Travel to the sun-soaked Spanish island for amazing getaway that you won’t forget. Holidays to Lanzarote, come with some of the finest beaches in the Canaries and spectacular volcanic landscapes to explore. When it comes to Lanzarote resorts, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Take your pick from great locations like Costa Teguise, Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen and Playa de los Pocillos; they’ve all got glorious sandy shores and plenty of water sports action. Wherever you decide to stay, you won’t be too far away from fun-filled theme parks and waterparks, which make an excellent day out with the family. You’ll love getting out and about in nature at Timanfaya National Park, too.
29 °C Hot, dry summers and 300 days of sunshine each year.
4 hours from the UK to Lanzarote Airport (ACE).
Lanzarote holidays promise warm breezes and dry climate, perfect for days at the beach. Here you’ll find the largest aquarium in the Canaries, theme parks, waterparks and memorable experiences such as a camel ride to the Fire Mountains. Away from the beautiful beaches of the coast, Lanzarote’s interior offers sheer drama with its lunar volcanic landscapes.
Lanzarote holidays truly offer something for everyone. If you want to spend long, lazy days on the beach, soaking up the sunshine, you’ve got everything you need for a lazy, laid-back beach holiday in the sun. A bit more adventurous? Get out and about and explore the natural wonders of the island. You won’t want to leave without heading inland to see Lanzarote’s dramatic volcanic scenery; it has to be seen to be believed. Even wine buffs are well catered for here, thanks to the island’s wealth of stunning vineyards that produce rare wines.
Hit the beach
For many, this island is about sun, sea and sand, and that’s exactly what you’ll discover at popular Lanzarote resorts like Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria. It’s easy to while away your whole holiday here, but if you fancy a change of pace, the crystal-clear waters make scuba-diving another popular activity on Lanzarote holidays. You’ll find PADI-approved dive centres all over the island catering to every level. Feel free to explore the wrecks of Loz Erizos near Puerto del Carmen. And when you’ve finished, you can relax on the mile-long sandy shoreline.
Explore the landscape
Move away from the coastline and you’ll find a unique landscape ready and waiting to be explored. Head inland to discover the wonder of this volcanic region; you won’t want to miss the lava fields of Timanfaya National Park, where you’ll find the craters of over a hundred volcanoes, nicknamed Fire Mountains.
The small hamlet of El Golfo on the west coast is home to one of the island’s most beautiful attractions; Lago Verde is an emerald-green crater lagoon surrounded by towering volcanic cliffs surround a small crater lagoon.
Sample rare wines
Love wine? Then you’ll love Lanzarote’s lovely vineyards. The winery in La Geria (near Puerto del Carmen) is one of the most important wine-growing areas on the island, and it really is a sight to see, with vines sprouting out of a black, volcanic valley. If you want to sample the fruits of the region for yourself, it’s well worth taking a wine-tasting tour around the wine cellars (called bodegas). You’ll have the chance to try Malvasía and Moscatel vintages. These places also double up as restaurants, so why not enjoy a glass (or two) with a side of tapas in El Chupadero? You’re unlikely to find them again when you get back home!
LANZAROTE HOLIDAY RESORTS
HOLIDAYS IN LANZAROTE
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Lanzarote is best for
Families:The kids will love spending long, sunny days on Lanzarote’s glorious beaches. And when you’re ready for a change of scenery, you can head out for a theme park or waterpark adventure.
Water sports fans:Book a scuba-diving lesson and discover colourful rays and fascinating wrecks beneath the island’s glistening waters. And when you’ve finished, you can sit back and relax on the beach.
Scenery lovers: There are plenty of beautiful landscapes in Lanzarote: Timanfaya, La Geria, Mirador del Río (viewpoint)…
Language: The only language is Spanish but English is widely spoken in major resorts, hotels, attractions and restaurants across the island.
Currency: The currency used here is the Euro (€).
Local time: Lanzarote is the same time as GMT/UK time.
Fly to: The resort of Costa Teguise is 15 minutes away, the resort of Puerto del Carmen is 10 minutes away and Playa Blanca is 30 minutes away.
Flight time from UK: The Lanzarote flight time is 4 hours.
Tourist information: Read more about Lanzarote Spain over at www.turismolanzarote.com.
Visa & health: Remember to visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for visa and health recommendations and advice before your Lanzarote holidays.
By bus: Buses known as ‘guaguas’ make it easy to get around the island, especially from the capital Arrecife, and are a great budget choice if you’re here with mates.
By taxi: They’re simple to find in the resorts and cities, as well as at the airport. They tend to run on meters, but it’s wise to check the cost of the fare before you get in.
By hire car: If you want to take Lanzarote holidays at your own pace, it’s well worth hiring a car to explore the island as and when you please.
Weather and climate
Temperature: Average summer highs of 29°C.
Best time to visit:If you like it hot but not too hot, spring is the best time of year for you.
Temperatures hardly ever fall below 16°C in winter and 25°C in summer. This mild, year-round climate has earned Lanzarote Spain the nickname ‘the land of eternal spring’. Book Lanzarote holidays for summer if you want to make the most of 29°C highs, or choose spring if you like it slightly cooler in the mid-20s. If you want to escape the crowds altogether, winter is the time of year for you (it’s also a good time for cheap holidays to Lanzarote).
Carnival: Carnival time in February and March brings lively parades and colourful processions into streets all over the island. The atmosphere is infectious, and you’ll see lots of locals dressed up in fancy dress.
Nuestra Señora de los Volcanes: Lanzarote’s biggest traditional fiesta takes place every year on the Saturday that falls closest to 15 September. Over several days, people from all over the island make a pilgrimage to the tiny village of Mancha Blanca, dressed in brightly-coloured clothes.