We thought that TUI had come up with a brilliant idea to make visiting Lanzarote’s tourist attractions easier with the introduction of Lanzarote Vision.
If you’ve been to Lanzarote before, you’ll know that the normal bus service offered by Arrecife Bus is not sufficient to reach the attractions such as the Montañas del Fuego or Jameos del Agua as there aren’t bus stops or regular services to these locations. So the only way to visit the majority of these centres was by either hiring a car, taking a taxi or booking a North / South coach tour.
The Lanzarote Vision service was to offer a hop on and off route around the attractions, similar to the city centre tours available in Europe, adults would pay €19.50 for a day with a discounted price for children, where they can access the bus service for an unlimited day’s tour of Lanzarote.
TUI presented the 2 million Euro project back in September 2010 and were ready to launch the service in February when the final authorisation was delayed. After finally receiving the green light from the Cabildo to launch the service tomorrow, Aetur, the Federation of Tourist Businesses of Lanzarote have stepped in saying the buses threaten jobs by affecting the car rental companies, taxi drivers and tour guides.
We sincerely hope that no further delays are awarded to the Lanzarote Vision bus service, we want to see these buses out and about helping our tourists to discover the real Lanzarote. We know that the island now attracts independent travellers who want to explore the island, these aren’t the kind of travellers that want to sit on an organised day’s tour, they want to plan their day out to visit not only the attractions but the surrounding areas too.
The Lanzarote Vision buses will stop in each of the resorts including Costa Teguise, Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca. Five buses will make two circular routes calling at each of the Centres of Art, Culture and Tourism as well as San Bartolomé. The buses plan to have audio headphones available in several languages, these headsets were due to be packaged by the local disabled charity Adislan.
Please follow this link to read our latest article which includes the route map, bus stops and information on the Lanzarote Vision hop on, hop off bus service.