Why travel to Lanzarote at Christmas?
Despite its warm climate, this island has many typical Christmas options that will not go unnoticed. Spending Christmas in Lanzarote is a holiday option that you will never forget.
Enjoying mild temperatures in the middle of December or taking a dip on the beach is a plan that you can only do in a place like the Canary Islands. Diving, surfing, mountain routes, local gastronomy, culture, history, unique landscapes, and many more is what you will find if you come to Lanzarote at Christmas.
What possibilities does the island of fire offer at Christmas?
Spending Christmas in Lanzarote is to enjoy all the Christmas decorations in its municipalities (such as the impressive sculpture of 15 meters and more than 35,000 lights located in front of the Cabildo in Arrecife) and see the static and live nativity scenes throughout the island. One of the most characteristic is the one located in the Valley of the Thousand Palms or the nativity scene of Yaiza, which is more than 23 meters long.
Christmas in Lanzarote means having fun with friends and family in the activities that the island prepares every December such as concerts, horse riding, workshops … A special option for the little ones is to take the letter of the Three Kings and Santa Claus in the Camel Cast of the Timanfaya National Park.
Strolling through the Christmas markets that are prepared at this time and trying the typical sweets of the time or buying the most special details for your relatives is something that you cannot miss in your Christmas holidays on the island.
You can also walk along the beaches and find the typical snowmen, but due to the climate of the island, they are made of sand. This is Lanzarote.
What is the weather like in Lanzarote at Christmas?
This island located in the Tropic of Cancer is characterized by having a mild climate in the autumn and winter seasons, hence they know all the Canary Islands as “the islands of eternal spring”.
Despite being located in front of the Sahara Desert, the island does not exceed 22 degrees on average and this is due to the fact that in Lanzarote there are no large mountain massifs and its proximity to the African continent.
These conditions explain a dry and humid climate and the fact that in the months of December and January they are around 21 degrees of maximum and 14 of minimum.
Is it possible to swim on the beach in December in Lanzarote?
The temperature of the sea at this time of year in Lanzarote is not different from that of other areas, so it is possible to bathe, but the water is cold.
The water is considered cool because the average water temperature is 19.7º, but if you are one of the daring ones who like to bathe even in the winter months, you can do it from Playa Honda, Punta Mujeres, La Graciosa, Playa Blanca to Caleta de Famara, Puerto del Carmen and Arrieta, among others.
Are there hotels and New Year’s Eve dinner packages to spend New Year’s Eve?
Spending Christmas in Lanzarote is a different and unique option for those who want to escape the cold temperatures of Europe. Hotels know this and many of them offer New Year’s Eve stay and dinner packages for families who want to escape the routine and live the beginning of the year in a more special way.
The Hotel Villa Coral Deluxe, Hotel Club Playa Blanca or Hotel Teguise Beach are some of the hotels that include lodging and dinner on New Year’s Eve.
We recommend that you make your reservation if you want the hotel, dinner and party package well in advance, since Christmas in Lanzarote is in high demand. In addition, from the Blog de Lanzarote.com we invite you to visit and enjoy all the options that the island of Lanzarote also has in the Christmas holidays.