Our 2012 Summer holiday was in Lanzarote, Spain, one of the Canary Islands, at the West of the Sahara desert. We stayed in Playa Blanca at the South of the island, in a holiday resort that had apartments in semi-detached houses, and several swimming pools. We rented a car the whole stay and it was convenient. Lanzarote is a beautiful island, very arid but with interesting vegetation, even some agriculture (vineyards). The landscapes were stunning, from the volcanoes to the beaches.