Best Resorts in Lanzarote To Visit & Popular Places To Stay

The super holiday resorts in Lanzarote welcome millions of visitors each year. This beautiful island is one of most popular of the Canary Islands. Many flock here to enjoy the fantastic weather on offer and the glorious beaches which stretch for miles.

The island of Lanzarote welcomes up to 5 million visitors some years. This put this destination as number 3 of the 7 Canaries for tourism behind Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Please use the quick links to the right on desktop or below on a mobile device to quickly move to different areas of this page

Lanzarote Resorts Map

Map of Lanzarote
Lanzarote Island

What Are The Best Resorts To Visit in Lanzarote?

Most of the top resorts in Lanzarote lie on the southern and eastern coastlines. The northern and western areas are more mountainous with volcanic landscapes but do not be put off by this. These areas are where many of the best attractions on the island are.

Playa Blanca is the top resort in southern Lanzarote. Along the eastern coast are the resorts of Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise.

Puerto del Carmen

Puerto del Carmen

Puerto del Carmen (Carmen Port) is one of the leading places to visit in Lanzarote, if not the best for what it offers. This popular holiday destination lies to the south of the capital city Arrecife. Both the airport and capital are on the eastern coastline of the island.

This pretty area of Puerto del Carmen is home to some of the top beaches in Lanzarote. Playa Grande (big beach) is the best beach on the eastern coast with a length of 1,200 metres. This resort also provides the best nightlife on the island. The pretty old town and marina are two of the best places to visit. These areas are where much of the nightlife is such as the bars and restaurants.

Best Beach Resorts in Lanzarote

Playa Blanca – White Beach

Playa Blanca Beach

Playa Blanca was once a small fishing village. It’s now Lanzarote’s second biggest resort. Playa Blanca is actually the newest resort in Lanzarote. It has since grown in status in a little over a decade. Located in the extreme south of the island, Playa Blanca boasts some good activities and a vibrant nightlife. There are now plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy yourself during your visit.

There are many beautiful beaches which include Playa Blanca and the gorgeous Papagayo. From here you can take the 45 minute ferry across to the island of Fuerteventura.

Costa Teguise

Costa Teguise Beaches

Costa Teguise is another of the top resorts in Lanzarote which lies on the eastern coastline. This resort boasts many of the top attractions on the island, or is close to them. There are 4 super beaches here and the biggest water park in Lanzarote. Diving and water sports are among the top activities for visitors here to Costa Teguise.

To the north of Costa Teguise are some popular attractions which many choose to visit. La Cueva de Los Verdes and Jameos del Agua are worth spending a day exploring.

When To Visit?

The island of Lanzarote enjoys some of the warmest weather in the Canaries. This is especially true during April when this island boasts the best temperatures. The start of the year usually sees an average temperature of 17-18 Celsius. Most tend to favour Gran Canaria and Tenerife during January and February.

These islands closer to Africa see more tourism leading up to spring. They are well known for having some of the warmest temperatures in Europe leading up to spring. The weather in March improves to 19 Celsius, a shade warmer than the sea temperature. More come to this beautiful location as the temperature warms further.

Smaller Villages and Quieter Resorts in Lanzarote

Puerto Calero

Puerto Calero, Lanzarote

Puerto Calero is one of the prettiest places in the Canary Islands. This area is also one of the most exclusive for sailing. The gorgeous marina here is the centrepiece of this upmarket resort.

Puerto Calero is like the Puerto Banús of the Canaries. This village often receives the prettiest in Spain award


Arrecife, Lanzarote

Arrecife is not a resort as such but the capital city of Lanzarote. This is the main metropolitan area where a third of the population live. Attractions include 2 castles and the port.

Arrecife airport is due north of the city. This popular area boasts many super beaches and shopping complexes


Haria, Lanzarote

Haría is a municipality that lies inland in northeastern Lanzarote. We include this area as many of the top attractions are close by. This is also one of the lusher parts of the island.

Cueva de los Verdes and Jameos del Agua are two popular attractions close to Haria. Fundacion Cesar Manrique is another.


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