Rocked by trade winds and bathed by the Atlantic, Lanzarote is the Canary Island that best showcases the archipelago’s volcanic nature. An island with Martian landscapes and reddish colours, full of treasures to discover and an immense natural heritage throughout the whole land.
Lanzarote is an island of contrasts and impossible landscapes, with a coastline that alternates between golden sand beaches and jagged volcanic rock, and an interior in which the rough landscapes give way to palm trees.
Villages with peacefulness and simplicity as a creed, tourist towns full of life and municipalities that overflow with culture, history and nature. Lanzarote offers a place for almost everyone, and an array of first-class hotels for all budgets. You’ll find excellent hotels and apartments in a dream-like setting.
Lanzarote has a vast cultural, historical and artistic heritage that you can find throughout its villages and towns. The most popular areas are Playa Blanca, in the far south of the island; Puerto del Carmen, practically in the centre of the island; and Costa Teguise, in the southeast. Not to forget the small villages, like Arrieta and Punta Mujeres, which share the trait of being true representations of the island’s authentic flavour.
The island is split into 7 municipalities, with the capital feel of Arrecife, the tradition and history of Teguise, the reddish hues and volcanic flabour of Yaiza, the rural essence of Haría, the calm of Tías and the simplicity of San Bartolomé, which form the perfect set to make this island full of Martian landscapes and volcanic nature unique.
What to see in Lanzarote
It’s not known the Island of Volcanoes for nothing – its landscapes and most of its natural wonders have a volcanic feel which have earned the island its title. From the Jameos de Agua to Timanfaya, it’s clear that magma is still flowing through Lanzarote’s entrails.
Its coastline is a long succession of magical spots, from the small white sand coves, like Los Caletones de Órzola on the north coast, to the busy beaches in Costa Teguise and Puerto del Carmen, passing by the enormous and spectacular Famara Beach (playa de Famara), and the paradisical Papagayo Beaches (playas del Papagayo) on the south coast.
Lanzarote’s natural heritage is one of its greatest qualities, and there are hundreds of natural wonders spread throughout the island. Not to mention its vast cultural, historical and artistic heritage.
There are many sights to see in Lanzarote, and lots of wonderful things to discover. Find out more here.
Rain in Lanzarote is very scarce, and mainly falls in the winter, while it is non-existent between May and October. Generally, the rain only falls as light showers and doesn’t tend to accumulate.
Temperatures on the island remain constant throughout the day and night, thanks to the moderating effect of the sea, which make the average annual temperature 21°C.
The coldest month on the island is January, when the average temperature is 17°C, while in the warmest month (August), the average is 24°C. The temperatures are very pleasant, as in the winter it rarely drops below 15°C and in the summer, it rarely exceeds 30°C.