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The tropical island of Lanzarote is the most Northern island of Spain’s Canary Islands. Located in the Atlantic Ocean, around 80 miles from North Africa, the region experiences warm sunny weather all year round, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.
Declared a UNESCO biosphere reserve in 1993, Lanzarote is a great tourist destination for anyone who has an interest in beautiful scenery and astounding nature. One of the most popular tourist attractions on the island is Timanfaya national park, which stretches over 51 square kilometres and is home to a volcano! If nature isn’t your thing don’t worry because Lanzarote has plenty of fun filled attractions to enjoy!
Lanzarote is a large island with a range of resorts created to suit tourists of all ages and interests! Whether you want a lively holiday or a week of peace relaxing on the beach, Lanzarote is suitable for everyone.
Flights from Dublin, Cork, Knock and Shannon operate to Lanzarote, with flights from Dublin operating daily year-round. The flight time from Ireland to Lanzarote is around four hours and fifteen minutes but will vary depending on the airport you choose to fly from. There are always great deals on holidays to Lanzarote from Dublin, Cork, Knock and Shannon.
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Nightlife in Lanzarote varies between resorts, for those wanting to stay in an area with lively nightlife, Arrecife and Puerto Del Carmen are the best choices. If you prefer a more laid-back nightlife scene with Irish pubs and cocktail bars, we recommend Costa Teguise or Playa Blanca.
Lanzarote’s has many restaurants serving authentic international cuisine such as Italian, Chinese and Indian. If you want a traditional Lanzarote dining experience and decide to visit a local restaurant, expect some beautiful pork seafood dishes!
A trip to Rancho Texas Park, a Western theme park in Puerto Del Carmen is a must, with attractions for kids and parents of all ages!
The island of Lanzarote has over 90 stunning beaches, so wherever you stay you will have some fantastic beaches nearby! Lanzarote has a range of golden sand and volcanic beaches so whether you prefer gold or black sand, Lanzarote has you spoilt for choice!
Lanzarote has some fantastic shopping boutiques around the island. There are also markets held in many of the holiday resorts, we recommend a visit to Teguise’s Sunday market, the largest of its kind on the island.
Lanzarote celebrates carnival, so if you're visiting during the months of February or March expect colourful parades, parties, firework displays and lively celebrations all over the island!
Lanzarote is in a unique position as the island experiences sunny warm weather year-round. For those who would like to visit during a time of liveliness, the summer is ideal. However, if you prefer a quiet beach holiday then the best time to visit is during the winter months.
Euro is the currency used in Lanzarote.
Lanzarote is in the same time zone as Ireland.
Lanzarote is well connected by public transport and taxis are cheap, making it easy to get around the island. Resorts are also small and easy to navigate by foot or by bicycle. If you would like to explore the whole island while on your holiday, car hire is a great way of doing so!