Blessed with year-round sun, numerous 5-star resorts, and a quieter pace of life than its neighbours, Lanzarote is the ideal destination for a relaxing escape. Traverse volcanic terrains, explore atmospheric cave systems, and surf on the wind-battered northern coast.
For an iconic beach getaway, head to the south, where the resorts of Puerto del Carmen, Puerto Calero, and Playa Blanca offer golden beaches, fantastic luxury resorts, and plenty of bars and restaurants. Meanwhile, the island capital of Arrecife is the place to be if you’re seeking a lively urban vibe. This charming city is home to museums, galleries, castles, and a picturesque marina, along with an immaculate stretch of sheltered sandy beach.
The weather in Lanzarote remains fairly consistent year-round, with temperatures dipping to the mid-teens in the winter months, and peaking in the late twenties in the height of summer.
The most popular time to visit is June, July and August, however, spring and autumn are also two excellent seasons for a holiday. In the warmest months, sirocco winds from Africa can raise the temperature significantly - so pool access is a must!
Luxury beach resorts and hotels in Lanzarote are equipped to offer a variety of culinary experiences. You’ll dine at buffet and à la carte restaurants, sampling food inspired by a number of global cuisines, including the traditional fare of the Canary Islands.
In the local restaurants you can try out classic dishes such as papas arrugadas con mojo picón – “wrinkled” potatoes served with a spicy sauce. Lanzarote is also home to numerous vineyards which thrive in the volcanic ash, so make sure you try some of the local wines.
At GOV.UK you can check the entry requirements for Spain – you should do this before you book your holiday to Lanzarote. During your stay, carry your passport at all times.