The easternmost major island in the Canaries, Lanzarote has been a popular destination for British holidaymakers for years. The island is home to a number of well-developed resorts which are in the most part situated along the island's 16.5 km of beaches. Puerto del Carmen on the south coast and Costa Teguise on the east are some of the largest and offer many attractions both during the day and the evenings too. Playa Blanca, on the other hand, is quieter and more traditional, making it ideal for families and those looking to relax. Like the other Canary Islands, Lanzarote's climate varies little throughout the year with temperatures consistently between 20-30C. Apart from the many tourist amenities, Lanzarote is home to a selection of unique flora and fauna as well as some of the most stunning natural scenery found on the Canary Islands. The island's volcanoes have created some stunning vistas and the entire island is designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Lanzarote is teeming with incredible beaches to relax on, however, there are plenty of attractions, local places of interest and more to explore. Whether you want to discover the psychedelic caves of Jameos del Agua, explore the unusual Jardin de Cactus or head to Tequise, the oldest settlement in the Canaries - there's plenty for everyone to marvel at.
Cesar Manrique is Lanzarote's most famous artist and is best known for transforming Jameos del Agua caves into a transfixing tourist spot with a truly funky aesthetic. The cave system is home to a restaurant, curvy pool, an auditorium and a bar with seats built into the rocks. With ferns cascading from the walls and openings in the ceiling, this location is perfect for a leisurely drink under the stars.
For those that love a beautiful garden, the unique concept of Jardin de Cactus won't disappoint. Packed with cacti of all shapes and sizes, the old quarry that now houses these intriguing plants is laid out like an amphitheatre and provides visitors with over 450 species to discover. If you?re feeling a little parched after exploring the park, then head to the care/bar for a fresh juice and a cactus burger made from prickly pear cactus and potato.
Founded in 1402, Tequise was Lanzarote's capital for 450 years, primarily due to its elevated position. An ideal location to wander around and enjoy various pottery shops, bars and a wonderful market on Sundays which offers local cheese and leather bags; Tequise is the epitome of charm.
The vibrant resort of Arrecife is a cosmopolitan city packed with cultural hotspots and fascinating historical treasures located east of central Lanzarote. The name derives from the Spanish for reef and...View Holidays to Arrecife, Lanzarote
The upscale resort of Costa Calero boasts a serene ambience with an authentic coastal character, a fantastic selection of local boutiques and restaurants serving a myriad of mouth-watering cuisines - The...View Holidays to Costa Calero, Lanzarote
Costa Teguise Holidays On Lanzarote’s eastern coast is the coastal town of Costa Teguise, one of the major resorts on the island. Intentionally built for tourism, Costa Teguise has a wide range of sights...View Holidays to Costa Teguise, Lanzarote
On the Southeast coast of Lanzarote lies the resort of Playa de Matagorda. It is a suburb of the much larger resort Puerto del Carmen, which is a five minutes’ drive away. It acts as an alternative to...View Holidays to Matagorda, Lanzarote
Playa Blanca Located on the southern coast of Lanzarote, Playa Blanca is a peaceful resort which makes it ideal for families and those looking for a relaxing getaway. The resort is bordered by 9km of...View Holidays to Playa Blanca, Lanzarote
Puerto del Carmen Holidays The largest resort on Lanzarote, Puerto del Carmen is located on the island’s southern coast. Most of Puerto del Carmen’s attractions are located along the Avenida de Las...View Holidays to Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote
Our handy At A Glance guide to Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, gives you the average weather conditions for the area, including temperature and average days of rainfall. If you need to know how much...
Wanting to holiday somewhere hot, peaceful and relaxing? Need to feel the warm sand between your toes and the refreshing spray of the cool Atlantic sea? Playa Blanca on the southern...
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