Lanzarote Holidays

Lanzarote Holidays

Deals from £240 per person

Lanzarote holidays sitting in your ‘maybe’ pile? Well, with stunning stretches of sand, gorgeous weather and all-singing-all-dancing beach resorts, you’ll want this highlight of the Canary Islands on your ‘book it’ list instead! And when you look beyond the coastline, you’ll discover a landscape so unique you’ll feel like you’ve stepped onto another planet.

Why you’ll love Lanzarote holidays
• Beach life to suit your style:
Whether you stay for five days or two weeks, chances are you’re heading to Lanza for the beaches! Get away from it all at Papagayo, throw yourself into Famara’s surf scene, or unwind on Playa Blanca’s white sands with everything you need in easy reach.
• The jaw-dropping scenery: Lanzarote’s so special that the whole island is protected by UNESCO! Check out the Fire Mountains of Timanfaya National Park, the weird and wonderful lava tunnels, and the dramatic views from the Mirador del Rio lookout.
• Exciting waterparks: Swoosh down adrenaline-pumping chutes and paddle in tot-friendly splash zones. Stay at the Relaxia Lanzasur Club and Aqualava Waterpark will be next door!
• Buckets of local flavour: Lanzarote’s got plenty of authentic character, from its pretty sugar-cube buildings to family-run restaurants. Explore the quaint village of Yaiza, take a stroll around Puerto del Carmen’s Old Town harbour, and amble along the narrow streets in La Puntilla, Arrecife.
• The art: Yes, really! Renowned artist-architect César Manrique lived here, and you can see his legacy everywhere from the famous El Diablo volcanic restaurant to the beautifully designed cactus garden – and even the cave-based nightspot, Los Jameos del Agua.

Best places to stay in Lanzarote
Holidays to Lanzarote pack a punch with a tempting array of beach spots, watering holes and awesome hotels. Not sure where to make your base? Get started with our quick guide to the top destinations on this little island.
Costa Teguise: Winning the hearts of those in search of the ultimate combo of chill time and playtime. Think gentle waters for safe family days by the sea, the fantastic Aquapark Costa Teguise and Lanzarote Aquarium, plus a laid-back nightlife scene.
Playa Blanca: Lanzarote’s south coast crowd-pleaser! Adored for its Blue Flag sands and modern marina, no wonder it remains a sunseekers’ favourite. Make yourself at home at the 5 star H10 Rubicon Palace for a top spot on the seafront.
Puerto del Carmen: Once a fishing village, now a thoroughly vibrant beach town with plenty of waterfront restaurants. At its edge are swish Puerto Calero, charming Matagorda and the laid-back delights of Playa de los Pocillos.
Arrecife: the capital of Lanzarote. Pick an Arrecife hotel and get your history fix from the town’s old fortresses and museums or enjoy a shopping spree, all on your doorstep. Don’t worry, Arrecife has beaches too!

More about Lanzarote holidays
Thirsty for more info? Check out our guides to Lanzarote’s main resorts: Costa Teguise | Playa Blanca | Puerto del Carmen


Map of Lanzarote


Closer to Africa than mainland Spain, Lanzarote has a warm year-round climate with mild winters and hot summers.
Lanzarote weather forecast >

Approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes
Lanzarote Airport (ACE) is the main gateway to the island and is situated just outside Arrecife.

Lanzarote is best for...

Family holidays: The kids will love spending long, sunny days on Lanzarote’s glorious beaches. And when you’re ready for a change of scenery, there are plenty of fun attractions to tick off, from waterparks to pirate caves!

Watersports fans: As the island’s watersports hotspot, Costa Teguise promises plenty of fun. Not only have you got a surf school and dive centre on hand, but it’s also a paradise for windsurfing. If you’re looking to snorkel elsewhere, make a beeline for the clear waters and incredible sea beds at Playa Chica Beach.

Happy snappers: Whether you want to capture the Mars-like landscape of Timanfaya National Park, sunsets from Punta Gines (the westernmost point on the island) or the underground beauty of Jameos del Agua, Lanzarote is full of camera-ready scenery.

Fast facts for Lanzarote

Language: Spanish – but English is widely spoken in the main resorts.

Currency: Lanzarote uses the Euro.

Local time: The same as at home! There’s no difference between Lanzarote and GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Lanzarote Airport (Arrecife Airport), which is close to most resorts. It will take just 10 minutes to reach Puerto del Carmen, 15 to Costa Teguise and 30 to Playa Blanca.

Flight time from UK: Approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes.

Tourist information: Check out the Tourismo Lanzarote website for official visitor info, and give them a follow on Instagram.

Travel advice: Find out all the important details ahead of your holiday, from the latest on passports to top safety tips, from the UK government’s FCDO travel advice team.

Top Lanzarote holiday destinations:
Costa Teguise
Playa Blanca
Puerto del Carmen

Getting around Lanzarote

By bus: Intercity buses, known locally as guaguas (‘wah-wahs’), make it easy to get around the island, especially to and from the capital Arrecife, without dipping too far into your holiday spends.

