LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jan. 2, 2013) - Winter sun-seekers are flocking abroad in their droves this year, with new research revealing that Christmas season bookings to sunnier climes in Europe have risen by a massive 160% on last year.
Favourite destinations include Malta and the Spanish coast, although nowhere is proving more popular than the Canary Islands. With great deals on cheap flights to Lanzarote and the other isles are proving to be twice as popular as other destinations, with the sun-drenched haven set to be besieged by Brits desperate to escape from the cold back home.
If you're planning on spending your Christmas holidays on the gorgeous island of Lanzarote, you'll need to know where to go for tasty and inspiring meals - here are some of the best restaurants on offer.
La Cabana, Macher
Sitting just a 5-minute drive away from the popular Puerto del Carmen is La Cabana, an exquisite restaurant serving high quality international cuisine, all using the freshest ingredients. This British-run establishment has built itself a stellar reputation and the menu is full of delicious fresh fish - their Christmas menu also looks promising, offering four courses and a glass of wine for just EUR59.50 per person.
La Masia de Teguise, Costa Teguise
Not only is the Costa Teguise an excellent sun spot, it's also home to La Masia de Teguise, a contemporary Spanish restaurant combining the best food with a touch of culture. Spend New Year's Eve soaking up all the flavours from this rich menu of classic Spanish dishes, whilst being entertained by local musicians and artists. There's never a dull moment at this restaurant, with various musical and literary figures making guest appearances to captivate diners.
Atlantico, Playa Blanca
Atlantico is a great choice for lovers of Portuguese cuisine, with a variety of tapas on offer alongside the regular menu. This restaurant prides itself on its home cooked methods, with all smoking, pickling and salting done on-site in traditional Portuguese fashion. The tasting menu is a particular highlight, giving you the opportunity to sample lots of smaller portions - ideal for a light dinner.
Beat the crowds and book your flight to Lanzarote with Monarch Airlines. Monarch flights to Lanzarote from Birmingham are available from just GBP 51 per person. For more information and to book online, visit monarch.co.uk.
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