Quick Guide to Lanzarote

Part of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote is known for great year-round weather and black beaches. They aren't all black though! In fact Lanzarote has a wealth of sandy beaches just waiting for you to head over for a holiday in the sun come winter or summer.

Playa Blanca

Cheap holidays to Lanzarote are not as well known for their nightlife as those in Tenerife, but that's changing. Expect Puerto del Carmen to keep getting bigger in 2014 and 2015, with later and louder parties. It's still pretty calm elsewhere, so don't worry! Check out Arrecife for a quieter party vibe with local entertainment. With plenty of resorts to choose from, Lanzarote is also a great bet for a last minute deal on a budget. It's a great idea to arrange cheap car hire in Lanzarote so you can be free to explore as much as your heart desires.

Fab holidays for:

Bargain beach holidays, Winter sun, Volcano sightseeing

Airports:

Arrecife Airport

Did you know?

Lanzarote's Timanfaya Park's cratered surface resembles the moon. It's alleged the Apollo astronauts look at pictures of this park to prepare themselves for what the Moon would like.

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Top 5 Things to See in Lanzarote

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Aside from the beaches, there are plenty of other sights to catch your attention.

Timanfaya National Park
Timanfaya National Park is the major must-see on any holiday in Lanzarote but you must join a tour. You can't just set off into the smouldering park.
El Diablo
While in Timanfaya National Park, make a stop at El Diablo, where you can eat traditional Canarian food cooked by the fire of the volcano!
Mirador del Rio
As Lanzarote's most famous viewpoint, at 497 metres above sea level, the panoramas overlooking the northern coastline, the straits of El Rio and the Isla Graciosa are out of this world.
Rancho Texas Park
Rancho Texas Park's is - you've guessed it - designed with a Wild West theme in mind. You can do everything from pony rides to panning for gold or head to Animal Magic Zoo to see tigers, snakes and giant tortoises. If you go in the evening, you're guaranteed a show, barbecue and some line dancing. Yee-haw!
Los Jameos del Agua
Once volcanic caverns, Los Jameos del Aqua is now an incredible 600-seat auditorium, plus a restaurant and bar. Try and catch a music show and you'll get an idea of how great the acoustics are!

Where to Stay

Lanzarote boasts stunning volcanic landscapes, unspoilt by high rise holiday flats - there's no such development here. Most visitors stay at one of the resorts, where everything you want will be on tap. There are three main resorts to pick from. Just to the north of Lanzarote's capital, Arrecife, is Costa Teguise a purpose-built resort is set alongside the marvellous beach, Playa de las Cucharas.

The biggest resort is Puerto del Carmen where you can laze on the pale brown sands of Playa Grand and face an endless choice of restaurants and bars from the strip - it's the place to come for the island's best nightlife!

There's also a traditional side to Puerto del Carmen at the Old Harbour, along with some tasty fish restaurants of course! Playa Blanca completes the trio. It's a quieter paced resort located on the southern tip of the island with several small sandy bays of its own, and it's just a short drive from the stunning unspoilt Papagayo beaches.

There are plenty of villas and other accommodations dotted across the island if you'd rather arrange your own package. Book flights and a secluded hotel or apartment, and have a quiet and relaxing time exploring the island's charms. Look out for events such as the 2014 or 2015 Jazz Festival to add an extra dimension to your holiday in Lanzarote and really make it one to remember.

When to go to Lanzarote

Lanzarote boasts a warm climate all year round, which is fantastic for beach holidays. It's a great winter sun destination with year averages of 21°C to 29°C. Thanks to the island's location, just a four hours flight from the UK, you can get the sunshine of a long-haul destination without putting in the hours in the air.