where to stay in Lanzarote

Where to stay in Lanzarote? From which area is it easier to visit Lanzarote? Where is the best spot for sunny days and chilling by the beach?

In this post, we will answer all your questions.

You are probably leaving soon and wonder where to stay in Lanzarote. Don’t panic, We’ll explain everything about accommodation and the best places to stay in Lanzarote.

Highlights About The Best Places To Stay in Lanzarote

1. Playa Blanca: Known for serene beaches, luxury resorts, and the stylish Marina Rubicón.
2. Costa Teguise: Ideal for watersports enthusiasts and families, with a relaxed atmosphere.
3. Famara: if you are to surf, this is the place to be!
4. Puerto del Carmen: Popular for its vibrant nightlife, family-friendly beaches, and diverse accommodation options.
5. Arrieta: Offers a peaceful rural setting in the Valley of a Thousand Palms, near key attractions.
Each area offers a unique perspective of Lanzarote, catering to different preferences whether you’re looking for nightlife, culture, tranquility, or adventure.

If Lanzarote is such a popular destination, it is of course for its many heavenly beaches, but also for its impressive volcanic landscapes.

Although the island is not very big, choosing where you stay in Lanzarote can make a big difference. So here is our top 5 selections of best areas to stay in Lanzarote.

Where to Stay in Lanzarote?


Playa Blanca is a seaside resort which is located on the south coast of Lanzarote. This small town can be a very pleasant destination for a family or couple for a romantic holiday by the sea.

You can enjoy several beaches in this area and its surroundings. Playa Blanca has magnificent beaches, some of the best on the island (here is the top 10 beaches in Lanzarote). Playa Dorada to the east, and Playa Flamingo to the west, are especially beautiful with white sand and crystal clear water.

A few kilometers to the south-east, you can reach the beaches of Papagayo, in the heart of a nature reserve. There you will discover some of the most beautiful landscapes on the island.

Playa Blanca has developed a lot in recent years, and many facilities are now present around the promenade. There are restaurants, hotels, bars and even a shopping center.

From Playa Blanca, you can also take the ferry to the island of Fuerteventura, book via Direct Ferry here. (READ: BEST THINGS TO DO IN FUERTEVENTURA)

READ: Complete Guide to Playa Blanca in Lanzarote


Where to stay in Lanzarote

If your budget allows, then we highly recommend Hotel The Volcan in Playa Blanca. This hotel is located right by Marina Rubicon with many restaurants and bars around. The beach is just a few minutes walk. This hotel has a very large swimming pool and offer excellent breakfast.

Where to stay in Lanzarote

This hotel has a breathtaking view, directly facing the ocean. Iberostar has 3 large swimming pool, including 1 dedicated for kids only. The beach is located just a few minutes walk from the hotel. In front of the hotel, you have the famous Playa Blanca promenade with restaurants and bars along the way.

Where to stay in Lanzarote

If you are a little bit more on a budget, then we recommend Ona Las Casita. This lovely bungalow is perfectly located near the beach and the main promenade at Playa Blanca.

The bungalow has a kitchen, so you can cook at home to save a bit of money. The place was super clean when we stayed there and we ate pretty much every day on the outdoor terrace. We love this place which has the perfect value for money. 

Where to Stay in Lanzarote

Located southeast of Lanzarote, Teguise is the former capital of the island, so it is one of the places with the most important historical heritage in Lanzarote. In the small cobbled streets of the center of Teguise, you can discover the traditional architecture typical of the region.

READ: The Best Things to See in Teguise

A few minutes’ drive from Teguise, you will find Costa Teguise, also relatively close to Arrecife, the current capital of Lanzarote, and the airport.

Several beaches can be found at Costa Teguise, such as Playa Bastian, a very pleasant and family-friendly place. You can also find the Aquapark not far from there. Las Cucharas beach will be the place to go if you want to practice water activities.

If you want to spend your stay in a pleasant seaside resort, without giving up a certain authenticity, Costa Teguise could well be the place you are looking for. This small family resort has a nice variety of offers when it comes to accommodation. Here is our top selection.


Best Areas to Stay in Lanzarote

Located just 2 min from the beach, this hotel is perfect if you want to spend a few days relaxing by the sea, combined with a few visits of the main sights in Lanzarote.

This is a 4-star hotel, with a swimming pool, fitness center, and an excellent breakfast. The rooms are modern and decorated with good taste.

Best Areas to Stay in Lanzarote

This hotel is located just a few minutes walk from Playa del Jabillo and a few minute’s drive to Aqualand. This modern hotel has a swimming pool, fitness center, restaurant serving buffet breakfast, and all the facilities you need for a perfect stay in Lanzarote.

We found the location of Oasis Land Beach Mate to be one of the best in Costa Teguise.

Best Areas to Stay in Lanzarote

If you are coming to Lanzarote with your family with kids, then search no longer, H10 Suites Lanzarote Gardens is the perfect hotel for you. It has various swimming pools, including a children’s pool, a club for kids with supervision, a tennis court, restaurants etc.



Welcome to Famara Beach, a stunning stretch of coastline surrounded by winding mountains and located in the North West area of ​​Lanzarote.

Originally, Famara was just a small, peaceful fishing village. Over time and thanks to the growth of tourism, the region has attracted more and more visitors intrigued by the beauty of the landscapes and the charm of its golden sand beaches.

