There are plenty of distinctive accommodation alternatives for anyone considering choosing a holiday break on Lanzarote. Simply because this small Canary Island located close to four hours flight from the United kingdom offers many different places to stop – from Chic hotel accommodations in the main holiday resorts right through to individual properties in the heart of the countryside.
This unique island first started to attract tourists during the 70’s and 80’s, at the time when package holidays abroad first became widely available to consumers in the UK. Visitor numbers then reached a peak in 1993, when 2 million tourists touched down at Arrecife airport. Today whilst it remains very popular these numbers have tailed off a bit, largely as a result of more competition from newer destinations such as Croatia and Turkey.
Despite the increased competition though, the island still remains a popular holiday choice though, not least as it offers such a diversity of different accommodation options, which means Lanzarote is able to cater to all budgets and tastes.
The most significant growth area during the last ten years has been in self catering holiday properties, with over 10,000 villas in Lanzarote available for hire in all locations across the island.The majority of these can be found in Lanzarote’s primary holiday resorts. And if you are just too relaxed to wander to the beach most tend to come with private pools as standard. And with prices ranging from €450 per week upwards depending on location and time of year, there’s plenty to shout about.
Purto del Carmen holiday villas re normally larger and better built than similar properties in other resorts and hence command higher rental rates. So if you are thinking of booking a break in Lanzarote’s largest resort you’ll need to allow about €600 per week, possibly more if you plan on going in a large group.
Playa Blanca holiday villas by comparison though tend to cost less, with rental rates starting from €450 per week.
In addition to the great selection of Lanzarote holiday villas there are over 200 hotels on the island. Choose from six 5 star establishments if you are planning a luxury break or look instead at the wide range of 4 star hotels, many of which are concentrated in the resort of Playa Blanca in the south. Making this a better bet than Puerto del Carmen or Costa Teguise for anyone planning a good value break as there is a wider range of choice here. The Timanfaya Palace and Princesa Yaiza are amongst the most popular hotels in the resort.