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A truly unique island created by the activity of more than 300 volcanoes, Lanzarote offers eerie landscapes of black lava next to palm-lined beaches. It’s little wonder that it’s been designated a Unesco biosphere reserve and is very popular with tourists looking for something a little different.
There really isn’t a bad time to book flights to Lanzarote. With year-round temperatures remaining fairly constant between 21 and 29 degrees, and very little rain, the weather here makes it a top choice whatever the season.
Perhaps strangely for a European destination, the high season actually falls between November and April, with visitors coming to make the most of some winter sun. Flights around Christmas and the New Year are particularly busy, so book in advance if travelling then. The months between July and August – which coincide with the school holiday period – can also get busy. Flights to Lanzarote outside of these peak periods are generally cheaper.
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You can choose departures from a number of airports, as well as finding the cheapest flights around your preferred dates of travel.
For example, rather than searching for flights to Lanzarote from Gatwick, select ‘All London Airports’ to broaden your search or use the ‘Nearby Airports’ option to see where else flights are available from. You might find that flights to Lanzarote from London Gatwick are expensive but that you can find cheap flights to Lanzarote from London Luton on the same day.
There are numerous departures to Lanzarote from London and other UK airports, with often several options for flights each day.
Arrecife Airport is the main international air hub serving the island of Lanzarote. Commonly known as Lanzarote Airport, it’s located in San Bartolome, around three miles southwest of the town of Arrecife. Handling more than five million passengers a year, there are flights to Arrecife from all over the UK and beyond.
There are four bus lines connecting the airport with the rest of the island. Buses 22 and 23 serve the town, with 161 and 261 heading to Playa Blanca and Puerto del Carmen, where you’ll find many of the main tourist resorts.
Direct flights to Lanzarote are available from a number of different carriers.
Taxis and buses are generally very easy to use and reliable on the island. Buses usually run about twice per hour and there are specific airport services.
Car rental is another cheap and convenient way of getting around, with a choice of agencies at the airport and other locations. It takes less than an hour to drive the entire length of the island, so most journeys are quick and easy.
The strong winds can make cycling and motorbikes a little risky, especially in the summer.
The unique volcanic landscapes on Lanzarote give it an other-worldly feel. The Timanfaya National Park last erupted in the 1730s and covers a huge area of the island. The Montanas del Fuego are found within the park, and the restaurant there offers a panoramic view of the island.
Located in the north of the island, Jameos del Agua is a volcanic formation caused by the collapse of an underground tunnel. And Cueva de los Verdes is a part of the same tunnel with guided tours through the area where a river of lava once flowed.
The beaches are, of course, a big attraction and there’s plenty to do. Snorkel and scuba dive, or head out on the water for a spot of windsurfing or parasailing. You can also take a submarine trip from Puerto del Carmen.
UK citizens don’t need a visa for travel to Lanzarote and can stay for up to three months without any further action. Your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay.