HOTELS IN LANZAROTE WITH POOL 25 - 50 M LONG
Lanzarote is a volcanic Canary Island and all year round sea & sun holiday destination. It is famous for its beaches and resorts, caves and Timanfaya Volcano National Park, fresh sea food and fancy cacti.
7 days is an average time for Lanzarote holidays to be able to relax, enjoy the ocean and visit main attractions.
The best way to see the islands points of interest is to have a rental car. Public transport also available linking the main cities. Day-trip from Playa Blanca to the neighbour island Fuerteventura is also popular among those who stay longer on the Lanzarote.
Timanfaya Volcano National Park is located in Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands, in the south-west of the island. The park area is entirely covered with volcanic soil and has surreal moon spirit landscape.
There is only one active volcano, Timanfaya. The volcanic activity continues nowadays. Some surface areas reach temperatures of 100°C. Temperature of up to 277°C have been recorded at a depth of just 10cm, while 610°C at the depth of 13 metres. Some geysers can be seen there.
Visitors are not allowed to walk freely around the Timanfaya Volcano National Park. There is a specially designed route through the most spectacular areas of the National Park for guided tours only. Coach trip includes the entry fee, audio guide.
Jameos Del Aqua is a a natural site of Lanzarote island, a part of 6 km long lava tube, that was formed during the last volcanic eruptions 300 years ago. It has been transformed by the local artist and architect, César Manrique, into the art, culture and tourism center of Lanzarote. Jameos del Agua consists of tropical gardens, bars and a restaurant surrounding an underground salt lake, museum and auditorium.
Jameos del Agua has become famous for its cave lake inhabited by blind, albino crabs (Munidopsis Polimorpha), which is not found anywhere else in the world. This prehistoric cave is led by narrow stone steps. The lake is slightly illuminated by the sun and the best time to visit is between 12.00 and 13.00 when sun light goes through cave window.
Submarine Safaris is solely dedicated to submarine dives and explore the Atlantic Ocean. Real submarine goes over 30m depth. The dive will take approximately 1 hour. Each dive has a guide on-board who will give an explanation about the dive and submarine.
Personal seat provided during a trip in front of large viewing ports. Each guest receives his/her own personalised Diving Certificate after the dive. Departure from Puerto Calero marina.
Atlantico Underwater Museum is the only underwater sculpture museum in Europe. It is located 12 metres deep down pristine waters near the south coast of Lanzarote, in the Bahía de Las Coloradas. It is very special surrealist museum accessible only by boat and diving underwater, by swimming inn between the sculptures.
The Museo Atlántico consists of 10 different groups of sculptures. There are 35 human figures walking towards a wall. The models used for these sculptures are residents of Lanzarote. There is also the famous Raft of Lampedusa, a reference to the current refugee crisis. There are several hybrid sculptures - half human, half cactus. The sculptures of a couple taking a selfie and some photographers refer to the use of technology in modern society.
Technically it is an easy dive 14 m deep on quiet water, suitable for divers of any level. The tour includes a briefing and explanation about the dive and statues. A guide follow a specific route that takes around all the different groups of sculptures. The dive time is around 45 minutes.
Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park is a western-style theme park in Lanzarote for the whole family in Playa Blanca. It is also the only zoo in the Canary Islands with pools and water attractions for adults and children. Exhibits, birds shows and dolphins and sea lion interactions available.
There is a waterpark where you can swim with sea lions when they are not involved in the performance. In the zoo you can also admire the white tiger. For the youngest visitors, there is plenty of entertainment in the Far West area, such as riding a pony, searching for gold in a Native American settlement or canoeing.
There are several restaurants in the zoo where you can eat, but only in a fast food restaurant you can watch a unique performance with cowboy whips and lasso.
Dia de la Cruz is one of the most respected religious festivities in Lanzarote. The Day of the Cross is held each year at the beginning of May, and the manifestations related to this event refer to parades carrying crosses throughout Lanzarote. These crosses stand out by their lush floral decorations. Another highlight of the event refers to the fact people parade and dance dressed in traditional costumes.
