Summer holidays in Lanzarote

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Jules Pearson

Ronnie McCluskey
HomeAway travel expert

Lanz beachIt is no coincidence that the Canary Islands are popular amongst holiday goers from all over the world, not least us Brits. Some 125km off the coast of Africa, but with all the essential features of a Spanish retreat, Lanzarote boasts searing climes and just about everything you could ask for during your week away. HomeAway proudly boasts a selection of rental properties across the island, so whatever type of summer accommodation you’re looking for, a quick search of our site and you’re likely to hit gold.

Before you book, get in the mood with our summer holiday guide to what you’ll find when you jet off. 




Top Lanzarote summer holiday destinations


Punta Papagayo Summer holidays in Punta Papagayo

Lanzarote is blessed with more than its fair share of luscious beaches, but none quite so prominent as that of Punta Papagayo. The landscape alone is a picture of paradise, with rugged volcanic landscapes towering over the glistening blue bay below. The area is composed of almost 2km of various coves, each as beautiful as the last, providing the ideal place to relax or go for a dip in the calm, clear waters. Easily one of the most beautiful sights that Lanzarote has to offer, you’ll find this playground on the southern tip of the island.

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Timanfaya National Park Summer holidays in Timanfaya National Park

Away from the shores and beaches lies a vast and majestic black landscape. At its heart is the mighty Timanfaya, the volcano for which the park is named, and the perpetrator of the soil that gives the region its haunting appearance. This particular peak is still active, and as such an ascent is not recommended: but you can scale the heights of the equally impressive Islote de Hilario, on one of the guided coach tours. If you feel like going native, you can even scope out the surroundings on the back of a camel for a modest fee. 

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Famara Famara

If you’re looking to supplement your lazy beach break with a dash of adventure, head to the north-western port of Famara. This is where the water sport aficionados come to blow off steam, taking advantage of its exposure to the fierce Atlantic wind to catch a wave or three. There are plenty of tutorials and crash courses on offer, so thrill seekers of any level can indulge in the activities that make Famara so revered. Even if you would rather just bask in the surroundings, the dramatic cliffs that sweep across the landscape make for a stunning backdrop.

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Cave of Los Verdes Cave of Los Verdes

Evidence of volcanic activity is visible almost anywhere you go in Lanzarote, but nowhere has emerged from an eruption quite so spectacularly as Cueva de los Verdes. The caves were formed around 3,000 years ago, in the wake of a lava eruption from the nearby Monte Corona, which left in its wake an eerily enchanting four-mile underground labyrinth. The areas of the cave accessible to visitors are illuminated with an array of colourful fluorescent lights, which imbue the place with a somewhat ethereal feel. Surreally, a 500-seat concert hall can be found at the cave entrance: time your visit accordingly and you might just catch a performance. 

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Cesar Manrique Foundation Cesar Manrique Foundation

It’s testament to the genius of the famed architect that even his own home was built into the boulders of a lava field: luckily for intrepid tourists, the doors were thrown open to visitors after his death. The Foundation contains works of art from the likes of Picasso and Saura, but the most intriguing elements are the rooms that incorporate the volcanic rock that engulf them. Down a set of basalt steps lies five lava bubbles all linked by passages inside the volcano, ultimately guiding you to the serene environment of the gardens outside. 

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Beach image by XuRxO,

National park image by Son of Groucho,

Verde caves by Macnolete,



Lanzarote Holiday Rentals

Luxury house with large communal pool, close to marina and beaches

View more photos - please ask for link. Ideally placed in a quiet residential area within comfortable walking distance to Playa Blanca's beaches, marina and nightlife, 56 Iris is a 2 storey luxury duplex town house completed early 2006. With a bed...

Luxury 2 bedroom 2 bathroom villa with large private heated pool with jacuzzi

The villa is furnished to a high standard and is located in a peaceful area of Playa Blanca, the villa has stunning mountain views from the patio and roof terrace. The lounge and master bedroom open out onto the large terrace/pool area where yo...

Fantastic air conditioned studio apt with a panoramic view of the Old town.

This beautiful studio apartment is located in a quieter area of the old town of Puerto Del Carmen on Calle el Toscon. Situated within a complex of 26 privately owned apartments which boasts its own communal swimming pool, sun terrace and loungers....

Villa Raul - * Beach 1km * Shops & Restaurants 0.5 Km *

Villa Raul is a delightful, airy and stylish villa, ideally located within the popular Costa de Papagayo area of Playa Blanca. Seldom have we come across such an agreeable and comfortable villa, so close to the resort facilities and fabulous beach...

Vacation home Villas Blancas - 3hab. 01 in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote - 4 persons, 2 bedroom(s)

Property details building and outdoor: Playa Blanca: Modern, cosy, comfortable villa Villas Blancas - 3hab. 01. Outside the resort, in a quiet, sunny position, 3.6 km from the sea. Private: swimming pool heated (7 x 3 m, depth 60 - 180 cm, 01.01....

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