Lanzarote is one of the most beautiful islands in Spain and is part of the Canary Islands. Lanzarote was created by the volcanic activities in this area from the past and this is reflected in everything in nature and surroundings.
The island of Lanzarote has a wonderful subtropical climate all year round and is therefore very suitable as a holiday destination. You can enjoy a wonderful stay in one of the local hotels, apartments, villas and holiday homes. Lanzarote is a real holiday island and thanks to the beautiful nature, beautiful beaches and picturesque surroundings due to, among other things, the volcanic activities from the past.
Lanzarote is part of the Canary Islands, together with Tenerife, Gran Canaria, El Hierro, La Gomera, La Palma and Fuerteventura. The wonderful climate practically all year round and the tourist facilities make it a much-booked holiday destination among Europeans.
Lanzarote is part of Spain and therefore also falls under the European Union, but just like more colonial islands, the Canary Islands have a separate status, which means that the taxes are a lot lower. As a result, in addition to a great holiday, you can also benefit from lower prices and early bird discounts.
Popular destinations Lanzarote
There are many beautiful destinations on Lanzarote, but a few stand out and are definitely worth a visit. The most popular destinations at the moment are:
- Puerto del Carmen
- Playa Blanca
- Costa Teguise
- Puerto Calero
There are of course many other beautiful destinations, but in our opinion these are the best to book a holiday. Lanzarote has many beautiful places and sights that are worth a visit. With the top 5 above you will find the most popular destinations to find a hotel / apartment. From here you can rent a car and visit the many other sights of Lanzarote.
Holiday on Lanzarote
For a wonderful Lanzarote holiday you don’t have to look far, we have a very wide range of hotels, last minutes, apartments, villas and holiday homes. This offer is regularly updated and with our handy comparison tool, a holiday on Lanzarote does not have to be expensive at all, and there is a large tax advantage on this island and you as a tourist can of course make the most of it.
A holiday to Lanzarote from the Netherlands, for example, can be booked by boat or plane, the flight time from the Netherlands to the island is approximately four and a half hours.
That is why booking a holiday to this beautiful Canary Islands with children is certainly doable. You can fly from Amsterdam and in the summer period also from Eindhoven airport.
Once you are in Lanzarote you can of course use public transport and taxis, but it is also possible to rent a car. This allows you to explore and discover the island on your own. For those who want to enjoy the peace and quiet, wonderful hotels / apartments by the sea or the pool, keep it that way.
However, if you want to see a bit more, renting a car is definitely recommended. You can often reserve this in advance through a holiday provider, but also on site. Our tip is to arrange the insurance well in advance so that you are not faced with surprises.
Food and drink Lanzarote
When it comes to food and drink, Lanzarote is in the right place, because the island is close to Morocco, there are various Moroccan specialties available in addition to Spanish cuisine.
Tapas are really Spanish and are served in many restaurants. In addition to tapas, there are also typical Canarian dishes that you can order almost anywhere on the island and they are therefore called: Arrugadas and Mojo. There is plenty of fresh fish on Lanzarote, many fishermen hunt around the island every day and fresh fish is one of Lanzarote’s toppers!
In short, if you go on holiday to Lanzarote, you can also enjoy an extensive kitchen. Spanish dishes, Moroccan dishes or just a bit of tourist food such as a hamburger or pizza sandwich. I
n addition to the well-known seaside resorts, I recommend that you also visit the interior / older cities a bit more if you want to eat something different. You can certainly eat delicious food in the large seaside resorts, but you will not actually find the authentic cuisine here. However, you go to Teguise or Guime.
Weather and climate
Lanzarote is a real sun holiday island because of the temperature that is almost above 20 degrees all year round. Together with Gran Canaria, these are the two ‘warmest’ islands of the Canary Islands, so you can almost always enjoy the wonderful sun here. Real summer starts around June and ends around October.
The Canary Islands are known for their mild climate. Nice and warm in summer and still a comfortable temperature of about 20 degrees in winter. On the coldest days on Lanzarote, a sweater is not a superfluous luxury, but they do not have a winter like in the Netherlands there.
That is why many holiday providers also advertise the Canary Islands as winter sun holidays and spend the winter in the sun. The advantage is that the accommodation costs in the winter period are a lot lower than in the summer. While the temperature is still very pleasant.
Beaches in Lanzarote
The beaches on Lanzarote are beautiful and we have made a list of beaches that you can visit. There are many sandy beaches, but also rocky beaches and black beaches due to the volcanoes that can be found on the island.
Together with Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, La Palma and Tenerife, Lanzarote forms the well-known Canary Islands which can be found on the left side of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean near Morocco, yet this beautiful holiday island is a European holiday destination because this island belongs to Spain However, this island is an autonomous region of Spain and there is a difference with Spain in terms of law and taxes.
As a holiday country, Lanzarote is very ideal due to the favorable climate and therefore the weather is actually favorable all year round for a warm summer holiday, the (volcanic) island has an area of about 850 square kilometers and is the fourth island of the Canary Islands in size.
Sights and activities
Due to the beautiful mountains and landscapes, there are many attractions on this Spanish island which were mainly created or still exist because of the volcanic activities. The nice thing about Lanzarote is that on the one hand it has a beautiful nature with greenery etc.
But mainly the island is characterized by the fact that in the past several large eruptions have occurred, so that part of Lanzarote is practically not overgrown and practically speaking more like a moon landscape than a wonderful holiday island.
That makes it so much fun to visit Lanzarote, because it is an island with multiple faces and therefore certainly recommended to spend a holiday here. Most Dutch people still go on holiday to Turkey. Click here for a visa for this you need to visit this other warm holiday country.
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