Lanzarote offers the best of everything on the Canary Islands. Several charter flights to Lanzarote, Spain bring crowds of visitors every day to this beautiful island. All Lanzarote flights arrive at the only airport on the island, located near the capital of Arrecife. The airport bus connects both airport terminals to Arrecife and to Playa Honda. The buses leave throughout the day in 30-minute intervals. Since the airport bus only stops at the two cities, taxis are a more convenient way to get to the beaches.
European budget airlines that offer cheap flights to Lanzarote, Spain include EasyJet, RyanAir and Monarch. The best place in Europe to find airfare to Lanzarote, Spain is the UK.
Lanzarote is a relatively small island and it takes less than half an hour to drive from the West to the East coast and approximately 40 minutes from the Southern tip to the Northernmost part. Local buses and taxis are both affordable ways of getting around.
Hiring a car is a convenient way to explore the interior of the island independently, although many hotels and travel agents can arrange day trips. Bicycles and small motorbikes and scooters are also available for hire. Lanzarote is located close to Fuerteventura, and ferries travel between the two islands.
Lanzarote has more than 130 miles of coastline, but most of it is rocky. The rocky coast provides dramatic scenery compared to the sunny and sandy beaches. There is a good variety of beaches for different tastes including beaches with shallow water that are safe for families with small children. In the interior of the island are mountains and hills, volcanic landscapes and a small desert. Lanzarote's beaches are known for good snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities. The island is especially famous for its diving and several resorts offer diving trips and diving instruction. Other popular water sports include windsurfing, canoeing and parasailing.
There are markets and bazaars around the beaches and in the towns, but bargaining is essential if you want to get a good deal on the souvenirs and clothes on sale here. The beach resorts are filled with restaurants that cater mainly to foreign tourists, but there are some places that serve local foods especially in the town of Arrecife. Fresh seafood is delicious and food is washed down with good wine. The resorts and tourist areas also have a wide variety of bars and clubs for an evening out.