Lanzarote is the largest of the Canary Islands, and boasts a magical landscape that has intrigued and delighted visitors for many years. Combining towering cliffs and mountains with almost lunar-like craters, there's much more of Lanzarote to discover beyond the beautiful beaches and holiday resorts. From families to solo explorers, Lanzarote attracts all kinds of holidaymakers. The beaches of Lanzarote vary from golden sands suitable for little ones, to choppy turquoise waves perfect for water sports, and there’s so much more to discover on this fantastic island.

Things To Do In Lanzarote

Weather in Lanzarote

Lanzarote Weather

Average Winter Temp

21 °C

Average Summer Temp

28 °C

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10 Facts About Lanzarote

  1. In the south-west of Lanzarote is the famous El Golfo Crater, a volcanic lagoon filled with glowing green water caused by certain minerals in the area.
  2. Lanzarote’s carnival starts in Arrecife in February and offers a whole month of music, dancing, parades and fireworks.
  3. There are many natural places to explore in Lanzarote and the best way to find them is by bike. Most of the resorts have bike rental facilities.
  4. Las Cuevas de los Verdes (The Green Caves) were formed more than 3,000 years ago from an erupting volcano and can be explored with a helpful guide.
  5. In May is the Día de la Cruz festival when locals decorate their houses with crosses made of flowers, turning the whole island into a picture perfect bouquet.
  1. The Castillo de San Jose in Arrecife was built by a king in the 18th century and is now home to some incredible works of modern art.
  2. If you’re a fan of local fauna, the Jardin de Cactus boasts a huge collection of cacti, as well as lily ponds and sculptures made from volcanic ash.
  3. Fiesta de San Gines is from 15th to 25th August and showcases some of the Canary Island’s best sports like wresting, sailing and the crowning of Miss Lanzarote.
  4. Isla Graciosa, the smallest inhabited landmass in the Canaries lies just off the coast of Lanzarote. It can be reached by ferry and is full of unspoilt beauty.
  5. Guinate Tropical Park in Haria is home to penguins and brightly coloured parrots amongst other non-native and fascinating creatures – you can even feed them!

More About Lanzarote

The Playa Blanca, which fittingly means 'white beach', boasts not one but three stretches of gleaming sands. While it's lively enough for fun loving visitors, with water sports and a bustling marina, there's also a relaxed feel to the Playa Blanca that remains true to its fishing village roots. Costa Teguise and Playa des los Pocillos offer a warm welcome to families, with fantastic beaches, play parks, kids' menus in the restaurants and the amazing Aqua Park and Rancho Texas Park to enjoy. You'll also find the busy capital of the island, Arrecife, just 15 minutes’ drive away from Playa des los Pocillos, if you fancy a change of pace. If you’re after somewhere a little livelier, Puerto del Carmen is one of the top spots. Boasting over 6km of beach, there's a charming old town and great harbour to explore. If you love to shop, the Biosphere shopping centre is nearby. Book your great value flights to Lanzarote with thomascookairlines.com, and find your perfect Canary Island holiday.

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