Lanzarote Travel Guide

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Lanzarote Travel Guide
For those of you who enjoy year round sun and sandy beaches, then we are certain that Lanzarote has been discussed as a potential cheap holiday destination. You may even have visited this wonderful island before. Either way, Lanzarote holidays should be on your 2022 wish list so why not take a quick look at what you can expect when you arrive.
 
 

Where is Lanzarote? 

 
Lanzarote is just over 120 kilometres from Africa’s Saharan coast and is the most easterly of the seven Canaries. The island is roughly 62km long and 23km wide, making it the fourth largest Canary Island. One of the first things that visitors notice is the white painted buildings. This is thanks to the work of local artist, César Manrique, who worked tirelessly to protect the island’s traditional architectural style and avoid over-development. 
 
 

What’s the weather like in Lanzarote? 

 
Lanzarote has a subtropical desert climate with average maximum daytime temperatures ranging from about 21°C in January to 29°C in August. The island’s rainfall per year average is just 21 days, making it a very popular destination for sun-seekers looking for winter sun holidays. The lowest average temperatures are in the months of January and February when it is 21°C. The highest average temperature is in July, August and September when it is 29°C. The best time to go is May and June when it is hot without being unbearably so.
 

Things to do in Lanzarote 

 
Lanzarote is a volcanic island but many of its beaches especially in the resorts of Playa Blanca, Papagayo and Famara are of golden sand and you will find white sanded beaches in the resort of Caleton Blanco. As you might expect, Lanzarote has great outdoor activities which are mainly focused around the sea, with great surfing at Famara, windsurfing at Costa Teguise and several great scuba diving locations around the island. 
 
 
A visit to the Timanfaya National Park is a must for every visitor on holidays to Lanzarote. The spectacular volcanic landscape, that covers a quarter of the island, was created over six years of near-continuous volcanic eruptions. The scale of the eruptions was enormous, lava spilling out from more than 100 volcanoes onto previously-fertile land and villages, as well as reclaiming some new land from the sea. Although the majority of the eruptions took place nearly 300 years ago, Lanzarote’s dry climate means that the volcanic landscape is relatively unchanged since that time. 
 
 
If you love the sea then there is no better way to explore the Atlantic Ocean surrounding Lanzarote than going on a Catamaran cruise to Papagayo beaches. This half day trip is perfect for families, it takes you to the beautiful beaches on a luxury catamaran where you will be able to enjoy swimming and snorkelling before anchor drops on the white sands of Papagayo, where you can spend hours soaking up the sun or enjoy the use of kayaks to explore the area in more depth.
 

Things to know about Lanzarote 

 
Languages spoken are Spanish, with English widely spoken too. UK citizens are allowed to spend a maximum of 90 days on Lanzarote in any period of 180 days without a visa.  Your passport must be valid for more than six months. There is no time difference between Lanzarote and United Kingdom and the flight time is between 4 hours and 30 minutes and 5 hours and 30 minutes depending on where you fly from. 
 
Have you ever visited on a Lanzarote holiday? Let us know your hints and tips for enjoying the island in the comments section below! 
 
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