Lanzarote Tourist Information and Tourism

(Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain)

Photo of Lanzarote's white beachesThe most northeasterly of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote is a deservedly spectacular tourist destination and part of the country of Spain. Lanzarote is famed for its glorious coastline and sandy beaches, which are both clean and extremely inviting. The many beaches of Lanzarote have long been amongst the island's most popular tourist attractions, together with an unusual volcanic landscape, and a number of appealing towns and villages.

Lanzarote is also known for its stunning weather, which is warm and sunny throughout the year, making Lanzarote the perfect place to escape cold and wet winters. Much of Lanzarote has been greatly influenced by famous local artist, César Manrique, who is directly responsibly for many of Lanzarote's most famous landmarks and sights.

With its spectacular beaches and year-round sunny weather, it is not surprising that tourism is booming on Lanzarote, where tourists are always welcomed. Full of interesting towns, resorts and villages, which are easy to reach, the main area's of Lanzarote include Arrecife - the island's capital, the Costa Teguise and Teguise areas - offering a number of superb beaches, including the Playa de las Cucharas; and the northern villages of Arrieta, Guatiza, Malpais de la Corona and also Tahiche, which are all full of superb tourist attractions. In general, southern Lanzarote is known for its action and contains the main beach resorts, such as Playa Blanca and Puerto del Carmen.

Lanzarote waterfront promenade pictureThe main tourism bureaus on Lanzarote are the Arrecife Tourist Information Kiosk along the Avenida Generalisimo Franco, and the Puerto del Carmen Tourist Information Office on the Avenida Playas. Both offer an excellent array of tourism leaflets and information about where to stay on the island. Hotels are widespread around the island, while those looking for self catering accommodation will find a good choice of Lanzarote villas in areas such as Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca, amongst other popular destinations.

Many of Lanzarote's most desirable hotels are located along the coastlines, being particularly concentrated in resorts such as Puerto del Carmen - famed for its beaches, restaurants and nightlife, and the Costa Teguise - with a range of appealing hotel complexes and perfect conditions for windsurfing. Further hotels can be found throughout Lanzarote, being particularly concentrated in Arrecife, and the resorts of Matagorda and Los Pocillos, amongst other areas. More information about Lanzarote Hotels.

Lanzarote's main tourist attractions include many fun recreational and outdoor activities, such as guided walks and hikes around the National Park, jeep safaris and air tours of the island, parasailing along Lanzarote's coastline, golf at the Costa Teguise and boat trips from the many marinas surrounding Lanzarote, such as Puerto Calero. Other top tourist attractions in Lanzarote include the Jardin de Cactus - an unusual cactus garden, with many formally landscaped areas and large specimen plants; Guinate Tropical Park - a popular family theme park close to the Corona Volcano, with exotic animals and birds; Rancho Texas Park - always popular with tourists in Lanzarote, comprising an Indian village, gold mine, crocodiles and large eagles; and the island's vibrant nightlife - ranging from al fresco dining and restaurants, to lively nightclubs and bars, particularly around Lanzarote's main coastal resorts.

Aerial view over LanzaroteOther top tourist attractions and important landmarks in Lanzarote include the National Park of Timanfaya - full of native plants and wildlife, with a scenic volcanic landscape and steaming geysers; Lanzarote's Los Jameos del Agua - an extensive network of caves and underground passages, with swimming pools and an unusual nightclub; Cueva de los Verdes - large caves once used by locals as a place to hide from pirates invading Lanzarote; El Golfo - an eye-catching natural amphitheatre setting on the southern side of Lanzarote, with a 'green lagoon' lake; and the Mirador Del Rio - a stylish 'Manrique' building offering one of the best views across the Atlantic Ocean. More information about Lanzarote Tourist Attractions and Lanzarote Landmarks.

Some of Lanzarote's main museums and art galleries include the Canary Cetacean Museum (MCC) - an extremely important research centre, with in-depth information about the lives of dolphins and whales; the El Grifo Wine Museum - with a large collection of antique wine-making equipment and regular wine tasting, in the San Bartolomé region of Lanzarote; Museum of Canarian Emigrants at Santa Barbara Castle - containing many important local documents and information about the Lanzarote's past, together with stunning views across the Teguise area; César Manrique Foundation - celebrating the works and life of local Lanzarote artist, Cesar Manrique; and the Museum of Contemporary Art - one of Lanzarote's most important art galleries, with many works of art by notable artists, such as Manrique and Picasso. More information about Lanzarote Museums and Lanzarote Art Galleries.

Tourist attractions located nearby Lanzarote include the neighbouring six Canary Islands, which are connected by regular ferries, boats, jetfoils and planes, all of which are home to an array of stunning beaches and resorts. Islands of particularly interest include Fuerteventura - located to the south of Lanzarote and featuring spectacular scenery; Gran Canaria - the largest of all the Canary Islands, with much of island life being centred around the capital, Las Palmas; and Tenerife - containing a host of theme parks, a legendary nightlife and particularly mountainous landscape. More information about Lanzarote Attractions Nearby.

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Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain