Holidays In Lanzarote Guide...

Holidays in Lanzarote feel like heat waves shimmering in the distance, and a warm breeze rippling over the ground, welcoming you to the hospitable Canary Island of Lanzarote.

Named after a Genoese navigator called Lancelotto Malocello who arrived on the island during the second half of the XIV century, Lanzarote remains one of the most popular and interesting holiday destinations of this decade.

Holidays in Lanzarote: Geographic Position
The most easterly of the seven Canary Islands. It lies in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 1,000 km from the Iberian Peninsula, and 100 km (60 miles) from the coast of Africa. It also lies within the Tropic of Cancer.

Size of Island:
Lanzarote, including the smaller islands of Alegranza, La Graciosa, Montaña Clara, and Roque del Este y del Oeste, covers 900 km², running 60 km north to south and only 20 km at its widest point.

Previously known as the Fortunate Islands, Lanzarote was declared one of the six universal models of sustainable development in 1987 by the World Tourism Organization.

In 1994, UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) declared it a Reserve of the Biosphere. And if you look around Lanzarote, it’s not hard to see why.

Weather Lanzarote:
Lanzarote experiences an average temperature of 22ºC all year through.

Holidays in Lanzarote: HOTSPOT
The lava covered landscape is perhaps the most striking aspect of this fishing and agriculturally diverse island. The best example of this is at The National Park of Timanfaya.

This sparse and striking terrain is full of dust, heat, and over 180 different plant species. The region was actually devastated by sporadic volcanic eruptions over a six year period, 1730-1736, and again during the XIX century, mainly in 1824.


After walking around the unique and lunar like settings, you can have a meal grilled for you over geothermal heat at the restaurant El Diablo. There truly is no better way to experience the real Lanzarote.

Yet another striking feature of the island comes in the form of the Jameos del Agua. In the north of Lanzarote, just at the foot of Monte de la Corona, a volcano which last erupted around 3000 years ago, you can find some of the most fascinating interconnecting caves and underground fissures.

The word ‘jameos’ actually means bubbles of lava, and there is no better way to describe these subterranean grottoes.

Visitors are led along a staircase and into the Jameo Grande, a volcanic bubble that is approximately 100m long and 30m wide. This bubble is roofless and there is a stunning garden and swimming pool here.

It also houses a dance floor and two bars, so makes for an excellent night out. A further cave opens out to form an impressive concert area, where viewings of the ballet or concerts can be seen.

But this is not all that the volcanic island has to offer. Lanzarote has an astral setting in its own league. One visit to El Golfo (the Gulf) will show what a staggering volcanic history this island really has.

El Golfo is a crater that is now half its original size, and filled by an underground sea, forming a unique lagoon.

The black beach contrasts starkly with the green water, creating a spectacular view. Although swimming is forbidden, it is still an amazing sight to see. Ultimately, if you want a great overview of the island – in the truest sense of the word, the lookout point Mirador del Río is definitely worth a visit.

Located in the north of the island, this lookout point provides a breath taking panoramic view of the island of La Graciosa and the islet Montaña Clara. It is advisable to only visit the Mirador del Río on a clear day, to ensure that you can see the sights properly.

Make sure to bring a camera, and to visit the Manrique created restaurant for a bite to eat for your holidays in Lanzarote.

Holidays in Lanzarote is often short changed, and thought of as a pub/club destination only. Whilst this aspect certainly does exist – especially in the capital Arrecife – there is so much more to this exceptional island.

Lava has sculpted Lanzarote into an out-of-this-world setting. One visit to Lanzarote is never enough. Visitors find themselves going back for more holidays in Lanzarote time after time to see the stunning volcanic scenery all over again.


Spanish. English also widely spoken.


Drinkable but highly salty. Bottled water is recommended.

Lanzarote hotels

Prices an approximation only.

Studio - £200 per week - 2 people

1 bedroom £250 pw 2 people

2 bedroom £350 pw 4 people

Holidays in Lanzarote: Attractions:

1. The National Park of Timanfaya
2. Jameos del Agua
3. El Golfo
4. Mirador del Río
5. La Cueva de los Verdes

Holidays in Lanzarote: Bar and restaurant

Restaurant El Diablo Location: Yaiza. Phone Number: 928.84.00.56 / 928.84.00.57 Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00 hrs.

Jameos del Agua Location: Towards Orzola. Phone Number: 928.84.80.20 Opening Hours: Daily: 9:30 to 19:00 hours. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 19:00 to 02:00 hours.

Mirador del Río Location: Ctra. de Yé, Haría. Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 18:00 hours.

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