Lanzarote has long since been a top pick for holidays in the Canaries, the island’s postcard-perfect beaches and crinkly lava fields offering an intriguing contrast to its buzzy, bar-lined boardwalks and sun-soaked water parks. Lively seafront resorts serve up a tried-and-tested base for package tourists, though independent travellers are far more likely to find the perfect place to call home among the island’s medley of holiday rentals. Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca know to spoil their guests, with plush villas with private pools and modern apartments steps from the sand just some of the accommodation options on the table. But where to stay? Check out our top tips for holiday lettings Lanzarote.
Holiday rentals in Puerto del Carmen
Hugging the island’s south-east side, Puerto del Carmen is something of a Lanzarote livewire with its up-tempo waterfront promenade, trio of lush, sandy beaches and fistful of family-friendly attractions. With Puerto del Carmen holiday rentals found all over this lively resort town, you might be wondering where to find the best homes and villas in Puerto del Carmen. Here’s our pick of 3 of the best places to stay.
Find Puerto del Carmen holiday rentals in Old Town
Holiday lettings in Puerto del Carmen’s atmospheric Old Town are often within ambling distance of Playa Chica – the most secluded of the resort’s beaches, and one that’s popular with snorkellers and scuba divers. Nearby, you can enjoy seafood and sea views at the old harbour’s parade of ambient waterfront restaurants.
Holiday lettings near Playa Grande
Puerto del Carmen’s triple whammy of beaches are headed up by Playa Grande, a sprawling sandy stretch with a gently sloping shoreline and a look-at-me position beside the lively promenade. By day, the beach is packed with sun-seekers and families, while evenings are the perfect time to check out the lively open-air bars that line the sand.
Stay in holiday homes in Los Pocillos
A sister resort of sorts, a little way north of Puerto del Carmen proper, Los Pocillos offers a relaxed base for holidays in Lanzarote. Here, windsurf-ready waves crash near the shoreline of the huge Playa Pocillos and there’s an array of family fun on offer at the Rancho Texas Animal Park.
Holiday lettings in Playa Blanca
Lanzarote’s southernmost town boasts a long, sandy beach, a yacht-filled marina and an assortment of holiday lettings. Playa Blanca is indeed the island’s newest resort, but it’s proved a quick learner – dazzling visitors with its laid-back vibe and the majestic backdrop that comes courtesy of Montana Roja. Looking for places to stay? Check out our top picks for holidays in Playa Blanca.
Explore holiday homes at Playa Flamingo
For families, holiday rentals in Playa Blanca are rarely better situated than those found near Playa Flamingo – a pretty stretch of white sand framed by tranquil, shallow waters and serving up oodles of fun for kids of all ages. And when a change of pace is on the cards, the nearby Aqualava Water Park offers an action-packed day out in the Spanish sun.
Spread out in spacious Playa Blanca villas
While there’s plenty to be said for choosing from the selection of Playa Blanca holiday homes by the sea, inland options often come with a little extra space – making them the perfect choice for families and large groups. A private pool is likely to be among the list of amenities you can look forward to, while around 10 minutes north, camel rides through Timanfaya National Park beckon.
Discover holiday lettings near Montana Roja
Lanzarote’s dormant “Red Mountain” is something of a haven for nature lovers and within touching distance of many Playa Blanca holiday homes. A bit of get up and go will likely help propel you to the views of the North Atlantic from the summit, although travellers do report that the hike to the top is a steep but short one.