Lanzarote travel guide

Weather and climate

Temperature: Average summer highs of 29°C.

Best time to visit: If you like it hot but not too hot, spring is the best time of year for you.

Temperatures hardly ever fall below 16°C in winter and 25°C in summer. This mild, year-round climate has earned Lanzarote Spain the nickname ‘the land of eternal spring’. Book Lanzarote holidays for summer if you want to make the most of 29°C highs, or choose spring if you like it slightly cooler in the mid-20s. If you want to escape the crowds altogether, winter is the time of year for you (it’s also a good time for cheap holidays to Lanzarote).

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Lanzarote is best for

Families: The kids will love spending long, sunny days on Lanzarote’s glorious beaches. And when you’re ready for a change of scenery, you can head out for a theme park or waterpark adventure.

Water sports fans: Book a scuba-diving lesson and discover colourful rays and fascinating wrecks beneath the island’s glistening waters. And when you’ve finished, you can sit back and relax on the beach.

Scenery lovers: There are plenty of beautiful landscapes in Lanzarote: Timanfaya, La Geria, Mirador del Río (viewpoint)…

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Fast facts

Language: The only language is Spanish but English is widely spoken in major resorts, hotels, attractions and restaurants across the island.

Currency: The currency used here is the Euro (€).

Local time: Lanzarote is the same time as GMT/UK time.

Fly to: The resort of Costa Teguise is 15 minutes away, the resort of Puerto del Carmen is 10 minutes away and Playa Blanca is 30 minutes away.

Flight time from UK: The Lanzarote flight time is 4 hours.

Tourist information: Read more about Lanzarote Spain over at www.turismolanzarote.com.

Visa / health: Remember to visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for visa and health recommendations and advice before your Lanzarote holidays.

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Getting around

By bus: Buses known as ‘guaguas’ make it easy to get around the island, especially from the capital Arrecife, and are a great budget choice if you’re here with mates.

By taxi: They’re simple to find in the 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.

By hire car: If you want to take Lanzarote holidays at your own pace, it’s well worth hiring a car to explore the island as and when you please. 

Events

Carnival: Carnival time in February and March brings lively parades and colourful processions into streets all over the island. The atmosphere is infectious, and you’ll see lots of locals dressed up in fancy dress.

Nuestra Señora de los Volcanes: Lanzarote’s biggest traditional fiesta takes place every year on the Saturday that falls closest to 15 September. Over several days, people from all over the island make a pilgrimage to the tiny village of Mancha Blanca, dressed in brightly-coloured clothes. 

Safety and Security

For up to date advice on travelling to Lanzarote, please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/safety-and-security