There are three main resort areas in Lanzarote. Costa Teguise is a purpose built holiday resort in the North East part of Lanzarote.The resort is based around the main man made beach of Las Cucharas with a wealth of bars and restaurants to choose from. Wind surfing is all the rage here with the constant breeze coming off the sea.There are smaller beaches in and around the resort. Aqua Park Costa Teguise can be found here as well as Lanzarote`s one and only Golf course.
Puerto del Carmen is the largest and perhaps busiest resort area and can be found in between Costa Teguise and it`s rather more sedate neighbour Playa Blanca.
Puerto del Carmen is very busy with an assortment of hotels and apartment accomodation.The bars and restaurants stretch right along the sea front. It is just a short 15 minute drive from Arrecife airport.Playa Pocillos and Matagorda have been developed in more recent years making the resort stretch along the promenade for over 5 miles. La Santa is a sporting resort on the West Coast often favoured by professional athletes for warm weather winter training.
A forty five minute drive from Arrecife brings you to Playa Blanca in the south of the island. Just 30 years ago this was the smallest resort with just one commercial centre and the small fishing harbour/ferry port.Playa Blanca now stretches from the Lighthouse in the west almost to the Papagayo Beaches in the East.There is a paved promenade the whole length of the resort and a brand new Marina was opened roughly 10 years ago. Rubicon is now part and parcel of the resort.
Puerto Calero is an up market resort built round a marina just south of Puerto del Carmen. There are also lots of small villages in and around the island where both foreigners and island natives live. Villas can be hired in these villages of a very high standard and at very reasonable prices. Most well known villages are Tias, Nazaret, Femes, Macher, Soo and the islands former capital and all day market venue Teguise.