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Lanzarote’s early history is shrouded in myth; the island was once rumoured to be Atlantis, the lost city. The Guanche, the earliest known residents of the Canary Islands, probably originated in Arabia or North Africa. They settled in Lanzarote as early as 500 BC and earned their living by farming and fishing.

Later, as naval trade grew more important among European nations, the Canary Islands proved to be important. Lanzarote was the first part of the Canary Islands to be conquered by the Spanish (Jean de Bethencourt conquered it in the early 1400s).

The Spanish were not the only aggressors the people of Lanzarote had to contend with, however. Due to the close proximity of the African coast, the island was subject to repeated raids by Moroccan pirates. During the 16th century, this aggression grew worse, and soon after, the British began to raid the island as well. These British buccaneers included John Poole, Sir John Hawkins and Sir Walter Raleigh. The French also plundered a bit too.

By the 17th century, piracy and the flight of many islanders to Gran Canaria had diminished the island population to a measly 300 people.

During the 1730s, huge volcanic eruptions demolished many towns. However, this new volcanic soil provided valuable bedrock for farming. It was especially ideal for wine grapes, which led to some prosperity for the remaining islanders.

Today, a small agricultural industry and a booming tourism industry are the principal driver of the island’s economy.

Lanzarote is a piece of paradise in the Canary Island Archipelago, perfect for honeymooners or those who wish to escape from the hustle of daily life.

There are stark volcanic landscapes, smooth white-sand beaches in the south, and lush greenery in the north. Feel free to come any time of year; Lanzarote’s mild, dry climate is always refreshing.

A weekend in Lanzarote will renew your awe of nature! Snag a flight to Lanzarote today and breathe easier.

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Hesperia Playa Dorada

4 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews
The Hesperia Playa Dorada hotel offers its guests 466 rooms featured by plenty of natural light, comfortable furnishings and an enchanting private terrace. The hotel offers numerous facilities and services to keep you active and entertained during your stay, including the aforementioned pools and tennis court, a pitch and putt course, two squash courts and a state-of-the-art fitness center. From December 1st to December 20th the main heated pool Hotel Hesperia Playa Dorada will be out of service. Guests can use the other 5 pools (three adults and two children)
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Hesperia Lanzarote Hotel

5 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews
Situated on the front line of the sea, next to the exclusive Puerto Calero marina, this great complex offers the visitor all the services and convenience imaginable in a luxury hotel. Its location, only 10 km from the airport, is close to the capital, the golf course and the island's most important tourist attractions, which makes it to become the ideal starting point for all sorts of excursions and activities. Facilities include 7 reception rooms fully equipped for banquets or any other type of professional event. Lanzarote, which was declared as a Biosphere Reserve in 1993, is particularly attractive for those who wish to discover one of the most impressive natural paradises, famous for its year-round spring-like climate, which makes it the perfect destination for any season. This high quality property has lots of services to offer, such as a garden, a gym, a spa with sauna and Turkish bath, three outdoor swimming pools, tennis, paddle and squash courts and a bowling. Other facilities include an auditorium, seven fully equipped meeting and conference rooms with a capacity of up to 225 people, an Internet Point, a piano bar, a pool bar and three restaurants. The hotel offers 335 single and double guestrooms featuring en-suite bathroom with hairdryer. All of the rooms are equipped with satellite TV, telephone, individually controlled air conditioning, mini bar, safety box, radio and writing desk. Some of the rooms also feature a Wi-Fi Internet connection. Moreover, all rooms feature a private balcony. Baby cots, specially equipped rooms for disabled guests and non-smoking rooms are available upon request. The hotel provide the amenities like Banquet facilities, Bar, Billiards, Children's facilities, Currency exchange, Laundry service, Library, Lift / Elevator, Lobby, Reception, Safe deposit box, Solarium, Squash court, Table tennis.
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BlueBay Lanzarote All Inclusive Apartments

