Is Lanzarote Good for Families?

I’ve been to Lanzarote in the Canary Islands more than 50 times. It was my parents’ favourite destination in the ’90s when I was a kid, and now it’s where I take my kids on holiday.

As such it’s no surprise I think that Lanzarote is a fantastic family holiday destination.

But don’t just take my word for it. Here are some of the things that make Lanzarote an excellent choice for families:

  • Year-round sunshine
  • Flights from most major UK airports
  • 4 Hour flight time from the UK
  • Relatively affordable
  • Variety of accommodation options
  • Lots of things to do
  • Walkable

The three most popular areas for families to stay in when visiting Lanzarote are:

  1. Puerto Del Carmen
  2. Playa Blanca
  3. Costa Teguise

Costa Teguise is the quietest of the three locations, ideal to escape some of the hustle and bustle. Meanwhile, most tourists visiting the island go to either Puerto Del Carmen or Playa Blanca.

Puerto Del Carmen is great for a self-catering holiday. There are many apartments and affordable restaurants here. However, Playa Blanca is best if you want to stay at a resort or go all-inclusive.

Lanzarote is a relatively small island, and driving from one side to the other only takes around 1.5 hours. As such, it’s reasonable to think you can see and do a lot during your visit. Some of the most popular things to do in Lanzarote include:

  • Timanfaya National Park
  • Rancho Texas Park
  • Teguise Market
  • AquaLava Waterpark
  • Lanzarote Aquarium
  • Submarine Safari

You can hire a car in Lanzarote. However, most major attractions are also available as tours with coach transfer included.


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