Lanzarote is one of the Canary Islands, an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean which is part of Spain. Known internationally as a holiday resort, it is also a natural, unspoiled paradise, so much so that it is an official UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, due to its unparalleled diversity in flora and fauna. The island is one of the premier locations for beachgoers, and some of Europe's best beaches are on the island such as Playa Blanca, Playa de los Pocillos and Playa del Cable: not only can you relax and unwind, you can also try out various activities, such as surfing, windsurfing, scuba diving and canoeing. In the southwest of the island, you can visit the Timanfaya National Park, which has an active volcano. It is possible to take guided walks of the park, with the opportunity of enjoying truly breath-taking views. The city's airport provides the island with connections to mainland Spain and many cities in Europe, including: Madrid, Seville, Dublin, London, Berlin, Vienna and Edinburgh. If you're looking for cheap flights from Edinburgh or London, you should use our online flight comparison tool to search, compare and purchase the option that best suits you.
The airport is well-connected to Arrecife, the capital of the island and so those travellers looking for flights to Arrecife have an easy transfer from the airport of Lanzarote. Buses and taxis only take about 10-15 minutes to make the journey. The island does not have a specific tourist card. Nevertheless, the local tourist board has a website (www.turismolanzarote.com) which provides plenty of information for tourists. Information about the activities, the art and culture and the gastronomy on offer as well as how to plan your trip are only a few of the sections of the website. Additional information can be found upon arrival in Arrecife. It would be worthwhile to visit some of the other islands in the archipelago, as there many ferries connecting them. Visit the Loro Parque in Tenerife, the beaches in Fuerteventura or the beautiful islands of Gran Canaria and Las Palmas. Try some local culinary specialties, including pescado a la sal (fish baked with salt), papas arrugadas or sancocho canario, a fish stew with potatoes. Take a ferry to discover the rest of the Canary Islands, or, if you want to explore more of the island we would highly recommend Costa Teguise, Puerto Calero and Puerto del Carmen as great areas to explore.