Resorts in Lanzarote, Where Are The Best Places to Visit?

The super holiday resorts in Lanzarote welcome millions of visitors each year. This beautiful island is one of most popular of the Canary Islands. Many flock here to enjoy the fantastic weather on offer and the glorious beaches.

Resorts in Lanzarote

Best Resorts in Lanzarote

Most of the top resorts in Lanzarote lie on the southern and eastern coastlines. The northern and western areas are more mountainous with volcanic landscapes.

Playa Blanca is the top resort in southern Lanzarote. Along the eastern coast are the resorts of Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise.

Puerto del Carmen

Puerto del Carmen

Puerto del Carmen (Carmen Port) is one of the leading resorts in Lanzarote, if not the best. This popular holiday destination lies to the south of the capital city Arrecife. Both the airport and capital are on the eastern coastline of the island.

Puerto del Carmen boasts some of the top beaches in Lanzarote. Playa Grande (big beach) is the best beach on the eastern coast with a length of 1,200 metres. This resort also provides the best nightlife on the island. The pretty old town and marina are two of the best places to visit. These areas are where much of the nightlife is such as the bars and restaurants.

Map of Lanzarote

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Map of Lanzarote

Playa Blanca – White Beach

Playa Blanca Beach

Playa Blanca was once a small fishing village. It’s now Lanzarote’s second biggest resort. Playa Blanca is actually the newest resort in Lanzarote. It has since grown in status in a little over a decade. Located in the extreme south of the island, Playa Blanca boasts a decent nightlife. There are now plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy yourself during your visit.

There are many beautiful beaches which include Playa Blanca and the gorgeous Papagayo. From here you can take the 20 minute ferry across to the island of Fuerteventura.

Costa Teguise

Costa teguise beach

Costa Teguise is another of the top resorts in Lanzarote which lies on the eastern coastline. This resort boasts many of the top attractions on the island, or is close to them. There are 4 super beaches here and the biggest water park in Lanzarote. Diving and water sports are among the top activities for visitors here to Costa Teguise.

To the north of this resort are some popular attractions which many choose to visit. La Cueva de Los Verdes and Jameos del Agua are worth spending a day exploring.

Smaller Villages and Resorts in Lanzarote

Puerto Calero

Puerto Calero, Lanzarote

Puerto Calero is one of the prettiest places in the Canary Islands. This area is also one of the most exclusive for sailing. The gorgeous marina here is the centrepiece of this upmarket resort.

Puerto Calero is like the Puerto Banús of the Canaries. This village often receives the prettiest in Spain award.

Arrecife

Arrecife, Lanzarote

Arrecife is not a resort as such but the capital city of Lanzarote. This is the main metropolitan area where a third of the population live. Attractions include 2 castles and the port.

Arrecife airport is due north of the city. This popular area boasts many super beaches and shopping complexes.

Haría

Haria, Lanzarote

Haría is a municipality that lies inland in northeastern Lanzarote. We include this area as many of the top attractions are close by. This is also one of the lusher parts of the island.

Cueva de los Verdes and Jameos del Agua are two popular attractions close to Haria. Fundacion Cesar Manrique is another.