An island that enjoys hot summers and warm, moderate winters, Lanzarote is a fantastic, family-friendly destination all year round.
Part of the Canary Island group, Lanzarote is dominated by a unique volcanic landscape that makes for some incredible walking and hiking holidays. The mix of white and black sand idyllic beaches also provide a unique beach holiday, and many of our villas to rent in Lanzarote are close to the coast too.
Combining the best of an active and relaxing trip, the island is the perfect place to escape the everyday.
Though the Canary Islands are a part of Spain, Lanzarote does also have its own, identifiable cuisine. Have a taste of the traditional local food during your villa holiday in Lanzarote. Papas Arrugudas are skin-on potatoes boiled in seawater, often served with Mojo Sauce (fiery or garlicky, depending on the colour).
With many herds of goats still roaming around the island, it would be rude not to try the delicious cheese they produce. If you see them on the menu, be sure to also order the La Santa prawns - these are caught off the coast of La Santa, on Lanzarote.
Lanzarote is unique in that it is home to both white and black sand beaches, thanks to its dramatic volcanic origins.
Head to the south of the island and Playa de Papagayo, for golden sands that are popular among holidaymakers. The clear water is ideal for snorkelling too.
Playa Flamingo is another bustling tourist hotspot, with a coastline that is well-lined with bars, restaurants, and shops. If visiting somewhere more unusual is on your list, however, Playa del Charco de los Chicos is a must, with its black sand, red cliffs, and strange green lagoon.
Due to its island nature, beaches certainly won’t be in short supply during your villa holiday in Lanzarote. Get off the beaten track and explore the terrain with a gentle hike, where you’ll often be rewarded with secluded, unspoiled sand. Beach babe or avid wanderer - there’s so much varied coast to discover during your travels around Lanzarote.
Don’t be fooled by the size of this small island - there’s much more to Lanzarote than lazing on the beach, not that we don’t recommend this too!
Explore the dramatic origins of Lanzarote (which was actually formed after a volcanic eruption), and head to the island’s main attraction, Timanfaya National Park. Home to geological formations, the landscape of this area has an out-of-this-world feeling.
Grab your hiking shoes and climb the heights of Lanzarote - Montana Roja and Montana Corona are two locations that (once you reach the top) will reward you with jaw-dropping views.
Step away from the resort hubs and discover the local markets, picking up trinkets and treats to commemorate your villa holiday in Lanzarote. You’ll also find museums and churches that offer a look into the history and life on the island.
Check out our Lanzarote Travel Guide for an more in-depth look at what to do on the island.
Timanfaya National Park