Scenic landscapes, endless sunshine and stunning sandy beaches Just three of the reasons why over one million tourists flock to Lanzarote each year. With so much to see and infinite blue skies, this is the ideal destination for year-round fun and sunshine.
From families seeking an adventure-filled getaway, to couples looking for a quiet retreat, Lanzarote villa holidays cater to all. Get your heart racing by trekking through volcanic landscapes or trying thrilling water sports. Alternatively, unwind as you explore the island’s charming architecture – influenced by local artist, Cesar Manrique.
With golden beaches stretching along the coastline and a dramatic volcanic backdrop, Lanzarote is truly stunning. The climate is reliable year round with sunny days and blue skies, ideal for a winter villa holiday. Families will find water parks and Rancho Texas, the wild west theme park fun for all ages. Those who like to get out and explore will finding driving easy with great roads leading along the coast and up to Timanfaya National Park. The mild climate and great scenery make Lanzarote very popular with cyclists and the annual Lanzarote Ironman competition takes place each May.
For a vibrant and energetic resort, select the popular Puerto del Carmen with its bustling shops, historical old town harbour and lively nightlife. During the day, you'l have a choice of golden sandy beaches with a promenade of restaurants and bars behind. Puerto Calero offers a more exclusive experience thanks to its boutique shops, beautiful marina and fine restaurants. It's not far from Puerto del Carmen so you can have the best of both worlds. Close to the resort of Playa Blanca, you'll discover Papagayo Beach with a number of bays to explore plus a cliff top restaurant. Why not explore the lava caves at Cueva de Los Verdes or see the spectacular volcanic craters at Timanfaya National Park? A lesser known feature of the Lanzarote landscape is the Geria vinyards where you can visit the bodegas and sample their wine.
With perennial sunshine you can visit Lanzarote at any time of year and still be sure to soak up some sunshine. The warmest months are July through to September, with an average temperature of 28⁰C in August. Despite being close to the Western Sahara, Lanzarote experiences cooler temperatures thanks to ocean currents and trade winds, keeping this climate particularly pleasant. If you travel in early spring, you may see the carnival parades. The main events are in Arrecife and Puerto del Carmen with dazzling costumes and bands.
When it comes to entertaining children, there are plenty of activities that are sure to please your little ones, whatever their interests. Spend the day at Aquapark Costa Teguise with lots of fun slides, as well as shallow pools and smaller rides for toddlers. Rancho Texas Theme Park showcases some fantastic interactive wildlife displays and also turns into a western themed evening with line dancing and a BBQ. You can hire bikes and cycle between the resorts of Matagorda and Puerto del Carmen on the dedicated cycle path.
This island is blessed with a fantastic selection of beautiful beaches, most with golden sand although a few have black sand. Watersports fans are well-catered for as all the main resorts offer activities for all abilities. Tourists are well looked after in Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca with the main beaches all offering sunbeds, restaurants, shops and bars lining the beach promenades. Matagorda has a lovely wide stretch of sand, ideal for games and sandcastle competitions.
Our properties have been chosen to take the hassle out of your holiday, with a private pool and friendly resort staff on call. While for a truly stress free and stylish stay, each of our holiday villas in Lanzarote include extras as standard including air conditioning and WiFi. You'll find many have pool heating so you can enjoy a dip throughout the year. Almost all our villas have games tables so you can enjoy some friendly competition.
Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca are two of Lanzarote's largest and most popular resorts, where you’ll find most of our villas. Some are close to the action and beaches, while others are in more secluded spots.
Head to Matagorda, a small, easy going seaside resort, for excellent beaches. Puerto Calero is all about the marina and has an ambience of quiet luxury. Or, why not head to Tias? The authentically Canarian town has a host of shops and restaurants mostly frequented by locals. Alternatively, La Vegueta and La Asomada are small, village settings ideal for a week of total relaxation. They also make fantastic bases for hiking and cycling.
Playa Blanca is on the southernmost tip of the island and offers a laid-back, yet increasingly popular coastal setting. With golden shorelines and an impressive promenade offering plentiful bars and restaurants, it’s hard to tear yourself away. A short ferry crossing from the resort to Fuerteventura also means you can island hop with ease.
The most established resort on the island has everything you’ll need on your villa holiday. With pristine sandy beaches, a lively party scene, cuisines to suit every taste bud and a stone’s throw from the must-see Timanfaya National Park, this resort has it all. Perfect for families looking for some fun in the sun, as well as couples and groups wanting leisurely lunches and sunset cocktails, Puerto del Carmen has something for everyone.
Puerto Calero is a great choice for a villa holiday. Activities here offer a great mix of marine themed fun, where you can choose to cruise the waves on a catamaran, explore the depths of the sea by submarine or try a spot of deep sea fishing. If you prefer your fish pre-caught, there are excellent seafood restaurants to try and if you need a break from the sea, there are plenty of upmarket shops to browse.
Tias is perched high above Puerto del Carmen and offers gorgeous views towards the island’s coastline. An authentic working Canarian town, Tias provides a characterful setting, away from the hustle and bustle. For those craving a little more action, the buzzing Puerto del Carmen resort is just 10 minutes’ drive away.
La Vegueta is a small village set in the countryside. The location is ideal for those looking for a more authentic Spanish experience. There are many trekking paths among stunning volcanic landscapes within easy reach.