3 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews
Completely renovated in 2008, the BlueBay Lanzarote hotel offers 200 apartments of 1 and 2 bedrooms, with modern furnishings and a minimalist style decoration, with balcony or terrace and some with sea views. This completely refurbished resort offers new spacious apartments located in low white buildings, which are typical on the island of Lanzarote. This island is known for its concern to conserve its natural resources especially its volcanic origins. The BlueBay Lanzarote is only 5 minutes from the beach and offers a variety of sports facilities including tennis and paddle courts. The all-inclusive plan offered provides excellent service and quality. The BlueBay Lanzarote has a large pool with a separate area for children and a completely new spa offering Jacuzzi, sauna, massage and more. The low buildings offer a sensation of space and well being with a large area for sun beds and ample scope for relaxation. If one wants a bit more action then the hotel offers facilities for football, basketball, tennis and squash. The local area of Costa Teguise also provides many opportunities for water sports especially windsurfing, kite surfing, and sailing, cycling and diving. The apartments are also situated close to the only golf course found on the island. An excursion to the national park of Timanfaya, with its volcanic lunar landscape, shows why this island is so special. As well as being ideal for couples and families, the apartments are also becoming popular with sports clubs due to the excellent facilities found on-site. The hotel also offer Bar, Billiards, Doctor on call, Gym / Fitness facilities, Reception, Restaurant, Spa Services (Massage, Facial, Steam Room, etc.), Solarium, Swimming pool-outdoor and Tennis court. The animation team prepares sports and entertainment activities for adults and teenagers, as well as children's activities. The Lounge Bar offers the best entertainment with live music, theme nights, evening entertainment and professional shows. The scheme is All-inclusive: breakfast, lunch and dinner in the buffet restaurant, local drinks in all bars and snacks day and night.
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BelleVue Aquarius Apartments Lanzarote

3 stars
3.5 / 5 4 reviews
The Bellevue Aquarius Hotel is located in the front of little fishing port of Puerto del Carmen called Varadero. The old fishing village has now become the best known tourist destination of Lanzarote, thanks to its more than 6 km of beaches, calm waters and the peaceful natural environment that brings together the best offer of relaxation, rest, infrastructure, services, unique landscape, leisure, traditions, etc. The Bellevue Aquarius apartments are located in Playa del Carmen, 600 meters from Chica Beach and 1 km from Big Beaches of Fariones. 7 km from the hotel lies the town of Tias, a place full of history that reflects the identity of the people of Lanzarote. The Timanfaya National Park (25 km from BelleVue Aquarius) is the clearest example of the volcanic origin of the island which forms a lunar landscape that will not leave its visitors indifferent. The hotel is situated on a hill from where you can enjoy magnificent views of the sea, it is perfectly blended into the environment due to its typical white 2 storey houses style. It consists of 167 apartments, all with one room and terrace overlooking the sea, garden or pool. In the hotel, there are leisure activities such as table tennis, billiards, table football, darts and bocce. The animation team offers a wide range of activities and shows for all tastes. The Bellevue Aquarius apartments are particularly suitable for families and couples looking for a both lively night as well as sun and relaxation. You will have many varied activities in the area such as windsurfing, surfing, sailing, diving, boat trips, horse riding and golf.
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Jardines del Sol

