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Volcanic wonders and winter sun

Visit Lanzarote


Lanzarote, the easternmost of the Canary Islands, is a longstanding favourite for winter sunshine. The beach resorts of Puerto de la Carmen, Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca are some of the most popular travel choices, with plenty of excellent hotels beside their sandy shores and warm seas in which to swim and snorkel.

Papagayo Beach, Lanzarote

Further out to sea it's possible to try game fishing for marlin, barracuda and bonito, while sightseeing boat trips out to sea or to neighbouring Fuerteventura are other options. It may be tempting to simply recline on a sun lounger by the sea or a pool on the terrace of one's hotel or luxury villa, and many visitors do just that.

Castillo San Gabriel castle and Puente de las Bolas bridge, Arrecife, Lanzarote

But it's also well worth seeing some of the island beyond the major resorts, with untamed sections of coastline to be discovered, such as the cliff-framed beach of La Caleta de Famara on the northwest of the island. The volcanic Lanzarote interior is another notable feature, especially the Atlantida Tunnel, which, at more than seven kilometres long, is the world's longest known lava tube. This fascinating cave system – parts of it above ground, others underneath – includes the 3,000-year-old Green Caves where indigenous Guanches once sheltered, and the Jameos del Agua, a lava flow complex conceived by César Manrique that features a restaurant and a brilliant turquoise pool amongst the natural grottos and rocky overhangs.


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Top places to stay in Lanzarote

Princesa Yaiza

Princesa Yaiza, Lanzarote


The Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort is located In Playa Blanca, a former fishing village on the south-eastern coast of the island of Lanzarote. It offers spectacular sea views of Lanzarote and the neighbouring Isla de Lobos and Fuerteventura, with its huge white sand dunes.

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Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca is a relatively low-key beach resort on Lanzarote's southern tip, with much of its accommodation in luxury villas and private apartments rather than large-scale resort hotels. It's developed rapidly in the last decade, but seems to have settled down now, and the completion of the class…

Costa Teguise

Costa Teguise is one of Lanzarote's main beach resorts, purpose-built in the 1970s but sensitively so, with no high-rise buildings - the influence of César Manrique shining through, and the artist and architect's home can be visited during a stay on the island.

Puerto de la Carmen

Lanzarote's oldest and busiest beach resort is Puerto de la Carmen, located on the sunny south coast of the island within easy distance of the capital, Arrecife, and the nearby airport. The resort stretches out along a 6-kilometre golden sand beach, which is excellent for swimming and watersports.

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