- Lanzarote Family holidays
Book family holidays in Lanzarote and you are in the company of over five million people each year who pass through the doors of Arrecife Airport on their way to and from the fourth largest in the Canary Islands group. It's not just popular with tourists either - it also has the third largest population, and the friendly welcome from the local residents and those working in the hospitality trade will help to make you and your children feel at home.
Back for good
The local population isn't entirely comprised of Spanish citizens - about 8,000 expats from Britain and Ireland have made the decision to return to Lanzarote permanently after visiting it on holiday, and these too will help to make you and your family feel welcome on arrival to your cheap family holidays in Lanzarote. In some cases you may find local bars and pubs are run by these expats, giving you somewhere you can enjoy an evening's entertainment with no language barrier at all. And because the entire island group is part of Spain, you'll have the familiarity of the single currency, with prices in euros on Lanzarote and the other Canary Islands.
By day, there's lots to love about family holidays in Lanzarote, and the island offers slightly calmer coasts than the larger Canaries. This makes it perfect for swimming and for other watersports too, and you might want to try your hand at everything from snorkelling and scuba diving, to sailing and surfing. With a warm breeze blowing off of the Atlantic in the winter months, it's never really cold on the island, making it an excellent option for a winter break. Meanwhile the summers are also mild, reaching about 20°C, and this suits families with younger children and babies who might not like the heat.
An airborne adventure
At about four hours from the UK, the flight to get to family holidays on Lanzarote is longer than you might have experienced during previous trips to continental Europe or the Balearics. However, it is worth the extra time to get a little closer to the equator, as this helps to ensure finer weather with warm temperatures, and a smaller range between the different seasons - all of which adds up to help explain why Lanzarote is a popular year-round destination for holidaymakers and expats alike.
Why Lanzarote is so great for families
The residents of Lanzarote love children and go out of their way to ensure that young visitors are given the same warm welcome as grownups. Family holidays to Lanzarote are a great chance to enjoy a variety of activities, including snorkelling, scuba-diving and sailing, and explore some of the Canaries' best child-friendly attractions. All of this, combined with the laid-back, jovial approach to life for which Lanzarote residents are famous, ensures that worn-out families can quickly unwind and start enjoying this spectacular location.