Holidays in Lanzarote, Spain
Rough lava landscapes, mountains of fire and volcanoes, lonely sandy beaches and the beautiful buildings of the architectural icon César Manrique: Lanzarote is not without reason one of the most popular of the Canary Islands . Nevertheless, you won’t find the usual crowds of tourists here like on Tenerife or Gran Canaria .
We will show you why a Lanzarote holiday is definitely worthwhile and share our best Lanzarote tips with you.
Lanzarote map with all important places and attractions
So that you can orientate yourself a bit better, we have prepared some typical excursion destinations and attractions on Lanzarote on a map. We also give you an overview of the most important holiday resorts and cities on Lanzarote.
Playa Blanca : A quiet resort that is also perfect for family holidays. The shallow sandy beaches invite you to swim and the beach promenade is the ideal place for a stroll with a cone of ice cream.
Puerto del Carmen : One of the typical tourist resorts known for its long sandy beaches. But party-goers will also find cool bars and clubs here. There are also plenty of dining and shopping options.
Arrecife : Arrecife is the capital of Lanzarote and the economic center. There are great markets, shops and plenty of places to eat.
Teguise : Teguise is the cultural center of Lanzarote and the former capital. In the historic town center you will still find many traces and legends about the brutal pirate attacks.
El Golfo : A small fishing village on the coast. There is not really much here, but you can eat super delicious and cheap fish. In addition, the green lake, Lago Verde, is only a short walk away.
Arrival to Lanzarote
According to homeagerly, flights to Lanzarote depart from most major German airports and take around four to five hours.
Although Lanzarote is quite small, the island has its own airport near the capital, Arrecife. In addition to direct flights, there are also those with stopovers in Fuerteventura , Gran Canaria or Tenerife. They take longer, but are usually cheaper.
Airline ticket prices vary depending on the season and departure airport. Flights are usually cheaper in winter.
Getting around Lanzarote
Even though Lanzarote isn’t big, the island isn’t exactly densely populated and you need to know how to get from one place to another.
With the rental car
A rental car is the best option for us if you can explore the sights of Lanzarote flexibly.
Unfortunately, since Corona, rental cars in Lanzarote have been much more expensive. In summer the prices start from 30 euros per day, in winter from 20 euros.
By public transport
Lanzarote now has a very well developed bus network and you can easily reach the typical tourist destinations such as Costa Teguise, Puerto Carmen or Playa Blanca.
However, many starting points for hikes or sights in national parks are still only accessible by car.
Island hopping from Lanzarote
Lanzarote is the easternmost of the Canary Islands, but is very well connected, so you can easily integrate a visit to the other islands into your Lanzarote vacation. We will show you how and which islands you can reach quickly from Lanzarote.
Are you still looking for tips for the Canary Islands in general or don’t know which Canary Island you want to travel to? Then take a look at these two articles.
With the ferry
Lanzarote has three ferry ports from which you can reach almost all of the Canary Islands (apart from La Gomera and El Hierro) with a direct connection. Here is an overview:
- from Arrecife: La Palma (Santa Cruz), Tenerife (Santa Cruz) and Gran Canaria (Las Palmas), Fuerteventura (Puerto del Rosario)
- from Orzola: La Graciosa (Caleta de Sebo)
- from Playa Blanca: Fuerteventura (Corralejo)
Fuerteventura is the closest island, the crossing from Playa Blanca takes just 30 minutes. You can also take your rental car with you, so Fuerteventura is ideal for a day trip.
Ferry services are offered by Naviera Armas and Fred Olsen .
There are many smaller airlines like Binter or CanaryFly that offer connections between the Canary Islands. All islands have at least one small airport, so you can easily reach El Hierro and La Gomera by plane.
In addition, a flight is usually cheaper and faster because the check-in process is less complicated than with a normal flight.
Our tips for Lanzarote travel guides
You still want a travel guide for your hand luggage? Let’s see, with a little tome you’ll feel safer and you’ll be well prepared for your holiday in Lanzarote.
A travel guide from the 111 Places series always works. They are written in an entertaining way and contain really interesting facts that you won’t find in any run-of-the-mill travel guide. Nevertheless, all the important sights on Lanzarote and many insider tips are inside.
Are you looking for a travel guide that fits in your hand luggage? Then try the Lanzarote travel guide by Marco Polo. On 132 pages you will find all the important Lanzarote tips – short, compact and with many inspiring pictures of Lanzarote. That’s where the desire to travel comes in!
Do you have any more Lanzarote tips?
These were our tips for your Lanzarote holiday. Have you ever been to the island? And do you have a couple of Lanzarote tips that you can share with us? Tell us more in the comments, we’re so excited!