Lanzarote

Lanzarote holidays


Lanzarote offers up dozens of beaches and otherworldly volcanic scenery, not to mention international cuisine in all of the resorts. Seafood’s the real draw, so be prepared to dine like royalty before hitting local clubs, pubs and bars. It’s all go around here.

Seaside Los Jameos Playa
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  • Edinburgh, Sat 08 Dec 2018
  • 7 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
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Seaside Los Jameos Playa

Playa De Los Pocillos, Lanzarote

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  • Excellent cuisine
  • Close to the beach
  • Friendly service
  • Wonderful spa
  • Choice of room types
H10 Rubicon Palace
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H10 Rubicon Palace

Playa Blanca , Lanzarote

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Based on 1160 reviews

  • Close to the beach
  • Modern and elegant interiors
  • Rooms with Privilege Service available
  • Excellent choice of restaurants
  • Thalasso Spa

Language

Spanish

Currency

Euro

Time difference

GMT

Cost of a beer

around €2 a bottle

3 course meal

around €15

Flight times

4-5hrs

A volcanic island

The origins of Lanzarote are still on show, with dark mountain ranges and solid lava fields spanning the island. The dramatic volcanoes of Timanfaya National Park give way to sandy beaches around the edges. Calm waters, soft shores and superb weather make these parts popular with families and couples alike.

Modern resorts

From Costa Teguise in the north to Playa Blanca in the south, resort towns are centred on their strip of beach. Take your pick from lively water sports-based areas to quieter spots perfect for children. Up and down the island, there are secluded coves – you might be the only one there!

Grand architecture

All over, you’ll find Lanzarote dotted with César Manrique-designed attractions. There’s the Mirador del Rio lookout, plus his ultra-stylish house that’s been converted into a museum to honour the man himself. Various pieces of history and culture fill the streets, so check out what this easternmost Canarian island’s all about.

Lanzarote resorts

Playa Blanca

Literally meaning ‘white beach’, you’re in for a sun-kissed getaway here. With its pristine, soft-textured beaches, yachting marina and immaculate villas, Playa Blanca is a tourist magnet that’s retained its village charm.

Costa Teguise

A beautiful town square and some glittering beaches on the doorstep make this small town a family favourite in lush Lanzarote.

Puerto Del Carmen

Colourful umbrellas and eager sun-tanners flock to the sands of this resort.

Playa De Los Pocillos

Enjoying a blessed south coast spot, this resort is one for all ages.

Puerto Calero

Along the warm south coast there’s a serene sailing spot going by the name of Puerto Calero.

Arrecife

The name of Lanzarote’s capital reflects the black volcanic reefs sitting below the sea.

Playa del Cable

Right by Arrecife, this resort combines the best blend of beach and city.

Matagorda

The quiet, understated character of this resort makes it a great hideout for total peace.

Macher

Welcome to Macher: a relaxed retreat away from the bustle and buzz of busier resorts.

Tias

Lanzarote’s second-largest town, Tias sits pretty in the south of the island.

Beaches

Lanzarote is flush with beaches, from the clear waters of the seaside spots in the north, to the serene bronze stretches on the southern tip of the island. Resort towns all boast their own beaches. If you’re after the best waves on the island, head to the north-west.

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Papagayo Beaches

Papagayo Beaches

Playa Blanca , Lanzarote

Not just one beach but a whole series of sandy spots separated by cliffs, this is one of the best-known places on the island. It's actually a national park - unspoilt and beautiful, and is free of shops, bars...
Famara Beach

Famara Beach

Lanzarote

Head north to this laid back beach away from the hubbub of the southern parts of the islands. A favourite for surfers, it's also a great spot to chill out, enjoy the stunning backdrop of the volcanic sea cliffs...

Sights

Take a tour of the world-famous volcanoes at Timanfaya National Park. A bus through the Mars-like terrain takes you along the craters’ edges. Look across the island of La Graciosa from the vast lookout point, or drive up the verdant valleys to get a feel for rural life in Lanzarote.

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Montana Roja

Montana Roja

Lanzarote

The 'Red Mountain' is a dormant volcano that has become a haven for hikers and nature lovers. The path to the top is steep but fairly short, so can be tackled by most walkers - but bring along water as it can...
Jameos del Agua

Jameos del Agua

Lanzarote

Art and nature combine at this unique attraction created by legendary architect Cesar Manrique, who set out to create the most beautiful nightclub in the world. The web of caves houses bars and restaurants, but...

Activities

See the work of the island’s most famous artist, César Manrique, and other various museums and galleries of pure inspiration scattered all around. For something a little livelier, head to Costa Teguise – there’s a waterpark on the outskirts of town, plus windsurfing, snorkelling and diving at the beach.

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Aquapark Costa Teguise

Eating and drinking

Try out Canarian cuisine at authentic local restaurants, both in rural towns and resort hotspots. Seafood is often on the menu, as well as staples like papas arrugadas with mojo sauce. Otherwise you’ve got a choice of international cuisine, plus home favourites served in Brit bars around the island.

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Pueblo Marinero

Pueblo Marinero

Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

When the sun goes down, this bustling square full of bars and restaurants is the place to be for locals and visitors alike. Bands play on the live music stand and you can snag some local crafts and traditional...
Avenida de las Playas

Avenida de las Playas

Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote

Puerto del Carmen's main strip, Avenida de las Playas, is lined with restaurants, cafes and bars. You'll find Irish pubs, traditional Spanish tapas bars, Japanese restaurants, fast food outlets and more. For...

Shopping

Make your way to the capital, Arrecife, for full-throttle high-street shopping. There are pedestrian-only streets fully lined with boutiques, tech stores and duty-free shops. You can fill your suitcases with household brands like Zara, Bershka and Timberland too, so make sure you set aside some time at the mall.

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Costa Teguise Market

Nightlife

Whether you’re after a quiet drink or clubbing till dawn, Lanzarote has got you covered. Puerto del Carmen is the nightlife centre, with a main strip boasting family-friendly bars plus bass-filled clubs. But across the smaller resorts, you can keep things simple with a couple of cold ones in the pubs.

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A few low-key bars

A few low-key bars

Playa De Los Pocillos, Lanzarote

The nightlife here is laid back and based around the friendly bars which often stay serving till late. For something livelier, hop in a taxi and head to Puerto del Carmen.
A night out around Marina Rubicon

A night out around Marina Rubicon

Playa Blanca , Lanzarote

The bars around the marina are mainly family-orientated and offer more relaxed entertainment than some of the more boisterous resorts in Lanzarote. Watch the yachts bob up and down as you sip on a cocktail at...
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