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18/08/2018

Is lanzarote windy? Least windy canary island

Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are the windiest islands in the Canary Islands.

Is Lanzarote windy?

Yes it is, Lanzarote is windy. I stayed several time in Lanzarote in winter and the weather is changeable: someday sunny, some days rainy and windy. In the map below you can see the best part of Lanzarote, the sunniest and least windy of the island.

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Which is the least windy beach in Lanzarote?


If you are looking for a sheltered and sunny beach in Lanzarote, you can stay in the Southern zone, in ​​Playa Blanca.
 
is lanzarote windy
Playa Blanca

Least windy canary island


The least windy Canary Island is Tenerife, Southern zone, and Gran Canaria, southwest area.

Sunniest area in Tenerife is located in Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos. 

Booking an accommodation in least windy area of Tenerife:

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least windy canary island
Thank you and enjoy your stay.

24/08/2017

BEST AREA TO STAY IN LANZAROTE

Where is the best area to stay in Lanzarote? Best area to sleep, what to see, where to go, what are the most beautiful beaches, best resort in lanzarote for couples, for families, for nightlife...



Lanzarote where it is best
Best Lanzarote area
Stop here, you're in the right place. I will help you to choose the best area in Lanzarote according to your personal needs.

I often visit the Spanish islands (especially Gran Canaria where I have my holiday apartment) so I can help to planning a nice holiday in Canary islands.

Lanzarote is an island to discover and explore by car, bike or walking. The contact with nature is strong and is the ideal destination for those who want to disconnect from the city and live in the open-air. Good for recharge your batteries, see beautiful landscapes, sunbathing...

We talk about:

  1. Which part of Lanzarote is the best for... ?
  2. Where to stay in Lanzarote: recommended hotels, apartments, resort.
  3. Lanzarote Best beaches.

Lanzarote for young people/nightlife:  Puerto del Carmen or Arrecife. 
Best area to visit Lanzarote up and down:  Puerto del Carmen.
Or Costa Teguise (to visit the norther area) and Playa Blanca (to visit the southern area)

⇨ Best choice to stay in Puerto del Carmen: Apartments facing Playa Grande . 
⇨ The best choice to stay in Costa Teguise:  Apartments near the beach.
  1. Lanzarote for families with children. Playa Blanca.
  2. Lanzarote for those looking for the sea and the sun. Playa Blanca.
⇨ Best choice for sunbathing and beach life:  Apartments in the center of Playa Blanca.


Which part of Lanzarote is the best?

Que es la mejor zona de Lanzarote?



The island's most famous tourist cities:

  • Puerto del Carmen  in mid-island facing eastward.
  • The capital Arrecife.
  • Costa Teguise  in the north of the airport.
  • Playa Blanca:  South.
These locations are the primary choice of tourists coming to Lanzarote.
Now let's see in detail what is the best 
area to stay in Lanzarote for you tastes.



BEST AREA TO STAY IN LANZAROTE for you... 

Is it Puerto del Carmen?



Puerto del Carmen liken it to Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, because it is the "old tourist" and known area.
I went in February to Lanzarote and I stayed 3 nights in Puerto del Carmen. 


PRO
  • Prices of apartments for rental holidays are competitive,
  • A long walk along the coast.
  • Wide beach.
  • A pretty old harbor area with many typical restaurants.
Choose to stay in Puerto del Carmen if you try:
  • Cheap Accommodation (South Island is more expensive)
  • You need a starting point to visit the island (the position halfway between the North and South is ideal for getting around without changing accommodation.)
  • Looking for nightlife: it is full of restaurants, pubs and shops. For "nightlife" I do not think to Ibiza style but something more soft . Although Lanzarote is not just the icon island of fun and nightlife, if you're young you should stay here.

BEST AREA TO STAY IN LANZAROTE for you...

Is it Costa Teguise?




If I went back to Lanza, I would stay here a couple of nights rather than in Puerto del Carmen as I did. The reasons are:
  • Much more comfortable for some sightseeing in the norther part of Lanzarote.
  • He gave me the feeling of being more chic than Puerto del Carmen.
Here I found many northern European retirees.
     "Pueblo Marinero" is considered the center of social life in Costa Teguise full of Bars and restaurants. It is characteristic, however, as mentioned, if you're young people is best to stay in Puerto del Carmen.

    Stay in Costa Teguise why:

    1. It is a convenient location for visiting the North Island attractions.
    2. It is a tourist center that, although less of Puerto del Carmen, it has shops and restaurants.
    There is also a beautiful beach in case you want to sunbathe but is a windy beach. In winter the water is freeze.
    Playa de las cucharas, Lanzarote, costa teguise


    BEST AREA TO STAY IN LANZAROTE for you... 

