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Holidays in Lanzarote

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.

35 °C

Spring or autumn when temperatures are comfortably in the early to mid-20s (°C).

4 hours

The only airport in Lanzarote is about 5km southwest of the capital city Arrecife.

Book a Thomas Cook holiday to Lanzarote for an unforgettable experience in some of the most dramatic scenery in the Canary Islands.

Recommended offers in Lanzarote

SunConnect HD Beach Resort Aqua & Spa

Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

  • Plenty of kids' activities
  • Relaxing spa on-site
  • Amazing sea views

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£496

SunConnect HD Beach Resort

Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

  • Range of watersports
  • Super-modern
  • Beachfront location

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£517

smartline Ficus

Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

  • 200m from bars, restaurants and supermarkets
  • Late check-out option
  • Refurbished in 2013

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£420

SENTIDO Lanzarote Aequora

Los Pocillos, Lanzarote

  • Wellness centre with massage and beauty treatments
  • Hotel-run kids' clubs
  • Five outdoor swimming pools

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£457

Paradise Island

Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

  • Airtours Kidsʼ Club
  • On-site dinosaur-themed waterpark
  • Evening entertainment

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£506

Club Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

  • 1km to Playa Dorada's beach
  • Lagoon-style swimming pool
  • Hotel-run kids' club

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£448

Club Playa Blanca with Waterpark

Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

  • 1km from the beach
  • Lagoon-style pool
  • Includes access to nearby waterpark

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£472

Beatriz Playa & Spa

Matagorda, Lanzarote

  • Range of activities
  • Spa centre
  • On the seafront

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£465

SENTIDO H10 White Suites

Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

  • Close to the beach
  • Two outdoor pools
  • On-site beauty centre

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£517

H10 Rubicon Palace

Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

  • Extensive spa centre
  • Five swimming pools
  • Sea views

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£552

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.

Take a camel ride through the lava fields of Timanfaya National Park and you’ll soon see why they’re nicknamed Fire Mountains. It’s one of the best places in Lanzarote to appreciate the jaw-dropping wonder of this volcanic region. Craters simmer with heat and water instantly becomes steam when poured into the ground. The small hamlet of El Golfo, on the west coast, is home to one of the most fascinating attractions in Lanzarote. High volcanic cliffs surround a small crater lagoon, Lago Verde, which certainly lives up to its name - you’re unlikely to see a more emerald shade of green.

Incredibly clear waters make scuba diving one of the most popular activities in Lanzarote. All levels are catered for in the numerous dive centres around the island. Take advantage of the sea’s remarkable visibility and get a close-up view of moray eels, rays and groupers. Explore the reefs in the shallows before going down to underwater canyons as well as the wrecks of Los Erizos near Puerta del Carmen. Back on dry land, get on two wheels to discover some of the more peaceful places in Lanzarote. Bike trails meander through lava fields while you take in spectacular views of the sea.

You’ve never seen vineyards like the ones in La Geria, where some delicious wines are produced in one of the most unusual places in Lanzarote. From the air it looks like giant horseshoes have been dropped on a black volcanic valley, each crescent containing a single vine. Take a wine-tasting tour round the wine cellars, called bodegas, and try the latest vintages of Malvasía and Moscatel. Nibble some tapas at bodegas that double up as restaurants, like El Chupadero, and relish the flavours of these rare wines you’re not likely to find once you get home.

LANZAROTE IS BEST FOR...

Scenery lovers: Take a glass-bottomed boat to Fuerteventura. Visit Corralejo and the dunes of the national park.

Family fun: Wild Wild West – experience an authentic Western theme show. A thigh-slapping, toe-tapping, whip-cracking evening for all!

Scuba divers: Discover colourful rays and fascinating wrecks beneath Lanzarote’s clear waters.


FAST FACTS

Language: The language spoken inLanzarote is Spanish

Currency: The currency used in Lanzarote is Euro (€).

Local time: Lanzarote is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: The only airport in Lanzarote is about 5km southwest of the capital city Arrecife.

Flight time from UK: Just over four hours.

Tourist Information: Further Lanzarote tourist information can be found at www.turismolanzarote.com

Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Lanzarote.


WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: Summer temperatures regularly in the 30s and even 40s (°C).

Best time to visit Lanzarote: Spring or autumn when temperatures are comfortably in the early to mid-20s (°C).

You get more than 300 days of sunshine and warm weather in Lanzarote, even in the winter. Summers in Lanzarote are hot and dry.


GETTING AROUND

By bus: Buses known as “guaguas” make getting around in Lanzarote very straightforward, especially from the capital Arrecife.

By taxi: Taxis in the resorts and cities are easy to spot and all have meters.

By hire car: If you want to see the best places in Lanzarote under your own steam, it would be more practical to hire a car.


EVENTS

Street parades: Carnival time in February and March brings lively parades and processions into the streets. The atmosphere is infectious as everyone dances in the street – with most people in fancy dress.

For the ladies: Lanzarote’s biggest fiesta takes place every September during Nuestra Señora de los Volcanes. Over several days, women from all over the island make a pilgrimage dressed in traditional clothes to the village of Mancha Blanca. Their reward is a massive party that lasts until the small hours.


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