What is summer like in Lanzarote?
There are many reasons to visit Lanzarote in summer: the climate, the proximity to the Peninsula, its volcanic landscapes, its spectacular beaches, the opportunity to do water sports, excellent value for money, perfect tranquillity to rest and disconnect, its gastronomy, its wide range of leisure activities… The list is endless!
And besides all this, summer is the best time of the year with options for the whole family. This is why summer in Lanzarote is an ideal location for an unforgettable holiday.
What is the temperature in Lanzarote during summer?
One of Lanzarote’s great attractions is that its temperatures are mild and pleasant throughout the year. Of course, in summer it gets a little warmer.
Nevertheless, the average temperature on the island during the summer months does not usually exceed 30 degrees, and it rarely drops below 20 degrees.
The warmest months are between July and October when the average temperature usually hovers around 27 degrees. And, as you may imagine, August is the hottest month with average highs of 28 degrees and lows of 21 degrees.
Indeed, the temperature of the Atlantic stays stable throughout the year at around 18-20 degrees, inviting you to take a swim at any moment you please.
What summer activities can you do in Lanzarote?
As you have seen, there are thousands of things to do in Lanzarote during the summer. Here are five essential activities that you cannot afford to miss during your visit:
- Cueva de los Verdes
The Cueva de los Verdes (Green Caves) is a must-see when you come to Lanzarote. The visit lasts about 45 minutes as a local guide explains how this place was formed as a result of a lava river during the volcanic eruptions on the island. It’s incredible!
- Timanfaya National Park
The pleasant temperatures of Lanzarote throughout the year allow you to also visit the Timanfaya National Park in summer. If you can, take a tour with a guide as it will be even more enriching. Take advantage of the whole day by enjoying La Geria and its incredible wines.
- Jameos del Agua
Near the Cueva de los Verdes are the Jameos del Agua, an impressive volcanic tunnel with caverns formed by the eruption of the volcano of La Corona. This natural area has been converted into a cultural centre where there is also an auditorium and a restaurant, not to mention a beautiful salt water lake.
- Lagomar Museum
Local artist César Manrique left his mark on places in Lanzarote such as Los Jameos del Agua and the Lagomar Museum, a construction on a rocky hillside that has passageways, terraces and pools integrated into the natural space. It is really interesting and well worth a visit in summer or at any time of the year.
- Los Charcones
If you are looking for relaxation in Lanzarote, this is a wonderful place to take a relaxing swim beyond the spectacular beaches of the island. Los Charcones offers natural pools that can be enjoyed at low tide. They are located southwest of Lanzarote and there are hundreds of them waiting for the most intrepid adventurer. It is well worth the bit of hiking that you have to do to find this extraordinary paradise.
Selecting the best things to do in Lanzarote during the summer is really difficult because it is impossible to summarise all the beauty of the island in such a small amount of space. We hope you enjoy your visit!