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Lanzarote Holidays

Lanzarote is the real deal - perfect for families, couples, friends, just about anyone! Just imagine sitting on one of their glorious beaches, sun on your skin, sipping on a refreshingly cold cocktail. And yes, of course it has a paper umbrella in it.

Destination Highlights

  • A different kind of beach for every day of the week

  • Loads of activities to keep the whole family happy

  • Delicious local cuisine and some epic restaurants

  • A fantastic nightlife strip!

Check out the tabs further up the page for travel advice and things to do in Lanzarote.

What are the best beaches in Lanzarote?

There’s a beach for everyone in Lanzarote. The question is, which one is for you? Here are our favourite beaches on the beautiful island:

  • Playa Blanca – one of the most popular beaches, especially with families, and is close to some brilliant restaurants.

  • Playa de las Conchas – an untouched gem with a soft golden shore and unbelievably clear turquoise waters, one for the explorers.

  • Playa del Reducto – a Blue Flag Beach in a great location, this is a great pick for families who’s kids want to take a dip.

  • Playa del Ancla – this is another safe spot for a swim, as the beach is surrounded by a breakwater to protect you from the current. Plus, it's a great place to explore the rockpools at the base of the nearby cliff - with colourful Mediterranean parrotfish darting about. Bring goggles and water shoes!

  • Playa de Papagayo – a peaceful series of beaches that are super for snorkelling and are a top spot for watching the sunset.

  • Playa de Famara – 6km of golden sand with waves that attract water sports enthusiasts day after day. Rain or shine, this is the place to be. This beach is also nudist friendly, so you can forget about the swimsuit if you like.

  • Playa de Janubio – one of the wildest beaches on the island. This one's not for swimming, but it's got some pretty epic scenery. Watch powerful waves crash on the shore and look out to the volcanoes of Timanfaya, or time your visit at sunset to see the sky light up in colour.

  • Playa Bajo el Risco – looking for an adventure? This secluded beach can only be accessed via the Camino de Los Gracioseros, a hiking route from the village of Ye. Not one for the faint-hearted, you'll zigzag down to these stunning shores, before climbing back up to the cliffs of Famara. It's a pretty amazing reward for your hard work, though.

What are the top hotels in Lanzarote?

Lanzarote is a top pick for all holidaymakers. Whether you're looking for All Inclusive fun or a relaxing Self Catering escape - here are some of our top Lanzarote hotels for you.

Popular Lanzarote hotels

Weather in Lanzarote

























It's time to spill the beans on Lanzarote weather, amigos! Spoiler alert: it's pretty fantastic.

This Canary Island beauty is a bit of a show-off with its year-round sunshine. Summer in Lanzarote (July to September), is like a sunbathing marathon, with temperatures reaching a spicy 25-30°C. It's a definite "leave-your-jumper-at-home" kinda situation.

But here's the plot twist: while most places cool down come autumn, the weather in Lanzarote stays at a balmy 20-25°C even during the autumn months (October to December). You heard it right! Just when you thought you'd packed away your swimwear, Lanzarote beckons.

Winter (January to March) and spring (April to June) in Lanzarote are no less impressive. With averages of 17-24°C, it's like Mother Nature's warm hug when you most need it. Perfect for exploring those lunar-like landscapes without breaking a sweat.

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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.