As a UNESCO biosphere reserve, Lanzarote boasts an intriguing geology of over 300 volcanic cones. Lanzarote combines the best of the Canary Islands with beautiful beaches, interesting cultural sights and plenty of fantastic bars, restaurants and hotels.
Lanzarote enjoys a mild and dry climate with temperatures rarely dropping below 21°C, making it the ideal year-round holiday destination. The island is also home to around 100 stretches of beautiful white sands and emerald waters, which make it perfect for beach lovers and water sport enthusiasts alike. Aside from the famous resorts of Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise, Lanzarote has many spectacular natural beaches which are well worth visiting and offer a more tranquil experience. Journey to Papagayo to discover the best beach on the island. High cliffs, sheltered bays and stretches of white sand have made this secluded spot is a protected National Park and a far cry from the tourist hotspots to the north of the island.
Despite its small size, Lanzarote is a hive of cultural attractions, the most popular of which are the Centres of Art and Culture created by César Manrique. These fascinating centres including the MIAC, The Cesar Manrique Foundation and Monumento & Museo del Campesino, highlight the natural wonders of the island, fusing the Lanzarote’s amazing volcanic landscape with the artist's aesthetic.
Taking influence from the Spanish mainland, Lanzarote is home to an abundance of unique festivals and fiestas which are worth visiting during your stay. A highlight of the festival calendar is Carnival, serious business in the Canary Islands and second only to those in Rio de Janeiro. Traditionally held during the last week in February, Carnival is a veritable feast for the eyes with a colourful main procession, brilliantly decorated floats, wild costumes and riotous music and dancing.