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.

Can't find what you're looking for?

Would you like information on advertising your property with us?

Email us at, we're happy to help!  read more »

Villa Holidays In Lanzarote

Although we offer holidays at hotels and complexes through our travel agency, we’re often asked to recommend the best people to go to for villa holidays. The problem is that most villas are privately owned, so you can end up spending hours searching through individual websites to find something that suits your needs.


We’ve recently discovered Clickstay,  read more »

Island Hopping - Gran Canaria, Bohemia Suites And Spa

As you all know, we enjoy island hopping from time to time, and we recently spent a few days exploring Gran Canaria and we discovered an amazing hotel there!


For this trip, we decided the take the car, so we headed over on the Naviera Armas ferry, which was comfortable and good value for money.

Playa Del Inglés

Playa del Ingles

After docking in Las Palmas, we drove down to the south of the island, to Playa del Inglés – the roads are fast and the traffic light, so we covered the 60KM in about 45 minutes. PDI is a huge resort, with loads of hotels and apartment complexes, all encircling the main beach, which is fabulous. There are several large shopping centres, and many smaller ones close to the beach, full of souvenir shops and bars and restaurants. The famous Maspalomas sand dunes separate PDI from Maspalomas, which is quieter and has a more upmarket feel.

Bohemia Suites and Spa

Bohemia Suites & Spa Hotel

The hotel is pretty special – it’s  read more »

Lanzarote - A Full Range Of Accommodation

We have two main advantages on other resorts when it comes to holidays – Lanzarote, along with the other Canaries, is the only truly all year round destination, and we also offer every possible type of accommodation for our visitors, from basci, cheap “hostals,” to super luxury five tsar hotels.

Hostals or Pensiones


These are the most basic type of hotel, which offer a small bedroom and usually a shared bathroom. Most don’t offer any catering facilities. There are a few in Arrecife, one in Puerto del Carmen and one in La Graciosa.

Pros  read more »

Opinion - Why The New Canaries Letting Law Is A Disaster

We carried the news this week that the new letting law has been passed through The Canarian Parliament, but with a last minute change excluding properties in tourist areas.

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The hope was that the new law would give the right to owners to holiday let their properties. For communities, a vote was required, the property would have to meet certain standards and local taxes and a licence fee would have to be paid. All eminently sensible.

Until the vast majority of properties were excluded from the new legislation.

Properties here in Lanzarote are on land designated “touristic,” “residential” or  read more »

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.

You will need  read more »


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