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The lovely Spanish island of Lanzarote is located off the western coast of Africa. It belongs to the Canary Islands archipelago, which also boasts well-loved cruise and flight destinations like Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Like its neighbouring islands, Lanzarote is famed for its dramatic volcanic landscapes, hot sunny weather, and popular resort towns. The island’s longstanding association with the artist and architect Cesar Manrique has also made it a fantastic spot for art lovers and culture junkies, with the Cesar Manrique Foundation being a particular favourite amongst tourists.
Lanzarote has one international airport, which is located just outside the island’s capital city, Arrecife. Named Lanzarote Airport, but also known as Arrecife Airport, it serves a variety of European destinations and airlines. The airport can easily be accessed from Arrecife, and boasts many traveller-friendly amenities and facilities. Scheduled and charter flights are available. A small number of flights are seasonal, so they only run at certain times of year.
You have several options when it comes to booking your flight to Lanzarote. Most major airports in European countries offer flights to Arrecife Airport. If you’re flying to the island from the UK, Spain or Germany, it’s likely that you’ll be able to book a direct flight, no matter what time of year. Other locations in Europe or around the world will likely require connecting flights, which can be researched using Expedia’s multi-flight booking function. Travellers looking to save money can take advantage of low-cost airlines such as Vueling and Ryanair, however it’s also possible to book business and first class flights when travelling from certain destinations.
Once you have arrived at Lanzarote Airport, you will have the option of hiring a car or relying on the island’s taxis and public buses. If you are spending your trip in one destination, it’s unlikely you will require your own vehicle. From the airport, you can catch several different buses to popular places such as Arrecife, Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca. More destinations can be accessed by bus from Arrecife, so you could travel into the city by taxi or airport shuttle, and catch a connecting service from there. For visitors looking to explore the island and visit some of the smaller towns, it’s recommended that you hire a car. You can do this easily at the terminal, however there are also some agencies located in Arrecife.
If you want to spend your holiday in Lanzarote lazing on the beach and sipping cocktails, you won’t be disappointed. At the same time, Lanzarote is home to a range of fascinating attractions that it would be a shame to miss! Outdoor types should start with Timanfaya National Park, where you can take a guided walking tour of the volcanic peak, and Los Verdes Cave in Teguise is another popular natural spot. Tourists seeking art and culture should make time for the Cesar Manrique attractions, not to mention the excellent Museum of Piracy housed in Santa Barbara Castle.