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Lanzarote Holidays

Lanzarote Holidays

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Boasting brilliant beaches, lunar-like landscapes and over 300 days of sunshine each year, Lanzarote is a one-of-a-kind island with a lot to offer. This charming Canary wonderland is steeped in history, drenched in sun and packed full of culture. Perfect for romantic breaks and family holidays , it's a real all-rounder when it comes to sun-soaked getaways.

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Best beaches in Lanzarote | Best hotels in Lanzarote | All Inclusive holidays to Lanzarote | 2022 holidays to Lanzarote | Family holidays to Lanzarote | Luxury Lanzarote holidays | Nightlife in Lanzarote | Things to eat in Lanzarote | Culture in Lanzarote | Things to do in Lanzarote | What’s the weather like in Lanzarote? | Lanzarote Important information | Reviews |


Best beaches in Lanzarote

From deep-golden stretches with calm and shallow waters to otherworldly dunes with surf-worthy waves and unique volcanic beaches formed of feathery black sands. Whether you’re a beach bum, an avid surfer or simply a traveller with a thirst for exploration, beach holidays in Lanzarote are sure to make you want to come back for more every time.

The popular resorts of 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 clusters of coastline in the south known as Papagayo Beaches, with their lightly-coloured sands and emerald-hued waters. Looking to give some watersports a go? Head to the north and north-western areas of the island. The waters are a little choppier here so it makes for the perfect surfing conditions, and whilst the waters of these beaches may not be as warm as their southern counterparts, they more than make up for it with their natural beauty.

Lanzarote beach

Best hotels in Lanzarote

Luckily for Lanzarote lovers, we’ve got a huge range of hotels to choose from. So whether you’re seeking a dreamy by the beach pick for your romantic couples retreat or an all-inclusive holiday with facilities for the whole family, Lanzarote’s excellent hotel selection is sure to live up to all your expectations.

One of our most popular picks has to be the Sol Lanzarote , where many happy holidaymakers choose to soak up the sunrays, and with sparkling swimming pools that overlook the marvellous Matagorda bay – it’s hardly a surprise why. If you’re after a peaceful place to be the base for your getaway, then the Blue Sea Lanzarote Palm , offers all you’ll ever need, with kitchen-fitted studios, a laid-back pool bar and a great location in the heart of Puerto del Carmen, it’s perfect for both families and couples. Seeking a stylish adults-only getaway? Then look no further, the Club Siroco & Serenity - Adults Only is the perfect place to stay. Lounge away the days by the sparkling poolside, dig in at the buffet-style restaurant and enjoy a refreshing cocktail at the chill-out bar, this is the life…

All Inclusive holidays to Lanzarote

Looking for somewhere to simply sit back and relax under the sun? Lanzarote’s amazing variety of All Inclusive hotels paired with their year-round beautiful weather makes it the perfect destination for a vacation full of relaxation. Cocktails by the pool, delicious buffet dining and everything taken care of – there’s nothing like it. Whether you’re seeking some sun with your family, loved one or friends, an All Inclusive holiday to Lanzarote has everything you need for a blissful break by the beach.

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2022 holidays to Lanzarote

Say hello to gorgeous Lanzarote skies in 2022. There’s no doubt we're in need some sunshine and serenity, so why not head to the island where you can truly escape and enjoy every moment of your getaway? With our low deposits and flexible payments, you can secure your next sun-soaked adventure to Lanzarote with ease, and book with confidence knowing that all of our flight-inclusive package holidays are covered by ATOL. So all you need to do is start planning which beautiful beaches you want to lie on, on your sizzling Canarian escape!

Family holidays to Lanzarote

You’re dreaming of the beach, the kids are dreaming of waterparks and you’re all dreaming of wonderful warm weather. We’re thinking it’s about time your dream came true. Your family holiday to Lanzarote awaits, with spectacular beaches, awesome waterparks and a whole lot of family-friendly hotels to choose from! Whether you’re after a last-minute break or are planning ahead for your 2022 holiday, Lanzarote’s year-round sunshine means you can enjoy your family fun in the sun at any time of year.

