The easternmost of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote is a rocky island of dramatic landscapes, deserts, mountains, and beautiful white sandy beaches. For British visitors, holidays to Lanzarote mean great value for money. The island boasts fantastic amenities to ensure that holidays here turn into long-lasting memories.
Lanzarote benefits from a warm climate and lots of sunshine with warm to hot temperatures throughout the year, Lanzarote is a fantastic holiday destination regardless of the season you travel, although if you’re after heat, come between April and October when the temperatures reach their highest point. If you choose to travel in the winter, be aware that while the days are warm, there is a greater temperature difference between day and night than you may be used to – come evening time you will probably need a jumper. The large amounts of sunshine also warm the seas surrounding the island, making them pleasant to bathe in throughout the year, as water temperatures rarely drop below 18°C.
Where to Stay
From hotels to villas, Lanzarote offers a variety of accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets. The longest-established resort, Puerto del Carmen, is close to the island’s airport at Arrecife. With a 6km long beach and tranquil waters, it’s an ideal spot to relax during the day, before hitting the bars and clubs for the island’s best nightlife.
If you’re looking for more tranquillity on your holiday, stay in Puerto Calero, where you will be able to relax and rejuvenate, whilst still having your choice of bars and restaurants for the evening.
Playa Blanca on the southern tip of the island is the fastest growing resort in Lanzarote. The beaches here are in sheltered bays, and Playa Flamingo in particular is an ideal place for children to swim safely. Costa Teguise is a purpose-built resort meaning it lacks some of the rustic charm of the island, but is equally quiet and boasts spacious rooms, as well as all the desired amenities.
Lanzarote offers holidaymakers all the water sports and activities you’d expect from a place known for its beaches. There are plenty of activities above and below the waves, as you can scuba dive or even take short submarine journeys to explore the island from a distinct perspective. More conventional activities include swimming, sailing and sport fishing. Head to Costa Teguise to windsurf or to try your hand at golf on the spectacular golf course surrounded by volcanic landscape. Lanzarote’s small size makes it easily navigable; meaning that by hiring a car you can get around the island and explore different areas without being confined to just one place.
Culture vultures should indulge in the Museum of International and Contemporary Art in Arrecife. Lanzarote has retained much of its natural beauty thanks to the efforts of the late artist César Manrique, who was born on the island. While the tourism industry grew, the artist campaigned to protect the island from high-rise developments, allowing Lanzarote’s natural beauty to remain uniquely untouched.
Lanzarote holiday resorts
|Puerto del Carmen Holidays||31 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Playa Blanca Holidays||24 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Costa Teguise Holidays||20 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Matagorda Holidays||8 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Playa de los Pocillos Holidays||5 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Puerto Calero Holidays||4 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
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