The island has three main tourist resorts as well as a wealth of other areas to explore
The main resorts are Playa Blanca, Costa Teguise and Puerto del Carmen
Costa Teguise is based on the eastern coast of Lanzarote and is a purpose built main holiday resort. It boasts a wealth of accommodation as well as bars, restaurants and beaches.
Puerto del Carmen is the oldest of the holiday resorts with its town limits spreading from the old town of Puerto del Carmen to the newer resort area of Playa de Matagorda. It is a vibrant mix of old and new buildings with the newer parts with lots of bars and clubs, whilst the old town has some lovely restaurants and an interesting harbour area. It is quite a hilly resort with lovely beaches.
The village lies at the southernmost tip of the island and was originally populated by a few families from Fuerteventura. In the 1960’s, its tourist industry commenced with a couple of restaurants and a local beach. The village has now grown to be a very family friendly resort with careful and thoughtful development meaning a well-planned and relaxing resort which maintains its small village feel.
Las Brisas (not Los Brisas as it is sometimes mistakenly called) is situated in the hub of the village - 5 mins walk to all amenities. The villas are all one storey and it is a family friendly resort with one of the islands largest freshwater heated pools. The quality accommodation provides a touch of luxury in a relaxed and peaceful setting.
There is an old harbour from which ferries to Fuerteventura run as well as a sailing and surf school.
There is also a new leisure marina which has been built in recent years which has some very nice restaurants and luxury accommodation and villas. It has been set in a landscaped area and is a great place to meander your way down the small streets which are mainly pedestrianised.
Other resorts include, Playa Honda (near the capital, Arrecife), Playa del Famara (surfing paradise - beware strong currents) Arrieta, Orzola and Puertp Calero (leisure marina).
Puerto Calero is a great place to eat as well as take a submarine ride showing the marine life which is bountiful, of Lanzarote.
Accommodation in Lanzarote
Due to strict building controls on the island, most buildings are low rise which means that the accommodation is considerately designed.
It is mainly white and built in a traditional Andulucian style