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About Lanzarote

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About Lanzarote

Lanzarote is situated just 79 miles off the coast of Africa and is the most easterly of the Canary Islands. The island is 37 miles (60km) long and 12 miles (20 km) wide, making it the fourth largest island in the Canaries.

Lanzarote enjoys a mild dry climate with average daytime temperatures ranging from about 21°C in January to 29°C in August. Annual rainfall is just 140mm (5.5 inches). This makes Lanzarote the perfect year-round destination.

As with the other Canary Islands, Lanzarote is Volcanic in origin. Due to the recent eruptions during the 18th and 19th Centuries, many parts of Lanzarote appear to be from another world, often described as ‘lunar’ or ‘Martian’. The dry climate (and lack of erosion) means that the Volcanic Landscape appears much as it did just after the eruptions.

Amongst the many stunning volcanic features of Lanzarote is the longest Volcanic Tunnel in the world, the Atlantida Tunnel, which is over 7 km long and includes the La Cueva de los Verdes and Jameos del Agua. Despite the Volcanic nature of the island, Lanzarote has several beautiful white beaches such as at Playa Blanca and Papagayo.

Local authority regulations on the amount and style of development mean that there are no billboard advertising and no high rise buildings in Lanzarote (with the exception of the Grand Hotel in Arrecife).

If you are searching for accommodation, then check out our list of Lanzarote villas, Lanzarote apartments, or bungalows. If you want to know who flies to Lanzarote, then have a look at our list of Airlines that fly to Lanzarote. Finally if you want to see the island, then renting a car really is a must.

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The fourth biggest island of the Canary Islands is also noted as the first in the island group to be inhabited by people. Lanzarote is a Spanish Island that is located at the easternmost portion of the Canary, which collectively is situated in the Atlantic Ocean. In the past, Lanzarote was called Insula de Lanzarotus Marocelus, which is a Spanish name coined by traveler and Adventist Angelino Dulcert. Other name is Tite-Roy-Gatra, which when translated in English means ‘red mountains’.

As an independent and autonomous island in Spain, Lanzarote has a big population. As of the latest count, the total number of inhabitants in the country is at about 135,000, who are well and equally distributed across the island’s total land area of 845 square kilometers. The capital city and official residence of government in the island is Arrecife. Arrecife is also the link between the island and other cities in Spain and in other parts of the world because within the area an be found the Arrecife Airport.

The main and prevailing industry that supplies income to the island of course is tourism. It is said that Lanzarote has been enjoying huge tourist patronage for the past 40 years already. What is noteworthy is that it is estimated that there are about 5.5 million visitors every year coming from the country and from the rest of the globe who come to the island for vacations and tourist travels.

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Lanzarote by Councils

Lanzarote is formed by seven Ayuntamientos (Councils): Arrecife (capital of the island), Haría, San Bartolomé, Teguise, Tías, Tinajo and Yaiza. The island of La Graciosa, with only five hundred inhabitants, belongs to the municipality of Teguise. Each Ayuntamiento controls the following towns and villages.

Arrecife (14)

Haria (10)

S.Bartolome (5)

Teguise (23)

Tias (7)

Tinajo (5)

Yaiza (14)

1. Casco

1. Arrieta

1. Guime

1. Los Ancones

1. La Asomada

1. Tinajo

1. Las Brena

2. Argana Alta

2. Charco del Palo

2. El Islote

2. La Graciosa

2. Conil

2. Mancha Blanca

2. Las Casitas

3. Argana Baja

3. Guinate

3. Montana Blanca

3. Costa Teguise

3. Macher

3. La Vegueta

3. Cortijo Viejo

4. El Cable

4. Haria

4. Playa Honda

4. Las Caletas

4. Masdache

4. El Cuchillo

4. La Degollada

5. La Concha

5. Maguez

5. San Bartolome

5. Tahiche

5. Pto. del Carmen

5. La Santa

5. Femes

6. Maneje

6. Mala

6. Los Valles

6. Tias

6. La Geria

7. Los Alonso

7. Punta Mujeres

7. El Mojon

7. Vega de Tegoyo

7. El Golfo

8. Altavista

8. Tabayesco

8. Guatiza

8. La Hoya

9. Las Salinas

9. Ye

9. Charco del Palo

9. Maciot

10. S. Franco Javier

10. Orzola

10. Los Cocoteros

10. Playa Blanca

11. Tenorio

11. Las Cabreras

11. Playa Quemada

12. Titerroy

12. Caleta Famara

12. Puerto Calero

13. Valterra

13. Las Laderas

13. Uga

14. La Vega

14. Nazaret

14. Yaiza

15. Teseguite

16. Teguise

17. Caleta Caballo

18. Mozaga

19. Munique

20. Soo

21. Tao

22. Tiagua

23. Tomarem

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About Canary Islands

(In order of largest island first)

