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Lanzarote’s must see is The Timanfaya National Park, with moon like landscape and the famous Cueva de los Verdes. These are underground tunnels where lava used to flow and one should not miss a visit to this unique place. If you are into diving or snorkeling, you can visit the recently opened underwater museum near the coast of Lanzarote.
October is a relatively peaceful and quiet month in Lanzarote, apart from the week during the midterm holidays, when prices also go up considerably. So if you are not conditioned by school holidays, try to plan your arrival to the island outside of that period to get a better price for flights and accommodation.
Haria is a small but beautiful village in the north of Lanzarote, with a population barely over 1000 people. If you're coming to the island, we absolutely recommend coming here for a visit to one of Lanzarote's most authentic villages.
September is our favorite month to come to Lanzarote. The weather in September is still hot, but not quite as hot as in August. Also, after the first week of September passes the big summer crowds start to disappear, as schools start the new year all across Europe. Just don't imagine that you'll have the island all to yourself, since Lanzarote is a year-round destination, and it's lively and busy even in winter.
July is the month when temperatures start to rise well above 30°C constantly during the daytime, although July is not the warmest month of the year. That prize is reserved for August, which is the hottest month in Lanzarote, but July is not so far behind in terms of high temperatures and sunshine hours.
August is the hottest month in Lanzarote and there's no doubt about it. July is not that far behind, but August really takes the lead in terms of high temperatures here in Lanzarote.
Once June hits, the weather starts to feel like proper summer in Lanzarote: temperatures go up, the number of sunshine hours goes up, as well as the number of visitors. The only thing that usually goes down (and which is a good thing) is the number of rainy days. AWAY with the rain and IN with the sun!
The council of Tias usually organizes a celebration for St. Patrick's Day in Puerto del Carmen every year and it's a great event that draws a lot of crowds. The resort has celebrated this day every year and everything is organized with the help of the Irish community in Lanzarote.
Timanfaya National Park is one of Lanzarote's top attractions, with more than 1 million visitors annually, which makes the second most visited National Park in the Canary Islands, after Teide National Park.
Puerto del Carmen is the most popular resort in Lanzarote and it has an ideal location, in the center of the island, very close to the airport. The town is divided in two: the old town and harbor and the new town. This makes Puerto del Carmen a place with lots of opportunities for activities during the day, lots of restaurants and also plenty of bars and club open all night long.
May starts to feel like proper summer in Lanzarote, the UV index is already at high levels and the warm weather is just perfect for a lazy day in the sun, followed by a dip in the sea.
For the third time in a row, the town of Teguise will organize a Traditional Carnival, which is meant to preserve and promote the customs of the traditional carnivals which took place in the Canary Islands.
What better way to explore the beauty of Lanzarote's coast, than by walking along the ocean, soaking up the sun and enjoying the amazing landscape? If you're staying in Puerto del Carmen, one of the island's most popular resorts, we highly recommend the walk to Puerto Calero, which can be completed in under one hour one way.
If you're thinking of visiting Lanzarote during the winter season, you may be wondering if it ever snows on the island and what type of weather you can expect?
The City Council of San Bartolomé informs that on Sunday, February 2nd, a new edition of the Agricultural and Craft Market of San Bartolomé will be held in the Plaza León and Castillo from 10.00 to 14.00 hours.
Starting April, the chances of rain Lanzarote start to drop considerably and the weather is perfect for sunbathing, as well as for walking about while visiting the island.
There are carnivals in Lanzarote in all the resorts and also in Arrecife, the island's capital, so the festival in Haria is not as huge and impressive in numbers compared to these larger ones.
Going on holiday to Fuerteventura or Lanzarote? Want to visit the other island also for a day trip maybe? The two islands are so close to each other that on clear days you can easily see the island on the other side.
Are you visiting Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote during the carnival season? If so, then be sure not to miss the carnival which is a beautiful way to experience the local culture and have a bit of fun while you're on holiday in Lanzarote.
Lanzarote is a small island compared to Tenerife or even Fuerteventura, which is located in the close vicinity and is the second largest island in the Canaries. Given its relatively small size and flat surface, Lanzarote is the ideal place to drive for visitors who rent a car abroad for the first time.
If it's your first time planning a visit to Lanzarote (or the Canary Islands in general) you may be wondering if it's a safe destination and which places you should avoid.