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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 here.

Visa & Health:Before you travel, click here for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Lanzarote.

Weather & 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.


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.

Holidays in Lanzarote

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A Lanzarote summer or winter holiday promises warm breezes and a 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.

Prices start from £223

Lanzarote’s newest resort, Playa Blanca, sits on the island’s southernmost corner where volcanoes cast their shadow over the town. Head north-east to reach the grande dame of Lanzarote’s resorts, Puerto del Carmen, and its long stretch of beaches along the Avenida de las Playas. Attractive low-rise hotels and apartments give the island’s third biggest resort, Costa Teguise, a laid-back look. Get a taste of Lanzarote’s arts and cultural scene in the capital, Arrecife, where traditional Spanish architecture lines the harbour. Lanzarote’s far north has more than a hint of nearby Africa in its whitewashed houses in picturesque villages like Haría.

Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca in Lanzarote

The peaceful, exclusive resort of Playa Blanca is backed by the incredible Timanfaya National Park. The main cobbled street is lined with bars, restaurants and shops, and the marina has a twice-weekly local market. Book a hotel in Playa Blanca and escape to Playas de Papagayo in one of the island’s prettiest coves.

Puerto del Carmen

Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote

This former fishing village is now a large and lively resort. An attractive palm-lined promenade is home to numerous shops, restaurants and cafés that come alive in the evening. Unwind in the old town where tavernas and bars sit alongside a working harbour. Staying at a Puerto del Carmen hotel gives you 6km of golden beach.

Costa Teguise

Costa Teguise in Lanzarote

This friendly resort caters for everyone from beach-loving families to couples wanting to unwind. The beachfront is lined with shops, bars and restaurants serving international and traditional Spanish dishes. Stay in a Costa Teguise hotel and you can go diving with sharks within the safe confines of the Lanzarote Aquarium.

Recommended offers in Lanzarote

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HD Beach Resort
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7 nights All Inclusive flying from Birmingham

  • Colourful, morden and trendy
  • Fanstastic sea views
  • All tatses covered; with Relax Zone, and Active Zone both on site.
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Sentido Lanzarote Aequora
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  • Modern facilities including a wellness centre
  • Two restaurants and five bars on-site
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Paradise Island
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  • Ideal for a fun-filled family holiday
  • Themed waterpark with slides and rides
  • Airtours entertainment team
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