First time traveller guide to Lanzarote

Amazing scenery to family resorts 

From the picturesque landscape, to the bustling resorts, the island has a bit of something for everyone.

The volcanic landscape, although perhaps rough and rugged, is a thing of beauty and truly unique. To prove this, the island is used for some TV and movie filming.

Low rise buildings

Unlike other destinations, Lanzarote has managed its development into a modern tourist hotspot with maintaining its original charm. You’ll notice there are no high-rise buildings.

All-year sun

Perhaps most importantly, the Canary Islands of course have all-year sun and Lanzarote as the most easterly Canary island tends to evade any extremes other islands may experience.

Warm winters and long summer days; in the winter it’s as close (approximately a 4 hour flight) as you can get to the UK for glorious sunshine, whilst in the summer the island escapes any of the real extreme temperatures of the Mediterranean resorts and has a more comfortable heat.


There is no VAT in the islands (only a small 6.5% local Canarian tax), which means alcohol and cigarettes are great value. The savings are huge!

The must-sees

There are many, many places and things to discover on the island, here I have condensed them into a few must-sees.

  • Jameos del Agua; a cultural centre displaying the stunning volcanic landscape.
  • Timanfaya National Park; incredible fire mountains and lava fields among the beautiful landscape
  • Green Caves; see the volcanic hollows formed by an ancient eruption
  • Cactus Gardens; a quirky set of gardens containing various cactus

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