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Lanzarote

Lanzarote, one of the Canary islands off the coast of West Africa administered by Spain, is known for its year-round warm weather, beaches and volcanic landscape. Timanfaya National Park’s rocky landscape was created by volcanic eruptions in the 1730s. Cueva de los Verdes has caverns formed by an underground river of lava. East-coast resort Puerto del Carmen is home to whitewashed villas, beaches and dive centers.

 

When to visit: given that the prevailing climate throughout the year in Lanzarote is sunny and without rain, there is no specific tourist season. This means that you can enjoy a vacation at any time of the year. High season is focused on the summer period and other holiday times, such as Christmas and Easter.

Information & Facts

Climate

Thanks to its geographical situation, Lanzarote possesses a warm climate throughout the entire year, with an average annual temperature of about 21ºC.

As the easternmost of the Canary Islands, and the one closest to the African continent, in Lanzarote there is scarce rainfall and the sun shines for practically the whole year. This privileged climate has turned it into one of the most popular sun destinations for holidays.

 
MONTH Average monthly/annual temperature (ºC) Water temperature (ºC)
MONTH Average monthly/annual temperature (ºC) Water temperature (ºC)
January  17.4 19
February  17.9 18
March  19.0 18
April  19.6 18
May  20.8 19
June  22.6 20
July  24.3 21
August  25.2 22
September  24.7 23
October  23.0 23
November  20.7 21
December  18.6 20

 

Getting Around

Hiring a car: to hire a car you will need a current driving licence. In the case of using your own vehicle, you will also need to have all your vehicle documentation in order, as well as car insurance.

 

Transport
During your visit to the island you can use the Guaguas bus service, which connects the capital to the different towns, as well as the taxi service. There are also boats and ferries that connect Lanzarote with La Graciosa and with the other islands in the Canary archipelago.

 

About traffic regulations
The maximum speed limit on highways is 90 km/h and in urban areas it is 60 km/h, unless otherwise indicated.
There are traffic regulations that control and penalise not wearing a seatbelt, driving under the influence of alcohol and the use of mobile phones without a hands-free system.
If you are involved in a serious accident, call 112. If you are not injured, exchange the necessary details with the other drivers involved in the accident. Car hire agencies must have taken out insurance for the driver and the vehicle, and must also have a number for vehicle breakdown.

 

Language

Spanish but English is widely spoken.

Money

Currency: Euro

Sightseeing

Lanzarote’s excellent year-round climate, together with its unique landscape, means that anyone seeking something more than the sun and the beach will be able to enjoy a series of activities in nature, whether on their own, or led by qualified professionals. Among the activities that can be enjoyed are diving, hiking, surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, golf etc.

Likewise, there are a wealth of wonderful sea trips on offer, as well as varied leisure centres which offer a wide range of activities: visitors can watch performances with animals, go horse riding, explore local flora and fauna, explore the underwater word, taste local wines, etc.  As you can see, Lanzarote’s huge offer of activities will keep adults and children entertained, fulfilling the expectations of both the most adventurous and the least intrepid of visitors in search of the best holiday experience.

Time

Lanzarote, like the rest of the islands in the Canary archipelago, uses Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT) throughout the year, except from April to October, when it changes to GMT+1. The Canary Islands are one hour behind the rest of the Iberian peninsula throughout the year.

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