3 stars
5.0 / 5
Have you ever dreamed of lazing on white sandy beaches, enjoying water sports, and staying in accommodations fit for royalty? If so, then the answer to your prayers is located on the southern tip of Lanzarote, near the town of Playa Blanca in Spain. Enjoy Jardines Del Sol resort, which is just a 25 minute walk away from some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Built in the style of a Spanish pueblo blanco (white village), Jardines Del Sol is the ideal getaway for vacationers of all ages. Not only are the accommodations at Jardines Del Sol modern, they are also comfortable. Expect to find a fully-equipped kitchen in every unit, complete with appliances and all of the dishes, pots and pans, and cooking and eating utensils you will need. You may not think you need a kitchen, with so many delicious meals to be had at the restaurants, but you will love it when you just want something to munch on, and don't really want to leave your room. All of the bungalows are spacious and have two bedrooms, and the master bedroom has an en-suite shower room. There is also a room with a twin bed, and another separate, spacious bathroom for everyone else who is traveling with you to use. You will also have a sofa bed, as well as a terrace with a beautiful view, air conditioning, and even an iPod docking station. A wheelchair accessible apartment is available upon request. Upon arrival guests are required to present photo ID, a passport or government ID card. A valid credit or debit card will also be required to provide a 100 euro security deposit for each apartment. Guests who are unable to provide the security deposit may be refused entry to the apartment. Please be advised that from 1 Mar to 30 Apr 2014 we will Tarmac the roads around the resort. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. There will be building work undertaken to our baby Pool from 01/05/2014 to 31/05/2014 between 9am and 6pm from Monday to Saturday. Disruption and disturbance is expected to be minimal although some noise and dust may be experienced and construction materials will be visible.
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H10 White Suites Boutique Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 3 reviews
OPENING NOVEMBER 2013 Located on Playa Blanca,the H10 White Suites (formerly the H10 Baha Blanca Rock) has recently been refurbished to give it an elegant, contemporary interior design, at the same time as preserving the traditional Canarian architecture of the hotel complex. Converted into a Hotel Boutique and specialising in holidays for adults, the hotel also features new services such as the Despacio Beauty Centre and an extensive programme of activities designed for adults
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Vik San Antonio Hotel Lanzarote

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews
The hotel is situated in Puerto del Carmen directly on the sandy beach "Los Pocillos" with a direct beach access from the beautiful gardens. In the surrounding you will find lots of restaurants, bars, and shopping facilities. In a few minutes walk you can reach the promenade of Puerto del Carmen. The hotel has 3 outdoors swimming pools, one for children and all heated over the winter months, as well as a complete entertainment program for all ages. The Wellness Area offers a sauna room, massage parlor, Turkish bath and gym, as well as a TV room, games room, children playground, Mini Club form 01/05/09 31/10/09, 2 tennis courts, table tennis, billiards, a shopping area, parking, mini-golf. The hotel provides amenities like bar, beauty salon/ hairdryer, billiards, children facilities, currency exchange, doctor on call, dry cleaning, games room, gift shop, gym, laundry service, library, lift/elevator, lobby, non-smoking rooms, reception, restaurant, room service, safe deposit box, smoke-free hotel, spa service, swimming pool-outdoor, table tennis and tennis court.
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Costa Mar Aparthotel Lanzarote

3 stars
2.7 / 5 3 reviews
The Aparthotel Costa Mar is located in the tourist pioneering and excellent zone of Lanzarote, Puerto del Carmen.Establishment of modern architecture, built on the Pocillos Beach on a 22.000 square meter plot 13.320 m2 of wich have been constructed on.
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Sandos Papagayo All Inclusive Beach Resort