    Is it Playa Blanca?



    I stayed in Playa Blanca during my last days in Lanzarote holiday after visiting, up and down, the many attractions of the Norther area. I went to the south in search of relax, sunbathing and have a swim. 

    Unfortunately the weather was not good.

    Usually, the Souther area is slightly warmer and less windy than the rest of the island but
    , in my opinion, not enough to make sealife, at least in winter. For the winter season is better to go in Gran Canaria South West countries.

    In Playa Blanca there are many families with children.

    Choose the town of Playa Blanca if:

    • Are you looking for a relaxing holiday.
    • Want to visit Fuerteventura.
    • Looking for a place with tourist shops and restaurants.
    • Beach where you can swim.
    • Traveling with your family and children.
    Where to stay in Playa Blanca?

    BEST AREA TO STAY IN LANZAROTE for you... 

    Is it Arrecife?




    Like any capital, Arrecife town is NOT only for tourists but also to those who live and work there. 
    Arrecife is pretty connected to the bus station with a comfortable walk along the ocean and a park. The Reducto beach is wide, perfect for sunbathing


    I visited Arrecife on several occasions always the weather was sunny but the last time I went, I was shocked: there was so much wind to create a tidal wave and the local police had to close the paseo (route overlooking the ocean) as the waves were high. A wind so strong to make it hard to breathe: I've never seen such a thing in my life. 

    Fortunately it was a sporadic episode. Arrecife is suitable for those on a budget: the prices here are lower than in the South. It is a good starting point to visit the north of the island and visit the museums of the city. The bus station connects all the major cities of Lanzarote.


    Summing
    Best place to stay in Lanzarote:

    1. Lanzarote for teenagers
    Puerto del Carmen, Arrecife.

    2. Lanzarote for families
    Playa Blanca.

    3. Lanzarote Children
    Playa Blanca.

    Lanzarote is NOT the hottest Canary island in the winter season. If you looking for a warmer area stay to Los Cristianos (Tenerife) or Puerto Rico / Mogan (Gran Canaria) the  hottest areas of the Canaries in winter.


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    October 2017
    Moira R.J

    26/04/2017

    LANZAROTE Top sights (7 DAYS ITINERARY)

    What to see in Lanzarote in one week: itinerary, Top sights, tourist attractions, things to do...
    Lanzarote capital city
    Arrecife - capital city
    This is an example of an itinerary in Lanzarote based on my personal experience. It includes TOP SIGHTS in the island.


    The most important tourist attractions are situated in the north, so I suggest you to stay 3 nights in the North of the island: the principal touristic village is Costa Teguise.
    While for the other 4 nights you can stay in the south, in Playa Blanca, for some days of relax, where the weather is warmer, sunniest and not so windy.

    Correlated post: BEST AREA TO STAY IN LANZAROTE.



    SEVEN DAYS IN LANZAROTE

    1st day


    LANZAROTE Top sights
    Jardin de Cactus
    You can start with a brief visit of Costa Teguise. It is a pleasant village on the coast with lots of shops, two equipped sandy beaches and a beautiful coastal path on the ocean. Unfortunately it is very windy and the sea is rough. It has a typical center called Pueblo Marinero that is a replica of a canary village with restaurants and pubs.
    You can continue the trip with the visit to the Jardin de Cactus built from Manrique, as well as the most important attractions, it preserves several hundreds variety of cactus, a windmill and a pair of ponds. It is not big and pleasant to visit.
    Moving away from the coast, Teguise City, a typical canary village with white houses, a church, a nice square, some shops of souvenir and the Aloe Museum where you can know the various properties of this typical canary plant and its products. Two or three km from the city, on a hill with a beautiful view point there is an ancient castle (now is a history museum).
    Famara, situated on the opposite coast of Costa Teguise is a very long and sandy beach, frequented by surfers. I take a long walk there, it was very relaxing. It is not very windy, but in case you can take cover behind some ring of stones.


    playa famara
    playa famara

    The last stop of the day, the Monumento al Campesino, is a white monument of 6 mt high, built from Manrique in honor of farmer walkers. Next to the monument there is a small free museum of ancient work tools.


    Lanzarote Itinerary

    2nd day


    Things to do in lanzarote starting from Puerto del Carmen or Costa Teguise
    Today a tour of the northern part of Lanzarote, the more attractive. You can start with the visit of Jameos del Agua, the best touristic attraction created from Manrique is a series of caves and underground ponds, a swimming pool and bars.


    manrique Lanzarote
    Jameos del Agua
    A few km from this, another beautiful place, Cueva Verde, is a long cave of 1,5 km that entertains a concert hall and a final surprise...
    In the Lanzarote northern point, Manrique built the Mirador del Rio a spectacular view point on the small island called La Graciosa.

