiday abroad of the year.
Founded in 2007 Eco Finca De Arrieta is the perfect example of sustainable and responsible tourism.
Eco Village Finca De Arrieta is home to a small collection of holiday villas, cottages and yurts, all of which are powered by solar and wind energy, and it doesn’t stop there, Toyota hybrid cars can also be included in your stay. The location is amazing too, right on the beach front.
What does it mean by off-grid? The whole finca is powered by wind and sun. The pools are solar heated
There are so many family-friendly holiday accommodation options at Eco Finca De Arrieta, children are welcome and catered for too with babysitting options for a special time out.
Some holiday homes have enclosed garden areas and there are lots of communal areas to meet new friends.
Here are three styles of holiday homes on Finca De Arrieta
There is a superb collection of family-friendly yurts, from single yurts big enough to add cots and z beds to twin yurts, where two yurts are located side by side, some have sea views too.
The Eco Twin Yurt is a twin yurt, whereby the yurts are located next to each other sharing their own private shower, toilet and kitchen and enclosed garden area.
There traditional cottage style holiday homes here are also powered by wind etc and some offer sea and mountain views. One to consider is the beautiful Eco Barn. It has two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and private garden area it is perfect for a family of four or five, cot and z bed available and baby and toddler equipment available.
The main residence in the Finca is the Luxury Farmhouse. It boasts its own private pool, outside lounge area and beautiful sea views.
Perfect for six guests in the three bedrooms and there are two shower rooms. Extra fencing for the pool can also be supplied.
For more information on the self-catering holiday options in Lanzarote for families check out their listings on the Holiday Tots website.