Located on the beautiful island of Lanzarote on the Canary Island archipelago, the Lanzarote Airport is a hub for domestic and international flights. These spanish islands are famous for their relaxing atmosphere and beautiful beaches. Discover this amazing volcanic island at your own pace in a rental car.
Rent a Car at Lanzarote Airport
Most rental car companies offer their services from inside the airport. Each company has representatives in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, so you won't have to worry about wandering around to find the company you prefer. Amidst the local options are recognizable names like Avis and Hertz.
Navigating Out of Lanzarote Airport
This isn't a very large airport, so the one-road exit makes it easy to get off airport grounds. The main road out, and in, is the LZ-2 motorway. If you're headed to Arrecife, North on the LZ-2 turns into the LZ-3 and will guide you right into town. Southbound LZ-2 will take you toward Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca.
Tips for Driving on Lanzarote Island
The rules of the road in Lanzarote will be familiar to most visitors; drive on the right side, counter-clockwise in a roundabout, and yield to pedestrians. Everyone must buckle up to avoid getting a ticket. The blood alcohol limit in Spain is lower than the US and Canada at 0.05%, so make sure you have a designated driver. If you follow the laws and listen to police officers, you'll enjoy the very light traffic and volcanic landscape views while driving on Lanzarote.
Attractions Near Lanzarote Airport
Only five kilometers from the airport, Arrecife is Lanzarote's capital city and definitely worth a visit. Enjoy your time in the city by shopping, dining, and exploring the amazing energy and culture of Arrecife. The Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo is full of stunning artwork, and the castle exterior is a work of art in itself. When driving in the city center, prepare for more narrow roads and busier intersections.
For a beach experience far from the city bustle, drive down the LZ-2 to the LZ-702 all the way to the southern-most point on the island; Playa Blanca. This beautiful beach town has picturesque turquoise waters and calm surf, perfect for sunbathing and swimming.
Plant lovers, and curious kids, will enjoy an excursion to the Cactus Garden botanical garden. Hop in your rental and head North from the airport on LZ-2. Turn onto LZ-3 just before Arrecife, then look for signs to LZ-1. Follow LZ-1 until you see the exit for Avenue Garafia. Take the exit ramp and you're only five minutes away from the Cactus Garden. More than 450 species of cactus are thriving at this former rock quarry.
Renting a car is a great way to get around in Lanzarote. The airport makes it incredibly convenient, there are plenty of options, it's more affordable than hiring a driver, and it gives you the freedom to see the sights on your own schedule. The light traffic and easy-to-navigate roadways make for a stress-free driving experience. Relax, explore, and cruise around the island in your rental car to get the most out of your Lanzarote vacation.