4 stars
1.0 / 5 2 reviews
Located on the beachfront las Coloradas between the village Playa Blanca and the Papagayo Beaches in the south of LanzaroteFrom the Hotel excellent views of both Fuerteventura and Lobos Islands can be enjoyed, and some of the most spectacular sunsets of the area can be viewed from each of room-terrace.Main Distances*Airport 35 Km.*Arrecife capital of Lanzarote 40 Km.*Marina Rubicn 1 Km*Playa Blanca's harbour with ferry connection to Fuerteventura, 4 Km*National Park Timanfaya, 20 Km*Papagayo Beaches 600 m*Playa Blanca Village 2,5 KmGeneral Descripton of the Hotel488 Rooms*Double rooms offer two possibilities: 1. Double bed + double sofa bed (1,35 x 1,80 m) 2. 2 beds + double sofa bed (1,35 x 1,80 m)*8 rooms for disable people with its facilities *Single rooms: Double room for single use*Junior Suites have: 2 beds in the bedroom + 1 double sofa and 1 single sofa bed. Most of the Junior Suites have bath with hydro massage and separate shower.*All of them have the following: Bath/Shower, Safe deposit box (with charge), Hairdryer, Satellite TV, Telephone, Air conditioning, Mini-bar (with charge and On Request) and Terrace. 95 % of the rooms have sea view. Maid service is done on a daily basis with towel change, linen is changed 3 times per week.4 Restaurants*International Buffet with Show Cooking *Pizzeria Veneto *Pon Hai Tau (Oriental restaurant), with previous reservation *Maison Jaune (French restaurant A la Carte), previous reservation and with special discount for hotel clients. 1 Snack GrillTimetable for restaurants are as follows:*Breakfast from 08:00 hrs to 10:30 hrs* Lunch from 13:00 hrs a 15:15 hrs *Dinner from 19:00 hrs to 21:45 hrs *Fast food: Hot and cold snacks, ice-cream, water , soft drinks, wine and bear will be available 24 hours*Evenings meals: Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers. It is not allowed to enter in the restaurants in swimwear.
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H10 Lanzarote Princess

4 stars
2.0 / 5 2 reviews
The H10 Lanzarote Princess hotel is located in front of the ocean in the Playa Blanca fishing village in the south of Lanzarote, 300 mt from the beach and 500 m from the village centre. Its privileged location along with its comfortable rooms and many services will help visitor's stay on the island to the fullest. The hotel provides Free parking , handicap rooms, pool, restaurant, room service, smoke free hotel, laundry, hairdresser and massage, shop, library and a rent car. Regular day and evening entertainment. Sports: Table Tennis, volley abll, french bowls. The hotel also provides playground, hotel kid's club(4-8 years).
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Hesperia Playa Dorada

4 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews
The Hesperia Playa Dorada hotel offers its guests 466 rooms featured by plenty of natural light, comfortable furnishings and an enchanting private terrace. The hotel offers numerous facilities and services to keep you active and entertained during your stay, including the aforementioned pools and tennis court, a pitch and putt course, two squash courts and a state-of-the-art fitness center. From December 1st to December 20th the main heated pool Hotel Hesperia Playa Dorada will be out of service. Guests can use the other 5 pools (three adults and two children)
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Hesperia Lanzarote Hotel

5 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews
Situated on the front line of the sea, next to the exclusive Puerto Calero marina, this great complex offers the visitor all the services and convenience imaginable in a luxury hotel. Its location, only 10 km from the airport, is close to the capital, the golf course and the island's most important tourist attractions, which makes it to become the ideal starting point for all sorts of excursions and activities. Facilities include 7 reception rooms fully equipped for banquets or any other type of professional event. Lanzarote, which was declared as a Biosphere Reserve in 1993, is particularly attractive for those who wish to discover one of the most impressive natural paradises, famous for its year-round spring-like climate, which makes it the perfect destination for any season. This high quality property has lots of services to offer, such as a garden, a gym, a spa with sauna and Turkish bath, three outdoor swimming pools, tennis, paddle and squash courts and a bowling. Other facilities include an auditorium, seven fully equipped meeting and conference rooms with a capacity of up to 225 people, an Internet Point, a piano bar, a pool bar and three restaurants. The hotel offers 335 single and double guestrooms featuring en-suite bathroom with hairdryer. All of the rooms are equipped with satellite TV, telephone, individually controlled air conditioning, mini bar, safety box, radio and writing desk. Some of the rooms also feature a Wi-Fi Internet connection. Moreover, all rooms feature a private balcony. Baby cots, specially equipped rooms for disabled guests and non-smoking rooms are available upon request. The hotel provide the amenities like Banquet facilities, Bar, Billiards, Children's facilities, Currency exchange, Laundry service, Library, Lift / Elevator, Lobby, Reception, Safe deposit box, Solarium, Squash court, Table tennis.
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Nightly rates from £72.97

