Holiday Guide to Lanzarote Island
Lanzarote island is one of the most popular holiday destinations from the Spanish Islands. Lanzarote is known for its warm weather all year round, its beautiful beaches, volcanic landscapes and for being a good family holiday destination.
Read below about the island’s main attractions and find out all you need to know before you go!
Located in the Atlantic Ocean, Lanzarote island is the most eastern, the third most populous and the fourth largest from the Canary archipelago.
The best time to go
First, there is no bad time to go to Lanzarote island. Due to its average temperature above 20° Celsius degrees (68° Fahrenheit), you can visit the island comfortably in any season.
Second, the high season lasts from April to November when the temperature is above 23° Celsius degrees (73.4° Fahrenheit). But if you decide to go to Lanzarote in spring you will not find the island crowded. The temperature will be around 23–25° Celsius degrees.
Summer is best for family trips, there are lots of events on the island beside the warm weather. However, in autumn, the sea is warmer than in summer and there are fewer tourists.
Unique experiences on Lanzarote Island
Admire the Mountains Del Fuego from the Timanfaya National Park
Walk around the National Park which is made out entirely of volcanic soil: 3-Volcanoes Guided Walking Tour from Lanzarote.
Discover the beauty of the Green Caves
The beautiful green caves of Lanzarote island are one of the longest volcanic tunnels in the world. There are located in the northern municipality of Haria and they were created about 3000 years ago. In fact, they used to be a secret hiding place from pirates.
Spend some time at the Jardin de Cactus
Admire Lanzarote’s cactus garden, designed by the most influential architect from the island, Cesar Manrique. Notably, the Jardin de Cactus was his final project, on which he worked for 20 years.
Since 1990 there are over 1100 species of beautiful cactuses in the garden, which you can admire together with your family and friends. The entrance fee is €5 for adults and €2,5 for children.
Surf at Famara
Famara beach is the surfer’s favorite spot in Lanzarote. Anyway, if you don’t know how to surf, you can learn right here! You can book a 4–5 hours lesson with hotel pickup, beach picnic for lunch and free drinks for €40. Wetsuits and rash vests are included too.
Visit the San Jose Castle
Take a look at the island’s historic fortress and museum to find out more about Lanzarote island’s history. The fortress was built between 1776 and 1779. Mostly it was providing employment for the island’s inhabitants. Also, its role was to ensure a defensive stronghold in case of attacks.
Enjoy the waves on the Conchas Playa
Fall in love with the island while enjoying your time at the turquoise waters of the Conchas Playa. ❤
Ride a camel
If you are looking for more exotic experiences, you can ride a camel through the volcanic slopes and winemaking region of the island.
Check out Tony’s experience during his trip:
“Excellent tour, easy to book, on time, well organised and with a great tour guide who was informative and fun. The camel ride was hilarious as our camel wanted to overtake the leading camels, so good fun. The trip to the volcano was amazing, with some experiments and stunning views and scenery. Thank you!”
Tours and activities
Learn how to surf – Lanzarote Surfing Session
Walk up to the volcano – Volcano Monte Corona and Cliff Walking Tour
Spend a day at the aqua park – Aquapark Costa Teguise Entrance and Transfers
Discover the Lanzarote island while tasting local wine – Lanzarote Day Tour Including Wine Tasting
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