Lanzarote is a Spanish island just off the west coast of Africa. It is a popular beach holiday destination thanks to its year round warm weather and blue sky, especially during the winter months suffered by Northern Europe. What's more. Lanzarote is very easy to get to these days with regular flights coming from all over Europe. It may seem strange that in just over four hours you can go from freezing temperatures to a very pleasant 24 degrees whilst lying on the beach!
With so many holiday companies around these days, if you look around you can find some really good deals, especially if you are prepared to put the package together yourself. Booking online provides a convenient way of reserving your flight and accommodation as you dont even have to leave your own home.
If you are going to book your Lanzarote holiday yourself, rather than purchasing a package deal you should think about the following things:
The flights should be the first thing you check. Essentially the flights will make up the dates for your holiday as you need to make sure that you can get to and from the island. When booking your flights consider any extras that you might need such as inflight meals or extra legroom. These extras often come with an additional price but sitting cramped or hungry on a plane for four hours can sometimes take its toll!
There is definitely no shortage of accommodation on Lanzarote. The three main resorts of Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca have a diverse selection of luxury hotels, self catering apartments and private villas and bungalows. Once you have got your flight dates sorted you can start to check the availability of the accommodation. When booking your accommodation consider things like the distance from the beach, the main town area and local supermarkets. There can be nothing worst than having to walk miles just to get a bottle of water!
With the accommodation sorted you need to think about how to get there from the Airport. Lanzarote airport is between Arrecife (the capital) and Puerto del Carmen, which is just a 10-15 minute drive away. Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise are a little further. If you are thinking about getting out and about whilst on your holiday in Lanzarote then it might be worth booking a hire car. You can easily pick this up from the airport and use it for the duration of your stay. Alternatively, you need to consider a resort Hoppa / airport transfer service to drop you off and collect you from your accommodation at the end of the holiday.
Before you travel don't forget your insurance. The chances are the holiday will go smoothly without drama, but its always worth paying a small amount to cover for illness or hospitalisation whilst you are there.
With the choices available to holiday makers these days its really easy to put together the perfect Lanzarote holiday, at the perfect price.