Arriving at Lanzarote airport
Lanzarote is one of the most popular tourist destinations within the Canary Islands, providing a comprehensive range of transport to the 6 million visitors that arrive each year.
Upon arrival, Guacimeta International Airport provides visitors to Lanzarote with excellent public transport links. Bus services are frequent and offer convenient, regular connections to a number of locations on the island. Whilst, a taxi from the Airport to Arrecife, or Costa Teguise, will take approximately 15 minutes. But if you look fordward discover Lanzarote by car, the best is to hire a car on arrival
The harbour of Lanzarote called Los Marmoles is a large commercial port and is the main gateway for import and export on Lanzarote. There are frequent ferry connections to Puerto de Corralejo in nearby Fuerteventura and Las Palmas de gran Canaria, which is 200km to the southwest. From Puerto de Los Marmoles it is possible to sail to mainland Spain. The long, leisurely voyage is by cruise liner, leaving Cadiz in southern Spain on Saturday and arriving in Arrecife the following Wednesday.
There are a number of convenient transport options for visitors to Lanzarote, the public bus service that covers the length and breadth of the island. The numerous bus routes offer a relaxed comfortable method of accessing the many and varied attractions on offer. Alternatively, cars, motorbikes and bicycles are widely available to hire at competitive prices providing the freedom that may be required to fully enjoy the dynamic island of Lanzarote.
Lanzarote lies within the Canary Islands 100 kilometres west of Africa and roughly 1,000 kilometres from mainland Spain. The island enjoys international popularity and visitors to Lanzarote discover a unique combination of spectacular volcanic caves and wonderful beaches along Atlantic shores. Lanzarote has some of the strangest natural treasures including fertile agricultural fields, weird formations of petrified lava, beaches of black volcanic sand and vineyards growing inside volcanic craters. For his natural richness Unesco declared Lanzarote a Biosphere Reserve in 1993 .
The capital of Lanzarote is Arrecife, a busy city located on the east coast. Visitors to the capital are offered a large number of splendid natural attractions that includes El Charco de San Gines, a saltwater lagoon in the city centre and La Casa de Los Arroyo, which is a patriarchal residence that houses the Scientific Centre. Whilst, the Castles of San Jose and San Gabriel are home to the International Museum of Modern Art and the Archaeological Museum, respectively.
To the south of Arrecife is Puerto de Carmen, Lanzarote’s busiest village. This popular region features beautiful, golden beaches at Playa Grande, Playa de los Pocillos and Playa de Matagorda. North of Arrecife is Costa Teguise, Lanzarote´s second most popular village , which revolves around the main beach area, Las Cucharus. The beaches in the area are of a fine quality with golden sands .
Discovering Lanzarote by car.
Visitors to the island are spoiled for choice as there are over 250 kilometres of coastline and more than 100 beaches. The volcanic origins of Lanzarote have created stunning natural views all over the island.
In Lanzarote Atlantida is the world’s longest lava tunnel and it measures 8km, connecting the Corona volcano with the sea.This incredible cave system, which historically provided refuge from pirates and slave traders now contains two of the islands most popular tourist attractions, the five thousand year old Cueva de los Verdes and the Jameos del Agua. Visitors to the Jameos are offered a spectacular combination of natural and man made architecture created by Lanzarotes most influential artist, Cesar Manrique. The Jameos contains volcanic passages, underground grottoes and has a beautiful, subterranean lake at the centre, which is inhabited by a rare species of blind, albino crab.
Also deserve a visit Timanfaya National Park, which is located in the south west of the island. This stunning area contains five thousand hectares of volcanic landscape .
Playa Blanca has golden beaches, which are bordered by a charming promenade with shops, bars and restaurants. East along the coast from Playa