Year in, year out, Lanzarote has proved to be an incredibly popular destination for UK holidaymakers, so don’t be surprised if you run into a familiar face from the office while sauntering along one of the many beaches. But that’s where the classic holiday staples end. A UNESCO World Biosphere reserve, Lanzarote has a wealth of intriguing treasures just waiting to be unearthed – this is a sunny holiday spot with a difference.
With family activities like camel rides on a volcanic trail at Timanfaya National Park, or grabbing a bite in the Jameos del Agua cave restaurant, even the moodiest of teens will be impressed. In recent years, Lanzorote has seen a huge surge in the number of independent travellers to the island, encouraging the government to undertake an island wide initiative to signpost walking trails. Rural accommodation options have also increased, which means there’s now even more of the island to explore with one of our holidays for 2020.
Top resorts in Lanzarote
Puerto del Carmen
Puerto Del Carmen is one of the most popular resorts in the whole of Lanzarote and it's easy to see …From €223 per person
Although compact in size, Playa Blanca is big in personality. One of the most popular resorts in Lanzarote, Playa Blanca …From €249 per person
A stunning coastal resort found along the eastern side of Lanzarote, Costa Teguise holidays can be filled with sun-soaked days, …From €229 per person
Enjoy the laid-back lifestyle and stunning marina of Puerto Calero, a striking destination where sun, sea and sand come as …From €447 per person
Matagorda in Lanzarote, Canary Islands …From €275 per person
Discover the modern and metropolitan side of Lanzarote in Arrecife, where you can balance a city break with plenty of …From €238 per person
Your guide to Lanzarote holidays
This jewel of the Canaries is just bursting with things to keep you busy, and you’ll be even more spoilt for choice when it comes to picking accommodation. The big daddy of the islands resorts is Puerto del Carmen, which has remained a firm favourites with visitors year after year. It’s the first one developed and so boasts the best nightlife and activities on offer. Playing host to an impressive number of pristine Blue Flag beaches, the annual Summer Folklore Festival and plenty of cultural mystique, it’s sure to have something for everyone.
However, the more reserved Playa Blanca shouldn’t be written off, and has its own individual charm, with all the staples of a beach resort present, with the added bonus of quieter spots for a bit of peace. Costa Teguise is also enduringly popular with people who like their comforts and adrenaline junkies alike, with plenty of restaurants and amenities, and a huge number of water sports available.
Lanzorate is beloved by holidaymakers each year for its friendly warm breezy climate that promotes filling each day with a wealth of activities. Although the Canaries experience year-round sunshine, the heat here is incredibly manageable, so you have no excuse not to check out what’s on offer.
Whether you’re into catching some rays sipping a cold one on the beach, or some heart-pounding action, the island will provide in spades. Without a doubt, Lanzarote’s immaculate golden crescents are its biggest draw, and you beach bunnies will have plenty of options. If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at some surfing, now’s your chance, with the surf conditions in Famara perfect for all levels. When you’ve caught enough waves, be sure to take a moment to breathe in the scenery – the stunning coastline surrounds this incredible cliff-backed stretch of sand. Windsurfing and kitesurfing are also popular here, with plenty of hidden coves to go in search of if you need a breather for a moment.
Most popular Lanzarote hotels
- Playa Blanca