Below you'll find all useful information to avoid surprises and maximize your stay in Lanzarote:
- Documents required: To travel to the Canaries the only documentation that you should carry is your identity card or passport, when your country of origin is part of the European Union.
- Medical care: It is advisable to hire a travel insurance that includes medical assistance. In this way you will be free to go to your assigned doctor in case of any need.
- Baggage: With an average annual temperature of 22 º and almost 300 days of sunshine, it is more advisable to, as well as beachwear and sunscreen, bring comfortable clothes and some fresh and not too warm sweater for the evenings.
- When to go?: Given the prevailing climate in Lanzarote over the year, sunny and rainy, there is no such thing as tourist season. Therefore the holiday period can be enjoyed anytime of year. The high season is concentrated in the summer and holiday periods such as Christmas or Easter.
- Renting a car: to be able to rent a car requires a driving licence. When using your own vehicle you must also have your vehicle's and car insurance papers in order. In the "Getting to the island" site you are provided with a list of car rental companies.
- Time zone: Lanzarote, like the rest of the islands in the Canary archipelago, follows the GMT (GMT) throughout the year except between April and October, which changes and becomes GMT +1. The Canaries is an hour behind throughout the year regarding the Iberian Peninsula.
- Currency: Euro
At the level of the Canarian Autonomous Community: January 1 (New Year), Jan 7 (Epiphany of the Lord), Holy Thursday, Good Friday, May 1 (Labor Day ), May 30 (day of the Canary Islands), August 15 (Assumption of the Virgin), Nov. 1 (All Saints) and Dec. 6 (Constitution Day), December 8 (Immaculate Conception) and December 25 (Nativity of the Lord).
On the island: September 15 (Our Lady of Sorrows)
Arrecife: Tuesday Carnival and Aug. 25 (San Ginés)
San Bartolome: Tuesday Carnival and June 24 (San Juan)
Haría: Tuesday Carnival and June 24 (San Juan)
Yaiza: July 7 (San Marcial) and Sept. 8 (Nuestra Sra. de los Remedios)
Teguise: Tuesday Carnival and July 16 (Nuestra Sra. del Carmen)
Tinajo: Tuesday Carnival and Aug. 16 (San Roque)
Tías: Feb 2 (Nuestra Sra. Candelaria) and Carnival Tuesday
- Accessible Tourism:
- Call your country:
Depending on the country you wish to phone you must dial the following codes before your number:
Germany: 0049 Austria: 0043
Belgium: 0032 Bulgaria: 00359
Canada: 001 Denmark: 0045
Eslovenia: 00386 U.S.A.: 001
Estonia: 00372 Finland: 00358
France: 0033 Hungary: 0036
Ireland: 00353 Italy: 0039
Latvia: 00371 Lithuania: 00370
Luxembourg: 00352 Norway: 0047
Netherlands: 0031 Poland: 0048
Portugal: 00351 United Kingdom: 0044
Czech Republic: 00420 Slovakia: 00421
Sweeden: 0046 Switzerland: 0041
Airport charges: usually the ticket price includes fees from the airport.
Airport Guacimeta: Located 6km from the capital, between Arrecife and Puerto del Carmen. Belongs to the municipality of San Bartolome. It is divided into 2 terminals:
The T1 for flights to and from the Peninsula (from where several companies like Air Europa, Iberia and EasyJet fly on a daily basis) and flights for the rest of the world.
The inter-island regular flights are done from T2 (Binter Canarias, Canaryfly).
- Travel Agencies:
In Lanzarote there is a whole network of receptive travel agencies in which you can access all the services you'll need at your destination such as transfers, excursions, etc. ...
Did you know that ...?
The "guagua" is a name-symbol that has represented the bus. It is not known from where the word came, it is believed that a voice could have been imported by Canarian emigration from Cuba. We used the English term Wagon (truck, van or wagon), but the difficult pronunciation led to the term "guagua". It is also used in Latin American countries while in others, such as Chile guagua means baby.
It is impossible to imagine Lanzarote as it is today without Cesar Manrique. Painter, sculptor, ecologist, curator of monuments, construction counselor, planner of urban complexes, landscapes and gardens designer. A whole example to follow.
The Centres for Arts, Culture and Tourism of Lanzarote are a must and certainly a pleasure for the senses.
Choose from the many options that the island gives for your accommodation. An unsurpassed variety and quality.
Places to eat
Let yourself be carried away by the great gastronomic offer that the variety of bars and restaurants on the island possess.
Boating, Golf, Hiking, Nature, IronMan, ... We encourage you to participate in sports activities that are organized in Lanzarote.