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Lanzarote

Welcome to Discover Lanzarote – the independent guide to Lanzarote.
Situated just 79 miles off the coast of Africa, Lanzarote is the most easterly of the Canary Islands. The island is 37 miles (60km) long and 12 miles (20 km) wide, making it the fourth largest island in the Canaries.

Lanzarote Climate

Lanzarote enjoys a mild dry climate with average daytime temperatures ranging from about 21°C in January to 29°C in August. With total annual rainfall at just just 140mm (5.5 inches), Lanzarote is the perfect year-round holiday destination.

Volcanic Origins

As with the other Canary Islands, Lanzarote is Volcanic in origin. Due to the recent eruptions during the 18th and 19th Centuries, many parts of Lanzarote appear to be from another world, often described as 'lunar' or 'Martian'.
The dry climate (and lack of erosion) means that the Volcanic Landscape appears much as it did just after the eruptions.

Amongst the many stunning Volcanic features of Lanzarote is the longest Volcanic Tunnel in the world, the Atlantida Tunnel, which is over 7 km long and includes the La Cueva de los Verdes and Jameos del Agua.

Despite the Volcanic nature of the island, Lanzarote has several beautiful white beaches such as those at Playa Blanca, Papagayo and Caleton Blanco.

For the more active, the island offers great surf at Famara, windsurfing at Costa Teguise and world-class sports training facilities at La Santa Sport. Local authority regulations on the amount and style of development mean that there is no billboard advertising and no high rise buildings in Lanzarote (with the exception of the Grand Hotel in Arrecife).

If you are searching for accommodation, then check out our list of Lanzarote villas, Lanzarote apartments , bungalows or hotels in Lanzarote. If you want to know who flies to Lanzarote, then have a look at our list of Airlines that fly to Lanzarote. Finally if you want to see the island, then renting a car really is a must.



Current Temperature in Lanzarote: 30°C.
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Upcoming Lanzarote Events
Fiesta in Femes
Fiesta in Femes
Thursday, July 07, 2016

Fiesta
Fiesta in Teguise, Puerto del Carmen, Tias, Famara and Yaiza.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Fiesta in Tahiche
Fiesta in Tahiche.
Monday, July 25, 2016

Fiesta in San Bartolome
Fiesta in San Bartolome
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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Lanzarote Tourist Guide
Poll: Best Hotel in Lanzarote
Princesa Yaiza36%
Gran Melia Volcan12%
Dreamplace Gran Castillo11%
Hesperia Lanzarote Hotel11%
Dreamplace Castillo Papagayo8%
Gran Melia Salinas7%
Hotel Villa Vik7%
Gran Hotel Arrecife7%
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