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Lanzarote Holidays 

With its moon like terrains, pristine beaches, great culture and year-round sunshine, Lanzarote holidays arealways guaranteed to be memorable. This little island sitting in the centre of the Atlantic offers so much more than just brilliant beaches. No holiday in Lanzarote would be complete without adventurous hikes up the famous volcanic landscapes or the energetic watersports, but if you just can’t muster the energy just relax with long, lazy days on the beach.

25 °C

Blessed with yearly sunshine, Lanzarote’s average temperatures of 20°C can peak to around 25°c during August and September. The winter months between November and March are often very mild during the day with slightly cooler temperatures of 15°C overnight.

4 hours 20 mins

Arrecife airport is just ten minutes from the capital of Arrecife and approximately half an hour’s drive from the beach resorts of Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise.

Book a cheap holiday to Lanzarote with Airtours and see just how much you can pack into one break. 

Featured holidays in Lanzarote

smartline Lanzarote Palm

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Central spot a short walk from the beach
  • Spacious apartments
  • Free Kids' Places

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Acuario Sol I & II Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Quiet spot close to the beach
  • Bars and restaurants within easy reach
  • Apartments sleeping up to five

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Lomo Blanco Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Spacious apartments
  • Two swimming pools and one kids' pool
  • Only 350m from the beach

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La Penita Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Across the road from a sandy cove
  • Bright and spacious apartments
  • 100m from shops and restaurants

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Oceano Studios

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Quiet and relaxing
  • Close to the beach and the bay
  • Shops, bars and restaurants nearby

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Since the 60s, people have been flocking to Lanzarote for its fantastic beach holidays, great weather and cheap deals. The resorts have plenty of options for you to choose from including All Inclusive, and because of huge investments in tourism, Lanzarote caters well for holidaymakers. 

Lanzarote is packed with wildlife, jet-black volcanic rock and beautiful beaches. Whether you’re into exploring the natural surroundings or you prefer water sports and shopping, you’ll find it on a holiday to Lanzarote. 

If you can’t sit still on holiday and are always looking for an adrenaline rush, then Lanzarote should really appeal. The range of excursions and activities is endless, from scuba diving and windsurfing in Costa Teguise to hiking up the huge volcanic craters in Timanfaya National Park. The north of the island is a great stop off if you’re a bit sporty, with the surfing beaches of La Famara promising brilliant waves.

Lanzarote’s brightly coloured hibiscus plants, leafy trees and cacti add to the tropical feel of the whole island. The Jardin de Cactus in Guatiza in the north showcases over 10,000 different types of cactus, making it a great stop off if you’re a nature lover. In the grotto-like caves of Jameos del Agua, you can view the incredibly rare white blind crabs, which would normally live 2000 metres under the sea.

It’s not surprising that Lanzarote has such an artistic history with its amazing landscape and colourful culture. The César Manrique Foundation features carefully curated pieces, which is great for art lovers to check out whilst on a visit. There are also many markets in the villages surrounding the resorts, selling the usual tourist souvenirs and trinkets alongside traditional Canarian arts and crafts.

Lanzarote is best for

Water sports fans: Lanzarote is known for its great variety of water sports thanks to its crystal clear waters and many beaches. From scuba diving and windsurfing to sea fishing and glass bottoms boats, there are countless activities to enjoy on the water.  

Adventurers: The volcanic eruptions that created the Canary Islands also created the fascinating landscapes of Timanfaya National Park. There are various parts of the island with water and ash where you can see just how hot the volcanic rock remains, even though it’s been dormant for centuries. 

Culture vultures: César Manrique, a modernist artist and close friend of Pablo Picasso, was vital to the cultural and tourist development of the island. His sculptures, monuments and pieces of architecture can be seen across Lanzarote. For art lovers, the César Manrique Foundation in Tahiche is a real must-see museum.

Fast facts

Language: The main language is a Canarian dialect of Spanish but a variety of languages are spoken on the resorts including French and German. 

Currency: Euros are the currency in Lanzarote making it very easy to access extra cash if needed.

Local time: Lanzarote runs on GMT time, the same as the UK, so you won’t need to change your watches at all.

Fly to: Arrecife airport is around half an hour from each of the main resorts of Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca. 

Flight time from the UK: Approximately 4 hours 20 mins from the UK.

Tourist information: Each of the main resorts has several tourist information points but you can click here for more details.

Visa and Health: Lanzarote is in the EU and there are no vaccinations needed.

Weather and climate

Temperature: With highs of 25°C in August and September, Lanzarote has year-round sunshine and warm temperatures. The island remains mild in winter with temperatures of approximately 18-20°C, cooling off to around 15°C overnight.  

Climate: Lanzarote’s close proximity to the Sahara Desert, a mere 127km away, brings some pretty high temperatures in the summer months of May to October. A north-easterly wind keeps these temperatures from being too scorching, making it ideal weather for sunbathing but also perfect for adventures. With barely any rainfall over summer, Lanzarote is a real treat from the UK’s constant summer showers.

Getting Around

By taxi: A reliable taxi service is available on all resorts and directly from the airport. 

By bus: Cheap, trusted and ideal for sightseeing, Lanzarote has a dependable bus network from all the resorts. 

Hire Cars: There are lots of reputable car hire companies on the island, all serving the main resorts. You can even book car hire before your holiday. 

Coach trips: Great for day excursions, there are lots of coach trips to the various attractions on the island.


For fans of carnival: Visit around spring time and you’ll probably be lucky to catch one of the many traditional carnivals marking the start of Easter. The locals are known for really throwing themselves into the spirit with themed floats and dancing along the streets. 

For a cultural treat: Jameos del Agua near Punta Mujeres is an all-rounder. Caves formed by volcanic eruptions have created this museum, art gallery, swimming pool, music hall and restaurant space. The big caves of the Cueva de los Verdes hold great music nights. 

For sporty types: Lanzarote holds many sporting events including an annual Iron Man championship as well as various biking and water sports competitions.

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