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Where to stay in Lanzarote?
In addition to the type of trip you have decided to do, to choose where to sleep in Lanzarote it is important to understand how you will move. My personal advice is to rent a car as I did in mine three days itinerary in Lanzarote: base in one point and from there set out every day to discover the island.
So, on the spot, I'd say the best place to stay in Lanzarote is almost certainly there central area of the island, that is the one where the majority of tourism is also concentrated.
Reef, the capital, or Puerto del Carmen, are very crowded places from a tourist point of view. If you are young they are the ideal place to stay in Lanzarote, full of things to do in the evening.
If you want a quieter life, you can choose more secluded locations either North or South and enjoy the serenity of the island.
Having explored Lanzarote in “three days of full immersion”, I can give you a complete overview of the various areas where you can stay.
Where to stay in Lanzarote in Puerto del Carmen
Let's start with the part livelier than Lanzarote. A town that is only a few kilometers from the capital and is located in the central part of the island overlooking the coast overlooking Africa. Puerto del Carmen is the heart of Lanzarote in every sense.
In my experience it is perfect for staying in Lanzarote, it is a great base from which to move every day to visit the various places of interest in Lanzarote.
It is full of restaurants and places to go for a drink and spend the evening with friends or just listening to good music
I slept right in Puerto del Carmen in this hotel -> HOTEL THB FLORA
Where to stay in Lanzarote in Arrecife
Arrecife is the capital. Sleeping in Arrecife will mean “Mix” even more with the local inhabitants. It is not taken into consideration like other tourist spots in Lanzarote and this is reflected in the cost of accommodation. As in the case of Puerto del Carmen, Arrecife is also centrally located and therefore a perfect base from which to explore Lanzarote.
Where to stay in Lanzarote: Costa Teguise
Located north of Arrecife, it is another popular destination for a stay in Lanzarote. It is known to be very windy and therefore home to those who practice Windsurfing. Compared to Puerto del Carmen it offers less nightlife, while remaining a strategic starting point for visiting all of Lanzarote.
Where to stay in Lanzarote in Playa Blanca and the South coast
If you look for beaches and tranquility without the trouble of constantly moving and without the desire for night clubs, the southern area of Lanzarote is what you are looking for.
Playa Papagayo is a spectacular place and staying a short distance away is no small feat. Of course, the location is awkward to visit the rest of the island, it depends on what your needs are.
Where to stay in Lanzarote: El Golfo
Who would say that going down the hill towards the sea, nestled between volcanoes, there is a gem of this kind. El Golfo is a town on the west coast of Lanzarote. Look at the ocean. Those who live there look at the sea every day, savoring fabulous sunsets lulled by the sound of the waves on the rocks.
El Golfo is a small town located near the green lake. If you want peace, quiet and sunsets, this is the place for you. I also recommend that you try one of the restaurants that overlook the sea.
If I return to Lanzarote, I will spend at least one night in El Golfo. Despite being decentralized from Puerto del Carmen, it is a very special and interesting village.
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The north of Lanzarote towards el Mirador del Rio
Both North and South of the island have strengths and weaknesses. When it comes to nature and views, they win hands down. The north, with the fantastic views from the Mirador del Rio, is hard to beat.
At the same time they are certainly not easy to achieve. The north coast is about 35 kilometers from the capital and about 1 hour and 15 minutes from the south of Lanzarote. Distances not impossible but uncomfortable. It depends on what you prefer.
CLICK HERE: Look for a hotel towards the Mirador del Rio