BlueBay Lanzarote All Inclusive Apartments

3 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews
Completely renovated in 2008, the BlueBay Lanzarote hotel offers 200 apartments of 1 and 2 bedrooms, with modern furnishings and a minimalist style decoration, with balcony or terrace and some with sea views. This completely refurbished resort offers new spacious apartments located in low white buildings, which are typical on the island of Lanzarote. This island is known for its concern to conserve its natural resources especially its volcanic origins. The BlueBay Lanzarote is only 5 minutes from the beach and offers a variety of sports facilities including tennis and paddle courts. The all-inclusive plan offered provides excellent service and quality. The BlueBay Lanzarote has a large pool with a separate area for children and a completely new spa offering Jacuzzi, sauna, massage and more. The low buildings offer a sensation of space and well being with a large area for sun beds and ample scope for relaxation. If one wants a bit more action then the hotel offers facilities for football, basketball, tennis and squash. The local area of Costa Teguise also provides many opportunities for water sports especially windsurfing, kite surfing, and sailing, cycling and diving. The apartments are also situated close to the only golf course found on the island. An excursion to the national park of Timanfaya, with its volcanic lunar landscape, shows why this island is so special. As well as being ideal for couples and families, the apartments are also becoming popular with sports clubs due to the excellent facilities found on-site. The hotel also offer Bar, Billiards, Doctor on call, Gym / Fitness facilities, Reception, Restaurant, Spa Services (Massage, Facial, Steam Room, etc.), Solarium, Swimming pool-outdoor and Tennis court. The animation team prepares sports and entertainment activities for adults and teenagers, as well as children's activities. The Lounge Bar offers the best entertainment with live music, theme nights, evening entertainment and professional shows. The scheme is All-inclusive: breakfast, lunch and dinner in the buffet restaurant, local drinks in all bars and snacks day and night.
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BelleVue Aquarius Apartments Lanzarote

3 stars
3.5 / 5 4 reviews
The Bellevue Aquarius Hotel is located in the front of little fishing port of Puerto del Carmen called Varadero. The old fishing village has now become the best known tourist destination of Lanzarote, thanks to its more than 6 km of beaches, calm waters and the peaceful natural environment that brings together the best offer of relaxation, rest, infrastructure, services, unique landscape, leisure, traditions, etc. The Bellevue Aquarius apartments are located in Playa del Carmen, 600 meters from Chica Beach and 1 km from Big Beaches of Fariones. 7 km from the hotel lies the town of Tias, a place full of history that reflects the identity of the people of Lanzarote. The Timanfaya National Park (25 km from BelleVue Aquarius) is the clearest example of the volcanic origin of the island which forms a lunar landscape that will not leave its visitors indifferent. The hotel is situated on a hill from where you can enjoy magnificent views of the sea, it is perfectly blended into the environment due to its typical white 2 storey houses style. It consists of 167 apartments, all with one room and terrace overlooking the sea, garden or pool. In the hotel, there are leisure activities such as table tennis, billiards, table football, darts and bocce. The animation team offers a wide range of activities and shows for all tastes. The Bellevue Aquarius apartments are particularly suitable for families and couples looking for a both lively night as well as sun and relaxation. You will have many varied activities in the area such as windsurfing, surfing, sailing, diving, boat trips, horse riding and golf.
Nightly rates from £35.13

