Top Destinations in Lanzarote
Easily our customer’s favourite Canary Island, Lanzarote never disappoints. Lanzarote has year-round sunshine, guaranteed good weather, breathtaking scenery and some of the most sandy, salubrious beaches. But where should you stay during your time in Lanzarote? Here we talk through the main four areas on this beautiful island…
Puerto del Carmen
Puerto del Carmen is the most popular destination in Lanzarote. It’s only a short 15min transfer from the airport so you can start your holiday as soon as you land! It’s busy, it’s filled with things to do, see and eat and, most importantly, it has a gorgeous beach. Its promenade stretches all the way from lively Puerto del Carmen to laid-back Los Pocillos and ending in the relaxing Matagorda. It’s perfect for stretching your legs in the evening and enjoying a leisurely stroll as the sun begins to set. There is an amazing range of accommodation in Puerto del Carmen from beachfront resorts to quiet apartments and 5* luxury to more budget-friendly options.
On the other side of the airport is the charming town of Costa Teguise. With an air of relaxation, Costa Teguise is slightly more upmarket than neighbouring Puerto del Carmen. Whitewashed buildings and palm trees line its beachfront, making it a postcard-pretty spot to soak up the sun. So much so that the King of Spain has a summer residence here! For families (or big kids!), you can spend a splashy day at the Costa Teguise Aquapark with plenty of slides, pools and playgrounds. Visit Cucharas beach, a soft sandy stretch where you can try some watersports. Or the horseshoe-shaped beach of Playa Jablillo with calm waters for the most relaxing beach day.
Our most southerly destination in Lanzarote is Playa Blanca. Like many of our favourite sun destinations, it had humble beginnings as a fishing village but has expanded over the years. Now, it’s a lovely port town with an impressive marina filled with expensive yachts. You can stroll from one side of Playa Blanca to the other along its promenade and enjoy the sights of the town. Or, you can explore its stunning white beaches like Papagayo beach, Playa Flamingo and Playa Dorada. Its beaches, marina and weekend markets make it a tranquil sun holiday destination.
Puerto Calero is an upmarket, luxurious port town – its harbour is even called Millionaire’s Harbour! Millionaire’s Harbour is a huge marina where you can see the luxury yachts and plan how you’d spend your fictional Lotto winnings. Behind the marina, you’ll find a wide promenade with plenty of restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. Although there’s no beach in Puerto Calero, Puerto del Carmen is only a short distance away so you can easily enjoy its long sandy stretches or stay in Puerto Calero and relax poolside. Puerto Calero is the perfect spot to depart on a catamaran tour of the coast and enjoy a day on the sea.
Which will be your base for your next Lanzarote holiday?