Lanzarote Holiday Guide | AREA MAP

Last minute holidays in Lanzarote from Teletext. Find out what's on in Lanzarote, cheap holidays available now. Lanzarote, the easternmost of the Canary Islands, is a popular holiday destination for many Britons - and with its year-round hot weather, inviting beaches and natural attractions, it's not difficult to see why.

If you're looking for a cheap holiday to Lanzarote, our destination guide will show you how you can make the most of a low budget visit to this exotic destination. We'll help you find the best resorts, locations and places to shop and eat for a top quality low cost holiday.

Whether you're booking a self-catering, half board or all inclusive holiday in Lanzarote, there's plenty of information in these destination guides to help you get the best experience possible from your package. Many resorts in Lanzarote, offer shimmering stretches of sand, plenty of water sports, a wide range of accommodation from room only to all inclusive, great food and plenty of good nightlife.

If you're on the lookout for late deals to Lanzarote and don't have time to check out the latest holiday guides, we're here to help. Our destination guides will give you a quick but educational insight into the best way to enjoy a last minute trip to Lanzarote. We'll give you enough information to ensure your holiday in Lanzarote isn't spent wondering where to go and what to do.

Whatever you want to get out of your holiday in Lanzarote, these destination guides will help you to have the trip of a lifetime in this beautiful and historic location.

  • Getting There and Around Lanzarote

    Several airlines including Thomas Cook and Airwaysrun flights to Lanzarote's main airport, Arrecife, from a number of British airports, including some regional ones. The journey takes about four hours.

    As the island is fairly small, getting around is pretty easy. The island has good buses, and abundant hire cars and taxis.

  • Beaches in Lanzarote

    Most of the island's coastline is made up of rocks, but whether you want to play some beach sports or just want to soak up a few rays of sunshine, you won't be spoilt for choice for beaches in Lanzarote. The beach at the mountainous area of Famara, for example, is excellent for surfing, as is the stunning Punto del Papagayo (the Parrot Spot).

    Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca are all popular resorts with British tourists. There is a peaceful nudist beach called Charco de Palo near the village of Mala on the north east coast.

  • Sightseeing in Lanzarote

    The capital Arrecife is sprinkled with interesting sights. There's San Gabriel castle housing a small museum, a pretty church and the Charco area denoted by palm trees, cottages and souvenir shops.

    There are also a number of pretty villages scattered throughout the island. It’s usually best to hire a car to get to these villages. Femes, Tinajo and Tahiche are some of the more remarkable ones.

    Timanfaya National Park, in the south-west of the island, is a must-see sight. Many operators offer excursions to see its dramatic landscape sculpted by volcanic eruptions over two centuries ago.

    Other points of interest include: La Geria wine region, the island's salt pans, and a cave called Los Hervideros renowned for its blow holes.

    Take your pick from fishing, glass-bottom boat trips, catamaran excursions to deserted beaches, jet-skiing, swimming and snorkelling. Many tourists pop over to neighbouring Fuerteventura to see its rolling sand dunes and to go shopping at Correlejo.

    Holidaymakers who like hiking should explore the Valley of 1,000 Palms.

  • Eating and Nightlife in Lanzarote

    You'll find plenty of British fare and international cuisine in the resorts on the island. It's worth trying to seek out a typical Canarian restaurant to sample tapas and fresh seafood. The most northerly village of Orzola is renowned for its exquisite seafront seafood restaurants.

    And to top it all off, have a glass or two of Malvasia wine, whose distinctive taste can be attributed to the fact that it is made from grapes grown on the island's volcanic terrains. Tinto de verano (a mixture of wine and lemonade) and sangria are also readily available on the island.

    The island's main tourist resorts, Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise, come to life in the evening, with a mixture of bars and clubs to satisfy most palates. And there's no rush for last orders on the island - many bars in Lanzarote tend to stay open till the last person has left.

    However, if you want to sample some local entertainment, you'll need to head away from the main tourist areas - head to Arrecife, for instance, which retains much of its Hispanic identity.

  • Shopping and Family Attractions

    There are lots of duty-free goods to be found in Lanzarote's main resorts. Popular souvenirs include leather, arts, crafts, clothes, jewellery and locally-made wines.

    The markets in Teguise are a good place to find gifts and local produce, such as wine and cheese. It also boasts the Art and Antiques Emporium, great for souvenirs.

    If you are looking to keep the kids happy on your holiday in Lanzarote, Costa Teguise is home to a great water park.  The Guinate Tropical Park, which is easily accessible from most places on the island, also comes recommended - especially the parrot show that takes place there.

    You can also board a yellow submarine at Puerto del Carmen and observe the local underwater wildlife in clear-blue waters. The Cactus Garden, which was designed by the island's very own Cesar Manrique, also offers something a little different.

Deal of the Day
Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

7 nights, Bed & Breakfast, 
Dep: 23 Oct 2014,  from Luton
Costa Teguise, Lanzarote
7 nights, Bed & Breakfast, Dep: 27 Oct 2014, from Stansted
Costa Teguise, Lanzarote
7 nights, Self Catering, Dep: 30 Oct 2014, from Luton
Costa Teguise, Lanzarote
7 nights, Self Catering, Dep: 30 Oct 2014, from Stansted

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