The island of Lanzarote offers unusual lunar landscapes and iconic beaches where you can enjoy a swim all year round. It also has a wide range of hotels to suit all preferences, needs and budgets.
Where is the best area to stay in Lanzarote?
Lanzarote has several tourist areas where you will find the majority of hotels and accommodation on the island. These areas are very well communicated with other parts of the island, with numerous restaurants and all the services you may need at your fingertips.
The following tourist areas stand out:
Accommodation in Playa Blanca Lanzarote
If you plan to be on the beach for most of the day, Playa Blanca may be your best option. There you’ll find some of the best hotels on the island and you’ll be just a few metres from the water. You are also next to turquoise water beaches such as Playa Papagayo, Playa Mujeres or Playa Flamingo!
Playa Blanca is a quiet area with nightlife and many restaurants. It is also close to some of the most touristic spots of the island such as Timanfaya National Park, the salt mines of Janubio or Charco de los Verdes.
Accommodation in Puerto del Carmen Lanzarote
Puerto del Carmen is another popular area to find good accommodation in Lanzarote. Being near the airport and Arrecife, the capital, it is lively and vibrant both during the day and at night. It also has long beaches where you can enjoy magnificent days of sun and sea.
In Puerto del Carmen you will also find a wide range of leisure and dining options. Whether you prefer hotels or flats, Puerto del Carmen is a great choice if you are travelling in a group or with children.
Accommodation in Arrecife Lanzarote
Arrecife is the capital of Lanzarote so if you find accommodation here, you’ll have everything you need within easy reach. It is generally the cheapest tourist area on the island in terms of accommodation. In the capital you will find a wide variety of more affordable and basic accommodation than in other tourist areas.
Accommodation in Costa Teguise Lanzarote
Costa Teguise is the perfect midway point for getting around the island on your own. If you are looking for a holiday of relaxation but also to get to know the beauty of the island, Costa Teguise may be your best choice as it is very well communicated with most of Lanzarote’s tourist attractions.
In addition, it has long and quiet beaches, perfect to go with children or to practice water sports.
Advantages of staying in a rural accommodation in Lanzarote
And if you prefer to get away from the more touristy places to enjoy the nature of Lanzarote, then opt for a rural accommodation away from the big cities. There are many benefits and advantages that it can add to your holidays:
Although this is not always the case, in general rural accommodation is usually cheaper as it is ( in most cases) outside the most touristy areas of the island and does not offer the typical services of hotel accommodation.
In Lanzarote you will find some rural accommodation located in dreamlike landscapes. As they are far from the big tourist centres, rural accommodation is usually found in unique settings that are worth discovering.
Perfect for travelling with children
Rural tourism usually offers a less strict type of accommodation in terms of timetables. In addition, it usually offers guests the use of individual or shared kitchens, a feature that is worth highlighting when travelling with children.
Disconnection and relaxation
Rural tourism continues to grow in popularity due to the tranquillity and calm it is able to bring to its guests. Being located away from the hustle and bustle, they are the ideal option for those looking to disconnect on holiday.
Are you visiting the island as a couple? Here are some of the most charming hotels in Lanzarote.
And if you are visiting the island as a couple with the excuse of experiencing a romantic trip just for two, we suggest some charming accommodation with different touches that will surprise you:
Villa Vik – Boutique Hotel (Arrecife)
Kamezí Boutique (Playa Blanca)
Caserío de Mozaga (San Bartolomé)
Boutique Hotel Palacio ICO (Teguise)