On this page we have put together some practical travel tips for Lanzarote.
The best time to travel
Lanzarote, like the other Canary Islands, is not called the “Island of Eternal Spring” for nothing. Constant temperatures between 18 and 28 degrees ensure that it is not too cold in winter and not too hot in summer. A constant wind also provides ideal conditions to visit Lanzarote all year round.
If you don’t visit the island between December and February, the chance of rain is very low. The water temperature of the Atlantic is also very constant – but it takes getting used to for friends of warmer waters. Rarely does the water temperature drop below 18 degrees, in late summer up to 24 degrees can be measured.
Activities on Lanzarote
Each of the three major tourist resorts – Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise – offers a variety of sporting and tourist activities. It is highly recommended to rent a car for at least a few days to explore the island on your own. Both the tourist centers and the amazingly varied landscape for such a small island offer many attractive destinations. All travel tips for Lanzarote recommend a visit.
As with all islands, the focus in Lanzarote is on water sports. Sailing, surfing, windsurfing, jet skiing, boat trips, submarine tours or sport fishing are just a few of the many possibilities. A comprehensive overview of activities that you can easily book in advance can be found at Excursions Lanzarote.
On the beach of Famara it can be dangerous during some days due to the strong current, otherwise the beaches of Lanzarote are actually very safe. Red Cross employees use flags to inform them about the respective conditions.
In recent years, aviation sports such as hang gliding and delta flying have become increasingly important on the island. In front of the Famara cliff, at La Asomada or one of the numerous volcanic hills at Yaiza, you can see the colorful kites gliding. You can even book tandem paragliding flights in Lanzarote.
The island’s second golf course has also recently opened. In Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise, 18 holes are waiting for all golfers
Hotels, apartments and vacation homes
The island’s first major tourist boom took place 20 years ago. This ensures that many of the hotel and apartment complexes look somewhat antiquated today. At the moment, however, all tourist zones are working on modernizing the accommodations from scratch. In the south there are numerous new luxury hotels and in many facilities you can use the existing thermal baths and sports facilities.
If you are traveling with family or friends and prefer to be among yourself, we recommend that you inform yourself about holiday homes on Lanzarote. No matter how big your group is and in which place on the island you would like to stay, you will always find a suitable offer such as this beautiful apartment in Puerto del Carmen.
Shopping in Lanzarote
Due to the significantly lower tax, there are definitely cheap options for shopping. Tobacco and alcohol in particular are offered at a significantly lower price than in the rest of Europe. Be careful with the numerous electronics stores. Apparent bargains can all too quickly turn out to be a bad buy. Common accessories or the factory guarantee are often missing. It is best to find out about the prices of interesting products at home and get a rough idea of what you actually want to buy.
It is then a matter of making comparisons on site and staying true to its principles. If you follow these rules, you can buy cheaper on Lanzarote than in Germany. In the island’s markets, the products are usually offered at fixed prices. In the smaller domestic markets in particular, however, there can be no harm in talking to the sellers. On the one hand, the locals often have a lot of interesting things to report and sometimes the final sales price can drop significantly.
In the next few weeks we will continuously present further practical travel tips for Lanzarote for you. We hope they help you enjoy your vacation in Lanzarote even more.