Lanzarote is the most unique of all the Canary Islands - boasting a dramatic volcanic landscape surrounded by beautiful white beaches and crystal clear waters. This charming island is a favourite amongst holidaymakers, thanks to it’s vibrant and traditional resorts and stunning views.
The airport is in Arrecife, Lanzarote’s central capital. Each resort is easily accessible from here, with Costa Teguise in the North, Puerto Del Carmen slightly further south, and Playa Blanca on the South-Western tip of the island.
Costa Teguise is a family favourite, thanks to its abundance of affordable restaurants, each serving a vast variety of cuisines. The largest beach is home to many watersport activities such as pedalos and jet skis, whilst the smaller bay provides crystal waters perfect for snorkelling and relaxing.
For a livelier stay, head to Puerto Del Carmen. Entertainment is easily found, as the resort is home to over 300 bars and restaurants. For traditional cuisine and a relaxed atmosphere head to the beautiful old town, or for something more modern head to the main strip, where you’ll find a huge array of bars, shops, nightclubs, and eateries.
If you enjoy shopping, then visit the Biosphera shopping center - here you can find all of your home from home favourite brands.
If you drive through the lava fields of the island, you will soon find yourself in Playa Blanca
. Originally a small fishing harbour, this town has grown over time into the charming holiday resort you find today. There is something for everybody, from hikes up the Montana Roja (Playa Blanca’s red volcano) or shopping hauls in the luxurious Rubicon Marina.
There are several beaches along the promenade, including Dorada beach for watersports and sun beds, and Flamingo Beach for snorkelling and relaxing. The most beautiful beaches of all are hidden away in the beautiful coves of Papagayo. The famous Papagayo beaches are abundant with marine life, thanks to it’s protected crystal clear waters.
From Playa Blanca you can also see our neighbouring Canary Islands, Fuerteventura and Los Lobos.
We certainly recommend taking a drive around the island during your stay here! It is approximately one and a half hours from north to south, and the versatile landscape has something for everyone.
The most iconic area of Lanzarote is the dramatic and humbling Timanfaya National Park. The south of Lanzarote has been shaped significantly by the volcanic eruptions that took place in the 1700s, and this is most evident in the rolling lava fields and red Mars-esque craters of the park. Fire Mountain, in the centre of the park, is the main attraction. The views from its peak are spectacular, and even now you can feel the heat underneath your shoes as you watch the fantastic geothermic demonstrations.
Along the volcanic coast are beautiful salt flats and black beaches. The lava met the sea here, creating water churning caves. Along this road you will also find the fishing village of El Golfo, where you can enjoy some fresh seafood with views out to the Atlantic, or hike across the cliffs to the incredible green lagoon.
If you like your wine, then La Geria is well worth a visit for a spot of picturesque vino tasting next door to Lanzarote’s dramatic volcanic backdrop.
In the North of the Island, you will see many pieces of work from our famous and beloved architect Cesar Manrique. He shaped the island and ensured it that Lanzarote’s natural beauty was preserved. This is why the buildings here are white and two stories high, and also why you will find no billboards or adverts on the roadside.
The northern Lava caves are spectacularly designed. Jameos Del Agua, a collapsed subterranean lava cave, is one of the only places on earth where you can see the blind albino deep water crabs. It is incredibly peaceful here, with a blue lagoon set against stunning Royal gardens.
Cueva De Los Verdes is a series of tunnels, carved by the lava running out to sea. These spectacular caves are where the Canarians hid from the pirates years ago.
Mirador Del Rio, meaning ‘View Of The River’ is a viewpoint at the northern point of the island. This bond-style cafe looks over towards our neighbouring island of La Graciosa.
With its impressive and unique scenery, Lanzarote is ideal for walking, cycling, and sailing. Whether you want to relax on white sandy beaches, dance all night in vibrant bars, or get out and about on an adventure, we can assure you that Lanzarote has something for everyone. We look forward to welcoming you here soon!