Blessed with pleasant weather throughout the year and beautiful landscapes, it is easy to see why the third-largest of the Canary Islands is such a popular destination. While many of Lanzarote’s attractions are natural, the island has plenty of manmade attractions too. From galleries and museums to shopping and golf, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Lanzarote.
As Lanzarote is a popular and well-established holiday resort, there is plenty of choice when it comes to accommodation. However, in order to have access to the widest pool of hotels and to get the best deal on your room, it is advisable to book in advance. Great savings can be made on accommodation if you visit outside of Lanzarote’s peak seasons. Lanzarote’s peaks seasons run from December to January and July to August. Don’t worry about missing out on Lanzarote’s best weather: Lanzarote enjoys fantastic weather throughout the year!
The most popular type of accommodation on the island is Lanzarote’s beachfront hotels as the rooms have great views and the coast is just a stone’s throw away. One of the most popular beach resorts on the island is Puerto del Carmen which is situated on the eastern side of the island. As well as having a number of excellent beaches, Puerto del Carmen boasts some of the best dining and nightlife spots on the island.
What to Do in Lanzarote
Undeniably, one of Lanzarote’s most popular attractions is its 156-mile long coastline which is divided up into just less than 100 beaches. Most of the beaches on the island have golden or white sand. However, there are a few which are made of volcanic black sand. One of the most popular beaches on the island is Punta de Papagayo in the south.
However the award for Lanzarote’s most popular attractions goes to the Timanfaya Volcano Park. The park has more than 25 volcanoes and offers an interesting insight into how earth looked in prehistoric times. Home to geysers, steaming pools and around 200 plant species, Timanfaya Volcano Park is not to be missed!
While in Lanzarote be sure to check out the underwater caverns of Los Jameos del Agua and Cueva de los Verdes (The Green Caves). Both of these sites are the result of volcanic processes and are truly fascinating. In addition, if you look carefully on the rocks of the subterranean lake at Los Jameos del Agua you will see rare albino crabs.
One of Lanzarote’s most peculiar attractions is the Jardin de los Cactus. The gardens were built by Caeser Manrique and showcase more than 10,000 prickly plants!