Great Luxury Hotels in Lanzarote

Looking for great luxury hotels in Lanzarote? Lanzarote is full of volcanoes, lava fields, rocks in impossible shapes, black and red earth that contrasts with the typical whitewashed houses, the deep blue sea and the light blue sky. The scenery in the easternmost of the Canary Islands contains stark, rolling mountains, beautiful beaches of white and golden sand, lush palm groves and silence, which is why visitors love Lanzarote.

In Lanzarote, enter a fascinating underground world created by eruptions, enjoy volcanic tunnels and caves. But besides visiting the volcanic landscapes, enjoy its wonderful beaches on white or golden sand, and the crystalline turquoise waters. Many of the island’s beaches are great for children, as they are protected from waves and currents. Visit all of the beautiful Canary Islands here, or Pinterest.

Lanzarote Weather – When to Visit

With its location so close to Africa, you can expect hot and sunny weather throughout the year in Lanzarote. If you love the heat, the best time to visit Lanzarote is between the months of July and September. Temperatures rarely fall below 77°F and usually reaches at least 77°F at midday. If you want a cooler climate, visit Lanzarote between April and June or in October. The average temperature ranges from 70°F and 73°F, which is plenty warm for a relaxing day at the beach or enjoying some sightseeing around the island. Lanzarote is known for its winds, which is one of the main weather characteristics of the island. Northeast trade winds paired with the cool waters of the surrounding sea gives Lanzarote a regular cool breeze. This is great for water sports in the summer when the sea conditions are perfect for windsurfing with an average temperature of 72°F.

Top 5 Amazing Beaches in Lanzarote

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Playa Grande

Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen has dark golden sand, calm waters, all the facilities you need, and lifeguards on site. There are plenty of restaurants and shops just across the street, so everything you need is minutes away.

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Playa Chica

This is the smallest beach in Puerto del Carmen and some say, the best. It has a cozy feeling to it, but does get really crowded with families and children because the water is calm all the time and safe for swimming.

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Papagayo Beach

Papagayo Beach is located inside the Natural Monument of Los Ajaches. Papagayo Beach has pristine turquoise waters, and the best swimming on the island. There is a small bar on the beach, but pretty expensive. So you might plan to bring your food and drinks with you.

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Las Cucharas Beach

This beach is great for surfers and water sports lovers because of the constant winds and waves in this part of the island. It has easy access to restaurants, bars and shops.

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Playa Flamingo

This beach is great for families with kids as it is protected by breakwaters and is safe for swimming. You can also go for a dive to see Europe’s first underwater museum, Atlantico Museum, which is very fascinating.

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Best Lanzarote Tours & Activities

Lanzarote Introductory Scuba Diving Experience

The clear waters and undersea life off Lanzarote make it an ideal place to try scuba diving. This experience makes it easy to give the sport a go, and discover whether it’s for you without committing yourself to a longer course. After a briefing on scuba essentials and training in shallow waters, enjoy a dive off Playa Chica bay to experience its underwater world. A PADI instructor will accompany you throughout on this small-group experience. Book Your Lanzarote Introductory Scuba Diving Experience Here.

Catlanza Catamaran Sailing in Lanzarote

Experience relaxation and adventure during this catamaran tour from Puerto Calero for Papagayo beaches. While on board, sip drinks and soak up the sun, or help the crew sail. Once the boat has anchored in a bay, swim, snorkel. Choose between morning or afternoon departures, and family-friendly or adult-only sailings. Onboard lunch included. Book Your Catlanza Catamaran Sailing Here.

Timanfaya & Lanzarote Volcano Experience

Discover the volcanic landscapes of the Timanfaya National Park on this half-day excursion, which takes us through the southern part of Lanzarote. We visit the Timanfaya National Park, we will feel the heat of the earth when carrying out the geothermal demonstrations in the Islote de Hilario. We do the Route of the Volcanoes in our own minibus. You can ride a camel (optional). And on the Timanfaya coast, there are two photographic stops: one at the Los Hervideros cliffs, and the other at the El Golfo volcano with its green lagoon. Finally, try the Malvasía wine in La Geria. Book Your Timanfaya & Lanzarote Volcano Experience Here.

Grand Tour Lanzarote Experience: the footprint of the landscape

Go beyond the beaches of Lanzarote to spend a day discovering the volcanic landscapes of the island with a local guide. This day trip allows you to see more and learn about the geographical history of Lanzarote with a small group of twenty people. After hotel pickup, you’ll visit Timanfaya National Park, Lago Verde, Los Hervideros cliffs, and much more. Best of all, no time is wasted with unwanted trade stops. Book Your Grand Tour of Lanzarote Here.

Kayak & Snorkeling in Papagayo

Whether you are a beginner or have kayaked before, you will have a lot of fun on this active tour. You will be provided with all the equipment you need to enjoy three hours of adventure at sea. Kayak along some of Lanzarote’s most prized beaches and stop at Papagayo Beach to explore with snorkeling and have a picnic. An ideal half day excursion for families. Book Your Kayak & Snorkeling in Papagayo Tour Here.