Jardines del Sol

3 stars
5.0 / 5
Have you ever dreamed of lazing on white sandy beaches, enjoying water sports, and staying in accommodations fit for royalty? If so, then the answer to your prayers is located on the southern tip of Lanzarote, near the town of Playa Blanca in Spain. Enjoy Jardines Del Sol resort, which is just a 25 minute walk away from some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Built in the style of a Spanish pueblo blanco (white village), Jardines Del Sol is the ideal getaway for vacationers of all ages. Not only are the accommodations at Jardines Del Sol modern, they are also comfortable. Expect to find a fully-equipped kitchen in every unit, complete with appliances and all of the dishes, pots and pans, and cooking and eating utensils you will need. You may not think you need a kitchen, with so many delicious meals to be had at the restaurants, but you will love it when you just want something to munch on, and don't really want to leave your room. All of the bungalows are spacious and have two bedrooms, and the master bedroom has an en-suite shower room. There is also a room with a twin bed, and another separate, spacious bathroom for everyone else who is traveling with you to use. You will also have a sofa bed, as well as a terrace with a beautiful view, air conditioning, and even an iPod docking station. A wheelchair accessible apartment is available upon request. Upon arrival guests are required to present photo ID, a passport or government ID card. A valid credit or debit card will also be required to provide a 100 euro security deposit for each apartment. Guests who are unable to provide the security deposit may be refused entry to the apartment. Please be advised that from 1 Mar to 30 Apr 2014 we will Tarmac the roads around the resort. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. There will be building work undertaken to our baby Pool from 01/05/2014 to 31/05/2014 between 9am and 6pm from Monday to Saturday. Disruption and disturbance is expected to be minimal although some noise and dust may be experienced and construction materials will be visible.
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Best time to take a holiday to Lanzarote

  • The warmest months in Lanzarote include July, August, and September. In these months, temperatures average 28 to 29°C. Lows average from 19 to 20°C. In the cooler months of December, January, and February, you can expect average highs of 21 to 23°C and lows between 13 and 16°C. The weather is nice through most of the year, so outdoor activities can always be an option.

Lanzarote highlights

  • Play Golf at Costa Teguise

    Golf aficionados can enjoy 18 beautiful holes of golf, and beginners can sign up for lessons. The Costa Teguise club is also available for rent.

    Tour the islands by boat

    Hop on a boat for a sailing cruise to the Isla de Lobos, which is situated off of Fuerteventura. The tour, in which a light lunch is included, is given Monday through Friday on the 33-meter-long boat and runs between 10.15 a.m. and 5.45 p.m.

    Surf the waves

    Take advantage of Lanzarote’s world-famous waves! The Famara Surf Shop has all the equipment you would need and caters to all levels of experience, even providing lessons for beginners. Located in the north of the island, the shop also has knowledgeable employees that know the best surf spots and reef breaks.

    Go scuba diving

    Lanzarote is a perfect place for diving. The Cala Blanca diving centre is authorised by the Canarias government, and they speak five European languages in addition to English. The staff is extremely qualified, and provide dive equipment and PADI courses. Trial dives for beginners are called ‘sea baptisms’; beginners are treated with a great deal of patience and friendliness. They even offer specialty dives that include dives to explore underwater shipwrecks and underwater caverns, and nitrox dives that are perfect when going on consecutive dives.

    Take a trek

    Whether you would like to trek up volcanoes or along the beautiful coastline, Olita Treks offers superb local walks. Choose between half- or full-day walks, and the price includes transportation. Even more convenient, the guides speak English.

    Windsurfing

    On a windy day, get out on the waves and enjoy the speed of windsurfing, especially in summer when the tradewinds make Lanzarote one of the top windsurfing destinations in the world. Windsurf Paradise has an international staff and is even child-friendly! They have beginner courses and beginner equipment as well.

Top Lanzarote attractions

  • Museo Agricola el Patio

    This farm has been turned into a beautiful museum that lets you experience the past in Lanzarote.

    Cueva de los Verdes

    This underground lava tunnel is a great stop for those interested in volcanic action.

    Gran Casino de Lanzarote

    This large casino is modern and exciting. It offers roulette and other popular games for you to enjoy.

    Lagomar Museum

    This museum has stunning architecture that is built into the surrounding rock and volcanic mounds.

    Rancho Texas Park

    This amusement park has wild animals to view and other activities to keep kids and adults occupied.

    Playa de Papagayo

    This beach is a popular place to spend time surfing, swimming, and lounging with locals and tourists.

