Lanzarote Holidays

Lanzarote Holidays

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Home to fantastic beaches, a lunar-like landscape and boasting over 300 days of sunshine each year, Lanzarote is a one-of-a-kind island with a lot to offer. This charming little island is steeped in history, drenched in sun and packed full of culture. Perfect for romantic escapes and family breaks, it's a real all-rounder when it comes to holiday destinations.



Beaches
From deep-golden stretches with calm and shallow waters to otherworldly dunes with big waves and unique volcanic beaches with black sands. Whether you’re a beach bum, an avid surfer or simply a traveller with a thirst for exploration, Lanzarote is a beachy destination that will leave you wanting more every time.
Large resorts such as Playa Blanca and Puerto del Carmen are home to some of the island’s best and most well-known beaches. Check out Playa Grande for long stretches of deep-golden sand and plenty of atmosphere, or head to the beautiful series of beaches in the south known as Papagayo Beaches, with their lightly-coloured sands and emerald-hued waters. Looking to give a watersport a go? Head to the north and north-western areas of the island. The waters are a little choppier here giving perfect surfing conditions, and while these beaches may not be as warm as their southern counterparts, they more than make up for it with their natural beauty. For a picture-perfect beach day out, head to Playa de las Conchas. Located on the far side of La Graciosa (a small island lying just off the coast), this beach is almost completely unspoilt. There’s not much to do other than admire the beauty, soak up the sun and appreciate the space here – but let’s be honest, what more do you need?

Food & Drink
The food in Lanzarote is indicative of the Canary Islands. Known locally as Canarian cuisine, it’s roots are firmly Spanish and you’ll see plenty of tapas dishes on the menu with staple Spanish favourites such as albónidgas (meatballs) and padrón peppers making regular appearances. The island's proximity to Africa brings exciting flavours to the mix, while the South American influence of many settlers infuses the cuisine with a diverse choice of meats and fish.
We recommend giving the estofado, or stew, a go. Usually made with rabbit or goat, this hearty stew will keep you going all day. Or if you’re a fan of fresh fish, then no trip to Lanzarote wouldn’t be complete without trying the deliciously fresh seafood on offer here. Surrounded by marine-rich waters, the Canarians really know their seafood. For a traditional Lanzarote dish, try the lapas – small limpets fried in their shells with plenty of butter and a good helping of garlic and coriander. For the perfect accompaniment to any dish (or just as a snack), the papas arrugadas are a must try. These salty, wrinkly potatoes are served with a spicy red or green mojo dipping sauce. Finally, wash it all down with a good glug of ron miel, or honey rum.

Culture
Lanzarote is a charming and friendly island with a vibrant and colourful culture. The Spanish traditions of lively fiestas, music and arts are very apparent, with Latin-American fusions shown through rhythms and dance. The island sees plenty of carnival and parades occurring regularly with celebrations in all major resorts throughout the year.
While surfing is popular in the Canaries – thanks to the fantastic waves, it’s not the island’s most famous sport. Lucha Canaria or Canarian Wrestling is a traditional form of folk wrestling. Similar to sumo wrestling, this sport sees opponents try to overturn each other and touch the sand. With regular matches, it remains a popular sport on Lanzarote – you’ll see a statue of one of the island’s most famous wrestlers at the entrance to the town of Haria.

Nightlife
Varying from resort to resort, Lanzarote is guaranteed to have an evening scene to suit your holiday. From lively all-night party venues to laid-back sunset bars and traditional Spanish tavernas, Lanzarote is sure to tick all of the boxes for any holidaymaker.
For a family-oriented evening, head to the resort of Costa Teguise. While there are still a few late-night bars and even a couple of nightclubs, Costa Teguise has a more family feel –with a nightlife geared more to after-dinner drinks than all night partying. Arrecife has a very local feel – expect to see quaint little tavernas and traditional-style bars. Feel like turning it up a gear? Head to Playa Blanca! This chic and stylish resort offers sunset bars, cocktail venues and stylish nightclubs. Café del Mar is a must-visit here. With most people remembering the name for the famous Balearic beats of its counterpart in Ibiza, the Canary equivalent will not disappoint. Finally, for an all-out party atmosphere and dancing until dawn, it has to be the lively strip of Puerto del Carmen with its infamous clubs, neon lights and cheap prices.

Important Information
Flight Time: 4hrs 30mins
Time Difference: There’s no difference!
Currency: Euro
Official Language: Spanish
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Lanzarote Weather

During the summer months, the weather is dry and hot with average temperatures ranging from 24°C to 29°C in August. During the winter months, the weather in Lanzarote remains warm during the day with slightly cooler evenings Temperatures tend to range from 21°C to 23°C.
Jan 22ºC
Feb 22ºC
Mar 24ºC
Apr 25ºC
May 25ºC
Jun 27ºC
Jul 28ºC
Aug 28ºC
Sep 27ºC
Oct 25ºC
Nov 23ºC
Dec 23ºC

Things To Do on Lanzarote Holidays

Watersports
Owing to its underwater landscape and exotic marine life, scuba diving is extremely popular in Lanzarote, particularly in Playa Blanca and Puerto Del Carmen. Diving centres can be found on most beaches and offer boat and night dives for everyone from beginner to expert.

Museo Atlantico
Just off the coast of south Lanzarote sits Europe’s first underwater museum, which is 14m deep! Created by British eco-sculptor Jason deCaries Taylor, the museum features 200 real size human figures, a 30m long wall and a botanic garden.

Timanfaya National Park
Previously, over 100 active volcanoes sat on the site of Timanfaya National Park, which now offers a unique landscape full of rare plant life. Several demonstrations of how hot the area is regularly take place, including the throwing of dry bush into a hole in the ground (which immediately catches fire). You can also take a guided tour of the park – even by camel if you wish!

Jameos Del Agua
Once just a series of underground lava caves, this must-see attraction has been reinvented by artist and architect, Cesar Manrique. It’s an underground labyrinth of cleverly lit caves, a stunning cave bar, gorgeous underground lake… and even a concert hall.

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Lanzarote, the Isla de los Volcanes, is a captivating island and a highlight of the Canaries. On the Beach has the best cheap holiday deals, and you can use our live online booking system to create a holiday ideally tailored to you needs. Book your cheap Lanzarote holidays today! 

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