By taxi: You’ll find taxis in most of the island’s 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. You can also get an Uber.

By hire car: Lanzarote’s a lovely place to drive around, with quieter roads than you might be used to, short drive times to most attractions, and eye-popping scenery along the way. So, rent a car and set a course for exploration!

Events in Lanzarote

Carnival: If you can’t resist a street party, plan your holidays to Lanzarote for February / March. Get ready for the ultimate shindig with lively parades, colourful processions and the most infectious atmosphere. It’s a great excuse to get dressed up in your brightest gear with locals wearing all kinds of flamboyant outfits. Don’t miss the Burial of the Sardine on Ash Wednesday!

Ironman: Europe’s oldest Ironman race is held in Lanzarote every May. It’s the largest of the island’s annual sports events, which also include the Alps de Lanzarote international golf tour in July, October’s Ocean Lava Triathlon and the Lanzarote Marathon in December, among others.

Arrecife fiesta: There are fiestas all over Lanzarote through the year but Arrecife’s Fiesta de San Gines in August is one of the best. Think two weeks of family funfair rides and all sorts of other cracking things to do, from shaking your hips to live music to cheering on the boat racers.

Romeria de los Dolores: Want to see more local life? Lanzarote’s biggest traditional fiesta takes place every year on the Saturday closest to 15th September. Over several days, people from all over the island make a pilgrimage to the tiny village of Mancha Blanca, dressed in traditional clothes.

Lanzarote weather

Temperature: Bask in 25°C averages in the summer and 17°C in the winter.

Best time to visit?
Temperatures rarely ever fall below 16°C in winter and 25°C in summer. So, if you like it hot but not too hot, spring’s mid-20s heat will be ideal. Those looking to make the most of the island’s 29°C highs should book Lanzarote holidays in the summer. Winter sun is also on the cards if you want to avoid the crowds and bag yourself a cheap deal.

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Lanzarote holiday FAQs
Which is the best month to visit Lanzarote?

The island boasts a warm, sunny climate year-round, so it’s a great destination any time, depending on what you're looking for.

You can avoid the crowds by visiting Lanzarote in the ‘shoulder’ seasons, from April to June and September to November. It will still be warm, hanging around the mid-20s, but the crowds are smaller, and the prices are more affordable.

If you're looking to enjoy the beaches, watersports and aquaparks, the summer months of July and August are the warmest, with highs of 30°C, but also the busiest and most expensive.

Need more info? Check out our Lanzarote weather guide to find the best time for your holiday.

What’s Lanzarote famous for?

Lanzarote is famous for its volcanic landscapes and its unique architecture. That’s thanks to the work of artist and architect Cesar Manrique. Manrique's influence can be seen all over the island, with must-see works including the Cactus Garden, the Mirador del Rio and the Jameos del Agua, the volcano tunnels that have been turned into a concert hall and restaurant.

Lanzarote also has plenty of spectacular natural attractions to explore, including the Timanfaya National Park, with its incredible geothermal activity, and the Cueva de los Verdes (Green Caves).

Is Lanzarote a good place to go on holiday?

Lanzarote is a great place for a holiday!

• From its beautiful beaches to lunar landscapes, there’s plenty to explore. Hike through the Timanfaya National Park, go on a visit to Cesar Manrique's impressive architectural creations, or chill on the stunning beaches.

• Lanzarote also has a lively after-dark scene, from the discos in Puerto del Carmen to the beach bars in Costa Teguise.

• Plus, flights to Lanzarote are available from a great selection of UK airports and with a choice of airlines, making it extra easy to create your perfect getaway.

Is Lanzarote good for a family holiday?

Lanzarote is a fantastic place to take the kids, with well-equipped, paddle-friendly beaches – like the popular Playa Blanca. The beach is also close to Aqualava Water Park and the marina, where families can take a boat trip or go fishing.

Other top places to visit and things to do include:
• The Lanzarote Aquarium in Cost Teguise
• The Wild West-themed Rancho Texas park
• A submarine safari in Las Palmas

And if you’re looking for a great destination for toddlers, we think Lanzarote’s one of the best!

Is Lanzarote still All Inclusive?

Yes, there are lots of All Inclusive holidays to Lanzarote, with accommodation, meals, drinks, and usually activities, as part of the deal. All Inclusive packages will vary depending on the hotel you choose but rest assured there's no six-drink limit in Lanzarote. This legislation only applies to certain resorts in the Balearic Islands (Magaluf, Playa de Palma and El Arenal in Majorca, and the West End of San Antonio in Ibiza).

Want an All Inclusive hotel recommendation? Check out HL Club Playa Blanca, one of our absolute faves!

Is Lanzarote windy?

Ah, you’ve probably heard that Lanzarote’s great for windsurfing! The island’s known for being windy in the north and northeast of the island, especially in the summer. But as it’s also hot, those strong breezes are a real blessing, helping cool things down. And that means you’ll still be able to enjoy the beaches and outdoor activities at the hottest time of year.

If you want to go when it’s less windy, a sun-filled October holiday could be the one for you!