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Luxury holidays in Lanzarote

Think Thalasso spas, sprawling lagoon-like pools and elegant eateries – who doesn’t like a little luxury? Luckily, Lanzarote has more than a few extravagant hotels up its sleeve to make your holiday dreams come true.

Nautilus Lanzarote is a great choice if you’re looking for modern apartments and a stunning pool terrace, whilst the five-star Hotel THe Volcán Lanzarote is a peaceful oasis, combining stylish accommodation, poolside dining and vibrant sports facilities, all in one location. Fancy living like royalty? Princesa Yaiza is another firm favourite, nestled in one of Playa Blanca’s most gorgeous bays and brimming with facilities, from a lavish pool complex and colourful entertainment programme, to a selection of buffet and a la carte restaurants.

Lanzarote’s white-sand coastline and vividly blue seascape might make for a gorgeous setting, but there are plenty of equally gorgeous hotels on this island, so take your pick and dive head-first into an unforgettable luxury holiday – you deserve it.

Lanzarote luxury

Nightlife in Lanzarote

Looking to let your hair down in Lanzarote? The island might be popular for its family resorts and kid-friendly beaches, but there are plenty of venues to keep you entertained well into the night.

Puerto del Carmen is a hotspot for late-night entertainment in Lanzarote. As the sun starts to fade, Avenida de las Playas comes alive with music, twinkling lights and cocktails. You’ll find a wide range of venues along this lively strip, from tequila bars and discos to colourful night clubs where you can dance until dawn.

Don’t worry if you prefer less bass-thumping tunes and more chilled-out evening drinks though, because Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise are home to a slightly quieter, more evenly dispersed night scene. Here you’ll find live music, jazz venues and cocktail bars, creating the perfect atmosphere to unwind after a long day of soaking up the sunshine.

Things to eat in Lanzarote

Canarian cuisine blends staple Spanish flavours with international influences, show-casing favourites such as grilled fish, paella and potato dishes.

Papas arrugadas, often referred to as ‘Canarian potatoes,’ is a dish that you’ll most certainly stumble across when scanning the menus in Lanzarote. It’s comprised of small potatoes cooked in salty water until the skin becomes crinkled, served with mojo sauce – either a spicy red dipping sauce or a green sauce made with parsley and coriander.

You’ll find plenty of dining spots dotted around the island, Casa Rafa Restaurante de Mar being one of the most popular choices. Boasting outdoor seating and a menu of house salads, freshly caught seafood, fragrant paellas and crispy-coated fish that even the kids will love, this is a great spot for light lunches and tasty dinners. Lani’s Gourmet Restaurant is another popular choice with both locals and tourists, offering a stunning beachfront location in Puerto del Carmen and a selection of Mediterranean cuisine, whilst Sebastyen’s Atlantico Lounge is a top pick for Greek dishes, renowned for its seafront cocktails and delicious Greek starter plates.

Of course, let’s not forget the most important part of any meal - dessert. You can try a whole range of sweet treats in Lanzarote, but bienmessabe is a Canarian favourite, combining ground almonds, honey, egg yolks, cinnamon, sugar syrup and sometimes lemon zest. This mixture can be used as a sauce over ice cream, or simply topped with crushed biscuits for a truly indulgent treat.

To wash it all down, Lanzarote offers some of the best Muscatel grape wines with deliciously sweet undertones, but if you’re looking for something to cool you down from that sizzling sunshine, then Cuba Libre is the drink of choice during carnival season, made up of golden rum, lime juice and cola for a refreshing blend.

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Culture in Lanzarote

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.

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Things to do in Lanzarote

Dive into some exciting 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 (link to dest pages?). Diving centres can be found on most beaches and offer boat and night dives for everyone from beginner to expert.

Explore the 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.

Discover 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!

Go underground at the 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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Take a look at our top things to do in Lanzarote here! Fancy doing something a little out of the ordinary? Heres 5 weird and wonderful things to do in Lanzarote!

What's the weather like in Lanzarote?

Lanzarote has a warm climate with year-round toasty temps and plenty of sunshine. Winter average temperatures sit around 18 degrees whilst summer highs can reach 30 degrees regularly.

