Potential Holiday accommodation destinations in Lanzarote
Puerto del Carmen
Where to stay in Lanzarote
Lanzarote Holiday destinations and accommodation
Holiday Rental accommodation in Lanzarote is available and sought after all year round.
Being just four hours from the rest of Europe, year round sun and in the European Union make Lanzarote a good and reliable holiday destination.
With regards to the Lanzarote climate, nowhere else in Europe, or even the world, are heating and air conditioning not needed in most houses. Summer heat is countered by the cooling breezes. Winter temperatures are kept warm by lower winds and the Southerly location. Rain is almost unheard of.
The holiday season in Lanzarote runs a full twelve months a year.
The island has its own authentic and traditional charm maintained by tight building regulations and an ingrained respect for the traditional ways and values.
Beach lovers are spoiled for choice. There is reliable warm weather, sun, clear blue water and warm sea temperatures. Most holiday rental accommodation on Lanzarote will have a selection of great beaches just minutes away.
If you wish to have a holiday on Lanzarote there are three main towns with ample tourist accommodation and facilities. The main touristic towns are Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise. There are also many other places to stay whilst on holiday in this Canary Island with more traditional feel.
Travellers arrive at the Lanzarote Airport centrally positioned between Playa Honda and Puerto del Carmen. The airport is often known as Arrecife airport even though this is not its location. Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise are just a few minutes away. Playa Blanca at the South of the island is around a thirty minute drive.
Holiday accommodation in Lanzarote can be found via local Lanzarote holiday rental businesses or online. A wide variety of properties can be rented from small apartments on a complex to huge villas with private pools large enough for the biggest families.
If you are a large group, family or even two families holidaying together a good solution can be to rent a large luxury villa. You get to live in luxury and the cost shared can be very economical.
Lanzarote has great tourist attractions showcasing the natural volcanic beauty of the island. The most popular being Timanfaya National Park, Jameos de Agua, Cuevas de los Verdes and many of the Cesar Manrique houses and creations.
The island is located around seventy miles off the west coast of Africa. The permanent population is only 155,000. The average temperature is nineteen degrees centigrade. Flight time from the Uk and rest of Europe is around four hours. Annual rainfall is 135mm.
Each of the Canary Islands have their own distinct feel. Lanzarote has everything you could want from a holiday destination but not so crowded, not so touristy, peaceful and authentic. It offer great beaches, great walks, places of natural beauty, a host of water and land based sports all in almost guaranteed year round good weather.
Main Holiday Rental Destinations in Brief
Purpose built tourist resort located a fifteen minute drive North from the airport. Costa Teguise has five good beaches. Full length of resort promenade and cycle path. Good access, parking and layout. Two five star hotels. For self contained tourist accommodation there are apartments and luxury villas. Once in the resort you can get by without a hire car, beaches and shops will be close by. Other facilities include a Golf Course, bowling alley, wing foil and wind surf hire and lessons, dive schools, large selection of every kind of bar and restaurant. The town suits all types of tourist from singles, couples and the elderly
Puerto del Carmen
The first tourist resort in Lanzarote. Arguably the best location for weather and beaches. By far the most popular resort that grew out of a fishing village and harbour located at the south end of town. Puerto del Carmen stretches from the old town harbour to the south up to Matagorda to the North. There is one beach road called ‘the strip’ that stretches all the way from the south to north of town. The rest of town spread inland from the beach road. Puerto del Carmen has the largest amount and highest concentration of tourists in Lanzarote. There is a large shopping centre called Biosphera Plaza. The town has lots of clubs and late night bars. The town has facilities and accommodates tourists of all types and ages but if you want to party this is the place.
Like Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca grew out of a fishing village. Perched on the Southern tip of Lanzarote this lovely town has a lot to offer. The beaches of Papagayo, set just outside the town, are some of the very best in Lanzarote. The town has good access and parking. In town there are three safe beaches. There is a passenger and car ferry to Fuerteventura running all day.
Playa Blanca has more villas than the other tourist areas and attracts older visitors. Its a nice peaceful town with plenty of amenities in the form of bars, restaurants and shops.
Other popular areas in Lanzarote to find holiday accommodation
If you like the peaceful beach life and surfing then Famara is the place for you. Very relaxed ambience with many of the roads still made of sand and dirt. Originally a fishing village next to the five kilometre long Famara beach. Great for learning to surf, kite surf and Wing Foil. On the only main road through town there are lots of surf schools where you can hire equipment and get lessons. Behind the beach are the dramatic Famara cliffs rising 600 meters. Located on the West coast of Lanzarote at a thirty minute drive from the airport
Another fishing village found on the North East Coast of Lanzarote. Very picturesque and traditional feeling. Small back streets meander close to the sea front. There are several rock pools that you can swim in. Close to the beach of Arrieta. Great holiday location for those seeking to interact with the locals.
Where will you stay in Lanzarote?
Whatever location you chose to spend your holiday in Lanzarote you will have a great time. The island is small and no drive is longer the forty minutes, mostly nearer twenty.
If you want to be in a tourist area where everyone speaks English and you can find amenities like at home then Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca or Costa Teguise will suit you fine.
If you want to get a real taste of traditional Lanzarote life the Punta Mujeres is great.
If you love the beach and surfing then you can’t beat Famara.