If you like to practice water activities, such as surfing or kiteboarding, then this is probably one of the best beaches in Lanzarote.


It has become a favorite spot for surfers, and a bungalow area has been built right next to the beach. Here you can find apartments and houses to rent for one or more nights.

Famara is a much less touristy area, where the atmosphere is particularly relaxed. It is also a well-located place to quickly discover the impressive natural sites of the northern part of Lanzarote.



Where to Stay in Lanzarote?

Located right in the middle of the village, this apartment offers all you need for a perfect stay in Famara. This beautiful beach house can host up to 6 guests.

Best Hotels in Lanzarote

This beautiful apartment is located right in the middle of the village and features incredible views of its surroundings. This place can host up to 5 people.

Best Hotels in Lanzarote

If you are staying in Famara for surfing, search no longer. We found the perfect place for you here. This newly decorated apartment is right by the beach. It’s basically a “surf-in / surf-out” apartment in Famara.


Here is another former fishing village that has become a popular tourist resort. Puerto del Carmen is a gem located in the southeast of the island. Puerto del Carmen is slightly more upscale compared to other areas to stay in Lanzarote.

In the town, you will find many luxury boutiques and very nice restaurants. Some areas of Puerto Del Carmen are also popular with partygoers. Hence, you can also find more affordable accommodation in Puerto Del Carmen.

Puerto del Carmen also has some of the best beaches in Lanzarote such as Playa Chica, a very charming little beach, located in the heart of the city. Playa Grande is the biggest and probably the prettiest beach on this part of the island, it is perfect for swimming and very well laid out.

Even if the area is quite touristy, it’s often the place we recommend besides Playa Blanca. Why? Quite simply because it is a very central point of the island and you find good restaurants + a magnificent beach.


Best Hotels in Lanzarote

For your ultimate luxury holiday in Lanzarote, Hotel Fariones will delight you. This hotel set within a tropical garden is surrounded by palm trees. It has 4 restaurants, an infinity pool, and a rooftop with amazing views.

The rooms are simply stunning. Beautifully decorated. Perhaps the only downside, is that the hotel is so nice, that you wouldn’t want to leave to visit Lanzarote… 🙂

Where to stay in Lanzarote

You dream of a beach holiday at an affordable price. Well, we found a hidden gem for you: Bungalows Velázquez. This property is facing the sea. From this place, take a few stairs down, and you can already jump in the crystal clear water.

The place is clean and has a kitchenette, which is great if you want to save some money from eating outside all the time.

Where to stay in Lanzarote

If you want to pamper yourself while on holiday (well, who wouldn’t want to?), then choose Hotel Lava Beach in Puerto Del Carmen. Why? Well, good question. They have a perfect spa, and yoga classes, serve healthy food, and offer world call service.

Choose a room facing the sea and you will feel extremely relaxed during your stay in Lanzarote.

Canary Islands

Many tourists wouldn’t put Arrieta on their list of things to do in Lanzarote. It’s a pity because this place has a lot to offer and is more preserved than other areas in Lanzarote. Do not expect to have a wide selection of hotels, here you will mainly find cute apartments.

Arrieta is a charming fishing village located on the north side of Lanzarote. It’s a hidden gem. This traditional Canarian village also has a fantastic beach with golden sand. If the sea is strong, expect to see some surfers as well.

If you want to escape the very touristy part of Lanzarote, then we highly recommend Arrieta. We really fell in love with this place. It wasn’t either on our itinerary, but we had no more fuel in our car and had to stop in the little gas station there. As it was also lunchtime, we stopped in the village and discovered the secret beauty of Arrieta.

Arrieta is located near Cueva de los Verdes and Jameos del Agua, 2 must-sees in Lanzarote.

However, note that if you decide to stay in Arrieta, you will need to rent a car for the entire stay. There aren’t many public transport or taxis in this area of the Lanzarote.


Best Hotels in Canary Islands

For a simple but cute apartment stay in Arrieta, opt for Calma Suites La Garita. Located just a few minutes from the beach, this is one of the best place to stay in Arrieta.

Best Hotels in Canary Islands

Apartamentos El Charcon is a spacious apartment located right by the sea. For a relaxing stay in Lanzarote, we highly recommend this place in Arrieta.

It has 2 bedrooms and a well-equipped kitchen. There are a few local restaurants nearby serving fresh fish at affordable prices. We love this place!

Where to Stay in Lanzarote

This full sea view apartment in Arrieta has all you need at very affordable price. Enjoy breakfast at the balcony facing the sea, take a short stroll to the beach, or practice some yoga during sunrise. This place is a nice stay in Arrieta.



In the west of the island, there are constant winds which make surfers happy all year round. In the north of Lanzarote, you have magnificent views, the vegetation is more beautiful but the atmosphere is much quieter.

To the South (Playa Blanca to be precise), which we recommend the most, you have beautiful beaches, better weather and good options for accommodations. In the South-East this is where most of the tourist resorts are located, which combine beaches, bars and restaurants.

Select your area in Lanzarote wisely to make the most of your stay in this beautiful island.

To find out more about Lanzarote, we listed the 25 best things to see here. If you want to explore the best beaches in Lanzarote, here is our full guide.

All our posts about the Canary Islands can be found here.

If you have any questions about Lanzarote, feel free to drop a comment below. We respond relatively quickly.

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