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Lanzarote Holidays – A fantastic year-round destination
With golden sandy beaches, secluded bays, and the trade winds providing perfect conditions for watersports, you’d be forgiven for thinking Lanzarote holidays were all about the coast. While many people do visit for the year-round beach scene, the other face of the island is its interior; an otherworldly, lunar moonscape of volcanoes and geysers, fantastic for hiking. As such, Lanzarote attracts an eclectic mix of winter sun seekers, watersports enthusiasts, hikers, clubbers and family holidaymakers. Puerto del Carmen is the liveliest resort for nightlife, and the three main resort areas (Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca) are particularly child-friendly for those on family holidays.
When to go to Lanzarote
Lanzarote is consistently sunny all year round. Because of this, the island has two peak seasons – one between November and April for those after winter sun, and the usual summer high season of July- August. These periods are the island’s busiest. May-June or September-October can be excellent times to visit, with fewer crowds and some of the best weather.
The Canary Islands have an annual Carnival which falls either in February or March; if you want to visit during the Carnival period, it is advisable to book well in advance.
The weather in Lanzarote
The weather in Lanzarote is sunny throughout the year, with temperatures averaging between 21-29°C. The hottest months are July, August and September, with temperatures in the mid to high twenties. Spring and Autumn temperatures hover around 23-25°C, and even in winter the mercury will rarely drop below 18-21°C.
During the winter, evening temperatures can get chilly (down to around 10°C), so it is advisable to pack a warm top, and the months of January – February may see the odd outburst of rain. Peak summer evening temperatures range between 12- 21 °C.
Getting the best deal
By taking holidays to Lanzarote between May-June or September-October, you can take advantage of off-season prices on both hotels and flights. Generally, booking early gives you a much better chance of getting the best deals. Bear in mind that the Easter period and July will be more expensive due to the school holidays.
You can find the best prices we have to offer on package holidays to Lanzarote by looking at the deals below or alternatively by visiting our late deals page. We also have some great deals to Tenerife and Fuerteventura.
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Airport and transport need to know
Lanzarote Arrecife (ACE) airport is small but busy, and has recently been developed with an additional second terminal. Terminal 1 is where most of the shops and restaurants are found.
The airport is located between Puerto del Carmen and Arrecife. You can fly to Lanzarote from London, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham, as well as numerous smaller airports such as Leeds/Bradford and Exeter.
Transfer from the airport to Arrecife takes around 28 minutes, to Costa Teguise around 34 minutes, to Playa Blanca around 56 minutes and to Puerto del Carmen around 31 minutes.
The taxi rank is located right outside the arrival hall at Terminal 1. Taxis run on a meter, and a maximum of 4 people can be taken per vehicle. Private car hire is highly affordable, starting from around €15 per day, with petrol much cheaper than in the UK. You must drive on the right-hand side of the road.
The bus service from the airport is limited. There are no shuttle buses to the main resorts, although a limited public bus service does run to Arrecife and back.
Cheap holiday deals to Lanzarote
Located in a peaceful area just a stone's throw from the resort centre of Puerto del Carmen, the Montana Club Apartments are a superb family-friendly choice for holidays in Lanzarote. Rooms are spacious, bright and airy, and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming.