Holidays to Lanzarote 2016 / 2017
Book your holiday to Lanzarote and experience the surreal and dramatic beauty of the easternmost point of the Canary Islands. Lanzarote is an island of contrasts, from dramatic coastlines through to it's dramatic volcanic rock formations. Book Lanzarote holidays with us at Co-operative Travel, and you will discover endless Blue Flag beaches; fairytale grotto's; Arabian-style villages, desert oases and a simmering volcanic lunar landscape. Lanzarote holidays are perfect for families and young singles alike. From enjoyable water parks to lively nightclubs, there is something for everyone when you book a holiday in Lanzarote.
Being just off the coast of Africa, Lanzarote holidays appeal to anyone with a sense of adventure. The stunning lunar landscape of Timanfeya National Park is a major attraction, but it’s a myth that the island only has black sand. The majority of beaches on Lanzarote are reassuringly golden, although some – such as those at Puerto del Carmen – have evidence of their dark volcanic past.
Booking Ahead - Lanzarote Holidays in 2017
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? - Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Lanzarote holidays in 2017.
Booking ahead for your 2017 holiday to Lanzarote has many advantages. Especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holiday time off in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays.
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Lanzarote – Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: Lanzarote is one of the Canary Islands off the coast of West Africa. It is renowned for its volcanically formed landscape, year round warm weather and holiday friendly beaches. All of these features make Lanzarote a very popular holiday destination.
Ideal Time to Go: Lanzarote is a great holiday destination all year round due to the temperatures being constantly warm. Summer is a very popular time for visiting Lanzarote due to the great weather and the island celebrations that happen during this season. If your aim is to have a nice sunny holiday without the crowds of visitors usually found in the summer months, we recommend planning your visit during the winter months - another benefit is that this often works out cheaper.
Weather: As above, Lanzarote has a very warm climate all year round; the average annual temperature in Lanzarote is 21°C. Lanzarote’s warmest months are July-September when the average temperature sits at around 25°C. The coolest months in Lanzarote are December-March where the average temperature sits at around 18°C. Lanzarote is quite dry year round with December being the wettest month seeing 29mm of rainfall over 4 days. Even during the wettest month Lanzarote is really rather dry, and during other months there is even less rainfall, so this shouldn’t be an issue when booking your holiday.
Flight Time: Direct flights from London to Lanzarote take little over 4 hours
Time Difference: Lanzarote shares the same time as the UK
Currency: Euro (€)
Fun Fact: Lanzarote has a black sand beach – black sand beaches are created in volcanic regions and are a beautiful sight to behold.
Top Tip: When travelling between towns or resorts we recommend using Lanzarote’s bus system as it is cheap and efficient.
Places to Go on Your Lanzarote Holiday
Lanzarote is a beautiful place with plenty of wonderful places to visit during your holidays. Here are our top picks for things to see during your Lanzarote holiday:
Timanfaya National Park – The land that this park sits on is made up entirely of volcanic soil. This park offers beautiful views, interesting ventures and is bound to create some marvellous holiday memories for each member of the family.
Playa Blanca – This is Lanzarote’s newest resort and its name translates into “White Beach” so as you’ve probably worked out, this is a beautiful white sand beach. Playa Blanca is known for fun family days out and great nightlife and as alive as this beach is, it’s also a great place to relax in the sun and take in the great views the island has to offer.
Cueva de los Verdes – This is a volcanically formed tunnel, or lava tube, it is also a very popular tourist attraction due to the beauty that it holds and the fact that it is a prime example of nature working at its finest.
Holiday Activities in Lanzarote
Lanzarote has three main resorts that are most popular with holidaymakers; they are Costa Teguise, Puerto Del Carmen and Playa Blanca. Puerto Calero is also increasing in popularity and a lot of the action is focused around its stunning Marina. All-inclusive holidays to Lanzarote are very popular as we have a great range of all-inclusive deals in a range of hotels across all resorts. Some of our latest all-inclusive lanzarote holiday deals are shown above.
Despite having around two hundred and fifty km of coastline, with around one hundred clean, sandy beaches, Lanzarote has largely avoided the high-rise developments of neighbouring islands such as in Tenerife. This is largely down to the sterling efforts of local artist and architect César Manrique (1919 – 1992). He promoted the island’s unique natural beauty, lobbying the government to allow only low-key developments. As a result, Lanzarote holidays are more likely to be booked in smaller apartment complexes than high-rise hotels, which are mainly restricted to resorts like Playa Blanca. A Lanzarote holiday offers you the opportunity to see Manrique’s work for yourself, through attractions like the Mirador del Rio and Jameos del Agua, both constructed from natural lava.
Permanently bathed in sunshine, tempered by cooling Atlantic breezes, holidays to Lanzarote are popular with water and land sports enthusiasts. For those who are looking to book a fun-filled holiday to Lanzarote, there are wind surfing opportunities at resorts like Costa Teguise (which also has a water park), challenging off-road cycling and hiking trails, first-class sailing and golf facilities. Due to the superb year-round weather, Lanzarote is an incredibly popular destination for winter-sun holidays and this is one of the times you will find some excellent value for all-inclusive deals.
Holidaymakers booking last minute 2016 Lanzarote holidays at Puerto del Carmen are drawn by its long, sandy beaches and lively atmosphere. We also offer cheap Lanzarote holidays in Matagorda and Playa de los Pocillos, both of which are ideal for families. Those looking for a more cosmopolitan feel should consider Puerto Calero or Arrecife.
How to Get There
Due to Lanzarote being a very popular holiday destination there are many airports all over the UK that offer direct flights to the island all year round at cheap prices. We recommend taking a direct flight to Lanzarote as they’re often cheaper and are much quicker than connecting flights.
Map of Lanzarote