Popular Accommodations in Lanzarote
Highlights in Lanzarote
- Worth a trip all year round
- Ideal for families
- Eldorado for active holidaymakers
- Excellent island cuisine
Most popular in Lanzarote
Apartments on Lanzarote
If you are looking for a vacation rental on the westernmost of the seven Canary Islands, you will find it along the coastline. Especially the east and southeast with places like Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen, Arrecife, Teguise and Haria are very touristic and have a correspondingly large offer of holiday accommodations in all price ranges. On site you will not only benefit from modern accommodation, but also from the walking distance to beaches, sights and restaurants. On the other hand, communities such as Yaiza, La Santa, Playa de Famara and Orzola in the west and north of Lanzarote are much quieter.A vacation rental in the heart of Lanzarote
Those who want to spend their holidays away from the big tourist streams set up their tents in the heart of the island. Inland, in picturesque villages such as Tias, San Bartolomé, Teguise or Tinajo, you can enjoy the seclusion of the red volcanic landscape with its rock formations and craters. Just like the vacation rentals on the coast, many inland accommodations are characterised by a large plot of land and their own pool. Furthermore, it is only a few minutes' drive by rental car to the beaches and coastal towns with their shopping facilities. An insider tip for nature lovers seeking peace and quiet is a finca or vacation rental on the offshore island of La Graciosa at the northern tip of Lanzarote.
Holiday on Lanzarote
Travelers and Activities
The combination of wind, waves, mountains and a breathtakingly beautiful nature makes Lanzarote an Eldorado for holidaymakers who want to spend their holidays actively in one way or another. While water rats are drawn to the Atlantic for surfing, kiting, sailing or diving, hikers go to the Famara Nature Park or the Los Volcanes hiking area, where unforgettable impressions await them. It is not for nothing that Lanzarote has made a name for itself as a sports island, as the Ironman Lanzarote is also held here. Accordingly, the island also offers ideal training conditions for ambitious cyclists and runners. Activities such as paragliding, camel riding and golf, which are often offered not far from your vacation rental on the coast, round off the offer.Family paradise in the Atlantic Ocean
Picturesque sandy beaches and the waves of the Atlantic Ocean attract countless families to the islands every year. The family-friendly beaches at Playa de Famara, Puerto del Carmen and the Costa Teguise are particularly relaxing for digging, bathing and relaxing. Especially for the little ones the black volcanic sand should be a unique experience. But don't forget the right beach shoes, because the sand heats up quickly in the sun. A tropical contrast program provides a visit to the Guinate Tropical and Penguin Paradise, where countless exotic animals as well as idyllic gardens, lakes and waterfalls await you.
Things to know
The subtropical climate combined with the flat topography compared to the other Canary Islands ensures very low rainfall throughout the year. Thanks to the Canary Current, eternal spring prevails on Lanzarote as well, especially since the highest temperatures are often well above 20 degrees Celsius even in January. This makes the island ideal for winter refugees from rainy Central Europe during the winter season from November to March. The main season, however, extends from June to September, when up to 10 hours of sunshine and bathing temperatures of around 22 degrees Celsius lure visitors. As an active holidaymaker, however, it is best to book your finca or vacation rental for spring or autumn, when the climate is milder.Regular events
The programme of events on the island opens on New Year's Eve with a big bang in the form of fireworks on the beach. We continue with the traditional island carnival in February as well as the worth seeing Easter processions in April, which are celebrated as big as other religious holidays. Other highlights are the Canary Islands Day celebrations on 30 May, the June St. John's fire, the Santiago Apostol y Santa Ana fiestas in Tahiche in July and the Nanino Diaz Cutillas folklore festival in September.
Due to its volcanic origin, the island in the Old Canary bears the name "Titerrogatra", which means "the red mountains" in German.
