Sandy beaches and lunar-like scenery
Lanzarote holidays bring you spectacular, unique landscapes and some of the best beaches in Spain’s Canary Islands. It’s close to the coast of north west Africa, bringing you year round sunshine and warm temperatures, which make it ideal for a holiday at any time of year. Families flock here for the child friendly resorts and hotels and large beaches which gently shelve into the waters. Couples will find tranquil hotels with excellent spas, restaurants, bars and more, while explorers can head into the island’s interiors for moonlike landscapes and volcanic mountains.
Those wanting to explore Lanzarote’s culture and landscapes should book holidays in Puerto del Carmen. Here you’ll find volcanic mountains providing a beautiful backdrop to its golden beach and busy harbour. Playa Blanca is a lively resort with a soft sandy beach, and tropical gardens, as well as large hotel complexes with a host of amenities for guests of all ages. If you’re looking to experience the island’s history, Costa Teguise is full of whitewashed buildings which curve around a horseshoe shaped stretch of beach.
Set against a backdrop of the beautiful Timanfaya National Park the golden beaches are ideal for some fun in the sun on family holidays in Lanzarote. The closest of the Canary Islands to the coast of Africa you're almost guaranteed warm weather and sunshine all year round.
Flight time from the UK to Lanzarote is around 4 hours 15 minutes.
Summers in Lanzarote are warm and dry, rarely falling below 25°C. A reliable beach destination all year round, the Canaries boast some the warmest winters around (temperatures tend to stick to the late teens), with lovely mild springs and autumns.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Spain.
Restaurant bills include a service charge by law in Spain, so whether you choose to tip further is up to you. If you enjoyed the meal and service, it is customary to leave 5-10%. Hotel porters and maids will appreciate a small tip, and while taxi drivers don’t require a tip, it’s common to round up the fare.
The official language of Spain is Spanish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.