Lanzarote is a Spanish island in the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. It's a very popular vacation destination with great beaches, unique and beautiful landscapes, and a huge number of hotels, bars, and restaurants. Rent a car to get around the island easily and see all the sights. Find the best deals on a variety of vehicles, from fun convertibles to practical people movers, with Skyscanner. It's also a great place for affordable hotels.
Renting a Car on Lanzarote
The best place to rent a car is Lanzarote Airport in San Bartolomé, a village in the center of the island that's only about 3 miles or 10 minutes away from Arrecife, the capital of the island. A wide selection of vehicles from Hertz, Avis, AutoReisen, Cabrera Medina, Cicar, PayLess Car, Europcar, Goldcar Rental, and more are available. A sporty coupe lets drivers zip around the island and squeeze into tight parking spaces. People can also choose comfortable luxury sedans or big vans to carry lots of friends or family members.
Drivers who are already on the island and not arriving at the airport can take a bus or taxi to the airport. Buses are available every 25 minutes on weekdays and every 50 minutes on weekends. Car hire desks are in the arrivals area of Terminal 1 near baggage claims. Rentals are also available at many resorts.
What to Know When Driving on Lanzarote
The entire island is only about 40 miles long, and it covers about 550 square miles. Even though it's not very big, there's a lot to see. There are no large highways, and traffic is usually light outside of major resorts. Also, gas is less expensive than in the U.K., Spain, or the rest of Europe. Parking is free in most places, but locals often don't use turn signals.
The minimum age for renting a car is 23, and drivers must carry their license and passport. Using a cellphone, GPS, or other electronic devices while driving is not allowed. People can't wear flip-flops while driving, and drivers and passengers must wear seat belts.
The Best Attractions on Lanzarote
After renting a car and finding a hotel with lots of luxurious amenities on Skyscanner, try some of these popular activities. Relax on the fantastic beaches or try diving, windsurfing, surfing, or sailing. Lanzarote also has great fishing and scenic golf courses. There are plenty of fiestas with traditional music and dancing in summer. Lucha Canaria is a type of wrestling that's unique to the Canary Islands. Wrestlers try to throw each other to the ground in a 12-foot ring in a contest similar to Sumo wrestling.
Visit Timanfaya National Park, an area created by massive volcanic eruptions. It covers about a quarter of the island's surface, and the scenery is surreal, with lava fields and colorful volcanic peaks. The Castillo de San Jose, built in 1799 to protect the harbor, became a modern art gallery and restaurant, Museo International de Arte Contemporáneo, in 1974.
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