Where is Lanzarote located? Lanzarote is one of the 7 islands of the Canary archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean, west of Morocco, it is the easternmost island of the archipelago and therefore the closest to the African continent which is only a hundred kilometers away.
How to get to Lanzarote? The international airport is in Arrecife, the capital of the island. It is also possible to arrive by sea. In this case, we dock by boat at the port of Playa Blanca, coming from the neighboring island of Fuerteventura.
How to travel on the island ? Renting a vehicle is the best solution to discover Lanzarote freely. We recommend the local company, Cabrera Medina , with its competitive prices and which offers the possibility of returning the vehicle to any agency among the many present on the island. Very convenient if you are going from one island to another.
Where to sleep and eat? The seaside resorts to avoid are Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca, Costa Teguise and Arrecife. Teguise and its surroundings seem to us the ideal central base for exploring the island. There are many infrastructures in Lanzarote including beautiful seasonal rentals.
Some of our addresses:
Casa de las Flores, in the old village of Teguise. Five guest rooms including an apartment in one of the oldest buildings in town. We can’t tell you more, it was under renovation when we went but already promising. The opening is scheduled for spring 2022. Instagram: @casadelasflores_lanzarote .
The Palacio Ico, in the heart of Teguise, has nine rooms including 5 suites. A minimalist decoration but imbued with a lot of refinement. All rooms overlook a patio where breakfast is served on Japanese-style ceramic dishes made on the island. Cactus jam, island ham, homemade cake and granola, freshly squeezed orange juice… a treat to be enjoyed to the sound of classic 1970s music. We love.
Buenavista Lanzarote, five bed and breakfasts located in the center of the island. Lost in the middle of nowhere, a haven of peace to recharge your batteries. A pretty minimalist decor in perfect harmony with the landscape.
The Puerta Verde, in Haria. If its decor does not look like much, the dishes are delicious, especially the dish based on lentils simmered for hours on the stove.
El Risco restaurant, in La Caleta de Famara. Small, simple fish restaurant on the seafront, with a view of the island of La Graciosa.
Kamezi, a laid-back gastro in Playa Blanca.
Hespérides, not a senior residence despite its name, but a charming restaurant in the heart of Teguise.
The book to take in your suitcase? Lanzarote by Michel Houellebecq.
The song to include in his playlist? Dreams by Fleetwood Mac.
And especially where to drink your Spritz? In the sofas of Be Papagayo, which overlooks the beach of the same name. Neat decor and fresh cuisine. Difficult to leave this chiringuito at the end of the day.