Best Lanzarote Restaurants

Cofradia de Pescadores Restaurante $11 – 30

Cofradia de Pescadores Restaurante is one of the best Mediterranean-style restaurants in Lanzarote. It is most well-known for its fresh seafood. You can expect generous portion sizes and large plates of local fish, calamari, mussels, and prawns. Telephone: 34 928 34 90 66 Web: Cofradia de Pescadores Restaurante

La Casa de La Playa $11 – 30

La Casa de La Playa is a casual local restaurant on Playa de la Garita. It offers diners an incredible view of the ocean from an outdoor patio. You can enjoy a wide range of BBQ meals, with local meat and fresh seafood being popular choices from the menu. Telephone: 34 928 17 33 39 Web: La Casa de La Playa

El Barquillo $10 and Under

The local restaurant lies on the quieter side of the island in a local fishing village, offering an authentic dining experience. The no-frills dining place is known for delicious and fresh seafood, including prawns, octopi, and a range of fish. Telephone: 34 928 84 01 36 Web: El Barquillo

El Fondeadero $10 and Under

El Fondeadero is a local Spanish restaurant just northwest of Playa de la Caleta. It’s a no-frills place with very laid-back dining, making it a great spot for a relaxing lunch with some locals. The highlight of its affordable menu is fresh seafood, with generous portions and good value for money. Telephone: 34 928 59 25 01 Web: El Fondeadero

El Tenique $10 and Under

El Tenique serves traditional Canarian food with a Spanish twist. Standouts include goat stew and broiled octopus with local mojo sauce. You can also try traditional desserts like gofio mousse, which is made from ground and toasted cereals. Telephone: 34 696 90 06 52 Web: El Tenique

Best Lanzarote Beach Bars

Ancla2 Beach Bar

Address: Av. de las Playas, 38, 35510 Tías, Las Palmas Telephone: 34 666 86 16 84 Web: Anda2 Beach Bar

Sunset Beach

Address: Av. de las Playas, 13, 35510 Tías, Las Palmas Telephone: 34 928 51 27 20 Web: Sunset Beach

Beach Bar Luca

Address: Arenas Blancas, 11A, 35508 Costa Teguise, Las Palmas Telephone: 34 639 32 83 21 Web: Beach Bar Luca

La Orilla Beach Bar

Address: Calle, Av. de Playa Honda, con esquina, C. Cruceta, número 2, 35509 Playa Honda, Las Palmas Telephone: 34 928 72 28 95 Web: La Orilla Beach Bar

Bahia Beach

Address: Avenida marítima 1, 2, 35508, 35508 Costa Teguise, Las Palmas Web: Bahia Beach

Great Luxury Hotels in Lanzarote

12 Comments

  1. Hey

    Ohh i can see that they’ve plenty of best bars, however I’ve been staying far from drink for now. So I’ll  go and hangout  to the restaurants. La Casa de La Playa is my choice. The charge they do  is perfect. $11 – 30 bucks. I would love to be there within an hour by reading this article. I have never been to a place since the begining of the pandemic. Today with your post i feel like i am there.

    thank you for your wonderful post 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great, I don’t really drink either, but I do enjoy the beach and all the sights and smells that go with it.  And the seafood in Lanzarote it amazing!

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  2. Calla Lilies

    Lanzarote, the fourth largest of the seven Canary Islands, is world-renowned for its beautiful beaches and gorgeous volcano landsapes. From reading your post, there is a lot to do and experience in Lanzarote! I have already jotted down some things I would love to do if I visit there in the future – go for a swim at Papagayo Beach with its quiet blue waters, visit Timanfaya National Park to explore the gorgeous volcanic landscapes, and check out the Cofradia de Pescadores Restaurante (I love seafood!). Bookmarked your page for future reference! Thanks for your great post!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great, I love the Canary Islands, and yes the seafood is so wonderful.  You will find a lot of Octopus dishes there, not sure if you would venture into trying it, but it is delicious!

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  3. Louise Allen

    There are so many lovely places to visit in Lanzarote and I like the idea that you have listed the different places and who they are suitable for. Playa Flamingo sounds familiar and I’m a sure I have been there with my family. There’s certainly lots to do too for those who like adventure! My husband will love it!

    It’s just as important to have value for money and lovely places to eat as well as beautiful beaches and I shall definitely look into Lanzarote again now that your article has brought it back to life for me.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Louise 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Louise, and if you have an additional questions, please feel free to reach out to me.  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  4. jesse

    Hey Leahrae! gotta say seriously digging the vibes from your site! quick off topic question real quick how did you get the social media links to pop up like that would really love to use it on my websites i just haven’t figured it out yet haha also love the multiple type of beach vacations you can go on keep it up! 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Go to plug ins and add Social Media Flying Icons.  Set up is easy and you just add your social media links 🙂  Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment on my site Jesse!

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  5. LineCowley

    Lanzarote looks like another another beautiful beach destination and and absolute must to add to my bucket list. I have always wanted to do some some scuba diving, and the introductory scuba diving experience sounds perfect for me. Not to mention the catamaran sailing experience. 

    It will be hard to choose between all the restaurants, all offering delicious sounding food, but with all the seafood on offer at El Barquillo, it will be my first choice. Hopefully I can visit for long enough to try them all. Thanks for a great review on Lanzarote. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks for visiting and I am glad you enjoyed 🙂  Sailing and scuba diving…both wonderful!

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  6. Shalisha Alston

    Lanzarote in 4K is incredibly picturesque. I see they have a lot of nice bars, but I’ve been staying away from drink for now. So I’ll hop on over to the restaurants. La Casa de La Playa is my choice. The price range is perfect. $11 – 30 bucks. But it offers diners an incredible view of the ocean from an outdoor patio. And more importantly for me, I can enjoy a wide range of BBQ meals, with local meat and fresh seafood from the menu.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Sounds like we definitely agree on food. Steak and seafood is the best ! I am glad you enjoyed 🙂

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