Lanzarote at a glance
According to Getzipcodes, Lanzarote is the easternmost of the Canary Islands and is approximately 140 kilometers from the coast of Morocco .
The north of the island is particularly suitable for hikers because it is much more mountainous, rugged and greener than the south. You will find deep gorges, mountains and volcanoes here.
The south of the island, on the other hand, is much drier and barren. Only a few centuries ago, many villages here were buried by volcanic eruptions. In addition to volcanoes, you will find beautiful sandy beaches in the south.
Top sights in Lanzarote
Nature meets architecture – this is how you could describe the sights in Lanzarote in a nutshell. Here are our tips for the top 5 Lanzarote highlights.
#1 National Park Timanfaya : Probably the most famous Lanzarote attraction with the fire mountains, lava fields and hot geysers.
#2 El Golfo : A small fishing town with great restaurants. Very close by is the Charco de los Clicos, a deep green lake.
#3 Jameos del Agua : A lava tube with a crystal clear salt lake transformed into a concert hall and restaurant by César Manrique. Crazy, right?
#4 Fundación César Manrique : A work of art and the home of César Manrique himself. Today it is a museum dedicated to Lanzarote’s architectural icon.
#5 Playa de Famara : Incredibly long, beautiful sandy beach. Not suitable for swimming, but simply beautiful and ideal for water sports.
The most famous Lanzarote sight is the volcanic landscape of the Timanfaya National Park
The best tours and activities in Lanzarote
Guided tours are simply the good and practical way to discover a destination. You don’t have to worry about anything and your local guide knows information that is not in any travel guide.
Here are our top 5 Lanzarote tours .
Day tour to the Lanzarote highlights : The perfect tour if you are in Lanzarote for the first time. Your local guide will take you to all the must-sees of the island.
In the footsteps of César Manrique : César Manrique is the architectural icon of Lanzarote. Discover four of his craziest and most beautiful buildings.
Sailing Trip Adults Only : Cruise on a sailing ship for snorkeling at the Papagayo beaches and let yourself be pampered with free drinks and snacks.
Trial diving on the Costa Teguise : A unique experience to discover Tenerife’s underwater world up close. Without previous knowledge and completely safe.
Hike through a wine landscape: Learn everything about winegrowing in La Geria. A tasting of the delicious white wine is of course part of the tour.
Learn more about the special wine cultivation on Lanzarote on a tour
Our hotel tips for Lanzarote
Thanks to the well-known architect Cesar Manrique, Lanzarote has the most beautiful houses of all the Canary Islands. When it comes to hotels in Lanzarote, you are spoiled for choice. We show you our hotel tips for Lanzarote for every budget .
|hotel||price category||For booking|
|Timanfaya Casa||Good & cheap||This way|
|Alma Libre B&B||Good & cheap||This way|
|Palacio Ico||Better||This way|
|5 suites||Better||This way|
|Finca Isolina||luxury||This way|
|Magma Rooms||luxury||This way|
Best travel time for Lanzarote
Along with the neighboring island of Fuerteventura, Lanzarote is one of the warmest of the Canary Islands. Even in winter it can be up to 18 degrees and in summer it doesn’t get too hot with temperatures around 25 degrees.
If you really want to go on a bathing and beach holiday in Lanzarote, we recommend the summer months from May to August. In winter it gets dark around 6 p.m. in the evening and without the sun it gets cool quickly.
You can count the rainy days in Lanzarote on one hand. In general, the mountainous north of the island is a bit rainier.
A phenomenon called Calima often occurs in summer when it blows sand from the Sahara to the Canary Islands. Then the air is very hazy and sometimes you can only see a few hundred meters away.
Our tip : If you travel to Lanzarote for surfing, winter is best with big and clean waves (this is not so relevant for beginners). For wind sports such as kitesurfing, sailing or windsurfing, the summer with stronger winds offers more stable conditions.
Travel budget for a Lanzarote holiday
Lanzarote is very similar in price to mainland Spain . You can consume coffee and wine here with a clear conscience, because they are particularly cheap on Lanzarote.
The accommodations are a bit more expensive than on the neighboring islands of Gran Canaria and Tenerife, because the offer is simply smaller. You can expect 45 to 65 euros per night for an AirBnB, 75 to 100 euros for a hotel and prices start at around 150 euros for a large resort.