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Lanzarote, Canary Islands Travel Information

According to neovideogames, Lanzarote is an island in the Atlantic Ocean (Africa) that is part of the Canary Islands. The Canary Islands are one of the autonomous regions of Spain. The capital of Lanzarote is Arrecife. A number of large cities on Lanzarote are: Tias, Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca, Teguise, Yaiza, Tinajo and San Bartolomé.

Lanzarote is very mountainous with the highest point at 670 meters. Lanzarote also has a National Park. This park is called Timanfaya and consists mostly of volcanic craters and lava fields. Lanzarote’s coastline has both black and white sand beaches. Furthermore, in El Golfo you will find Lago Verder. This is a poisonous green lake that was created by algae. Tourists often come for the peace, nature and the old towns. There are also good opportunities for diving to shipwrecks, caves, tunnels and many species of fish. See bridgat for other cities and countries as well as climate and weather in Africa.

Where is Lanzarote?

Travel information of Lanzarote

Official name: Lanzarote
Continent: Europe (politics) and Africa (location)
Area: 846 km²
Capital: Arrecife
Country code: ES, ESP
Population: 145,084 inhabitants (2016)
Form of government: Constitutional monarchy
Highest point: 671 m (Las Peñas del Chache)
Distance (Amsterdam – Arrecife): 3,017 km
Flight time: approximately 4 hours

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in Lanzarote that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Lanzarote, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Lanzarote. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Lanzarote?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Lanzarote at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Lanzarote has a subtropical climate. Temperatures average 20 degrees in winter and 27 degrees in summer.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Lanzarote can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Lanzarote can be found at Climate info.

Best time
May, June and September are the best months to travel to Lanzarote. This avoids mass tourism from the Spanish mainland and the chance of precipitation.

Spanish is the official language on Lanzarote. In addition, a lot of English is spoken because of tourism.
Would you like to translate from or into Spanish for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Spain:
Dutch consulate on Tenerife (also for Lanzarote):
Spanish Embassy in the Netherlands:
Spanish consulates in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Lanzarote.

Money and Currency
On Lanzarote, payments are made with the Euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs on Lanzarote can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices on Lanzarote are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -38% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (42% cheaper), food (35% cheaper), imported beer in catering (55% cheaper), cigarettes (51% cheaper) and public transport (59% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Lanzarote it is customary to tip. In most hotels and restaurants, a service charge is added to the bill. If this is not yet the case, the tip is approximately 10%.

Time difference
On Lanzarote it is 1 hour earlier than in the Netherlands.
Summer time on Lanzarote is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Lanzarote can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Lanzarote you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Lanzarote.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Lanzarote.

On Lanzarote you may need a travel plug in some cases.
More information about common plugs and sockets on Lanzarote can be found on our electricity page (look under the Canary Islands).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112
– Fire: 112
– Ambulance: 112

Tap water
The water from the tap is slightly chlorinated and can therefore cause stomach and intestinal complaints.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Lanzarote can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Lanzarote can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Lanzarote end
Lanzarote official websites: and

The country code (international access code) to call someone in Lanzarote is 0034 or +34.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Lanzarote? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Lanzarote Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Lanzarote.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Lanzarote.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of Lanzarote videos.

Public holidays and school holidays
An overview of all public holidays in Lanzarote can be found on Lonely Planet.
You will find an overview of all school holidays in the Canary Islands (Lanzarote) in the Eurydice school guide.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Lanzarote, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Lanzarote?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Lanzarote. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Lanzarote can be found on Protected Planet.
Lanzarote is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Lanzarote? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business on or do business with Lanzarote, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about Lanzarote, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Lanzarote.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5 (0.3 for novice drivers up to 2 years old).
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Lanzarote is approximately 115 kilometers from the Moroccan coast?
… Lanzarote was created more than fifteen million years ago?
…Between 1730 and 1736 and in 1824 volcanic eruptions engulfed eleven villages?
… Several films have been filmed around the volcanoes on Lanzarote?
…There is a valley on Lanzarote with 1000 palm trees?

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