Lanzarote is one of the most popular Canary Islands holiday destinations, with its impressive and incomparable volcanic landscape and sublime climate. As well as the rough terrain of much of the island, visitors can savour its famously flawless beaches, which are like something from a Hollywood dream sequence of paradise. The weather is sensational, there are plenty of family-friendly activities and attractions, the food is healthy and delicious, and the atmosphere ranges from mesmerisingly chilled to colourful and vibrant.
There's just something special about a Lanzarote holiday, an island where you can enjoy meats grilled in the heat from a volcano, experience lunar landscapes right here on Earth, and which you can visit at any time of the year and still expect great weather.
Parents – With its wonderful weather and countless kid-friendly attractions, there is so much for the children to enjoy that they won’t want to leave.
Watersports fans – There is almost every type of watersport to be found in Lanzarote, but the biggest attraction is perhaps the scuba diving opportunities.
Scenery fans – There are few other places on Earth with a landscape like Lanzarote.
21°C (January) – 29°C (August)
You’ll find Puerto del Carmen to the south-east of Lanzarote, where the island’s nightlife grows lively and throbbing, and the 7km of shoreline helps to soothe bodies sore from dancing the morning after. It’s not all a raucous party-fest by any means – in Puerto Del Carmen, you’ll also find more traditional places to eat, sip coffee, and relax in the old town.
Playa Blanca’s main beach has a Blue Flag and a promenade packed with places to eat and drink, but you’ll also find two other strips of sand that are just as appealing. Although this south-western fishing village is small, it’s one of Lanzarote’s largest resorts that has numerous nightclubs, restaurants and cafes to enjoy. Backed by stunning volcanic mountains, Playa Blanca’s setting is attractive and appealing.
Costa Teguise is found at the east of Lanzarote and provides visitors with aquamarine waters, exciting hiking opportunities, and an eclectic nightlife. The aquapark is perfect for children, while adults might like to try golfing beside a volcano before a relaxing evening spent enjoying restaurants and bars on the resort’s long promenade. Few attractions can beat Costa Teguise’s five sandy beaches though!
This is one of Lanzarote’s quietest resorts, where you’re more likely to find low-key markets and a relaxing coastline than a busy high street or bubbling nightlife. It’s a laid-back town with a friendly, soothing atmosphere and a gold-sand beach, where you can stay and relax or visit nearby Arrecife for a more cosmopolitan experience.
Matagorda Beach is one of three Blue Flag beaches around Puerto del Carmen, where you can join fellow bathers relishing the sun and soothing their worries away. This little seaside town has restaurants and bars, but if you want malls, clubs, or crowds you’ll have to take a trip outside of the resort. Come to Matagorda for the serenity and the welcoming ambience.
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