The Spanish Canary island of Lanzarote is an exciting holiday destination. With its spectacular beaches, vibrant nightlife, boutique hotels and wide range of outdoor activities, Lanzarote is the perfect place for a holiday.
Lanzarote has an all year round mild, dry Mediterranean climate. The average temperature is around 22°C. The sea breezes help to make the island the perfect location for wind surfing, kite-surfing,paragliding and water skiing, especially during June to August. Why not travel to Lanzarote in February to enjoy the island's annual Carnival and festivities? The Fiesta de San Gines in honour of the island's patron saint takes place over two weeks in late August with a wonderful firework display, music and processions.
Before you travel make arrangements to hire a car as it's the best way to see the island's more remote parts and whitewashed villages. On your travels around the island try the mouth-watering local foods. The friendly locals love mojo and papas arrugdas, whixh is potato and sauce and is traditionally eaten with fish. The food and drink in Lanzarote is generally cheaper than in the UK compared to eating out in London. A good value menu, eaten at lunch time is the set menu, which can cost from around 10 Euros upwards. The island's duty free status means that buying cigarettes, alcohol and perfume is also cheaper than in the UK. West European Time is on the same time zone as the UK, so there's no need to adjust your watch.
From Lanzarote's Arrecife International Airport, buses 22 and 23 can take you to Arrecife bus station. Single fares are only approximately 1 Euro for the 20 minute journey. Taxis from the airport to the centre cost about 6 Euros. Bus 61 goes from the airport to the resorts of Puerto del Carmen, cost approx 1.50 Euros and Playa Blanca about 3.50 Euros. You can find many hotels in the resorts of Playa Blanca, Costa Teguise and Arrecife from around 25 Euros per person per night. Budget accommodation costs about 22 Euros per person per night. Public transport in Lanzarote is relatively cheap, locals call buses guaguas. There are often free buses to attractions from some resorts. Taxis also offer good value for money but passengers should round up the fare, it's not customary to give an extra tip. Parking in central Arrecife can be somewhat difficult, parking spaces are limited and the streets are narrow. Try to park at the municipal car park and walk into town.