Island: Tenerife
Capital: Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Area: 794 sq. miles

Tenerife - The largest and most populous of all the Canary Islands with an area of 2034 sq kilometres (785 sq miles) and a population of just under 1 million (2009). Tenerife is a favoured island for holiday makers from the UK and Europe and hosts a multitude of holiday rental properties to choose from. The majority of holidy rental accommodation is in the popular resorts of Los Cristianos, Playa de las Americas and Golf del Sur in the south of the island where temperatures are slightly warmer than in the north. Although a great selection of holiday rental properties can be located across most of the island as well as in the popular resorts.

Island: Fuerteventura
Capital: Puerto del Rosario
Area: 668 sq. miles

Fuerteventura - The second largest of the Canary Islands and probably the last to come to the holiday destination table from the four major islands (Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote & Fuerteventura). Occupying an area of 1650 sq kilometres (637 sq miles), Fuerteventura boasts some of the best beaches of all the Canary Islands and the popular resorts of Corralejo and Caleta de Fuste are fast becoming some of the best areas for booking a holiday rental apartment, villa and other types of accommodation.

Island: Gran Canaria
Capital: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Area: 592 sq. miles

Gran Canaria - Third largest in size yet closely behind Tenerife in population size - Gran Canaria covers an area of approx 1560 sq kilometres (602 sq miles). The majority of tourist who book holiday rental accommodation stay in the south of this Canary island which receives less rainfall and more sunshine than the north, similar to Tenerife. Favoured holiday rental destinations are Maspalomas and the popular gay resort of Playa del Ingles.

Island: Lanzarote
Capital: Arrecife
Area: 307 sq. miles

Lanzarote - The most eastern of the Canary Islands and smallest of the four major islands has an area of approx 845 sq kilometres (326 sq miles) and a population of little over 130,000. This Canary Island offers the most dramatic landscapes of all the islands - often described as lunar or Martian like. Lanzarote is very popular with UK and European holiday makers and has a great selection of holiday rental properties all over the island. Popular areas for booking private self-catering holiday rental accommodation are Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise in the east and Playa Blanca down in the south of the island.

Island: La Palma
Capital: Santa Cruz de La Palma
Area: 281 sq. miles

La Palma - This Canary Island is the fifth largest with an area of 706 sq kilometres (273 sq miles) and is host to a population of just over 86,500 inhabitants. This island boasts the most diverse and abundant plant life of all the islands. Holiday rental property can be found all around this island.

Island: La Gomera
Capital: San Sebastián de La Gomera
Area: 146 sq. miles

La Gomera - The second smallest of the seven major Canary Islands with an area of approximately 370 sq kilometres (143 sq miles) and a population of just over 22,000. Holiday rental accommodation in La Gomera is slightly less sparse than its neighbour El Hierro but all the same some beautiful properties can be found throughout this island.

Island: El Hierro
Capital: Valverde
Area: 107 sq. miles

El Hierro - The smallest of the seven major Canary Islands has a land area covering 278 sq kilometres (107 sq miles) and a population of just over 10,000. El Hierro has its own small airport and ferry service which connects to the major Canary Island of Tenerife. Holiday rental accommodation on this island is sparse in comparison to the other islands but an excellent choice for those seeking the quiet life.

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More about Canary Islands

The Region of the Canary Islands has a total population of approx 1,500,000 of whom some 600,000 live on Tenerife.

Time Zone:
1 hour ahead (UTC/GMT +1 hour)

Castilian Spanish is the official language of the Canary Islands

Roman Catholic

Euros (€)

The Canary Islands have a near-perfect climate all year round with average temperatures of 19-22° C (66-72° F) throughout the year.
In La Palma, Tenerife and Gran Canaria you may find tropical rains from time to time, while Fuerteventura and Lanzarote are very dry and with almost uninterrupted sunshine.

220V 50HzHz (European plug with two circular metal pins)

International Codes:
Ireland to Canary Islands 00 + 34 + Area Code + Tel #
Canary Islands to Ireland 00 + 353 + Area Code + Tel #

Entry Regulations:

As with mainland Spain, nationals of Ireland and the EU do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days.