An extraordinary volcanic paradise with unique and almost abstract beauty, Lanzarote is an island of contrasts that enjoys year-round great weather and enchants its visitors with spectacular beaches and a legendary art scene.
Why visit Lanzarote?
Often called the "Island of Eternal Spring", Lanzarote boasts warm, dry weather throughout the year attracting sun-seeking tourists for beach holidays in every season.
Along its 200 kilometres of coastline, the island has its fair share of stunning beaches. From the wildly beautiful Famara Beach in the north - a favourite for surfers - to the remote and almost inaccessible Risco Beach to the paradise golden sands of Papagayo Beach, Lanzarote's beaches are a top attraction.
It's not just a pretty face though! Leaving aside the unparalleled beauty of its Atlantic coastline, Lanzarote is also nature, culture and history. From settlement by the Romans to its current status as a UNESCO-recognised biosphere reserve and one of Spain's top tourist destinations, Lanzarote has maintained its welcoming atmosphere and unique character.
The island's cuisine is another reason to book a trip immediately. Indulge your tastebuds with fine wines from the intriguing volcanic vineyards of La Geria, mouth-wateringly strong cheeses from the island's goats and the spicy mojo sauce found in every restaurant in Lanzarote.
Art in Lanzarote
Lanzarote's culture and geography are intrinsically linked with one man in particular: César Manrique. A "lanzaroteño" by birth and by heart, the artist dedicated his body and soul to his life's work - the island he called home.
Manrique used Lanzarote as a canvas merging art and architecture with the spectacular natural landscapes, giving way to wonderful creations that would become some of the island's main places of interest. Don't miss Mirador del Río, a balcony offering impressive views of the neighbouring island of La Graciosa; the magical volcanic tubes of Jameos del Agua, or the enchanting Cueva de los Verdes among other impressive spaces.
Where to start?
Our Lanzarote travel guide will give you all the information you need to prepare for your trip so that once you arrive, all you need to worry about is enjoying yourself!
If you don't know much about the island, the first thing to do is to delve into its legendary history - understanding the past will help you understand the present. Next, check out our practical hints and tips on travelling to the island, before discovering which of its tourist attractions pique your interest and where the best beaches and coves are in Lanzarote.
Looking for a place to stay?
Booking your accommodation in advance is the best way to get great discounts. Our detailed guide on where to stay in Lanzarote will help you decide the best areas to look for hotels or apartments, and our hotel search engine will find you the best deals!
Explore the stunning landscapes of Timanfaya National Park with this guided hiking tour. You'll discover craters, calderas, and amazing lava tunnels.
On this express tour of the south of Lanzarote you can see the volcanoes of the Timanfaya National Park and discover their famous vines called lapilli.
Enjoy an unforgettable sunset catamaran cruise in Puerto del Carmen. Discover the stunning scenery of the Lanzarote's southern coast!
You'll fly over the Atlantic Ocean and admire the south coast of Lanzarote on parasailing experience in Playa Blanca. It's the perfect plan for thrill-seekers!
Enjoy a wine tasting experience visiting La Geria, Lanzarote's main wine-producing region. Here you can try its famous wines and explore its vineyards.
Explore the capital of Lanzarote in an exclusive way with this private tour of Arrecife. You'll have a guide just for you and be able to design the itinerary.
On this visit to the Finca Testeina of the Vega de Yuco winery we'll discover the essence of the wines of Lanzarote and we'll taste two organic wines!
If you love sports and the sea, this water bike tour from Playa Blanca is perfect for you - a fun way to explore the southern side of Lanzarote. Ready?
Why is our Lanzarote travel guide the best?
Introducing Lanzarote is a guide written by travellers for travellers, and contains personalised advice to help you make the most of your trip to the island. Thanks to our travel guide, you can find the best beaches and coves and most popular tourist attractions in Lanzarote, as well as what to eat and where to stay!
All the information in this guide is valid as of June 2022. If you find any errors or have any comments, please feel free to contact us.