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Lanzarote is one of the Canary Islands off the West African Coast that is administered by Spain. It is famous for its volcanoes, lava fields and rock formations that make for an interesting and unique experience for anyone who visits them. It promises warm weather all year round and several hotel and restaurant options. You can make your experience even more fun by getting a rental car and driving yourself to all the sights that Lanzarote has to offer.

It's your choice: Where to go on Lanzarote

You can check out lots of interesting places when you rent a car on Lanzarote. Driving on Lanzarote makes it easy to get to several attractions within a short time. The Cesar Manrique Foundation at Taro de Tahiche is one of the island's best sights. It is the former home of the pioneer architect Cesar Manrique who was a champion of preserving the raw natural state of the island. His house is a testament to his philosophy: the building complements the landscape beautifully, following the curves on the rock face. Timanfaya National Park contains most of the volcanoes that erupted in the 18th Century, which are the reasons for the island's terrain. It is because of these landforms that the island was declared a Unesco Biosphere Reserve in 1993. The Valley of 1000 Palms is an area near the town of Haria at the north of the island. You can easily drive here in your rented car.

Things to do on Lanzarote

Visit the El Grifo winery which is the oldest winery on Lanzarote, having been in business since 1775. They practice innovative ways of growing grapes and winemaking despite the volcanic ash that covers the island. Club La Santa is a popular sports complex mostly frequented by cyclists, runners and surfers in the area. Located on the north coast, it is the largest such complex with Olympic quality facilities. Puerto del Carmen resort is perfect for you if you want to mix things up a bit with some shopping, nightlife and eating out. It is an exciting place with interesting sights and sounds. The 6km long promenade that links beaches and bays is perfect for night walks. Costa Teguise is a more reserved resort, slightly upmarket, laid back and peaceful. The exact opposite of Puerto del Carmen, it offers the perfect alternative for anyone who wishes to avoid the buzzing nightlife.

Important Info about Lanzarote

Lanzarote is the perfect island for you if you enjoy chic and hip adventures. From cycling, hiking and surfing to sampling local wines while watching the sunset, there is a certain elegance to the things you can do on Lanzarote. Virtually every place on the Lanzarote map has something exciting to offer. Lanzarote is a tiny 60km long by 19km wide island. It has villages, restaurants, resorts and sights and features beautiful enough to warrant it a place in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The landscape is predominantly volcanic black with intermittent splashes of green vegetation that creates a remarkable contrast. There are many beaches all around the island, and the overall temperatures are comfortable all year round. You can easily rent a car on Lanzarote and drive to all the best destinations.

Weather in Arrecife, Lanzarote
Facts
Country Spain
Language Spanish
Currency Euro
Time-Zones Western European Summer Time (WEST)
Country Code +34

Good to know

To get to Lanzarote, you can take one of several direct flights from the UK whose destination is Lanzarote airport. You can also fly to Spain and connect to Lanzarote from Cadiz by ferry. Currently, there is one ferry route that runs between Spain and Lanzarote. The ferry crosses weekly and takes about 31 hours from Cadiz to Arrecife. On the island, there are buses and private cars. Driving laws are similar to those in Spain: drive on the right side of the road and observe the 100km per hour speed limit on motorways and 50km per hour in built-up areas. There are many bumpy roads and sharp bends, especially in mountainous areas. Take it nice and slowly and watch out for narrow roads and sudden turns. Have your driving license and car rental documents with you at all times whenever you are out driving.

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Our tour suggestion for Lanzarote

As a holidaymaker, once you rent a car on Lanzarote, you can easily drive to all the best natural destinations. Arrieta is definitely one of the best places to visit in the surroundings. It is a small undiscovered coastal village in Haria with some of the best and freshest fish and seafood on the island. The Playa de la Garita is an award-winning beach that is located to the south of Arrieta. It is clean, pristine, and has amazing facilities for the entire family to enjoy. The Monte de la Corona is a 609-metre extinct volcano with one of the longest lava tubes on the planet. Its majesty can be clearly seen as you approach it, and it offers some unique climbing and hiking.

What to bring to your friends from Lanzarote

There is nothing as lovely as receiving a thoughtful souvenir from a loved one who has been travelling, and Lanzerote has many gifts to choose from. Liqueur is one of the most popular souvenirs from Lanzarote. Lanzarote has duty free bottles of many varieties and its wine selection is also pretty great. When it comes to food, Mojo sauce is one of the signatures of Lanzarote. You can buy a jar of red, green or powdered Mojo sauce. Olive oil from Lanzarote is also quite good. For fresh food, get smoked fish and goat cheese to take home. For a truly unique souvenir, you can buy amazing art from local artists, almost all of whom have an unnatural flair in their work. It is as if the Lanzarote air has accorded them some otherworldly inspiration.