The best areas to stay in Lanzarote

The Spanish Island of Lanzarote, part of the Canary Islands, has been the perfect holiday destination for families, couples, sports enthusiasts for many years. With guaranteed sunshine and warm weather for the whole year, what better place to relax and unwind in a beautiful part of the world?  There are three main areas for you to choose to stay in, which are: Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca, and Costa Teguise. Each have a different feel, and make sure that everyone’s different holiday needs are met when they pay the island a visit.

Puerto del Carmen

Puerto del Carmen was the very first “resort area” to have popped up on the island. Originally, it was a small fishing village known as La Tiñosa, but now its beaches run for a sandy 6km, and are ready and waiting for holiday makers to embrace them. Puerto del Carmen has a mixture of holiday resorts, villas and apartments to suit everyone’s requirements, and all tend to be close to the beach and the centre of the town.

The centre includes the bubbly Biosfera Plaza, where you can shop until you drop, with a vast array of shops for you to browse. There is also the Centro Atlantico, which is where you find Lanzarote’s main hub of nightlife, with many restaurants, pubs, bars and nightclubs for you to choose from.

Sports enthusiasts are often spotted here enjoying the watersports, and scuba diving to see The Blue Hole and The Cathedral. If you’re an avid golfer there is a great gold course nearby, you can play amongst palm trees, perfectly kept greens and stunning scenery.  The beaches here are fantastic, with sun loungers waiting for you to relax on. If you prefer getting away from the crowd and enjoying more of a quiet beach time, then there are secluded spots you can find off the beaten track.

Find some of the coastal paths where you can walk and cycle, taking in breath-taking views of the clear blue sea. Puerto del Carmen is a popular place amongst British holidaymakers thanks to its many British and Irish pubs, and the laidback atmosphere that everyone can enjoy. Check out our hotels in Puerto del Carmen to be in the centre of the action.


Playa Blanca

Located at the southern part of the island, this upmarket resort is designed to be the premiere destination in Lanzarote, and certainly has a different feel to the rest of the island’s resorts. With more private villas than hotel complexes, this place oozes elegance and style.  Lined along miles and miles of beaches, which also include the Pechiguera lighthouse, there is plenty of spots for all to enjoy. With a beautiful town centre and old harbour for your shopping, and restaurants serving only the very best food, this truly has become the luxurious end of the island.

El Golfo and Timanfaya National Park are volcanic regions that are close by for you to explore, as well as Montaña Roja or Los Ajaches which is popular with walkers, mainly because of its stunning views of the Bocaina Straits. Playa Blanca is also renowned for having a slightly warmer climate than the rest of the island. Come to Playa Blanca to experience traditional Spanish food and wine, the luxurious stretches of designer boutiques, and soft, sandy beaches. Find your perfect Playa Blanca hotel today!


Costa Teguise

Costa Teguise has a beautiful beach, an aquarium, a water park and golf course so there is plenty to keep you entertained.  The boulevard has many shops and restaurants offering different cuisines for you to choose from. Find both traditional eateries and restaurant chains tucked away from the hustle and bustle, be sure to sample some true Spanish cuisine.

Windsurfers love Costa Teguise and they’re often seen riding the waves. Naturally, there are many diving and watersport schools at this part of the island too. With many hotel complexes offering everything from all-inclusive to self-catering apartments, this place is a great location for all the family to stay, relax and enjoy splashing around in the waves. Costa Teguise is so impressive that even the King of Spain owns a villa here on the sea front, complete with a helipad! Check out our hotels in Costa Teguise to enjoy your own little slice of royal-inspired luxury on your next holiday.


You can enjoy a Lanzarote holiday any time of the year as it offers warm temperatures even in the winter months.  Take a look at our Lanzarote hotel deals – you can secure your booking with a £1 deposit and pay your holiday off in instalments.


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