Destination guide

Be left in awe of Lanzarote

It's not just the geologists who will be left wondering at Lanzarote. With its grykes and gorges, its plains of pockmarked lava stone and mysterious Mountains of Fire, this corner of the Canaries is capable of leaving anyone speechless. Just one jaunt through the Timanfaya reserve will see to that. Then it's back to the beaches, which bustle with families in Costa Teguise and sizzle with seafood grills in Puerto del Carmen. Surfers tend to prefer the salt-washed Lanzarote holiday rentals on the north coast, while others will seek out villas with a volcanic view in the remote inland valleys.

Things to do

Art in volcanic tunnels in Lanzarote

Lanzarote might just be the only place in the world where you can go in search of thought-provoking modern art and sculptures in the collapsed lava tubes of a volcano. Cue the Jameos del Agua Caves, which showcase the acclaimed pieces of the island's own Cesar Manrique – an artist credited with creating a distinct style for Lanzarote. More of his work can be seen at the Cactus Garden in little Guatiza, where over 450 cactus species are overlooked by a restored windmill, or at the dedicated Cesar Manrique Foundation just north of Arrecife.

Activities

Surprising adventures in Lanzarote

You could while away a whole Lanzarote holiday on the beaches. No one would blame you, what with such delightful crescent of palm-shaded, cafe-backed sands glowing like jewels along the south-west coast. There's adventure if you want it though. There's adventure on the scree-sloped hiking trails of the Timanfaya National Park, where volcanic plugs and lava flows have carved tracks through the hills. There's adventure on the roaring surf swell of Famara – schools offering boarding lessons line the shore. There's adventure underwater, where scuba excursions reveal reefs teeming with sea life and glimpses of barracuda and octopi.

Weather

Lanzarote – the sun magnet

Craving an escape from the icy rains and winds of northern Europe? Lanzarote has you covered. December and January highs of 22 degrees, sea temperatures worthy of swimming and plenty of sunshine makes the winter a prime time to go in search of Lanzarote holiday rentals by the beaches. Summer sees the biggest boom in sun-seeking visitors. Temperatures can soar to over 30 then and there's virtually no downpours at all between June and August. Spring, in April and May, and autumn, in September and October, mean euro-saving rates and perfect hiking conditions in the volcanic hills.

Natural features

Metamorphic Lanzarote

Volcanos have carved, chiselled and chipped away at the surface of Lanzarote to transform it into a Martian landscape of gorges and black-rock stone. The Timanfaya National Park is the showpiece of that enthralling geology, awash with cinder cones, hot springs and gushing geysers. Move away from that and scrub forests clutch the slopes of Montana de Hari, dotted with pockets of colourful thistle and herbs. Down below, Lanzarote holiday rentals on the coast mean access to frothing surf swells in Famara, visions of high cliffs rising from the Atlantic, or pretty beachfronts shaded by palms.

How to get there

Transport to and around Lanzarote

Fly into Arrecife (ACE-Lanzarote), the closest airport, located 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Puerto del Rosario (FUE-Fuerteventura), which is 44.8 mi (72 km) away.

Where to stay around Lanzarote?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,139 holiday lettings near Lanzarote. From 1,925 Villas to 615 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Lanzarote is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Lanzarote?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Lanzarote. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Marina Rubicon: 4,393 holiday lettings
  • Lanzarote Golf Resort: 4,400 holiday lettings
  • Gran Casino de Lanzarote: 4,540 holiday lettings
  • Roja Mountain: 4,281 holiday lettings
  • Costa Teguise Golf Club: 2,772 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Lanzarote listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Lanzarote?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,925 Villas in Lanzarote. Our other popular types of Lanzarote holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 615 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 215 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 1,297 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Lanzarote?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,747 holiday homes with pool available in Lanzarote. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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