Top 5 travel tips
1. A natural spectacle of a special kind is the "green cave", the Cuevas de los Verdes in the municipality of Haria in the nature reserve of Malpaís de La Corona. The cave is located in the north of the island and was created by the eruption of the volcano La Corona. The volcanic eruption created an extensive underground tunnel which is approx. 6 kilometres long and can be visited with a guide. The colour spectrum that decorates the vault and the walls of the cave is particularly spectacular. The reddish to violet colours are due to the oxidation of the iron content of the basalt rock.
Very impressive and absolutely recommendable to visit are the terraced salt marshes Salinas de Janubio in the southwest of Lanzarote. The evaporation of the sea water, pumped from the sea into the salt pans by means of pumps, produces Spanish salt, which today is mainly used for industry. The black beach Playa Salinas de Janubio, situated below the salt flats, invites to beautiful beach walks in the emerald green sea water lagoon.
3. The beautiful Jardín de Cactus cactus garden in Guatiza by the famous artist and son of Lanzarote, César Manrique, is a scenic work of art on the island. In the garden there is a fantastic plantation of 1.500 native and imported cacti, embedded in lava stone walls, crowned by an old, restored and accessible windmill. Enjoy the contrasts between lava rock, cactus green, spines, coloured flowers and the blue Lanzarote sky over the brown-black mountains while visiting this unique spot.
4. In the east of Lanzarote lies the beautiful holiday resort Teguise which invites to a relaxed holiday with the whole family! The extensive range of leisure activities, the great sandy beaches and the beautiful vacation rentals with pool make your holiday in Costa Teguise a very special experience. Those who want to do some sports will find great possibilities to let off steam in the numerous diving and windsurfing schools on Las Cucharas beach. At the promenade of Teguise you will find Playa Bastián, a protected white sandy beach ideal for families with children. On the shore of the turquoise sea you can build great sand castles and enjoy the Spanish sun.
5. The small island of La Graciosa, north of Lanzarote, is worth a visit. The "Pearl of the Canary Islands", as it is also affectionately called, can be reached daily by small ferry boats from Orzola. If you are looking for peace and quiet, La Graciosa is the place for you! On the beautiful beach Las Conchas you can relax, climb the red mountain Montana Bermeja and enjoy the great view over the whole island. Take a walk through the sandy island landscape, which reminds you of the Sahara, and enjoy the Spanish way of life.In the footsteps of the natives
Explore the mystery of the ancient Canarian natives and find out why the majos have provided countless rocks on the island with deep stone grooves and other forms. In addition to these mysterious works, there are also countless rock drawings, so-called pretoglyphs, to be discovered on Lanzarote.On the way in the world's longest lava tunnel
Have you always wanted to be inside a real volcano? Then take a trip to the Cueva de los Verdos, which has been open to tourism since 1964. Particularly impressive is the concert hall inside the volcanic cathedral, where concerts with impressive acoustics are held from time to time.Culinary delicacies from the island kitchen
The island cuisine has always been characterized by its close connection to the sea. Accordingly, specialities such as grilled fresh tuna (bonito), red parrot fish (vieja) and prawns served in an oil-garlic sauce (gambas a la plancha) are on many menus. Small potatoes with sea salt crust (papas arrugadas) are often served as a side dish.A vantage point high above the sea
You can enjoy the best view of the island from the Mirardor del Rio vantage point, which towers 475 metres above the Atlantic on a cliff in the Famara massif. After the ascent, you will not only be rewarded with a captivating view of the sea and the offshore islands of the Chinjo archipelago, but also with refreshments in the café on the platform.Visiting the Castillo de Santa Bárbara
History lovers in Lanzarote can look forward to a tour of the Castillo de Santa Bárbara, built in the 16th century on the foundations of the Sancho de Herrera fort, built to defend against pirates. In addition to the Castillo itself, there is a pirate museum and an emigrant museum, which tells the story of the 250 families who emigrated to the American double continent in 1880 as a result of a drought catastrophe.