    Marina Rubicon

    This marina is located on the Playa Blanca, which has beautiful white sands and a local market.

    Jardin de Cactus

    Enjoy this beautiful botanical garden and see local, as well as nonindigenous, flora and fauna.

    Famara Beach

    This beach is a popular attraction that draws locals and tourists to its unspoiled sands.

    Kaboti Surf School Lanzarote

    This surf school is a great place to learn about surfing and to catch some waves with locals and tourists.

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    Museo de Arte Contemporáneo

    This modern art museum is located in the historic Castillo de San José. It was constructed in the 18th century to address the piracy problem. Only a 30-minute walk from the city centre, the museum showcases works by Manrique, Millares, Sempere, Gerardo Rueda, Miró, and Tápies, among others. Stick around and have lunch at the museum’s restaurant after perusing the gallery.

    Castillo de Santa Bárbara

    This castle is not the oldest one on the Canary Islands, but you would not guess so from looking at it. Sancho de Herrera constructed it during the 16th century atop Guanapay Peak. From its perch, you can admire the glorious view of the plains. The restored castle is now home to the Museo del Emigrante Canario, where you can browse the collection that illustrates the islands’ history of migration to Spain’s American colonies.

    Palacio Spínola

    This sprawling structure currently functions as a government residence and a museum. It was built sometime between 1730 and 1780, and then in 1895 the Spínolas, a wealthy Lanzarote family, took possession of it.

    Centro Insular de Cultura El Almacén

    Check out this bright gallery that serves as a cultural centre. Look around and try to notice Manrique’s influence in the facelift of the warehouse where it is housed. The centre features a cinema, exhibitions, and a bar and restaurant named after Picasso, who was Manrique’s friend. Go on the weekends and enjoy the live music.

    Iglesia de San Ginés

    Named after the island’s patron saint, this pretty church was erected in 1665. It showcases a beautiful statue from Cuba of aforementioned patron saint. As the opening hours are unpredictable, it’s best to check them beforehand.

    Playa del Reducto

    This gorgeous, white, sandy beach is picture-perfect. It is located close to Calle Dr. Rafael González Negrin and is appropriate for children. Moreover, it is clean and not crowded, so head there to enjoy some peace and privacy.

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Lanzarote holiday travel tips

  • Airports

    The Guacimeta Airport serves the Canary Islands, as does the Lanzarote Airport, located five kilometres from Arrecife, the capital of the island. There are buses and plenty of taxis that can take you to and from the airport.

    Getting Around

    The bus system in Arrecife provides frequent services all about the urban area, such as to Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise. There are also other routes connecting to Playa Blanca in the south. There are plenty of guided tour buses as well that will stop multiple times so you can enjoy different sights and activities.

    Taxis are only recommended for brief trips because otherwise they would end up being pricier than car hire.

    Most travellers find that car hire in Lanzarote is the best option, but be mindful that you must be at least 21 years old to hire a car. Also, street parking is widely available in Arrecife.

    Also, there are ferry services that travel between Gran Canaria and Arrecife. The Fred Olsen ferry company operates water ferries between Playa Blanca and Corralejo.

Insider tips for Lanzarote travel

  • Lively Lady Show Bar

    This bar offers drinks and comedy drag shows that change nightly, and all shows are family friendly.

    Bogadera El Grifo

    This winetasting experience will let you explore Lanzarote while enjoying beautiful scenery in a local destination.

    Bodegas Stratvs

    This tour takes you through a winery that blends in with the natural surroundings of Lanzarote.

    McQ's Lounge Bar

    This bar and lounge will allow you to interact with locals while spending a night out on the town.

    Jameos Del Agua

    This cave and cavern has a beautiful and unique restaurant inside that you can visit for a quick bite during your visit.

