Lanzarote – the fourth largest of the Canary Islands – has 16km of beach, and it’s fair to say that beaches and watersports are its main draw. The best are concentrated in the south.
There is built-up, Brit-dominated territory here, particularly at Puerto del Carmen, but the island has far more to offer than that. Lonely Planet recommends La Caleta de Famara, a ‘low-key seaside hamlet with a youthful, bohemian vibe’, and the volcanic landscapes of Timanfaya National Park are unforgettable.
Families will find attractions here too, including the AquaPark water park, and a museum dedicated to the whales and dolphins visitors that can be seen in the waters around the Canaries.
On this page you’ll find some of Travel Weekly’s articles featuring Lanzarote, plus news and links from elsewhere on the web. You can also find out more about our sponsor Occidental’s all-inclusive resorts in Lanzarote.
Lanzarote on Travel Weekly
- Spa holidays: New openings around the world
- Canary Islands: Quick guide to the holiday hotspots
- Spain: country guide
- Luxury comes to the Canary Islands
Lanzarote on the web
- Lanzarote: the complete guide [Times Online]
- Whichever way you look, Lanzarote rocks [Guardian]
- Lanzarote overview [New York Times]
- Not so grotty Lanzarote [Independent]
Travel fact file
- Currency: Euro (€)
- Climate:Temperatures average around 22°C (78°F).
- Airports: Lanzarote Airport (ACE)
- Airlines: Aer Lingus, easyJet, flyThomasCook.com, Monarch, Thomson Flights, Jet2.com, flyglobespan,
Current weather for Lanzarote from the BBC
- Lanzarote on Gazetteers
- Lanzarote on Wikipedia
- Lanzarote on Tripadvisor
- Foreign and Commonwealth office advice for Spain
- Tourism Council of Lanzarote
Lanzarote photos from flickr.com
Featured resort: Grand Teguise Playa
The Grand Teguise Playa is a beachfront, Mediterranean-style resort with 314 rooms and golden sandy beach offers modern amenities, delicious dining choices and refined, friendly service.
The hotel’s solarium-like lobby showcases a six-story, botanical garden complete with stunning view from the hallways above.
All 314 air conditioned rooms have twin or double beds, en suite bathroom, local and satellite TV, mini bar with water (refilled every 3 days), telephone, hairdryer, air conditioning, safety deposit box, piped music, furnished balcony or terrace.
Within the hotel’s grounds guests will find two tennis courts, table tennis, squash court, mini-golf, giant chess board, gymnasium, Jacuzzi, aerobics, massage, sauna. Two seawater swimming pools and Kids pool with wide sun terraces, loungers and parasols. Guests can additionally enjoy billiards, petanque, shooting, archery, darts, basket, handball and volleyball.
Daytime entertainment programme by the Fun Club team includes shuffleboard, darts, shooting, water aerobic, weekly management cocktail.
Also an evening activity programme with shows and nightly national and international live music is offered with Professional shows – such as acrobatics, magic, folklore, contortionists – and Fun Club shows – such as dance contests, Broadway and karaoke.
For children from 4 to 12 years old there is a miniclub with an activity program performed by professional entertainers. Children from 0 to 4 years old may use the Fun Club supervised by their parents.
The Occidental Grand Teguise Playa offers two restaurants. Guests will enjoy Jablillo lunch and dinner buffet as well as fine a la carte dining at the Grill Barbacoa steak house.
Other Occidental resorts in Lanzarote
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