Cities, Towns and Resorts in Lanzarote
easyCar has rental facilities at Lanzarote Airport and at Costa Teguise and Puerto
de Playa, and it’s simple to hire a car.
Lanzarote’s capital, Arrecife, is definitely worth visiting, as the range of goods
in the shops is wider than in the seaside resorts and prices are lower. Attractions
in the city include the 18th Century Castillo San José, which now houses Lanzarote’s
Museum of International Contemporary Art and a stylish restaurant. You can use your
rental car to explore the Arrecife area – Puerto del Carmen, for example is a fishing
village, with an old harbour, superb seafood restaurants and four miles of golden
Blue Flag beaches, and it will only take about ten minutes to drive there from Lanzarote
Airport in your hire car.
Costa Teguise is a popular tourist destination and it will only take about 20 minutes
to get to this purpose-built resort from Lanzarote Airport in your rental car. It’s
popular with windsurfers and also has the island’s only golf course. If you base
yourself in Costa Teguise, you can use a rental car to visit places such as the
historic town of Teguise.
Beaches, Caves and Natural Scenery
Lanzarote has around 200 miles of coastline, so you can use your hire car to drive
from one golden sandy beach to another. Head for Playa Blanca in your rental car
and you can visit three beaches, Playa Flamingo, Playa Dorada and Papgayo. You can
also use your hire car to get to the artificial La Santa beach, the ideal place
to learn to windsurf.
Don’t miss Jameos del Agua, in northern Lanzarote. One of the island’s most popular
attractions, this cave system was transformed into a restaurant, auditorium and
gardens thanks to the inspiration of Lanzarote-born Cesar Manrique. You can also
use your rental car to reach the nearby Cueva de los Verdes, which were formed as
a result of volcanic eruptions.
No rental car holiday in Lanzarote is complete without a visit to the spectacular
TImanfaya National Park, famous for its volcanoes and Mars-like landscape.
Lanzarote Driving Tips
There are a few points to remember when on a Lanzarote rental car holiday. You must
be least 21 years old to hire a car and must carry your full valid driving licence
and passport with you at all times. Drive on the right hand side of the road and
adhere to the speed limits, which are in kilometres per hour. Seat belts must be
worn by everyone travelling in your rental car and using a mobile phone when driving