Forged by fire and water over the millennia, Lanzarote's otherworldly landscape looks like something straight out of a science fiction or fantasy novel. The fourth largest in Spain's Canary Islands, it's also one of the country's most popular holiday destinations. Visitors from all over the world flock to Lanzarote all year round to discover for themselves the Lanzarote Effect: an experience borne of the sight of the island's jet-black lava fields, the feel of its pristine beaches and the taste of its unique art and culture.
Have a memorable island holiday in a Lanzarote villa rental
With mostly mild weather all year round, it's no wonder Lanzarote is called the 'Island of Eternal Spring'. Holiday rentals in its charming towns and villages make the perfect homes away from home. Book a villa rental and enjoy the smorgasbord of delights that Lanzarote has to offer, from exquisite wines produced by local vineyards and festive open-air markets to picture-perfect beaches and a world-renowned historical and artistic heritage.
Live it up all day and night in Puerto del Carmen
More than a million visitors make their way to the resort town of Puerto del Carmen on Lanzarote's southeastern coast every year for the quintessential island holiday. Holiday lettings here are just a short walk away from beaches like Playa Chica and Playa de los Pocillos, where you can go snorkelling or scuba diving, or simply lie back and soak up the sun. You can shop and eat to your heart's content in the boutiques and restaurants along the Avenida de las Playas, and when night falls, enjoy some drinks in the lively nightclubs lining the boulevard.
White sand and white salt in Playa Blanca
The southernmost town on the island, Playa Blanca, which translates to 'white beach,' is aptly named. It's home to a good number of beaches with fine white sand, including Dorada and Flamingo and most notably, the string of white sandy beaches in the Papagayo coves. Holiday rentals here are just a few minutes' drive from some of Lanzarote's most notable natural attractions, such as Timanfaya National Park, El Golfo green lagoon and the Janubio salt flats.
Holiday in style in Puerto Calero
Developed in the 1980s, the small resort community of Puerto Calero on Lanzarote's southwestern coast is where you can spend your Lanzarote holiday in grand style. Its genteel streets are lined with upscale shops and restaurants, while the marina is dotted with luxurious yachts. If you're itching to get in or on the water, you can indulge in water-based activities like marlin and bluefin-tuna fishing and scuba diving. Or just simply chill by the private pool in your luxury rental villa with a glass of full-bodied Lanzarote wine.
Have a royally good time in Costa Teguise
Spain's King Carlos has a place in Costa Teguise, a vibrant town on Lanzarote's east coast, but you don't have to be royalty to enjoy a fun-filled holiday here. Explore its 5 sandy beaches, all linked to a bustling promenade that's brimming with restaurants and shops. Holiday lettings in Costa Teguise are within easy reach of activities for the whole family, from a water park filled with a variety of slides to an 18-hole golf course on the slopes of an ancient volcano.
Arriba, arriba, Arrecife!
The vibrant port city of Arrecife is Lanzarote's capital, a fascinating mix of the old and the new. Browse modern art masterpieces housed in the 18th-century stone fortress Castillo de San Jose, lie on the golden sand at Playa del Reducto beach and work on your tan or indulge in a bit of shopping and dining at the inland lagoon of El Charco. Book a holiday home in August and you'll be in time for the Fiesta de San Gines, a major festival that celebrates Arrecife's patron saint.
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Playa Honda!
The centrally located town of Playa Honda is the first thing you'll probably see if you're flying in, since Lanzarote Airport sits in its outskirts. Connected to Arrecife and Puerto del Carmen by a bustling promenade filled with tapas bars, Playa Honda is home to a golden-sand beach stretching more than a mile long, as well as the smaller Guacimeta beach near the airport runway, where you can lie back and watch the planes as they land. Many holiday lettings here are seafront properties, so you'll find the beach right on your doorstep.