Uga, located in southern Lanzarote, is the stage for the Romería de San Isidro that takes place on 15th May. This festivity features a colourfully decorated procession accompanied by camels (as Uga is where camels are bred and raised) and various folklore performances.
After Carnival, Corpus Christi has to be Lanzarote's most colourful event.
As with most fiestas and festivals on the island the best place to take in the celebrations is in the capital, Arrecife.
On the Saturday afternoon following Corpus Christi islanders create incredibly intricate carpets of sea salt, in elaborate and colourful designs, all along the roads and pavements around the Church of San Ginés (adjacent to the El Charco Area).
The next day a major procession proceeds from the Church across the carpets of salt. So these works of art are visible for one day only.
Saint John’s celebrations mark the beginning of summer on the night from the 23rd to the 24th of June. During this night, huge bonfires are traditionally lit all over the island and corncobs are roasted, the festivities being accompanied by folkloric music and dance.
Lanzarote is the northernmost Canary Island in the Atlantic Ocean, Spain. It is located 11 km north-east of Fuerteventura island and 2 km from Graciosa volcanic island and Chinijo Archipelago Natural Park.
It is a relatively small island - 60 kilometres from north to south (1 h drive), 25 kilometres from west to east (30 min drive). There is a bus connection between main cities and resorts and within the cities. The best way to explore the island is by car.
Lanzarote has about 200 km of coastline: 10 kilometres of sand coastline, 16 km are beach, and rest of the coast is rocky.
The main features of the Lanzarote are its volcanoes, all-year-round spring weather, beaches and holiday resorts. Island has been declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
Best time to visit Lanzarote is April - May, September - October. This time is not extremely hot, with moderate winds and light precipitation.
The hottest time is usually late June - September. Average highs of around 28-30ºC. Note that July tends to be a bit windy. Rainfall during summer is a rare phenomenon.
The winter season highs are around 20-22ºC and lows around 14-16ºC. November - February tends to be a bit rainy, with the highest rainfall in December (average rainy days 4-7). Wind makes it feel cooler.
The water in summer is about 22ºC, during winter 19ºC. Swimming, surfing, and scuba diving are possible all year round.
There is only 1 airport in Lanzarote - Arrecife Airport. It is located 5 kilometres to the west of Arrecife city. Airport designator code: ACE, or ICAO: GCRR.
There are 4 bus lines connecting Lanzarote Airport with the rest of the island. The airport is connected via bus lines 22 and 23 to the city of Arrecife, and via lines 161 and 261 to Playa Blanca and Puerto del Carmen.
There are charter flights between Lanzarote and Northern Europe, and scheduled flights to some of the other Canary Islands, to the Spanish mainland and to a few international locations, most notably London (Gatwick).
Arrecife is the Lanzarote´s Capital. There is a beach, 3 parks, 2 castles, sea water lake and plenty of shops. Arrecife is modern and metropolitan city, worth for a day trip visit.
There are 3 main resorts on Lanzarote: Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise.
Puerto del Carmen is the oldest and largest resort on Lanzarote with 6 kilometres of golden, sandy beaches. There is a short drive to the airport and lots of restaurants, bars, and shops. Rancho Texas Park - a favourite attraction for families - in located nearby.
Costa Teguise is a tourist resort from the start specially designed for holidaymakers. There are plenty of beaches and accommodation, but luck of an organic center of the resort.
Playa Blanca is on the southwestern side of Lanzarote, facing the island of Fuerteventura. This is the modern resort area with relaxed atmosphere. It is considered more upmarket than Costa Teguise or Puerto del Carmen.
Puerto Calero is much smaller resort area than Costa Teguise, Playa Blanca or Puerto del Carmen — and definitely considered as more upmarket and mainly for adults holidays. There's no beach. Guests can swim from the rocks at either side of the marina. There are 2 hotels and a number of holiday villas available.