Month

Average temp.

Sea temp.

Hours of sunshine per day

Jan 17 °c 19 °c 7 h
Feb 18 °c 18 °c 7 h
Mar 19 °c 18 °c 8 h
Apr 20 °c 19 °c 9 h
May 21 °c 19 °c 10 h
Jun 23 °c 21 °c 10 h
Jul 24 °c 21 °c 10 h
Aug 25 °c 22 °c 10 h
Sep 25 °c 22 °c 8 h
Oct 23 °c 22 °c 9 h
Nov 21 °c 21 °c 8 h
Dec 19 °c 20 °c 6 h

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Important Information about travelling to Lanzarote

How long does it take to fly to Lanzarote?

It takes about four and a half hours to fly to Lanzarote from the UK.

What’s the time difference between the UK and Lanzarote?

There is no difference!

What currency do they use in Lanzarote?

The official currency of Lanzarote is the Euro.

What language do they speak in Lanzarote?

The official language spoken in Lanzarote is Spanish, but English is widely spoken, too.

Do I need any vaccinations to visit Lanzarote?

Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

Do I need to pay tax on my holiday to Lanzarote?

There is currently no tourism tax in Lanzarote


Customer reviews

At On the Beach, we’ve sent many satisfied customers to Lanzarote for a bit of sunshine. But don't just take our word for it, read some of their 5-star reviews below.

Amanda Compton:


We had a fantastic holiday from start to finish. The hotel was amazing food room flight everything was perfect thank you.

Pammy:


On The Beach were very helpful in helping me to finalise my accomodation after an exchange of Hotels

Elizabeth Simkin:


The whole experience was perfect from finding to paying and getting there and coming home X

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Top Lanzarote Hotels

Sol Lanzarote

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Hotel Grand Teguise Playa

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Secrets Lanzarote Resort & Spa - Adults Only

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H10 Suites Lanzarote Gardens

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La Isla Y el mar Hotel Boutique

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Barcelo Teguise Beach - Adults Only

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THB Tropical Island

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H10 Rubicon Palace

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Beatriz Costa Teguise & Spa

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Melia Salinas

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Blue Sea Costa Teguise Gardens

Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, Canaries

Aequora Lanzarote Suites

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Beatriz Playa & Spa

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HL Club Playa Blanca

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Elba - Lanzarote Royal Village Resort

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Occidental Lanzarote Playa

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Blue Sea Costa Bastian

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Blue Sea Lanzarote Palm

Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Canaries

Iberostar Selection Lanzarote Park

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Blue Sea Los Fiscos

Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Canaries

THB Flora

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HL Paradise Island

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Gran Castillo Tagoro Family & Fun Playa Blanca

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Occidental Lanzarote Mar

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Alondra Suites

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Hipotels La Geria

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Sands Beach Resort

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H10 Lanzarote Princess

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VIK San Antonio

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Be Live Experience Lanzarote Beach

Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, Canaries

Lanzarote Weather

On Lanzarote holidays you will always enjoy warm temperatures, low rainfall and endless sunshine throughout the year, making it perfect for an all year round family holiday or romantic break. 

During the summer months, from May until November, the weather is dry and hot with average temperatures ranging from 24°C to 29°C in August, so it's beautifully warm with the refreshing sea breeze helping take the edge off the heat.

During the winter months of December to March, the weather in Lanzarote is warm during the day with cool evenings. Temperatures range from 21°C to 23°C making it ideal for those who want a winter break with lovely sunny weather.

Jan 22ºC
Feb 22ºC
Mar 24ºC
Apr 25ºC
May 25ºC
Jun 27ºC
Jul 28ºC
Aug 28ºC
Sep 27ºC
Oct 25ºC
Nov 23ºC
Dec 23ºC

Eating And Drinking

Typically Canarian, you will find Tapas bars serving the local dish of wrinkled potatoes and spicy sauce and serving tasty stews and fresh fish dishes. In the busier beach resorts you will be able to choose from local and international cuisine from a wide variety of restaurants suiting all tastes and budgets.

Book a Lanzarote Holiday now!

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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