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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: 24°C.
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Upcoming Lanzarote Events
Fiesta in Tao
Fiesta in Tao
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Día de Los Reyes (Epiphany)
Every year there is a parade with 3 Camel Riders (dressed as the 3 wise kings) giving sweets and gifts to Children on the 5th of January. The 6th (Epiphany) is a national holiday.
Monday, January 05, 2015

Fiesta in Montana Blanca
Annual Fiesta in Montana Blanca.
Sunday, May 24, 2015

Dia de Canarias
"Canary Islands Day" is celebrated annually to commemorate the Canary Island's autonomous status, granted in 1983.
Saturday, May 30, 2015

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on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 15:32

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on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 19:10

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on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 14:58

Newbie to Lanzarote - upcoming visit to Playa Blanca
by marymouse
on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 14:27

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on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 18:02

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Lanzarote Tourist Guide
Poll: Best Hotel in Lanzarote
Princesa Yaiza37%
Gran Melia Volcan12%
Hesperia Lanzarote Hotel11%
Dreamplace Gran Castillo11%
Dreamplace Castillo Papagayo8%
Gran Melia Salinas8%
Hotel Villa Vik8%
Gran Hotel Arrecife7%
Click here to cast your vote