Which Lanzarote Resort Should I Stay In?

“I am coming to Lanzarote for the first time – which resort should I stay in?”

This is a question I am asked a lot, each of the three resorts in Lanzarote are very different from each other. It’s hard to know where to start as all the resorts are loved by the full range of visitors from teenagers, families, couples, sports enthusiasts and pensioners.

Puerto del Carmen

This book is a great guide to Puerto del Carmen: The Camel Guide to Puerto del Carmen and Tias

Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen Puerto del Carmen is Lanzarote’s original resort and closest to Arrecife Airport. What started out life as a small fishing village called La Tiñosa now stretches for 6km along the coast with natural golden sandy beaches.

Puerto del Carmen is probably best known for it’s lively nightlife, just ask for Centro Atlantico which is situated on the main avenida opposite Playa Grande for a plethora of pubs, nightclubs, disco pubs etc.  Don’t let this put you off though, there is much more to this resort than dancing the night away.

You will always find sports enthusiasts swimming, running or cycling along “The Strip” read more »

Holiday Accommodation in Lanzarote

If you're looking for a holiday in Lanzarote the choice of accommodation can be endless. To make life easier for you and remove the hassle factor we've carefully selected partners offering the very best in self catering and hotel holidays in Lanzarote:

Lanzarote Information Travel Agency
We are ABTA and ATOL bonded, and we're experts at Lanzarote! Your flight bookings will be handled directly by Your Holiday Booking which is part of The Freedom Travel Group, ATOL 6042, and whose ABTA membership number is K3544. Fill in our enquiry form, or call us on our Freefone number for the best prices for your next Lanzarote holiday! Lanzarote Information Travel

Lanzarote Flights
For the best flight prices to and from Lanzarote we recommend:

Self-Catering Accommodation
Book an independent self-catering holiday from a choice of apartments and villas in Lanzarote.
Self-Catering Lanzarote

Hotels in Lanzarote cover all the hotels on island, offer some great rates, and also real reviews from customers so you can see what people think of the accommodation you are looking at - this is their Lanzarote page:

Sailing Holidays in Lanzarote
Enjoy a different kind of holiday here with a live aboard holiday yacht charter, Endeavour Sailing offer family charter holidays all year round from Puerto Calero.

Classified Advertising
You can also find a selection of properties for holiday and long term rental in Lanzarote listed in our classified advertising.
Lanzarote Villas

Other Accommodation
If you're looking for something different please have a read through the articles in the accommodation section, you can rent a motor home, organise a cycling holiday, stay in a rural finca hotel, find timeshare resales, go camping and more.

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Sun Park Living - where the people are as warm as the weather

Sun Park Living is the retirement community in Playa Blanca we have visited a few times. An unusual place, and one that is quite hard to describe, it offers incredible value accommodation for the over 50s and a communal lifestyle that suits the people who stay there. This piece is written by a visiting journalist and captures what Sun Park is all about very well.

I didn’t know what to expect from my visit to a ‘retirement community’ in Lanzarote. As someone at the younger end of the 50+ age range, I welcomed an escape from the tired toddlers on the plane – but I wasn’t ready to just doze in a deckchair all day!

But the moment my foot touched the tarmac I knew I’d come somewhere special. The sea sparkled and the sky was cloudless. As we drove towards the pretty seaside resort of Playa Blanca, no ugly high rises spoiled the view.

And then there was Sun Park; just five minutes walk from the beach.

A magical place…

Sun Park Living

Passing through a security gate under drifts of bougainvillea I came to an airy reception room. read more »

Youth Hostel in La Santa

The Alberque Juvenil (youth hostel) situated in the village of La Santa opened on the 6th May 2015.

Albergue de La Santa Youth Hostel Lanzarote

The hostel accommodation is available for schools, associations and sports clubs, offering dormitory accommodation and single rooms. Managed by the company Lude, the facility has been renovated and the accommodation price ranges from 12 to 28 euros, depending upon the services required.

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Print Boarding Passes in Lanzarote

Where can I print my boarding pass in Lanzarote? Is just one of the many questions we get asked on a daily basis, so we thought we’d publish details of the places that we are aware of, who offer this printing service in one of the holiday resorts on the island.


We’ve found a selection of local bars and book shops who are more than happy to print off boarding cards / passes, if you buy a drink in return, or pay a small fee to cover the cost of printing.


Arrecife Gran Hotel - Computers in the lobby

Puerto del Carmen:

Academia LILS, C.C. Costa Luz, Avenida Las Playas

Arthur’s Bar, C.C. Maritimo, Avenida de las Playas 49

Bookswop, corner of Calle Timanfaya & Avenida de las Playas read more »

Round the Island: Passage Making & Skills with Endeavour Sailing

Fancy brushing up on your sailing skills and discovering Lanzarote by sea? Endeavour Sailing have announced two dates to go “Round the Island” during their passage & skills course, which are scheduled to take place on the 20th July and 21st September.

Endeavour Round the Island

The course starts on a Sunday, when everyone is settled onto the boat at 18:30. Day one (Monday) starts with a safety briefing before planning the passage and setting sail from Puerto Calero to Arrecife.  On Tuesday (day two) the yacht departs Arrecife to sail up the north east coast to the island of La Graciosa. Day three (Wednesday) the crew will plan passage and pilotage down the west coast of Lanzarote to Marina Rubicón in Playa Blanca. Thursday (day four) is a chance to improve your sailing skills by practising read more »

June / July Holiday Offer at Sandos Papagayo

We have two special offers for anyone looking to book a holiday in Lanzarote during June or July.

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Both offers relate to all inclusive holidays at the Sandos Papagayo Hotel situated in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote.

This 4* hotel is situated by Las Coloradas Beach at the Papagayo end of the holiday resort with views to the islands of Los Lobos & Fuerteventura. Facilities include three adult & two children’s swimming pools, a kids club and wellness spa.

During June if you book to stay between the 16th to 30th of the month, the offer is to stay read more »

Marathon Holiday

The Lanzarote Marathon takes place on the 29th November this year, it’s a time of cheap flights and great weather, providing a perfect opportunity to slip in a sneaky holiday before Christmas.

Lanzarote Marathon Banner Image

Sands Beach Resort Hotel is the official accommodation provider for the race and perfectly located as the race start and finish line is situated in front of the hotel as well as the expo.

You don’t have to be a keen marathon runner to enjoy this event, there are distances suitable for all ages and abilities including kids, wheelchair, 10km, 21.1km and 42.195km categories.

As Sands Beach are one of the main sponsors of the marathon they have prepared a special package for a weeks stay including the marathon. The 7 night marathon package includes a free race entry for your chosen distance (¼, ½ or full marathon), a complimentary fruit & water welcome pack and 15% discount off treatments at their Wellness Centre.

Accommodation prices start from €37 per person per night, depending upon the number of guests sharing and which 1 or 2 bedroom property and location you prefer. Please visit their page for full details: Marathon Holiday at Sands Beach.


Marathon Competition

We've got a race entry to give away to one lucky winner read more »

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