La Asomada is a small village located at the foot of the volcano Mountain Gaida. Perfect for getting away from it all and taking in the impressive scenery, you'll escape the crowds here!
On Lanzarote’s eastern coast and the closest resort to the airport, Matagorda is a compact and easy going seaside resort. Activity centres around the beautiful beach, popular with windsurfers and sunbathers alike. It’s just a short drive from the popular Puerto del Carmen resort, so choose gentle days and wild nights – the best of both worlds.
Apart from its mild, year round climate, Lanzarote is blessed with dramatic volcanic landscapes, breath-taking views and unspoiled beaches. The legacy of the late artist Cesar Manrique remains much in evidence with the resorts developed in his unique 'pueblo' (village) style buildings. Lanzarote also offers an array of quiet hideaway coves, rugged natural beaches and, of course, the popular tourist resorts of Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca. The island is suitable for hiring a car in order to explore some, if not all of the places mentioned below.
Why not visit Lanzarote’s capital? El Charco de San Gines is at the centre of the city - a sea water lagoon flanked by buzzing tapas restaurants popular with locals. There’s the new marina with plenty of waterside shops and restaurants or you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views from the 17th floor of Arrecife Gran Hotel. For a spot of culture, try the History Museum or the Museum of Contemporary Art, both housed in former castles.
Lanzarote plays host to many religious and cultural celebrations throughout the year that are a spectacle to behold. See the brightly coloured costumes and street parties at ‘Carnaval’ or catch Los Dolores Fiesta on 15th September. Here, locals dress up in traditional costumes and make their way to the Church of Delores to celebrate the lava flow changing direction. In true Spanish style, an all night party takes place after the pilgrimage!
The superb beaches of Lanzarote are the main attraction for the millions of holiday makers that visit the island each year. They range from the pristine, coffee coloured sand of Matagorda’s Blue Flag Beach to the 'white beach' that gives Playa Blanca its name. Most offer excellent facilities and water activities but you'll also find stunning rugged bays such as Papagayo Beach.
The incredible National Park is a must see! Journey through the dramatic volcanoes and marvel at the enormous craters and lava tubes. You can really get a sense of the island's explosive past here. There's also the chance to see demonstrations of the tremendous heat that still lies beneath the ground's surface.
Aside from the variety of watersports on offer such as windsurfing and scuba diving, Lanzarote is also an excellent destination for cycling and hiking. The smooth roads and undulating landscape make a fantastic challenge for outdoor lovers. For gentler pursuits, you could hire bicycles and enjoy a leisurely cruise along the coastline. Or, watch the elite in action during the annual Iron Man competition held each May.
From pure serenity and small hideaway coves to the lively tourist beaches, Lanzarote has it all. The larger, more established tourist areas offer a coastline full of pristine, sandy beaches ideal for snorkelling, swimming or topping up your holiday tan. All the services you would expect of a large resort are available including pedalos, sunbeds and beach side showers. Or you can try your hand at the various water sports.
The largest of Playa Blanca's 3 beaches, Playa Dorada is a wide crescent shaped bay protected by rock barriers. With calm, shallow waters and great facilities, it's an ideal setting for families. The resort's promenade is adjacent, so that ice cream or refreshing drink is never far away.
On the north east coast, close to the village of La Santa, Famara Beach is a top destination for watersports enthusiasts. With strong winds and over 3 miles of wide sandy beach, the conditions are ideal for surfing. The powerful currents and reliable wind mean swimmers and sun bathers should avoid this beach.
Found in Playa Blanca, this pretty sandy beach is overlooked by bars, cafes and shops. With a protective rock barrier that provides calm waters ideal for swimming and snorkelling, it's a family favourite.
In the south of the island near Playa Blanca resort, this wild sandy beach is well worth a visit. A scenic drive along an unpaved road leads to this breathtaking, natural bay backed by dramatic cliffs. You could also reach the beach by water taxi from Playa Blanca. There are no facilities but you'll find a small restaurant perched on the cliff edge - perfect for lunch with a view.
Playa Grande Beach is located in Puerto del Carmen, close to all the bars, shops and restaurants. The beach is long and sandy with excellent facilities including pedaloes, sunbeds and parasols. The main Avenida de las Playas promenade runs adjacent - perfect for picking up beach essentials such as inflatables and ice cream.
Used by the diving schools because of the abundant marine life, this small bay can be found in the west of Puerto del Carmen resort. It’s a great setting for scuba diving and snorkelling and has a restaurant overlooking the beach. The Old Town Harbour with its many dining options is also within walking distance.
This small beach is set close to the boardwalk in the centre of Playa Blanca resort, with easy access to bars and restaurants. It has fine golden sand with calm waters plus sunbeds and parasols available to hire.
Matagorda Beach is regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. This calm beach is lined by a pretty promenade with an ample selection of restaurants, shops and laid back beach bars. It also has a parasol and sunbed service.
Located between Puerto del Carmen and Mataorda, Playa Pocillos is a wide, sandy beach. There's plenty of space for a game of football or volleyball here. Sunbeds are available to rent and the shops and restaurants of Avenida de las Playas are within easy reach too.
This long stretch of sandy beach is located in the resort of Matagorda, next to the airport. The promenade runs alongside it and is ideal for jogging and cycling. Facilities are limited here so be sure to pack a picnic. This area is also very popular with plane spotters!