Practical Information, Tourist Info & Advice for Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain


Lanzarote, a member of the Canary Islands, is a heaven for the holidaymakers with variety of beaches, volcanic landscape and attractions. Lanzarote is the most easterly of the Canary Islands and lies about 150 km. (70 miles) off the coast of Saharan Africa. The island is located in the Atlantic Ocean.


Lanzarote is divided into 7 municipalities that include Arrecife, Haria, San Bartolome, Teguise (including the La Graciosa Island and four smaller islets), Tias, Tinajo and Yaiza. Arrecife is the capital city and the commercial and administrative town of the island of Lanzarote.

As for charming towns on the island of Lanzarote; Yaiza, Uga, Tias and Haria are worth a visit to discover the the typical island architecture. The capital city of Arrecife and Teguise boast the majority of the historical monuments on the island.

Language
Spanish is the official language in Lanzarote.

Holiday Resorts
Puerto del Carmen is one of the most popular holiday resorts in Lanzarote. Another popular holiday resort is Costa Teguise, located further north. Playa Blanca is also another popular holiday resort in Lanzarote located on the southern coast of the island. As for accommodation in Lanzarote; the tourist facilities in Lanzarote have been designed to suit the taste of all kind of holidaymakers ranging from great five-star hotels to country cottages.

Getting There
The island may be reached by sea and by air and it is one of the best communicated in the Canary Islands. The two main ports cover regular and inter island traffic routes that include; Playa Blanca to Fuerteventura and Arrecife to the peninsula and Gran Canaria and Tenerife. At the Lanzarote airport, there are many daily flights from all major European cities. In addition, there are also daily flights to the capitals of the Canary Islands and the peninsula, mostly to Madrid and Barcelona. For exploring the island’s interior, rent a car or book a seat on an organised trip at any travel agency or hotel is recommended.


Weather
Weather in Lanzarote is excellent for the beach holiday lovers. Lanzarote enjoys a perfect warm climate. The average annual temperature is 21-22°C. August and September are the warmest months in Lanzarote with an average temperature of 29 °C.

Electricity
220-240V AC, 50 Hz, two-pin plugs are standard.

Dialling Code
The international country dialing code for Spain is +34. City code for Lanzarote is 928. (+ 34 928 xxx xx xx )

Money
Euro (EUR) is the currency.

GMT
GMT +1 (+2 in summer).



Lanzarote Tourist Information Guide - Tourist information on the island of Lanzarote, with maps and guides to the bars, hotels, restaurants, and other visitor attractions in the larger resorts.


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