Holidays to Lanzarote offer a classic beach destination. Since the seventies sun-seekers have been stretching out on the island's striking volcanic sands and basking in the year-round sizzling sunshine.
Lanzarote is the most north eastern of the Canary Island archipelago, located just 100 miles off the coast of Africa. Whilst its location makes it a hot holiday hotspot all year round, the culture is distinctly Mediterranean thanks to the island's strong Spanish influence.
The weather is reliable with predictably warm temperatures and low rainfall no matter when you decide to take a break. Lanzarote holiday destinations remain some of the most popular in Europe, and although it's not as lively as sister islands Gran Canaria and Tenerife, here you'll find the perfect balance of laid-back beach break and activity-filled fun in the sun.
Whether you're young or old, travelling as a family, as a couple of even solo, and looking for relaxation or excitement, Lanzarote has developed something for everyone over the years. Don't worry though, unlike the skyline of many well-established holiday destinations the only high-rise you'll find here are the spectacular mountains that soar towards the cloudless sky.
Costa Teguise originally attracted wealthy Spanish families to the resort; even the former King of Spain has a residency here. Today it's popular with families thanks to the resort's three sheltered beaches and nearby waterpark.
You're more likely to watch flamenco dancers than podium dancers as nightlife here is much more family-focused. This resort offers enough options and activities to keep guests of all ages happy on an island that enjoys fantastic Canary Island weather.
Visitors of this resort come back raving about the charm and style the beach town provides. Although small in size, Matagorda is packed with enough beaches, bars and restaurants to keep you in a sedated state of relaxation for your entire visit.
It is a short distance from the airport and a short distance from the busier resort of Puerto Del Carmen meaning that travel times should never hinder your holiday enjoyment in any way.
Playa Blanca in the south west is the place to be if you prefer to pad along white sands against a volcanic backdrop. It's all about sophistication, where beach cocktails, fine dining and boutique shopping concentrated along the promenade and romantic evening strolls are popular activities.
This Canary Island hotspot provides plenty of options when it comes to all of the holiday must-haves. Thanks to a number of beaches to choose from, clusters of bars and restaurants, and a great choice of adventures for a memorable day out, with holidays in Playa Blanca no two days have to be the same.
This quiet beach resort is tucked in between the lively Puerto Del Carmen and the mellow Matagorda so with Playa De Los Pocillos holidays, you're getting three resorts for the price of one.
Playa De Los Pocillos' boardwalk has been revamped over the last few years adding a modern vibe to the relaxing area. It fronts a kilometre long beach area with calm waves making it an ideal family friendly beach where kids will love paddling in the warm ocean.
Centred around its glamorous marina, this coastal resort keeps things classy with its offering of designer shops and fancy restaurants by the sea.
While the beaches will be found a short distance away in Puerto Del Carmen, Puerto Calero is a romantic resort with a peaceful atmosphere and attractive surroundings.
The docks provide the opportunity to explore the ocean via boat trips, scuba diving or even submarine excursions for unique views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Located in the south, this resort is the island's most established town. Once a sleepy fishing village, its transformation into a bustling holiday hotspot began way back in the sixties.
A calm sea, a glorious beach and a long waterside promenade lined with family-friendly bars and restaurants make it an ideal base if you like your amenities close. It's a modern affair that becomes a clubbing scene by night but for something more traditional head to the authentic streets of the old town. It is no coincidence that this resort is the most popular in Lanzarote.