    Tip: if you don't want to buy the entrance ticket, near the Mirador starts a narrow street where you can admire the same panorama.
    If you want to take a break, in every attraction you can find restaurants or snack-bar.

    La Graciosa island
    La Graciosa island

    On the street that connet Mirador del Rio to the village of Orzola you can visit the Factory of the Aloe, the staff is very kind and they will show you the cultivation and the processing of this plant and of course several final products.
    Near Orzola the beautiful beach: Caleton Blanco is an ideal place for a couple of hours of relax. The water is calm and low.


    Summing
    Best place to stay in Lanzarote:

    Lanzarote for young people/nightlife:  Puerto del Carmen or Arrecife. 
    Lanzarote best area to visit the island:  Puerto del Carmen or Costa Teguise (to visit the norther area).

    ⇨ Best choice for Puerto del Carmen: Apartments  facing Playa Grande . 
    ⇨ Best choice in Costa Teguise:  Apartments near the beach.
    1. Lanzarote for families with children. 
    2. Lanzarote for those looking for the sea and the sun.
    Playa Blanca.

    ⇨ Best choice for beach and sea life:  Apartments in the city center of Playa Blanca .


    Tourism in Lanzarote

    3rd day


    It is the time to move to the south. Along the trip you can stop in Puerto del Carmen. This city is not particularly attractive, is a touristic place with lots of shops but has a beautiful coastal walk and a big sandy beach.

    Playa del Carmen
    Playa Grande
    Some km away, Puerto Calero, with its marina and its high quality restaurants is a quiet place for a break.
    In the afternoon you can relax in Playa Blanca, the principal touristic place of the south, with several markets, shops, restaurants, bars and its beautiful and equipped sandy beach: Playa Dorada. The island's best beach for sea life.

    Lanzarote beaches
    Playa Dorada


    Things to do in lanzarote starting from playa blanca


    4th day


    You can make a trip on the Volcano Timanfaya and visit the east coastal beaches, with small black and many stones. They are also very windy.
    The first attraction you see coming from south is Las Salinas: salt flats; then the beach of Los Hervideros with a beautiful coastal path on the ocean and at the end: El Golfo, a small fishing village with typical houses and restaurants. From here you can take a small walk of 10 minutes to Charco de los Clicos, a small pond to the edge of the ocean.
    These places are very visited and queues are often inevitable.

    lanzarote itinerary
    Charco de los Clicos

    Timanfaya exibition
    Timanfaya
    After lunch at one of several restaurants of the village you can continue with the trip to the volcano.
    The entrance is by car and staggered, so you can wait also 1 hour or more before to enter, but the landscape is very beautiful and interesting.
    You must leave the car to the touristic center park. Here there is a restaurant that cooking directly by the heat of the volcano and a pair of show. Included in the price there is a trip of 30 minutes by bus along the volcano.

    Of course you can visit the Timanfaya on the morning, have a lunch at the volcano restaurant and then visit the beaches.



    Sightseeing in Lanzarote

    5th day
    Relax to the natural beaches of Papagayos in the south, a few km from Playa Blanca. The several beaches have golden sand and calm water protected by wind. There is only one bar-restaurant. The entrance by car costs 3 euros, while by foot is free and is it long a pair of km.

    natural beaches lanzarote
    natural beaches of Papagayos

    Trip to Lanzarote

    6th day
    A day of relax in Playa Dorada, the sandy beach of Playa Blanca. It is connected by a panoramic coastal path to Marina del Rubicon with its high quality boutiques and restaurants and its marina. On Saturday morning it hosts a street market (suspended in case of bad weather).

    Lanzarote south
    marina rubicon 

    Visit Lanzarote

    7th day
    It is the time to departure. If you have the flight in the afternoon/evening you can use this time to visit the capital: Arrecife. It is a nice city with a small center with shops, a little lake with colorful boats and a pair of castles on the see, one is now museum of history and the other hosts the MIAC the museum of modern art.  Arrecife has also a very beautiful sandy beach in the center: Playa del Reducto.
    Best canary island
    Arrecife Puerto

    Of course, if you have the flight in the morning you can visit Arrecife the day of your arrival.

    Things to see in Lanzarote

    Tip: I suggest you to buy a cumulative ticket that includes the major attractions. It costs 30 euros and you can buy it to the first attraction visited. It includes (prices 2017):


    - Jameos del Agua: 9 euros
    - Cueva verde: 9 euros
    - Jardin de los Cactus: 5.50 euros
    - Mirador del Rio: 4.50 euros
    - Timanfaya: 9 euros
    - MIAC: 4 euros

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    April 2017
    Moira
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