Where to stay in Lanzarote

  • The Barcelona Resort Hotel is a beautiful, sprawling oasis with amenities galore. It is also child-friendly with a multilevel playground, craft area, toys, and a giant waterslide. The resort is nestled in a quiet area of Costa Teguise, a popular spot for tourists, and boasts five freshwater swimming pools, miniature golf, tennis courts, volleyball court, and superb cuisine and entertainment to keep the adults just as amused as the kids.

    The stunning Sandos Papagayo Arena Hotel is situated on the beachfront of Las Coloradas. Gorgeous ocean vistas and sunsets can be enjoyed from the terrace of every guestroom. For variety, the hotel boasts four restaurants, including an international buffet. There is a health club and swimming pools, as well as a nightclub.

    Hipotels La Geria Hotel is a gorgeous four-star hotel located steps away from Pocillos beach. There are lovely gardens of local botany and a tranquil swimming pool and solarium. Unwind with the spa services offered or have a drink at the bar. Enjoy the soothing atmosphere even more by lingering over the included breakfasts and dinners.

    If you would like to spend your time away from the beach in five-star luxury, check in at the magnificent Hesperia Hotel. Positioned just by the sea, next to the Puerto Calero marina, it features a garden, several pools, and Turkish baths. There is a host of entertainment options, and the guestrooms are stylish and luxurious.

Lanzarote restaurants

  • For great Moroccan cuisine, stroll over to Casa Leon (Calle Leon y Castillo). The owners are a Frenchman and a Canarian who are committed to offering healthy, fresh international cuisine options. The Moroccan lamps and unique art create a warm, tranquil atmosphere, and there’s an amazing buffet on Sundays.

    Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine at Domus Pompeii (Calle Jose Betancourt 19). The owner is from Pompeii, so the pizzas are nothing short of thin-crust Neapolitan perfection. Also try the homemade pastas served with scrumptious fresh sauces and the delicious house wine.

    The Spanish restaurant El Maño (Playa Blanca Marina Rubicon) is exceptional. It offers dishes from the entire country, such as a garlicky gazpacho called salmorejo from Cordoba and paella prepared in the Valencian style. Be sure to try the Burgos black pudding too.

    Not only is the food at El Risco (Calle Montaña Blanca 30) delicious, but the location is first rate as well. The picturesque restaurant overlooks the ocean and has an interior nautical design. There is a terrace for enjoyable dining experiences outdoors. The owner recommends any fish or goat dish, but there are also pizzas and crepes for the less adventurous.

    If for no other reason, go to La Tavernetta (La Marina & Calle Tresguerra) for the divine chocolate soufflé. But there are other reasons to visit this restaurant with large picture windows, such as the healthy fresh salads, seafood dishes, and breakfasts of bacon and eggs.

Health & Safety

  • Health and hygiene

    The water is potable, but bottled water is recommended, especially for infants. The health infrastructure is very good, including the emergency care. Before you leave home, ask your local Social Security centre for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

    In case of emergency, dial 122 for all emergency services. Dial 091 for the police of Santa Cruz or Tenerife. There are various pharmacies; you can reach the ones on call by dialling 061.

    Safety and security

    Do not walk unaccompanied at late hours or in darkened areas wearing expensive jewels or carrying large quantities of cash. Do not leave personal belongings in parked vehicles, and do not take consumables offered by strangers in bars.

    Make photocopies of all vital documents, keeping the copies on you and the originals in a secure place such as the safe in your hotel in Lanzarote. If you are assaulted, then keep yourself calm and try not to resist.

    If you choose to drive in Lanzarote, then you should follow some essential driving rules, such as avoiding driving at night, avoiding hitchhikers, not stopping if you see a broken-down vehicle, and stopping only at service stations. Also, using a mobile phone behind the wheel is not allowed unless you employ a hands-free kit. Drivers must have two reflective triangles and high-visibility vests on hand.

    Besides these tips, of course you should employ some commonsense rules like keeping yourself aware of your environs and keeping your wits about you.

    Because of Lanzarote’s tropical location, it is highly advisable to wear sun cream when outdoors.

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