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As a proud member of the Islas Group of Travel Guides, we're not here to sell you a holiday to Lanzarote,
we do not operate any form of on-line booking service, and being totally independent from all Travel Agents
and Tour Operators we derive no benefit from giving you a glossy tour operators view of the island.
Our mission is simple..., to provide you with practical first hand objective advice, from "real" paying visitors to the resorts, hotels and attractions that Lanzarote has to offer.
This web site can only be maintained with feed back from your comments. So, if you've already visited the island in the last few months, any help, comments or contributions would be greatly appreciated.
Lanzarote is one of the Canary Islands, which are a group of seven major islands and six smaller ones situated in the Atlantic Ocean between 60 - 190 miles off the north western coast of Africa.
Flights to Lanzarote from most UK airports take around 4.1/2 hours, landing at the Arrecife International Airport, which is almost midway along the east coast between the resorts of Costa Teguise and Puerto del Carmen.
Arrecife Airport is a large modern facility that serves both scheduled domestic flights within the Canary Islands as well as the charter flight market throughout all of Europe. It's fair to say that on most days of the week the airport is busy, however to alleviate some of the pressures and frustrations of visitors, in recent years a second terminal has now been built.
Once you have cleared Customs Control and collected your luggage, there are always large numbers of taxi waiting outside of the arrivals hall, although during busy periods you should also be prepared to stand and wait your turn in a queue for the next one to become available. Taxis on Lanzarote do represent good value for money by European standards, and can instantly be recognised as being the large eggshell/white cars with a large red stripe on each front door.
One thing that you should be aware of is a standard taxi on the island is only licenced to carry a maximum of 4 passengers plus a "reasonable" amount of luggage, so for larger groups of travellers, or those with special needs, it is our recommendation to make provision for a pre-booked taxi to be waiting for you at the airport, and clearly specify at the time of booking that a larger, or specially adapted, vehicle is needed for the journey.
Originally the Canaries were only a winter sun destination, but the combination of warm sunshine and fantastic modern holiday development, has put the islands on the map 12 months of the year.
Almost one third of the island is covered by the Timanfaya National Park, which is a spectacular lava flow that was formed by a series of volcanic eruptions during the 18th and 19th Century. Volcanologists still recognise that Lanzarote is considered to be "active", although even with the best technology available to them, it still remains impossible to predict with any accuracy when the next eruptions are likely to occur.
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