Where to stay in Lanzarote: our favourite towns, villages and accommodations in Lanzarote
Lanzarote, a little gem stretching 62 kilometres north to south and 20 kilometres east to west, is a volcanic paradise that can be comfortably explored by car from one end to the other. A car is essential to fully enjoy the island, as public transport, while not lacking, is not the best option if you want to get around fully and at your own pace. If you choose to just stay in one of our charming accommodations in Lanzarote, you will have the opportunity to explore the whole island from whichever point you choose.
One of the most beautiful areas of the island is the north, known as the "Valley of 1000 Palm Trees". Here, you will find a serene and charming atmosphere, such as the village of Haría, with rural hotels and majestic luxury manor houses, offering a unique and authentic Lanzarote experience. The landscape is greener and more mountainous compared to other areas, with a cool and humid environment that allows for a greater diversity of vegetation. Don't miss the fishing village of Arrieta, with its relaxed atmosphere and golden sandy beaches.
Teguise, a beautiful historic village in the centre of Lanzarote, invites you to stroll through its cobbled streets and colonial buildings that evoke the nostalgia of the past. The surrounding area of Teguise has boutique hotels with a colonial feel, reflecting the historical influence of the emigrants who returned to the island. White colours predominate, and carved wooden balconies add a special touch. Some charming lodgings in Teguise offer cottages to rent with lava roofs and underground wine cellars, paying homage to the local wine culture. There are also fincas that rent out holiday flats ideal for families who prefer to cook themselves.
Yaiza, known for its authenticity and proximity to Timanfaya National Park, is characterised by its arid landscape of mountains and lava formations, capturing the volcanic essence of the island. This tranquil corner features small hotels in charming white houses with green or blue accents, alongside vineyards that add a distinctive touch. In Yaiza, you'll also find traditional manor houses, ideal for a romantic getaway.
The area of Famara, in the north of Lanzarote, is a paradise for surfers and nature lovers. Its iconic beach of golden sand and Atlantic waters is a hotspot for surfers of all levels. The majestic cliffs and rock formations create a breathtaking backdrop for unforgettable sunsets. Caleta de Famara, a picturesque fishing village, offers spectacular sunsets over the ocean, immersing you in the Nature Reserve. You can rent stunningly designed beachfront houses, charming bohemian hotels or bed & breakfasts with a laid-back, surfer vibe for your holiday.
Another charming village is Tinajo near the Timanfaya National Park, offering charming accommodations in rural settings surrounded by beautiful volcanic landscapes. The famous Golfo, with its green lagoon and the tranquil village of Tao, are other places to visit and enjoy the authenticity of Lanzarote.
Playa Dorada, despite its over popularity, retains a certain charm with beautiful beaches and a picturesque boardwalk by the sea.