Deserts, mountain ranges, cave systems, and white sand beaches – Lanzarote is a stunning medley of terrains where each coastline offers a different holiday experience. For the 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. On Lanzarote’s northern coast, you’ll find lava fields, tranquil whitewashed villages, and windswept beaches framed by dramatic cliffs. This region is also the heartland of famed architect César Manrique. The western coast of Lanzarote is largely dominated by the Timanfaya National Park, an otherworldly volcanic landscape known for its geothermal activity. Here, you’ll encounter crinkling lava plains, red cliffs, and the striking Green Lagoon. For the ultimate escape, head north to the island of La Graciosa, a haven for hiking, and exceptional beaches that host plenty of watersports.