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
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
Local authority regulations on the amount and style of
development mean that there is no billboard advertising
and no high rise buildings in Lanzarote (with the
exception of the Grand Hotel in Arrecife).
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How to get to Lanzarote
Lanzarote features an international airport. No transfer
is going to take too long as the island is less than 40
miles long. The airport handles well over five million
passengers a year and is well equipped to do so.